Wilson WATT Series 3-Puppy 2 loudspeaker Specifications

Sidebar 3: Specifications

WATT 3: Two-way, stand-mounted loudspeaker with reflex bass loading (QB3, quasi third-order Butterworth alignment fitted with 1"-diameter, 1.75"-deep port suitable for amplifiers with damping factors (DF) of 100 to 400; alternative port supplied for amplifiers with DF between 20 and 80). Drive-units: 1" inverted-dome tweeter, 6.5" doped-pulp–cone midrange/woofer unit. Estimated crossover frequency: 3.7kHz. Frequency response: 58Hz–18kHz +1, –3dB. Nominal impedance: 4 ohms (measured minimum 1.7 ohms at 2.4kHz). Sensitivity: 91dBA/W/m. Amplifier requirements: 30W minimum. Subjective performance Q: 1 (–6gb points).
Dimensions: 13.625" H by 11.1" (11.9" wood-paneled) W by 16.5" D. Enclosure volume: 12 liters. Weight: 120 lbs/pair (166 lbs shipping weight).
Serial numbers of pair tested: 1243/1244.
Price: $6650/pair (laminated); $6950/pair (automotive gloss paint—finishes available: Diamond Black, Sierra Granite, Rossa Forte (red), Apricot Beige, El Dorado (gold), Rolls-Royce White, Nordic White, Linen Gray); $7350/pair (wooden side panels—veneers available: Zebrawood, Bolivian Rosewood, Oak, Walnut, Teak). Cost of update of WATT Series 2 to Series 3: $1050–$1800/pair (1991); replaced by new models (1995–2011).

Puppy: floorstanding subwoofer with integral high-pass crossover for WATT 2 and 3 and reflex bass loading. Drive-units: two 7.5" plastic-cone woofers. Estimated frequency response (–3dB) when driven by integral low-pass crossover: 30Hz–130Hz. Nominal impedance: 4 ohms.
Dimensions: 24" H by 11.3" W by 16.5" D.
Serial numbers of pair tested: 465/466.
Price: $4290/pair (laminated), $5790/pair (black gloss) (1991); replaced by new models (1995–2011).

Both: Warranty: five years, limited and transferable. Approximate number of dealers: 38. Neither WATT 3 nor Puppy 2 available (2011).
Manufacturer: Wilson Audio Specialties, Novato, CA 94945 (1991); Wilson Audio Specialties, 2233 Mountain Vista Lane, Provo, UT 84606. Tel: (801) 377-2233. Fax: (801) 377-2282 (2011). Web: www.wilsonaudio.com.

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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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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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