Wilson v Sonus Faber


Any views on Wilson Watt Puppy 6.1 vs. Sonus Faber Amati Homage? (Driven by Mark Levinson equipment) Revived audiophile waking up after 7 year sleep to update system.
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I seriously considered the Sonus Fabers and made extensive listening comparisons at Music Lovers in Berkeley. While the Wilson's were not in that shop I have listened to them elswhere and they aren't to my taste (neither are the B&W or Vandersteens). I compared them to the Revel Salon and the Dunlavy V. (Spectral and CJ top of the line amplification) I consider the lack of the last octave a serious problem. I listem to large scale Classical, Heavy Metal and Techno in a large room. Even at moderate volume the mid-low bass was unaceptable to me. If I moved back to a high rise apartment I would seriously consider them but not for full blooded playback in a large room. Also I have seen two pairs sold used as like new for in the six months for a scarey mark down. So you had better like them. Final result of all the comparisons, I bought the Dunlavy V from Music Lovers.
Anybody who "tends" to prefer anything is a wuss. One of my professors in college "tended" to think this or that, and he, well, didn't play for the right team, so to speak. You obviously have no top octave sensitivity, for starters...Why should you be bothered if I have a Ferrari? David Wilson has one, and you helped him pay for it. Better resale value??? Bull$#!+.... They're just a big shiny black box, like a tiny coffin standing up, or a fat looking lamp that doesn't shed any light, especially on anything in music...
Any views on Wilson Watt Puppy 6.1 vs. Sonus Faber Amati Homage? (Driven by Mark Levinson equipment)

The Wilson 7’s were the best of the Watt/Puppy, but I would still favour the Amati’s over them, but not with tubes as they get too lazy sounding with them.


Cheers George
The older Wilson tweeter was terrible, same was true of Thiels. The only time I have heard the Wilsons sound good was on tubes, but they couldnt deliver at higher volumes so George is correct in this regard. My thoughts are that driven by Levinson (model is very important) I would prefer the Sonus Faber. 

Still chuckling over carl's response. I wish I would have had a college professor that affected me so profoundly.