Wilson Audio The WATT/Puppy Loudspeakers
Wilson Audio The WATT/Puppy Loudspeakers
Wilson Audio The WATT/Puppy Loudspeakers
Wilson Audio The WATT/Puppy Loudspeakers
Wilson Audio

The WATT/Puppy Loudspeakers

A reimagining of a classic

Description

Introducing a remastering to one of, if not the most, iconic loudspeaker designs: The WATT/Puppy. Inspired by the original WATT/Puppy’s legacy, the development of this instantly recognisable design began with a hopeful vision: to create a WATT/Puppy that would honour the original designer by utilising current technologies and innovations refined for more than 50 years. Simply put, to build a WATT/Puppy that Dave Wilson would have built if he had the resources then that Wilson Audio now possesses.

CSC Tweeter
When Wilson Audio introduced its cutting-edge and complex carbon fibre rear-wave chamber technology in the Convergent Synergy Carbon (CSC) tweeter it allowed for smooth and linear high-frequency extension. Superior harmonic detail emerged from the soundstage and the overall result is a significant improvement in sound quality and ease of listening.

Originally developed for the Alexx V, the CSC tweeter is also integrated into the Alexia V and Sasha V systems. This delightful coated textile dome tweeter naturally and seamlessly blends with the AlNiCo midrange and dual woofers it is paired with.

AlNiCo QuadraMag
Wilson Audio has integrated its beloved 7-inch AlNiCo (Aluminium – Nickel – Cobalt) QuadraMag midrange driver developed and used in the Chronosonic XVX, Alexx V, Alexia V, and the Sasha V. This refined technology produces a tonally rich and exquisite sound in the audio band that the human ear is most sensitive to, resulting in a truly engaging listening experience. The AlNiCo QuadraMag driver is renowned for its exceptional ability to settle and maintain linearity resulting in greater depth and dimensionality.

The WATT baffle is composed of a unique blend of materials that create a highly stable and low-resonance coupling surface for the midrange driver; the effect enhances the sonic beauty and bloom of the QuadraMag.

Adjustable Rear Spike & Bubble Level
Found on the rear of the WATT is an adjustable spike which allows for the most precise alignment in the time domain found in any version of the WATT/Puppy platform. Additionally, the WATT module rests on proud sitting spike track hardware, directly installed into the V-Material top plate, greatly reducing vibrations from the woofer cabinet to the WATT enclosure.

An integrated bubble level on the top of the Puppy ensures effortless levelling during the installation process.

Capacitors
Five decades ago it was common for loudspeaker designers to use capacitors with simple, single-wound construction. To be fair, options at the time were limited. While some loudspeakers available in the market now are still currently using these elementary versions as their capacitor of choice, Wilson Audio continues to redefine what is possible.

The multi-section RelCaps found in all Wilson Audio loudspeakers are crafted at Wilson Audio using custom state-of-the-art machines and hand-finished. This proprietary process produces some of the most accurate, complex, consistent, and sonically superior capacitors available.

Twin 8″ Woofers
When asked what drivers are included in The WATT/Puppy, the simple answer is, “The same drivers found in the Sasha V.” This includes the same nimble and articulate 8” formed homogenous cellulose composite woofers. These woofers have been designed to deliver an agile low-frequency response, ensuring an audio experience that is both impactful and precise.

The WATT/Puppy
Introducing a remastering to one of, if not the most, iconic loudspeaker designs: The WATT/Puppy. Inspired by the original WATT/Puppy’s legacy, the development of this instantly recognisable design began with a hopeful vision: to create a WATT/Puppy that would honour the original designer by utilising current technologies and innovations refined for more than 50 years. Simply put, to build a WATT/Puppy that Dave Wilson would have built if he had the resources then that Wilson Audio now possesses.

Material DNA
The original WATT/Puppy underwent a total of eight evolutions from 1986-2011. These eight iterations utilised a variety of materials, each strategically integrated and available during their respective development periods. Each evolution of material usage pushed the boundaries of what was achievable in loudspeaker capabilities at the time.

