ModWright Instruments SWP 9.0 SE phono stage

The 9.0 is one of those rare products that makes us just shut up and enjoy the music. This tubed unit is very quiet, and “plays well” with MC cartridges that have very low output. The ModWright avoids sounding tubey and warm, but still offers plenty of air that many solid-state phono preamps just miss. We felt the 9.0 SE offers “one of the best values in analog today.”