The WATT Puppy is to Wilson Audio as the 911 is to Porsche. Performance and grace designed to be best in class. An achievement that built the brand and stands the test of time. True, it has improved over the years with the latest Sasha W/P DAW, but at $38K it should sound better.
By the time David Wilson was designing the W/P 5 he had made significant improvements on a speaker that had already captured the attention of the audiophile world. It was also a highly recommended Stereophile Class A rated product. The 5.1 added a new umbilical between the lower unit and the upper mid/ tweeter module which addressed a midrange dip.
The W/P sound is full-bodied, full-range and captivating. The W/P's have always struck a balance between dynamic, musical and lifelike. The sound is shockingly good even today. There are a surprising number of speakers in the $10K range you can buy now, that simply do not sound as good the the W/P 5's.
This is a pair we took in locally and they are in the best condition we've ever seen a pair of 5.1's. All drivers look to be about 5 years old, although are likely original. We usually peel off the diffraction pads and polish the gloss black face, but these were so clean and in such good condition we just left them alone. Even the grills are in very good condition. The cabinets have the usual scuffs and fine scratches. The lower cabinet has a couple chips on the corners, but the parts that really matter are in the best condition. Even the binding posts are shiny and clean.
The speakers include the original bound manual, the original feet / diodes, the original upgraded umbilical, original grills, and new wooden crates.
If you've ever dreamed of owning Wilson's, this is a fantastic opportunity to experience them and start your journey.
- Original WATT reference monitor - Series 5
- Separately enclosed driver sections / cabinets
- Reflex loaded woofer system
- Dual 8" polymer cone woofers per channel
- 7" treated pulp midrange
- 1" Inverted titanium dome tweeter
- Ultra Inert cabinet composition
SPEAKER SPECIFICATIONS -
- DESIGN - Bass Reflex Lower cabinets
- TWEETER - 1" Titanium - Inverted
- MIDRANGE - 7" Pulp
- WOOFERS - 2X 8" Polymer cone
- FREQ. RESPONSE - 28Hz to 21kHz
- SENSITIVITY - 93 dB
- IMPEDANCE - 4 Ohms
- POWER HANDLING - 10- 300 Watts+
- DIMENSIONS/EA - (LxWxH) 16.5" x 12" x 39"
- WEIGHT/EA: 162 Lbs
IN THE BOX -
- Foam lined wood crates
- Original Manual
- Grilles (4)
- Binding post jumpers
- Feet / Spike kit
CONDITION - Drivers are excellent for their age. Grills and diffraction pads are very good. Cabinets have scratches and a couple chips on edges. Crates are new.
SHIPPING - We ship worldwide with UPS, Fed-Ex and various truck freight lines. All items are packed and padded with care if the original packaging is deemed insufficient. We know how exciting it is to anticipate the arrival of new gear and we want your item to arrive in the same condition it left our facility.
DELIVERY - A commercial address or pick-up at the freight terminal are preferred since freight delivery to a residential address may incur an additional lift-gate ($50-$65) and residential fee. ($50-$75).
TAX - 6.5% if picked up in our store or shipped to a FL address. 0% if shipped outside Florida.
ABOUT US - Salon One Audio is a small town, hi-end audio store dedicated to a great customer experience. We've been selling new, pre-owned and demo audio gear since 1986. We'll treat you right whether its a new purchase, trade-in, upgrade or you just need some expert advice. We offer excellent trade-in values and package discounts. We are also authorized distributors for most lines we carry.
Great audio is a journey not just a purchase. We'll guide you to the best gear within your budget.
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