I’ve had an MZ2 for about 3 weeks and it’s definitely the best preamp I’ve heard in my system. Quiet and uncolored.
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- 34 posts total
I owned ModWright LS36.5 single chassis version for many years, at the same time I also own Einstein & Aesthetix Janus Signature. LS36.5 had upgraded rectifier.
LS36.5 had stellar bass control, not the most weight, but deep and taut, much like BAT VK51SE which I used to own. Midrange was quite neutral, borderline flat or boring sounding, again like BAT here. But top end is why I sold the pre. It's a bit recess, lacking air and extension and this is playing back on Aerial 20T with excellent air, with that comes with missing details. I did play with 6H30DR to ill effect, at the end decided to let it go. I sold my BAT51SE for the same reason, but I have many BAT amps in my system which is a completely different animal.
Another reason for staying away ModWright was their service, Dan certainly left a pretty bad taste in my mouth...
In comparison, Aesthetix Signature is much more open, more apparent to tube rolling, and more flexible, though it does have higher noise floor. Nothing came close to Einstein so far.
Very happy with my LS36.5 and I’ve compared to ARC units around the same price and a little more and I’ll keep my ModWright. Using the Mullard rectifier with Herbie tube dampers on cryoed 6H30’s. Per Dans recommendations I’m using mostly WyWires cables and highly recommended the Daedalus DiD’s, which really opened up the LS36.5. Every time I have spoken or emailed Dan, he has always been courteous and easy to work with and has giving me great deals.