Mod Wright

Peter Breuninger

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Bob from the Philadelphia Orchestra agrees...


 

jazdoc

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Modwright makes excellent equipment with high value to performance. BTW, Dan Wright is one of the nicest people in the business.
 
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While I don't have any of his specific h/w. I do have a # of pieces that he has mod'd. Does fine work.
 

JackD201

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Agree. Dan is a wonderful, down to earth guy that makes very high value products.
 

Steve Williams

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There was a thought as to creating a Mod Wright sub forum

Is there enough support here to do such
 

JackD201

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We wanted to carry Modwright back in the day when Dan was naming products according to the weights of his newborns :D They weren't ready to export then so we lost touch. Years later, we met right here in Manila. He's being represented now by a good friend of mine.
 

edorr

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What do you think about this brand.

I must say it is one of the best I've heard, and at the prices.

I play right now at 150SE as mono and pre 36.5.
I owned the 36.5 PS/LS two chassis combo. Good piece of gear, but cannot hold a candle to the ARC Ref 5SE. He appears to be a high integrity guy though - which is worth a lot when dealing with one man band operations.
 
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raychan2k

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Can anyone kindly recommend a mod guy who can change the digital part of a DVD player? I want to have my new Pioneer Elite LX500 4K Bluray DVD player modified. Talked to Dan Wright of Modwright - he admitted that he neither has the skills nor the time to do the work. I am only using LX500 as a transport to be linked to Rockna Signature Balanced DAC via S/PDIF coax cable - not great. Ideally, a mod guy can take out the analog part of LX500, install a new power supply for the digital board and install an i2s board and connector to be linked to the Rockna DAC via HDMI cable (recommended by Rockna). LX-500 is indispensable to me - I watch loads of Blu-ray DVD operas and classical music concerts - this experience cannot be duplicated via CD or pure audio format. Can anyone refer me to a digital mod guy who is an equivalent to Dan Wright in the analog space? Thanks!
 
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Can anyone kindly recommend a mod guy who can change the digital part of a DVD player? I want to have my new Pioneer Elite LX500 4K Bluray DVD player modified. Talked to Dan Wright of Modwright - he admitted that he neither has the skills nor the time to do the work. I am only using LX500 as a transport to be linked to Rockna Signature Balanced DAC via S/PDIF coax cable - not great. Ideally, a mod guy can take out the analog part of LX500, install a new power supply for the digital board and install an i2s board and connector to be linked to the Rockna DAC via HDMI cable (recommended by Rockna). LX-500 is indispensable to me - I watch loads of Blu-ray DVD operas and classical music concerts - this experience cannot be duplicated via CD or pure audio format. Can anyone refer me to a digital mod guy who is an equivalent to Dan Wright in the analog space? Thanks!
Not sure whether he'd do this or not, but Ric Schultz at Electronic Visionary Systems might be worth checking with.
 

Golum

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I owned the 36.5 PS/LS two chassis combo. Good piece of gear, but cannot hold a candle to the ARC Ref 5SE. He appears to be a high integrity guy though - which is worth a lot when dealing with one man band operations.
Had absolutely same feeling when moved to ARC Ref6 from 36.5DM which in full honesty is a good pcs of gear.
 

raychan2k

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Ric Schultz said he does not do "one off" mod and has no interest in doing. Any one else can do digital mod? Perhaps it is too complicated for most people.
 
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Ric Schultz said he does not do "one off" mod and has no interest in doing. Any one else can do digital mod? Perhaps it is too complicated for most people.
I was afraid that would be his response, but hoped he might consider doing yours as possible new mod for him to offer. Guess he doesn't think it would have enough demand to justify the time required. Another possibility would be Noble Electronics who is very experienced with digital gear modifications and they appear to do custom mods. Again I can't be sure about your specific mod but it would be worth contacting them to inquire about the possibility.
 
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I was afraid that would be his response, but hoped he might consider doing yours as possible new mod for him to offer. Guess he doesn't think it would have enough demand to justify the time required. Another possibility would be Noble Electronics who is very experienced with digital gear modifications and they appear to do custom mods. Again I can't be sure about your specific mod but it would be worth contacting them to inquire about the possibility.
Talked to Greg of Noble Electronics - he does not do digital mod of this kind. Must be very difficult to find a qualified and willing digital mod guy. As it is, the new Pioneer Elite LX500 is outstanding, miles ahead of Oppo 203 (used only as a transport) and Cambridge Audio transport only 4K Bluray players (based on Oppo) - I sold the latter two as soon as I got LX500 - no comparison here. I can live with LX500 but it could be so much better if modified the right way.
 
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There is a pretty good chance the dvd player does not use i2s internally. The mod in this case will be seriously complex and certainly not worth doing. Not to mention the complication of integrating dsd...Little wonder there are no volunteers.
 
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Ric Schultz pointed me to the Korean guy at his website - http://www.oppomod.com/contact.html. The Korean guy has done to Oppo 203 what I have in mind for Pioneer Elite LX500. I think it can be done, but it all depends whether there are many consumers who have the same need. Oppo is overrated - used as a transport in all cases, the LX500 is miles ahead of Oppo 203 or Cambridge Audio UDP 4K Bluray DVD transport (based on Oppo's format) in sound quality (as well as build quality).
 
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