you might try a search. this topic has been discussed ad nauseum.
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In the Netherands and Belgium Wilson speakers are often demoed using Ayre electronics. To me the Wilson-Ayre combination always sounded good. However, this is certainly not the only good combination. About two years ago I almost bought a pair of Wilson Sophia 2. Back then I have demoed the speakers for a few days and drove them (due to budget limitations) with the Musical Fidelity A5 integrated and cd player, and also with the cheapest integrated and cd player form Ayer (serie 7 I think). Both combination were great. Some may argue that the Sophia deserve better electronics. That is true. However, my point is that you do not need top of the line electronics to get great sound out of these speakers. I have also demoed (about a year ago for an hour or so) the Sophias 2 with Accuphase electronics, i.e. the E-550 and E-450 integrated with the DP-500 cd player. Again with great results. Also, from what my dealer was saying Mcintosh, Pass Labs and Naim electronics also work great with these speakers. Thus, if you already have a decent amp do not rush to replace it as these speakers are not very peaky (like you said). Try as many amps as possible and wait for the best bargain.
I owned WATT/Puppy 8 which I very recently upgarded to Sasha. Both these speakers are also by David Wilson.
I search for right amplifiers for a long time, mostly among muscle powerful class A amps.
I ended up with pair of Musician III by Spectron Audio While substantially cheaper these amps are more powerful and show greater finessse and musical involvement then all class A amps I auditioned ( they were better then tube amp I owned at the time McIntosh 2102).
I saw today that Spectorn has rather nice promotion. I suggest you to investigate this amp very much. I know a few more owners of Watt/Puppies who have these amps and all, apperently, extremely happy.
Best of Luck,
"I auditioned the Sasha's with xxx amps...sounded incredible/fantastic "
I have nothing but praise for Ayre and Electrocompaniet amps however, to really test how any given amplifier match the speakers of interest I firmly believe that you need to lsiten in your own listening room and...for a few weeks or at least a few days.... and using wide variety of music styles [that of course you can do using dealer's system].
The Sophias piqued my interest.
Is there an appreciable difference between the Sophia 1, 2 and 3?
Nolitan, where did you read about the Sophias sounding good on Naim amps?
Another question(pardon my ignorance) how does the Sophia3 compare to the Sasha?
Last question. Anybody compared the Magico to the Wilsons? If yes, what are the distinct differences between these two brands?
Any advice would be appreciated.