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    Wilson Watt Puppy 5.1's coming have a question

    Hello forum members. I'm new to the forum here but I'm fairly active on some other Audio Forums like the PS Audio's site. I could use some advice regarding connections to the speakers. I have a holy grail coming, a pair of one owner Watt Puppy 5.1's. I'm currently running a Siltech loom of cables. The 330 and 550 cables. My current speakers are bi wired with banana connectors. I don't think that I'll be able to use the bi-wire connections. The upper binding post appears to have a plastic plug in the binding post. Does someone know whether I can use my current cables or do I need to replace them? That said are Siltech going to be too bright? I use them into KEF's now and they sound great.
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    Re: Wilson Watt Puppy 5.1's coming have a question

    From my understanding they are single wire with the second set of binding posts being for the "tail" between the two sections. So the bi-wire cables aren't necessary at all. As to the plug in the post it may be a rubber insert and come out. They should be WBT posts.
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    Re: Wilson Watt Puppy 5.1's coming have a question

    wish you a lot of fun with your new speaker.
    i used to have watt-puppy nr6.
    i would really sell the siltech, too wrong to do anything.
    i recommend to go for a 2nd hand transparent audio.
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    Re: Wilson Watt Puppy 5.1's coming have a question

    same time

    well you simply cant put 2 bananas in 1 hole...
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    Re: Wilson Watt Puppy 5.1's coming have a question

    and lol, actually i use a wilson with bi-wire cables. but this are not bananas. i just put one on each other and thighten the screw
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    Re: Wilson Watt Puppy 5.1's coming have a question

    Hey WD507,
    Congratulations on your new speakers. Wilson speakers are not bi-wireable. They are designed not to be. No need to make decisions about cables until you get your speakers and listen to them. Plenty of time for those choices later. Enjoy.
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    Re: Wilson Watt Puppy 5.1's coming have a question

    Welcome and congrats on the new speakers. I agree with Bob, just be patient and wait to try them. I don’t find Siltech cables bright.
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    Re: Wilson Watt Puppy 5.1's coming have a question

    Well The Speakers Arrived on Friday. Like all things that are almost a generation old, they have a story that wasn't shared. The original crates that came from Galen Carol back in the 90's, were time capsules. Physically, these speakers could be a week old. No nicks, dings or any other signs of physical infraction. However, the promised complete accessories and and manual were a little short of the mark. The manual is as if it was printed yesterday, perfect. The accessories themselves amounted to the small diodes and spikes and not the long, threaded posts and spacers and no casters and no optional tuning port and no tools. The casters were easily resolved with some hardware store 3/8 - 16 threaded casters. After I peeled back the original factory foam grills I noticed that the tweeters weren't perfect. At some point someone had used a pencil eraser to try to shape them, and big disappointment here. They play fine but damn what was the original owner thinking. I guess that after a few years they lost interest and just let them exist. My local Wilson dealer is on the case and is ordering new tweeters for me and best of all they'll come to the house to replace them. Sure it's an unexpected expense, but I expected something, as these purchases can be too good to be true. The good news is that I love the sound and I'm happy with the purchase. Yes I'll be a little over their resale value, but hell I'll get plenty of time with these. Down the road, these will become the part of a second system that I'm planning and I'm starting to look for another pair of Wilson's. On another note, I've moved up the Siltech line of Speaker Cabling and they do sound really good even after a few days of breaking in.
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    Re: Wilson Watt Puppy 5.1's coming have a question

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchdog507 View Post
    Well The Speakers Arrived on Friday. Like all things that are almost a generation old, they have a story that wasn't shared. The original creates that came from Galen Carol back in the 90's, were time capsules. Physically, these speakers could be a week old. No nicks, dings or any other signs of physical infraction. However, the promised complete accessories and and manual were a little short of the mark. The manual is as if it was printed yesterday, perfect. The accessories themselves amounted to the small diodes and spikes and not the long, threaded posts and spacers and no casters and no optional tuning port and no tools. The casters were easily resolved with some hardware store 3/8 - 16 threaded casters. After I peeled back the original factory foam grills I noticed that the tweeters weren't perfect. At some point someone had used a pencil eraser to try to shape them, and big disappointment here. They play fine but damn what was the original owner thinking. I guess that after a few years they lost interest and just let them exist. My local Wilson dealer is on the case and is ordering new tweeters for me and best of all they'll come to the house to replace them. Sure it's an unexpected expense, but I expected something, as these purchases can be too good to be true. The good news is that I love the sound and I'm happy with the purchase. Yes I'll be a little over their resale value, but hell I'll get plenty of time with these. Down the road, these will become the part of a second system that I'm planning and I'm starting to look for another pair of Wilson's. On another note, I've moved up the Siltech line of Speaker Cabling and they do sound really good even after a few days of breaking in.
    Great it worked out, share some pictures.


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    Re: Wilson Watt Puppy 5.1's coming have a question

    Congrats! I heard them when they were first introduced at a friends house and was amazed.Enjoy!

    George