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    Re: RMAF 2018 Best of Show

    so a cool $675k for that Verity speaker? LOL.
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    Re: RMAF 2018 Best of Show

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    There was no Wilson room, but there was someone with Wilson Tune Tots. That’s it. I didn’t see any other Wilson’s. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk


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    Interesting! For some reason, I thought that they were designed to work on shelves or desktops only.
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    Re: RMAF 2018 Best of Show

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Smith View Post
    Interesting! For some reason, I thought that they were designed to work on shelves or desktops only.
    My understanding too...
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    Re: RMAF 2018 Best of Show

    Please tell me they sound dramatically better on or in a bookcase or desk.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Smith View Post
    Interesting! For some reason, I thought that they were designed to work on shelves or desktops only.
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    Re: RMAF 2018 Best of Show

    Maybe Bill Peugh will see this & give us the answer.
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    Re: RMAF 2018 Best of Show

    "And last but not least, my first exposure to the Wilson TuneTots (MSRP $9800). Very, very impressive sound. These would be killer for a nearfield setup - at a price!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Smith View Post
    Maybe Bill Peugh will see this & give us the answer.
    Jim, you would appreciate the situation. The available desktop was very solid. However there was a soffit above the desktop that as you might expect, made a mess of everything. Worse, the listening position facing the desktop was awful. So there were two options: try a stand or go static.

    Matt Alterman (Crescendo Fine Audio) had some 24 inch Dynaudio stands filled with sand. I chose to try those with the IsoBase placed on top of the stand. Not an ideal choice, or so we thought. The room had numerous positioning limitations. Norm Steinke offered an Artnovion palette of treatments. Judicious placement made them just what we needed to make the room work.

    So what of TuneTot on a stand? That placement would certainly (and did) eliminate the boundary effect. But by tuning the slot to approximately 1/3 open and careful positioning we were quite pleased with the results. Bass rolled off smoothly and was extended enough that many asked where the sub was. The dynamic capability was also such that the speaker could easy play above a full room. I was quite pleasantly surprised by the performance we were able to obtain. Industry friends whose assessments I've come to trust over many years were unanimous in their enthusiasm. Every person who had heard Tune Tot in dealer showrooms (and voiced an opinion) said it greatly outperformed what they had heard previously.

    Based on what I heard in Denver, 24" worked in conjunction with tuning the slot. I would not try a stand taller than 28" for fear of getting the woofer too near the midpoint between floor and ceiling. I would also like to use a dedicated stand that coupled rather than isolated. I suspect that you might see such a stand from Wilson to address these parameters in the future.

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