Yeah, gotta agree... Phil, you have one seriously badass system there!
I also use some Modwright gear (36.5 and Transporter) with my HT3s, but my amplification come compliments of a Parasound A51. If I had the coin, I would pick up a pair of KWA-150s... in a heartbeat. For the time being, though, even one of them is out of my range. Phil and I have traded a few PMs about the pairing, and he has me absolutely drooling with that pic!
thanks a lot, Phil!
That said, I am very happy with the combo that I have, even though I have often wondered how AVA and Modwright gear would sound when compared side by side. I think that perhaps the biggest reason that Salk owners often choose Franks gear is that AVA offers a lot of bang-for-the-buck, as do Salk speakers. Plus the fact that there is a well established friendship between the two companies, and their owners.
Modwright satisfies sound, sight and touch more than anything else that I have found, and I am not willing to compromise on any one of those senses.