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1 minute ago, sb6 said:

Congrats on your purchase, the Wilsons were among a few speakers on my short list but I ultimately went with what I felt was the most natural, balanced and effortless - the "elf hats" which I aesthetically love. IMO better than garbage cans, but to each his own. 🙂

 

 

Happy listening!

 

 

I love it!


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Congratulations on acquiring the Alexia Series 2's.  I've never heard the TAD, but these new ones might well be a more revealing sound producer, especially important for a reviewer.  With these the setup is particularly important.  So, it's great to have someone from Wilson able to do this.  You join a growing group of your peers (reviewers that is) who've also purchased these for their home, and I'm pretty sure you know who they are. 


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Roon Nucleus/ WD USB Drive / dCS Vivaldi Upsampler  / dCS Vivaldi DAC / dCS Vivaldi Clock / Spectral DMC-30SV preamp / Spectral DMA-500 monoblocks / Wilson Audio Alexia Series 2 speakers

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On 7/8/2019 at 11:00 AM, The Computer Audiophile said:

Someone from Wilson is coming because we are going to meet about some business items as well as setup the speakers. It's a two for one trip for them. 

 

Perhaps you'll be finalizing the terms of your trade?

Since I know that the less than 1/5th its size banner ad right below goes for $7,500/year, I'm guessing that we'll be looking at that massive new Wilson ad for at least 3 years. 

You could have had your speakers done in yellow to match...:P

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Your selection criteria makes great sense.  It's wonderful that the "business" side (being a reviewer) and the "always wanted them since I was a little audiophile" meet up perfectly.  Aesthetics are so personal.  I love the elf's hat look.  My wife preferred the look of our previous B&W, but said "Of course, it is the sound that matters."  That is pretty amazing given that the listening room is the living room.  

 

At any rate, have fun!  Congratulations.  


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53 minutes ago, Superdad said:

 

Perhaps you'll be finalizing the terms of your trade?

 

You could have had your speakers done in yellow to match...:P

 

 I had a witty mock remonstration you probably would have enjoyed.  Personally doing a headphone review while suffering this level of anticipation.  It might have been a straw too far.  

 

Forecast looks clear and dry for the relocation.  Sunshine after rainy days is always a relief.  🔌🔊🏁

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3 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

Red. The white is a protective film type layer for shipping. 

 

I admit that took me a few seconds to figure out as well.


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9 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

Red. The white is a protective film type layer for shipping. 

Eye candy for reviews. You have to love the craftsmanship that goes into making something like this.

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14 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

No and no. I cut a large check. 

 

Thanks for clarifying.  I hope you know I was mostly just kidding Chris.

But honestly, even if you were making some barter arrangements, I would see nothing unethical in that. Trading ad space for discount is not at all the same as trading for a good review. That’s a completely different line which I know you would never cross.

 

Of course what prompted my speculative comment in the first place is that the largest size ad I’ve even seen on this site just happened to appear the same week as the announcement of your speaker selection. It really begged the question—even if it is none of our business. B|

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4 hours ago, Mercman said:

The primary challenge of owning Wilson Alexias is after coming up with the money, is finding a friend that will let you store those crates at his house😀

But if you are really ever down and out, you've got the makings of a 3 room apartment. 


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Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>CAPS IV Pipeline Server + Sonore 12V PS>Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.
 

Secondary Listening: CAPS Pipeline>IFi iOne DAC>Schiit Freya>Kii Three . Also an SBT and a RB Pi 3B+ running piCorePlayer as an SBT emulator. 

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5 hours ago, Superdad said:

 

Thanks for clarifying.  I hope you know I was mostly just kidding Chris.

But honestly, even if you were making some barter arrangements, I would see nothing unethical in that. Trading ad space for discount is not at all the same as trading for a good review. That’s a completely different line which I know you would never cross.

 

Of course what prompted my speculative comment in the first place is that the largest size ad I’ve even seen on this site just happened to appear the same week as the announcement of your speaker selection. It really begged the question—even if it is none of our business. B|

We've been in talks with Wilson for over a year about many items. It just so happened that my speakers arrived at the same time as the ad campaign began. With all the little things to iron out, there's no way I could even attempt to time it like this. It just had to happen. 


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10 hours ago, Superdad said:

 

Thanks for clarifying.  I hope you know I was mostly just kidding Chris.

But honestly, even if you were making some barter arrangements, I would see nothing unethical in that. Trading ad space for discount is not at all the same as trading for a good review. That’s a completely different line which I know you would never cross.

 

Of course what prompted my speculative comment in the first place is that the largest size ad I’ve even seen on this site just happened to appear the same week as the announcement of your speaker selection. It really begged the question—even if it is none of our business. B|

“Mostly just kidding “

 

I’m surprised at your penned thoughts.  So as a reviewer of anything one should never purchase or own any anything’s?

 

Quite frankly I would take advantage of an opportunity to own a pair of something’s for less wether a barter or qualifying discount. 

 

And I feel one could better evaluate electronics in a quality 2 Channel listening room.  

 

 

 

 


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