Wilson Audio, long considered to be the benchmark in high performance speakers, launched their newest product today. Offering a teaser on the 7th, today dealers are officially allowed to audition, show, and sell the new Wilson Audio bookshelf speaker, the TuneTot. Taking the history of cabinet and crossover design into the Sabrina, Dave and Daryl Wilson reached new levels in their design garnering industry and customer praise for a "smaller" form factor. After the success with Sabrina, which was the first ever speaker to ship in a cardboard box, the TuneTot takes the new lead in smaller speakers. Similar in many ways to the Sabrina, the TuneTot is designed as a monitor speaker to sit on top of something, like the original WATT. For those that know the history, the WATT was a small monitor speaker that ultimately got paired with the Puppy base to make the WATT Puppy, one of the most iconic speakers in the history of speakers. The WATT name actually stands for Wilson Audio Tiny Tot, so you can see where TuneTot gets its legacy.
The TuneTot has all of the well known Wilson features, but adds a few new tricks too. Because it is not a floorstanding speaker and will always need to sit on something else (like the WATT sat on top of the Puppy), Wilson makes a dedicated isolation base as an option. Color matched to the speaker, the isolation base enhances the features of the cabinet by decoupling the speaker from the surface it sits on, which reduces or eliminates resonance. In addition to custom colors for the speaker, they can be tricked out further with the addition of optional grilles or a woofer trim ring in matching or contrasting colors.