Dan Wright of ModWright http://www.modwright.com/ sent me his new creation last week. It's a modded Denon 3910 universal player (which has received great reviews on its own) with vacuum tube and separate power supply upgrades. Lush ain't the word. It sounds really smooth yet powerful, with a lovely midrange and dynamics galore. I'm really enjoying breaking it in. Dan starts with the stock Denon 3910 and then optimizes it for two channel playback: Mods to stock player include: 1) Upgrades to stock power supply - fast rectifiers and improved filtering. 2) Revised/improved digital voltage regulation. 3) Eliminate all op-amps from signal path, as well as all electrolytic coupling caps. 4) Signal direct-coupled to tube stage right from DAC chip. 5) Passive I-V conversion. 6) Fixed bias Class A tube stage (Mu Stage circuit type) - cap coupled output. (2) NOS Tung-Sol 5687 tubes in tube stage. 7) External power supply with discrete voltage regulation and choke input. Details of external supply: Single over-sized toroidal power transformer with choke input current regulation. Discrete MOSFET based voltage regulation for plate voltages and regulated DC heaters. HEXFRED and Schottky rectifiers in external supply. Chokes custom made for us by Electraprint Audio. Custom DC power umbilical by Revelation Audio Labs. Pure cryo-treated silver conductors with individual shielding. I admit at first I wanted to try out the DVD video player in there so I hooked it up to my home theater. Heh, that lasted about 4 minutes. When I saw those tubes light up under the screens at the top of the player I had to bring the thing upstairs and connect it to my studio playback system. Ah, that was more like it. Great tuneful sound; with such a relaxed presentation that I could actually hear things in "hard" sounding mixes (Donald Fagan, etc.) that I had never noticed before. Stress-free listening. The SACD section sounds great as well.. As I'm breaking it in more and more, the better it is sounding. If you are in the market for a tubed digital playback system, check this one out.