Modwright: Dynamic And Smooth
An extremely healthy looking Dan Wright of Modwright Instruments, Inc. greeted me as I entered the room wired with Dynamic Design cabling. Treated to the CD version of Cantate Domino, the sound of a Scandinavian choir singing "Stille Nacht" (Silent Night) in German was exceptionally smooth and lovely, if a bit gray around the edges. Then again, aren't many of us these days?
Doing the honors were Modwright Instruments' KWI-200 integrated amplifier w/DAC and phono ($6500), LS-100 tube preamplifier ($3500), and tube and power supply modded Oppo BDP-105 universal player ($3500 with all upgrades); Van L Speaker Works Silhouette floor-standing loudspeakers ($3995/pair); and, from Dynamic Design Lotus MK3 XLR interconnect ($1500/1m), Lotus MK3 speaker cables ($1200/6ft pair), Lotus MK3 power cord ($1200/4ft), Sprit MK3 digital power cord ($1200/4ft), and a prototype Opto-Signal AC conditioner ($1800/8 outlets).