The new Wilson Audio WAMM

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by darkmatter, Sep 19, 2016.

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  1. darkmatter

    darkmatter Gort Astronomer Staff Thread Starter

    An announcement of The new Wilson Audio WAMM is due this evening, I gather some say it is an $800K a pair system with an optional woofer accessory.

    Pics and a brief description due later on their site.

    The original WAMM was launched some 33 years ago and reviewed here

    Following proceedings here

    http://www.wilsonaudio.com/wamm

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  2. darkmatter

    darkmatter Gort Astronomer Staff Thread Starter

    The first glimpse from their website

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  3. brew ziggins

    brew ziggins Forum Prisoner

    Location:
    The Village
    My god...it looks like...another humongous Wilson...
     
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  4. darkmatter

    darkmatter Gort Astronomer Staff Thread Starter

    The new top model 82" high
     
  5. bhazen

    bhazen Beware of soft-shoe shufflers

    Location:
    Newport Hills, WA
    I'm sure they'll sound breathtaking; but can they play the tune?
     
  6. krlpuretone

    krlpuretone Forum Resident

    Location:
    Grantham, NH
    I still don't really "get" the Wilson aesthetic.

    The designs always look clumsy and top heavy to me.
     
  7. Threshold

    Threshold Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester NH
    Wow! Is it really 800K???
     
  8. Ron Scubadiver

    Ron Scubadiver Forum Resident

    Location:
    Houston TX
    For $800k I could trade up my house.
     
  9. for $800,000, I'd better not need a "woofer accessory", and they bleeping well better have SOTA Bass w/o the accessory....

    SMH (and I like most Wilson speakers [set up correctly with proper components in a good room] ).
     
  10. Raffy Raff

    Raffy Raff Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hawaii
    Interesting. The original WAMM cost $35K in 1983. According to the CPI Inflation Calculator, that is $85,000 in 2016 money. The new WAMM cost nearly 10x that amount, apples to apples. Wrap your head around that and the law of diminishing returns!

    That said, I routinely peruse the various websites for deals on a Watt/Puppy series 7 or 8. I really liked those speakers, no matter what anyone else said about them.
     
  11. bhazen

    bhazen Beware of soft-shoe shufflers

    Location:
    Newport Hills, WA
    They're not as widely known as Wilson, but there are a few manufacturers making speakers priced well over a million bucks (Magico, Kharma, Transmission Audio, Hart Audio, etc.)
     
  12. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    I can't get excited about furniture painted in automotive colors, especially funereal colors. I wanna see wood.
     
  13. Pinknik

    Pinknik Senior Member



    P.S. I apologize. There's something wrong with me.
     
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  14. krlpuretone

    krlpuretone Forum Resident

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    Agreed.

    Has Wilson ever used real hardwoods in a speaker, historically?
     
  15. darkmatter

    darkmatter Gort Astronomer Staff Thread Starter

    Yes in the use of high quality veneers, the first WAMM made use of many exotic types, so did the WHOW accessory and the WATT.
     
  16. LeeS

    LeeS Ghost Meters

    Location:
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    Older Watt/Puppies had wood panels.
     
  17. darkmatter

    darkmatter Gort Astronomer Staff Thread Starter

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  18. telemike

    telemike Forum Resident

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    Greensboro, NC
    WAF factor 1%
     
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  19. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Anyone who can afford $800K speakers can surely afford a separate room where WAF is not an issue.

    But at that price, it must use platinum flakes for the metallic paint.
     
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  20. Tullman

    Tullman Senior Member

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    Boston MA
    Yeah, if you can afford this there is no such thing as WAF.:laugh:
     
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  21. Pinknik

    Pinknik Senior Member

    I find them attractive in the way I find a Lamborghini attractive. It has a kind of mean, machismo, high performance look to it. Not purty, exactly, but cool.
     
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  22. kellys

    kellys Forum Resident

    I always thought Wilson speakers look better in real life than in photos.
     
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  23. LeeS

    LeeS Ghost Meters

    Location:
    Atlanta
    It will probably sound much better than the Alexx which I heard in Chicago and blew me away with stellar sound. I look forward to hearing it.
     
  24. Tim 2

    Tim 2 MORE MUSIC PLEASE

    Location:
    Alberta Canada
    Probably true, but you still won't find a pair in my home.
     
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  25. Litejazz53

    Litejazz53 Perfect Sound Through Crystal Clear Digital

    Heck, you are being VERY generous with that high percentage! Wait a moment, I did not think this through, there is no WAF as the wife already has 15 closets of tops, shoes, purses, dresses, she doesn't give a hoot it he puts them in the bedroom, she is totally under control, WAF 250%.:love: :whistle:
     
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