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Wilson Audio X-1 Grand SLAMM Series III
7 Reviews
rating  4.43 of 5
MSRP  85000.00
Description: Enclosure Type: Woofer: Ported Mid-Frequency: Closed High-Frequency: Closed Woofer: 1 - 15 inch, 1 - 12 inch Midrange: 2 - 6 inch Sensitivity: 97 dB (2.83 Volts at 1 meter) Impedance: 8 Ohms


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Emmanuel Charles a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2002

Bottom Line:   
First Of all I would like to say to people who dont know anything about high end audio to SHUT THIER MOUTHS !.Well iam sorry to use those words but I think it should be said.
Well as for the words of Mr.John who has also reviewed in this section.let me tell u,you can never comapare a B&W with that of a wilson.The wilson r so superior in imaging,dynamics,sweetnes,and life like sound that no other speaker at any price can equal a wilson.Thats why wilson speakers are supposed to be the best in the world.The only speaker which can equal or beat the performance of a wilson X-1 Grand SLamm 3 is the wilson WAMM 7a.which costs about 230000 $.
well looks wise talking the wilsons r goodlooking.tastes regarding speakers differ from person to person...so no one can give a common opinion about anything at all.well comparing a wilson to any speaker does not do justice at all....in fact the wilson grand slamm is supposed to be the best in the world...and Mr.John...for ur kindest information the Wilson GRAND SLAMM 3 is used as a reference and in research in most of the high end amplifier manufacturers including Krell,Mark Levinson,Audio Note,Graaf,boulder,goldmund,cary audio,audio research,conrad johnson and many more.
so why unnecessarily argue when the facts are written ....and wilson grand slamms are the ones which are creating history ...being the best loudspeaker inthe world regardless of price and size.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $85000.00



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Never would I plaace such a monster into my room. Mr. Wilson, don´t you know what design means? Look at B&W and you will see.

These speaker show a frequency response that is NOT balanced, an therefore they cannot be recommended

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Hans Wetzel a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I dont understand why the heck people come in here and dont really review the product and try to sound funny...or bi†ch and moan about how ridiculous it is to charge $90,000 for a pair of loudspeakers. Find something better to do with your time. This is a place where you can impart your experience with a piece of audio equipment.

These things sound fantastic btw....as for the price well thats a little exorbant if you ask me but it's only exorbant if no one buys it.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Purchased At:   heard at Soundex



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Albert Reffee Joe a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Somewhere in the night my Wilson cries,
A SLAMM weeps and some dreams dies.
Somewhere in the night, humanity hides.
I lie in my bed touching my wide open mouth ...
Somewhere in the night , a singer screams,
As sound fade and die, lost in reality.
Somewhere in the night, reality lives, i wonder .
I lie in my bed touching my wide open mouth ...
Somewhere in the night loneliness dwells,
thinking of my family.
As i "die" into coma, no sounding bells.
Somewhere in the night, I "die" alone.
I lie in my bed touching my wide open mouth ...
Somewhere in the night ...
Where is the power switch, i wonder...

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $6666666.00

Purchased At:   Martinial Shortae Audio Heaven



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Geoff Schmitt a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Memoirs of a humbled man…
Well when these things were delivered to the property where my house once stood, I had to hurry up and choose where to place these monolithic speakers. After all, the mover(s) charged by an hourly rate and I was greeted by some old decrepit, meek senior which exited the driver’s side of the civilian CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Eight broken hand trucks and some four odd hours of grieving and struggling, Dave (the mover) was well on his way to deliver a crate of freeze dried Neapolitan ice-cream to the lucky children in the great city of Compton. As the helicopter rose and the wind whipped over my bald scalp (apparently people are supposed to duck around helicopters as I have learned first hand that the rotors can easily snatch away an unsuspecting toupee) I stood there in flummox, bewildered perhaps as the background nuance of the helicopter slowly died away. After a short bout of pirouettes to retrieve my migrated toupee, I was back on track to do the #1 thing on my list-install the speakers.
What remained of the four hours of struggle were two large crates. I submissively cracked open the lid of one crate with a crowbar supplied by Wilson Audio (kudos guys!) and walked the speaker out of its coffin-like enclosure like a cumbersome refrigerator and duplicated my actions with the following crate. Boy these are heavy speakers!
That’s when it hit me; I no longer owned a house. I totally failed to take into account the circumstances that a pair of speakers costing half of a house could drive me into a vortex of financial ruin. Rather than sulk in my desperation, I decided to use long dormant skills our ancestors used to survive. Utilizing instinctual know-how acquired from our ancestors, Homo Habalis (Latin buffs know Habilis is handyman in English). Using some ingenious DIY handyman superpowers called forth by spirits of lore I converted the splintery wooden crates into my mobile homestead with little more than the crowbar supplied by Wilson Audio (kudos again!) Taking the useless lids of the crates, and tossing the installation guide (instructions? No thanks) I fashioned wagon wheels with the knowledge I attained back when I was watching an educational episode of the Woodwright’s shop on the PBS station (Roy Underhill is awe-inspiring with a chisel in his hand!). I then took the wagon wheels and attached them to the makeshift axle with the crowbar and a 2x4”. Afterwards I simply placed the crates face to face, creating a sealed enclosure in which I could live comfortably. I cut two fairly life-sized holes and placed my newly purchased speakers near them. Finally, I sealed the gap between the speakers and my “house” with some good ol' beeswax, which I stole from an elm tree nearby after shooing away the aggravating bees with my cashmere shirt, which I lit on fire.
Since the Wilson Grand SLAMMS don’t use MDF, I didn’t have to worry about the effects of weathering on the enclosures. To wrap up this rambling story, I wheeled myself down back to Wille’s shop and stole some A/V equipment, and a hand-crank generator, fashioned a pair of audiophile-quality speakers with foil bits collected behind a Chinese cookery, and well for the finale…
I’d like to say there are no finer sounding speakers. Purchasing these allowed me to see the country. I don’t have to pay child support, since my ex-wife can’t find me (sucker!) and I can go wherever I please. So if you ever see a mobile cart in front of your house, invite me in, I’ll tell you a tale or two…

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $84999.00

Purchased At:   Willie's Shop o' Stuff




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