Breaking up my tubed horn system is so hard to do.
The Wrights are hand wired, 3.5 watts per channel, single ended triode amplifiers. George Wright uses Magnaquest output transformers, Noble pots, with self-biasing, and top components. They will win no awards for beauty—their beauty is very much an industrial ugliness that says “don’t judge this book by its cover”. I might add that some owners have put them into oak and redwood cabinets that make them look gorgeous but I’m in the first camp.
These amps are SILENT. They will power 93 db+ speakers but, since their 1st watt is so clear and smooth, their application usually is in horn systems. Paired with my 108 db+ Oris 200, they easily fill my 5000 ft3 room. Transient responses on these amps are outstanding, very, very fast with bass responses that leave nothing to be desired. You might also remember that zero feedback, SET amps are very clear, no haze, and ultra-transparent.
Guitar plucks, violins, female voice modulation, are all exemplary in Wright’s reproduction. Depth of field and soundstage reproduction is excellent.
As the circuitry is minimalist (as it should be), the quality and sound of tubes becomes very important. I am happy with the Sovteks but many others would choose different makes. Price includes an extra set of Sovteks.
With the extra set of tubes, I think the $850 price for the Wrights is reasonable.