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Return of a high-end icon – The WATT/Puppy by Wilson Audio

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June 2024 – The WATT/Puppy is not only the most iconic model in the star-studied history of Utah-based high-end speaker specialist Wilson Audio; it also pushed the envelope of upscale loudspeaker design across the industry, becoming the world’s bestselling speaker above $10,000 – and so it remains to this day.

The original concept was sparked by company founder Dave Wilson’s desire to build a portable monitor for his recording projects that would exceed the resolving power of the established models of the time, with a firm focus on maximising performance without costs constraints. Such was the demand for the resulting custom-made WATT (Wilson Audio Tiny Tot) two-way monitor that Wilson decided to create a separate bass enclosure to transform it into a full-range floorstanding loudspeaker system. This bass enclosure was dubbed the Puppy, and thus in 1986 the WATT/Puppy was born.

The WATT/Puppy continued in Wilson Audio’s range for 25 years, undergoing eight extensive revisions until its eventual retirement in 2011. This year, as Wilson Audio celebrates its 50th anniversary, this most iconic of high-end loudspeakers is reborn in entirely remastered form, designed with a singular intention: to create the WATT/Puppy that the late Dave Wilson would have built if he had the resources then that Wilson Audio has now.

The new model, called ‘The WATT/Puppy’, was unveiled at the HIGH END audio show in Munich in May and receives its global launch today (7th June).

Key features

  • Thorough evolution of the original WATT/Puppy’s separate mid/treble (WATT) and bass (Puppy) enclosure design and iconic angular shape
  • Wilson Audio’s proprietary ‘X-material’, ‘S-material’ and ‘V-material’ composites deliver enclosures that are inherently inert
  • Original features retained and enhanced, including the WATT’s rear handle – a nod to its heritage as a portable studio monitor
  • The WATT incorporates Wilson Audio’s 1-inch Convergent Synergy Carbon treble driver and 7-inch AlNiCo QuadraMag midrange driver
  • The Puppy houses two 8-inch bass drivers with homogenous cellulose composite cones
  • Adjustable spikes allow precise time-domain alignment of the WATT module
  • Benefits from Wilson Audio’s relentless pursuit of perfection, right down to its proprietary AudioCapX-WA capacitors
  • Incorporates contemporary Wilson Audio features such as the built-in bubble level and easy-access resistor panel for maintenance and customisation
  • WilsonGloss enclosure colours, grille colours and hardware colours can be specified individually, providing hundreds of colour combinations
  • Rear resistor panel incorporates a limited-edition medallion commemorating Wilson Audio’s 50th anniversary – available exclusively throughout 2024
  • Delivers exceptional sonic detail, dynamic range, transient speed and soundstage focus to ensure an engrossingly realistic musical performance

Price and availability

Lovingly crafted in Provo, Utah and finished in Wilson Audio’s automotive-class paint facility, The WATT/Puppy is now available to order.

The UK RRP for the standard range of WilsonGloss colour options is £41,998 per pair, including VAT and installation. Premium and custom colours are also available.

UK contact for consumers

Absolute Sounds – sole UK distributor of Wilson Audio loudspeakers

W: absolutesounds.com T: 020 8971 3909


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