Wilson Audio Debuts the TuneTot

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by LeeS, May 10, 2018.

  1. LeeS

    LeeS Blue Note Fan Thread Starter

  2. Chazz

    Chazz Music Addict

    Southeastern, US
    Very nice, but very pricey as well. I bet they sound awesome!
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  3. Where is the port located? Is it on the bottom?
  4. Jimi Floyd

    Jimi Floyd Forum Resident

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  5. LeeS

    LeeS Blue Note Fan Thread Starter

    In the back. It's an oval slot.
  6. LeeS

    LeeS Blue Note Fan Thread Starter

    I was a bit suspicious of price at first until I saw the build quality and heard how good they sound.
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  7. Otlset

    Otlset free-range audiophile

    Temecula, CA
    I wish it was me!

  8. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

    In typical Wilson style: $10k. :rolleyes:
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  9. Minty_fresh

    Minty_fresh Forum Resident

    $9800 monitors....GTFO.

    Edit: will be easy pickings for the gold toilet crowd. You know who you are.
  10. beowulf

    beowulf Forum Resident

    Chula Vista, CA
    I'm sure they sound great, but I stopped reading once I saw the price.:yikes::faint:
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  11. Claus

    Claus Restaurant Critic

    As midrange speaker... too expensive. But a good speaker for a big desktop.
  12. LeeS

    LeeS Blue Note Fan Thread Starter

    No doubt $10K is a lot of money but keep in mind the build quality. These are full Wilson cabinets and current WAMM-based driver technology. They weigh just under 30 pounds each. The paint quality is as spectacular as anything they sell.

    I suspect a lot of current customers and pro engineers will pick these up.
  13. Minty_fresh

    Minty_fresh Forum Resident

    You’re trying really hard to justify it. It’s not working but don’t let me stop you.
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  14. Matt Richardson

    Matt Richardson Forum Resident

    They're more like $13K if you want all the extras.

    TuneTot—$9,800.00 (pair)
    In Upgrade Colors—$10,500.00
    ISOBase—$2,100.00 (pair)
    TuneTot Ring—$649.00 (pair)
    TuneTot Grille—$299.00 (pair)

    Some specs here:

    Mid Woofer:
    5.75 inches (14.61 cm) - Doped Paper Pulp
    1 inch (2.54 cm) Dome - Doped Silk Fabric
    Enclosure Type
    Mid Woofer:
    Rear Vented
    86 dB @ 1W @ 1m @ 1k
    Nominal Impedance:
    8 ohms / minimum 6.61 ohms @ 172 Hz
    Minimum Amplifier Power:
    25 watts/channel
    Frequency Response:
    65 Hz – 23 kHz +/- 3 dB [RAR]
    14.83 inches (37.67 cm) w/o spikes
    8.61 inches (21.87 cm)
    10.19 inches (25.88 cm)
    Product Weight
    Weight Per Channel Uncrated:
    29 lbs (13.15 kg)
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  15. Old Audiophool

    Old Audiophool Well-Known Member

    Melbourne, Fl.
    I think a good alternative to the Wilsons would be the ELAC Adante AS-61at $2500 a pair, 25% of the price with great engineering included.

    Edit: And why don't they port them to the front allowing more placement options.
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  16. I see no reason to complain about the price. I can't afford them. Wilson isn't trying to sell down to me. So it doesn't matter. I can still appreciate them as an audio nerd who likes gear. In the highish end gear, $10,000 or so for 2-way bookshelf/desktop monitors isn't that out of range. There are headphones that cost $5,000 or $6,000 or even more and audiophiles are buying them. So $10,000 or $12,000 for 2-way desktop speakers from Wilson isn't a shocking price.

    AnalogPlanet also has a launch day review of the TuneTot. And has a picture of the back that sort of shows the port.
    Wilson Audio Specialties Today Launches TuneTot Desktop Speaker System

    I don't know how far from the back wall the TuneTot needs to be for the rear port to have enough room. A rear port can make desktop or bookshelf placement more challenging if your bookshelf or desk is against a wall. Front port designs or bottom port designs can offer more placement options. Would have been really neat if the TuneTot had the port on the bottom and used that IsoBase to tune and direct the port.
  17. LeeS

    LeeS Blue Note Fan Thread Starter

    I love the Adantes but they are nowhere near the build quality of a TuneTot.
  18. LeeS

    LeeS Blue Note Fan Thread Starter

    There are two dense foam inserts that fit into the port to adjust the bass. My review sample sounds better without them but I only have the desktop as a boundary, no rear wall.
  19. displayname

    displayname Forum Resident

    I was about to post the YouTube video, but you beat me to it! Not something I'll ever be purchasing, or even demoing. But I do like knowing what's out there if I ever becoming so rich that I can demand things that are truly uncompromising.
  20. Those foam inserts are port bungs for the bung holes. And you have to say it like you're Cornholio. :D
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  21. ServingTheMusic

    ServingTheMusic Forum Resident

    thanks for the laugh... of course the audio press is already shamelessly soiling themselves over it...a 10 grand “desktop” monitor...yeh right...
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  22. Old Audiophool

    Old Audiophool Well-Known Member

    Melbourne, Fl.
    To me the sound is the important thing. Designer anything seems to me to be a waste of money.
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  23. murphythecat

    murphythecat Forum Resident

    10 000$ for a 6 inch based speaker 2 way mini monitor is absolutely a shocking price.
    what a joke. its totally unheard of as far as i see in the market.

    The price is way over the top, they use good drivers but they are drivers from sb acoustic or simliar class, nothing really exotic there, and the cabinets are good but still, even B&W 805 D3 are 6000$.

    you can get atc scm20ASL active for 4-5k. You can basically get any 2 way monitors active or passive from all the main pro companies for less. PMC, ATC, Neumann, Quested, Amphion, hell even geithain rl944k is about the same price.
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  24. ServingTheMusic

    ServingTheMusic Forum Resident

    and the industry wonders why it is melting away...
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  25. H8SLKC

    H8SLKC Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    We truly live in a Gilded Age...
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