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    I'm Paul.

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    Hi All,

    WOW, what can I say, firstly I just want to send out a massive thank you to everyone at Wilson Audio for making us so welcome and also to Absolute Sounds for helping organise this trip, today was a very special day indeed, also a very long one, started at 7am and it is now midnight and we have just got back so I will keep this short as I need some sleep, the first thing we did today was a Wilson Audio factory tour which was absolutely gob smacking, the attention to detail at Wilson Audio and work involved in creating a Wilson speaker has to be second to none, more on that in another post though as there is a lot to talk about there.

    So the main event for today and possibly my entire life was being invited into the Wilson Family home to hear the WAMM - Master Chronosonic speakers, they are around £650k for the speakers on their own and nearer to £1 Million with the bass towers, to be fair I am not going to even try to describe how they sound as that really is a pointless exercise, needless to say I have never heard anything create music like this, on a few occasions the speakers really did disappear and the artists where in the room, their scale, dynamics, imaging and sound staging are like nothing I have ever heard before, on at least one occasion the slam of the bass made me jump, never had that experience before I have to say :-)

    I couldnít help thinking to myself that around 6 years ago Wendy and myself decided to sell our house to try and start a HiFi Shop and here I am sitting in the Wilson Family home listening to what has to be the most impressive speaker ever built that only a few people are ever going to be lucky enough to hear as only 70 pairs are only ever going to be built, what a good decision that turned out to be :-)

    How I go back to reality now I will never know, tomorrow we are off to a recording studio that is kitted out with Wilson Audio speakers so another fun day by the sounds of it, in the meantime here are a few pictures from this amazing experience this evening -*

    http://hifilounge.co.uk/wilson-audio-wamm







    Dave Wilson, describing his creation, such a nice guy :-)



    The inner workings, these really are like fine Swiss Time Pieces.















    Amazing, and thanks again to everyone who made this possible.

    Cheers,

    Paul.
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    wow .....fantastic . saw some high end wilsons with chap from wilsons at windsor and never forgotten them . what a privelige to be able to go . hope it was worth selling the house !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    hope it was worth selling the house !!!
    Oh Yes :-) Struggling to come back down to reality though I must admit after hearing that system.
    Specialists In The Brands We Believe In, Set in the Beautiful Bedfordshire Countryside, Just off The A1M, Loads Of Free Parking, Relaxed Environment, No Pressure Sales!
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    Beauty really is all in the eye of the beholder isn't it.
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    Function over form. That's how proper hi-fi should be. I'd have them in my room no problem. Wouldn't have those curtains though. They are nasty.
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    Yes, it's very 80's 'Dallas'.

    100% Analogue

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    Not keen on the styling but would be on the sound , its all about the sound isn't it
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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    I don't think they have styled them at all. That's just what they need to look like to work optimally. I suppose they might look better in black instead of silver.
    Martin



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    Only problem is you would also need to spend another fortune buying amplification to fire them up!
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    Sensitivity is 99dB. So maybe not need as much power as you might think.
    Martin



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