Wilson Audio Specialties Alexandria XLF loudspeaker Associated Equipment

Sidebar 3: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Continuum Audio Labs Caliburn, Cobra, and Castellon turntable, tonearm, and stand; Graham Engineering Phantom Supreme II, Kuzma 4Point tonearms; Lyra Atlas & Titan i, Miyajima Labs Focus (mono), Ortofon Anna, cartridges.
Digital Sources: MSB Platinum Data CD IV and Diamond DAC IV CD transport and DAC, Platinum Studio ADC; BPT-modified Alesis Masterlink hard-disk recorder; Meridian Digital Media System; Pure Music software.
Phono preamplifier: Ypsilon VPS-100 with MC-10 and MC-16 step-up transformers.
Preamplifier: darTZeel NHB-18ns.
Power Amplifiers: darTZeel NHB 458 and Ypsilon Aelius monoblocks, Musical Fidelity Titan, Music Reference RM200 Mk.II.
Loudspeakers: Wilson Audio Specialties MAXX 3.
Cables: Phono: Hovland/Graham Engineering MG2 Music Groove, Nordost Valhalla. Interconnect: Stealth Sakra & Indra, TARA Labs Zero Gold, ZenSati Seraphim. Speaker: AudioQuest WEL Signature, Stealth Dream V10, TARA Labs Omega Gold. AC: Shunyata Research Zi-Tron Anaconda, TARA Labs Cobalt.
Accessories: Shunyata Research Triton power conditioner; Oyaide AC wall box & receptacles; Finite Elemente Pagode, HRS Signature SXR stands; Symposium Rollerblocks & Ultra platform; ASC Tube Traps; RPG BAD, Skyline, Abffusor panels; Audiodharma Cable Cooker; Furutech DeMag & deStat LP treatments; Loricraft PRC4 Deluxe, Audio Desk record-cleaning machines.—Michael Fremer

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Wilson Audio Specialties
2233 Mountain Vista Lane
Provo, UT 84606
(801) 377-2233
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ABCDEFG's picture

Perhaps it would be enlightening for some here to consider the genuine economics of this situation.

Mr. Fremer did not pay $200,000 for his XLFs, whatever their cost of construction or subjective worth. In fact, it is very likely that he received a discount considerably greater than Wilson’s 40-45% retail margin.

Considering the dealer cost, it is likely that Mr. Fremer paid less than $100,000 for his pair.

Add a payment plan directly financed by Wilson Audio and a future resale value greater than the accommodation price and the picture of Mr. Fremer’s purchase snaps into focus with remarkable clarity.

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