Of the small number of times I have been totally swept away by listening to recorded music, a significant proportion have involved loudspeakers from Wilson Audio Specialties. It was my experience of their X-1/Grand SLAMM in the listening rooms of reviewer Martin Colloms, then-retailer Peter McGrath, designer Dan D'Agostino of Krell, and manufacturer Madrigal Audio Labs, that led me to name it my "Editor's Choice" for 1995 and join my vote with those of the Stereophile
scribes to make it the magazine's "Loudspeaker of the Year." I wrote in my December 2001 "As We See It"
about how a cross-country road trip had begun with a listen to the Cantus CD
on the Wilson WAMMs in their designer's
Utah listening room. And, as I wrote in my April column
, auditioning Peter McGrath's 24-bit Nagra-D
master tapes on Wilson MAXXes in the Halcro room was, for me, the highlight of the 2002 CES.