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Advanced Media Systems North America, Inc
(973) 401-1272
614 Sussex Avenue
Morris Township, NJ
Services
Acoustical Design, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Acoustic Innovations, Boston Acoustics, CentraLite, Crestron, Da-Lite, Definitive Technology, Denon, Elan, Furman, HAI, JVC, Panasonic, Rockustics, Samsung, Sharp, Sim2, Stewart Filmscreen, Tributaries
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Marcus Crossland, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Kevin Crouse Audio Design, Inc.
(973) 885-7332
60 Fuller Ave.
Chatham, NJ
Services
Audio / Video, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video, Wire and Cable / Power Management
Brands
Niles, Russound, Denon, Snell, Artison, Stealth Acoustics, Kef, Dali, Escient, Mitsubishi, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Epson, Da-Lite, Raxxess, Monster, Key Digital, Chief, Sanus, Nevo
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Kevin Crouse, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Bose Showcase Store
(973) 376-2010
The Mall At Short Hills,1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ
 
P. C. Richard & Son
(973) 252-3700
10 Commerce Boulevard
Succasunna, NJ
 
Sixth Avenue Electronics City
(973) 467-3905
22 Route 22 West
Springfield, NJ
 
P. C. Richard & Son
(201) 560-9600
243 State Route 10
Whippany, NJ
 
Sixth Avenue Electronics City
(973) 535-6007
612 Route 10 West
Livingston, NJ
 
Electronics Expo
(973) 927-3971
275 Route 10 East
Succasunna, NJ
 
Best Buy
301 Mount Hope Ave
Rockaway, NJ
 
6th Avenue Electronics
(973) 924-8576
22 Route 22 West
Springfield, NJ
Services
Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Sam Assadourian, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Craig Eddy, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Peter Halkias, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- John Malamis, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Netzer Martinez, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Jorge Mora, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Modwright swp 9.0

modwright

SWP 9.0 phono preamplifier

as reviewed by Robert H. Levi

 

 

I worked for a year to get one of these phono stages to review even though

Greg Weaver already examined it in great detail in these pages. This makes the 9th phono stage to come under my thumb in the past three years and I was not disappointed. More flexible than the Cary 302 for just $600 more investment and you'll come shockingly close to the Art Reference Phono at twice the cost! With big dynamics and endless gain, you can power up even a low output cartridge to SACD level dynamics. No kidding. Plus, suave is its middle name. The 9.0 SE is the tube phono stage that ably climbs the quality and value ladder and will satisfy even the most particular vinyl fanatics. 

From the ModWright Website:

  • Tube Complement: (2)6C45's, (2)6N1P's, (2)5687 tubes.

  • Gain: 68dB Max MC gain. Hi/Low gain switch on front panel.

  • Stereo/Mono Switch on front panel.

  • Variable Cartridge loading for MM/MC.

  • Output Impedance: ~600ohm.

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 50Khz +/-1dB

  • Weight: 27 lbs. (32 lbs. shipped).

  • Dimensions: 17.5"W x 12.375"D x 4.75"H.

    Basic Specifications:

    (1) set of phono inputs with cartridge loading for MM/MC and Hi/Low gain settings for use with MM/High Output MC and low output MC cartridges.

    Mute, Power, Stereo/Mono and Hi/Low gain settings via front panel toggle switches.

    Design Information:

    Power Supply: Choke input current regulation, DC heaters, discrete B+ voltage regulation and tube rectified B+ supply.

    MC Gain Stage: Tube-Fet hybrid.

    2nd Gain and gain/buffer mu stages.

    Power Sequence: Mute-on delay turn-on sequence with soft-start B+ supply.

    Cartridge loading user selectable via dip switches accessible through back panel of unit.

    Recently, I have been amazed at what great mono sounds like. The mono facilities on the ModWright are just plain stunning. Reducing distortion while enhancing musicality, the 9.0 is killer. I spent an evening listening to Masterpieces by Ellington, CL825, Columbia Mono from 1950. It is you are there lovely and true ear candy. The 9.0 breathed new jump and jive into this classic LP and reduced the noise level to nearly zero, and this was with a stereo cartridge!

    I also enjoyed Duke Ellington, Bal Masque, CL1282 Mono from about 1958. Bold and brassy, this album was terrific. It sounded almost like stereo with wonderful depth. The mono facilities are well thought out here.

    On to stereo! Zane Musa, Introducing Zane Musa from Straight Ahead Records, #102, a triumph of musicality from the great Bernie Grundman sounds alive. You get cymbal delicacy combined with bass fiddle punch and superb alto sax sound from this young new up and comer talent. It is recorded live and the 9.0 makes the most of it. I don't detect the slight lack of bottom extension Greg ment...

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