Wilson WATT Series 3-Puppy 2 loudspeaker Review System

Sidebar 1: Review System

The main system with which the WATTs and Puppies were auditioned consisted of a Linn/Ekos/Troika setup sitting on an ArchiDee table to play LPs, a Revox PR99 to play 15ips master tapes, and the Stax DAC-X1t processor driven by Meridian 602 and Wadia WT-3200 transports to play CDs.

Preamplification first consisted of the Expressive Technologies transformer hooked into a Mod Squad Phono Drive EPS and a Threshold FET ten/e line stage, this combination then replaced by the French YBA 2 preamplifier.

The power amplifier used was almost exclusively the Mark Levinson No.23.5, connected to the preamplifiers via 15' lengths of AudioQuest Lapis unbalanced interconnect. Speaker cable was first doubled 5' lengths of AudioQuest Clear, then 2m lengths of AudioQuest's new Dragon.—John Atkinson

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Wilson Audio Specialties
2233 Mountain Vista Lane
Provo, UT 84606
(801) 377-2233
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JA,

Great fun reading this post.  Seems that you haven't let yourself be this satirical in recent years.  Let me encourage you to do so whenever the muse inspires you.

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Quote:
Great fun reading this post.  Seems that you haven't let yourself be this satirical in recent years.  Let me encourage you to do so whenever the muse inspires you.

This was a fun review to write, as well as being the longest review of a single product I have ever written. Can't believe it was more than 20 years ago!

John Atkinson

Editor, Stereophile

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