Modwright PH-150 Reference Phono Stage
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An Astounding Level of Flexibility and Control
The PH 150 is an all tube-transformer coupled phono stage (2 x 6C45 and 2 x 6922/6DJ8/7308 tubes) with an external solid state power supply. Max gain for moving coil cartridges is 72dB, and for moving magnet it is 57 dB. There are RCA and fully balanced XLR outputs, as well as a phase toggle switch on the rear. Resistive and capacitive loading may be adjusted on-the-fly via front panel controls. Gain may also be adjusted in 0, -6dB and -12dB steps on-the-fly for both MM and MC inputs. Inputs may also be switched on-the-fly, from MM to MC carts for tables with multiple arms.
"The PH150 has no flaws, presenting a seamless top-to-bottom eloquence that is magnetic and alluring. " - Part Time Audiophile
- MM/MC: 72dB max MC gain; 57dB max MM gain.
- Loading: (6) resistive and (6) capacitance loadings via front panel control – on the fly!
- Gain Adjustment: Front panel on-the-fly control of gain = 0dB, -6dB, -12dB attenuation.
- Input Switching: MM/Mute/MC input switching on-the-fly via front panel controls
Mono/Stereo switching: front panel controls
- Phase switching: rear toggle
- Outputs: XLR (fully balanced) and RCA, selectable via rear toggle
- Power supply: external, solid-state, via 4 ft. umbilical
- Tube complement: (2x) 6C45; (2x) 6922/6DJ8/7308
- Dimensions: 430 x 335 x 120 mm
- Weight: 15 kg
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WOW! I love everything about this PH 150 - design, functionality and, most of all, unbelievable sound. Great “out of the box” and really settles in with time and burn-in. Extracts every nuance from recordings without adding anything - and my collection includes all kinds of music - classical, jazz, classic rock, country, etc. Amazing soundstage and presence with exquisitely quiet background. I had great equipment before and thought I knew what it was like to have the musicians in the room with me - I didn’t realize what I was missing. Wonderful addition for my tube-based system and, I dare say this unit would convert some solid staters. Not an inexpensive unit by any means, but a comparatively fantastic value to boot at its price point. Bravo, bravo Dan and ModWright - and thanks to Mike at TG for helping me find my way there! My work is done! (McIntosh MC275 tube amp and C2300 tube pre, Tannoy Kensington GR speakers).