But it won’t, of course, come cheap. As Count Basie says on one of his recordings, “One more time, once more,” by which I wish to plead indulgence for what is truly the final anecdote: When my father, who has a modest system, listened to a classical cut on the MAXX 3, he quietly asked after it ended, “How much do these speakers cost?” I answered, “$68,000.” Without missing a beat, he responded, “I guess that’s what it takes to get this kind of sound.”
Yes, it does.
Wilson Audio Specialties MAXX 3 floorstanding loudspeaker
Drivers: 11" and 13" woofers, 6" midrange, 1" inverted dome tweeter
Frequency response: 19.5Hz–22.5 kHz
Impedance: 4 ohms
Dimensions: 68" x 16" x 24"
Weight: 450 lbs./speaker
Wilson Audio Specialties
2233 Mountain Vista Lane
Provo, Utah 84606
Continuum Caliburn Turntable: Cobra tonearm; AirTight Supreme and Lyra Titan mono cartridges; Playback Designs CD player; Einstein, MK II and Messenger preamplifiers; Tom Tutay four-chassis custom active tubed crossover; Nagra VPS phonostage; Wotan monoblock and Classé Omega amplifiers; Jena Labs Valkyre and Audience cabling; Isoclean Supreme Focus power cords; Magnepan 20.1 loudspeaker.