In the early years, Puppy enclosures employed a laminated 60-lbs version of High-Density Fibreboard (HDF), while the WATT incorporated Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA).

Thirteen years after the retirement of Series 8, The WATT/Puppy now is constructed with the most refined versions of X-Material for the internal bracing and external enclosure, S-Material for midrange coupling to the front WATT baffle, and V-Material for the top of the Puppy, serving as the vibration-sink interface for the WATT.

Each of these unique materials is meticulously chosen for its specific performance characteristics, whether in the realms of vibration control or sound reproduction. This commitment to material excellence is one of many elements that ensures The WATT/Puppy delivers the best audio quality possible for this relatively compact design.

Get a Grip
The rod handle on the rear of the original WATT was initially designed in 1985 as a practical way for David Wilson, founder of Wilson Audio and a recording engineer at the time, to transport his custom-made studio monitors to recording sessions. This functional and robust handle has since evolved for The WATT/Puppy. The current design is stylised for a secure and comfortable grasp at any angle. Similar to the original WATT handle, the new handle effortlessly supports the weight of the WATT during transportation and installation.

AudioCap Copper Capacitors
Wilson Audio’s proprietary AudioCapX-WA capacitors are uniquely wound in-house by our Reliable Capacitors (RelCap) department to meet extraordinarily tight tolerances. This process enhances low-level resolution, revealing the subtle nuances of sound reproduction with remarkable clarity and depth.

Elevating our commitment to sonic purity, we have developed a new copper version of the AudioCapX-WA capacitor, a similar design initially unveiled with the esteemed Sasha V series. This iteration has been further refined with copper end-spray and gold leads, ensuring that high-frequency micro-details are rendered with exquisite resolution.

Golden Anniversary
Wilson Audio’s 50th Anniversary medallion was created to commemorate five decades of Authentic Excellence in sound reproduction and craftsmanship. Available exclusively throughout 2024 on The WATT/Puppy during Wilson Audio’s historic 50th celebration, this limited-edition medallion is a badge of honour for this remastered iconic design. The colour of the medallion corresponds to the colour hardware chosen for The WATT/Puppy. Whether Clear or Black hardware is selected, the medallion will mirror that finish. Additionally, a unique Red medallion will exclusively accompany red paint variations chosen for The WATT/Puppy, making this version the rarest of them all.

Standard Colours
Galaxy Gray, GT Silver, Quartz, Carbon, Medio Grigio

Upgrade Colours
Obsidian Black, Ivory, Diamond Black, Crimson Satin, Fly Yellow, Estoril Blue, Nara Bronze, Pur Sang Rouge, Cobalt Blue Satin, Chalk, Classic Orange, Oak Green Satin, True Gold, Meadow Mist Satin

Premium Pearl
Saffron Pearl, Bergamot Pearl, Cranberry Pearl, Olympia Pearl, Viola Pearl, Glacier Frost Pearl, Silver Ice Pearl, Blue Orchid Pearl, Ruby Red Pearl, Ember Pearl

Drivers
Woofers
Two—8 inches (20.32 cm)

Midrange
One—7 inches (17.78 cm)

Tweeter
One—1 inch (2.54 cm)

Enclosures & Materials
Enclosure Type Woofer
Rear Ported

Enclosure Type Midrange
Rear Vented

Enclosure Type Tweeter
Sealed

Measurements
Sensitivity
89 dB @ 1 Watt @ 1 Meter @ 1 kHz

Nominal Impedance
4 ohms / minimum 2.87 ohms @ 86 Hz

Minimum Amplifier Power
25 Watts per channel

Frequency Response
26 Hz – 30 kHz +/- 3 dB Room Average Response [RAR]

Dimensions
Height
41 11/32 inches (105 cm) w/o spikes

Width
12 inches (30.48 cm)

Depth
18 11/16 inches (47.44 cm)

System Weight Per Channel (uncrated)
160 lbs each (72.57 kg)

System Shipping Weight (approx.)
520 lbs pa