Took a brief drive to see the LMC Home Entertainment showroom in Scottsdale, AZ this weekend to demo the Focal Kanta’s and Sopra2’s, and well as the Wilson Sabrina’s and Yvette’s. Quite the place, many listening rooms with all sorts of gear. (most of it unaffordable to me!)
After spending almost two hours there listening to the speakers that I came to listen to, and a couple more, I was lucky enough to get my personal demo of the Wilson WAMM Master Chronosonic loudspeakers. They have them set up in a small “theater” style room, with three tiers of seating. I started to sit down in the first row, and he blurted at me: “Second row, center chair!” (guess that was the “sweet spot”!) He started playing the same songs that I had requested in the other speakers demos, and WOW!! Never heard anything like it in my life, as close to “live” as I have ever heard. Just unbelievable!! Listening to “Thanks to You”, I closed my eyes and Boz Skaggs was right there on the stage!! The salesperson ducked out of the room to take a phone call and I was able to sit there for about 15 minutes listening. Absolutely the thrill of a lifetime. He came back in and I asked how much the speakers cost. $850,000 for the speakers and subwoofers. $1,500,000 for the entire system that I was listening to. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face all the way home.