Own Wilson Audio Watt/Puppy 7. Looking to upgrade my pre and power amps. $20,000 budget. Any recommendations? Watt/Puppy 7 owners, what amps are you using? Comments appreciated.
I recently upgraded my older, Simaudio Moon LE gear, and my electronics now consist of the following Simaudio Moon Evolution Series components: Andromeda (differential) CD player; P-8 differential, dual-mono preamplifier; and W-8, differential, dual-mono power amplifier.
Each of these reference/statement pieces retail for ~$9800.00 US dollars, and it's my understanding that after the first of the year these prices will increase by ~$1000.00. Thus, if you become seriously interested in purchasing the P-8 preamplifier and W-8 power amplifier, I would urge you to place your order before the end of 2005.
Addendum: If you would like to receive firsthand experience as to how Simaudio's new Evolution Series performs with Wilson Audio speakers, you may want to contact Goodwin's High End (http://www.goodwinshighend.com/) in the Boston area, as they are dealers for both Simaudio and Wilson Audio.