The 140 is clearly the better amp without question. It is neutral, clean, effortless and musical. It is simply natural. The Modwrigth is neutral with no edge or hint of sterility. I agree with Downunder it is not tuby and that is how it was designed and is why it out performs preamps 2-3 times it price. I cannot imagine being too neutral. You are neutral or colored. If you want pure music, the Modwright with the 140 will get you there. Of course, you may find your wires and speakers needing updating if you go with the 140. If you want musicality and specificity, then the best CJ - Modwright combo is the Premier 350 and if the 350 is more than you want, check out the Channel Island D 200s.