An Audio Salon, CA Special Event

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An Audio Salon, CA Special Event

Thursday May 12, 2016, 4:45pm – 8:00pm.

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When he began developing the first WAMM nearly four decades ago, Dave Wilson had one goal: to make the reproduction of music sound as much like the real thing as possible. Daryl Wilson spent his formative years in this environment, and inherited his father’s idealism and obsession over even the smallest details. They both have a keen understanding that if the design goal is to believably reproduce acoustic music, each design choice, no matter how seemingly small, can enhance or detract from a loudspeaker’s ability to sound real.

For the first time, Alexx was developed alongside another major project: the WAMM—Dave Wilson’s up-and-coming Magnum Opus. The WAMM will be far more than an homage to the original, it will be Dave’s greatest expression of his idealism. In turn, when it came time to start the Alexx project, it was decided that Daryl would lead the development of Alexx while Dave continued work on the WAMM.

The concurrent development of Alexx with WAMM gave Dave and Daryl the opportunity to listen together to each other’s designs, the two loudspeakers and their designers side-by-side. They were able to compare notes, make suggestions, collaborate ideas—and then listen again. As it turns out, this was highly fruitful for the Alexx. The WAMM will be the most lifelike and revealing loudspeaker in the company’s history; along with live music itself, it provided the ultimate comparative benchmark metric for Alexx’s own sonic development.

We invite you spend an evening with Dave and Daryl—and Alexx at The Audio Salon. They will discuss the culture and history of Wilson, what has changed since those nascent days when Daryl sat on his father’s lap and listened to the first prototype WAMM. And, of course, they will demonstrate Wilson’s groundbreaking new loudspeaker. Dave and Daryl, beginning at 5:00pm, 6:00pm, and 7:00pm respectively, will give three 50-minute presentations in the art gallery area.

The system will include:

  • D’agostino Momentum series Line Preamplifier, Phono Preamplifier and Monaural Amplifiers
  • dCS Vivaldi 2.0 Transport, Upsampler, Dac and Clock
  • SAT Pick Up Arm with a Lyra Atlas cartridge
  • TechDAS Air Force One Analog Playback System
  • Transparent Audio Reference Cables
  • Harmonic Resolution Systems Stands and Isolation Bases
  • StroMtank 5000S Power System