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Thor is popularly known as the Norse god of thunder. He is often depicted carrying a short-handled hammer named Mjollnir, a symbol of his awesome power. Thunder is fitting to associate with Wilson Audio's new state-of-the-art subwoofer. Truth be told, Wilson’s large subwoofer may put to shame the notion of thunder, which primarily occupies the frequency spectrum from 20-120 hertz. Thor's Hammer (the subwoofer) is capable of reproducing at full volume the lowest pipe organ note at 16 Hz.
Subwoofers are de rigueur in home theater systems, but their history at Wilson Audio long predates theater surround systems. Dave Wilson's first commercial product, the multi-cabinet WAMM®, represented his effort to build a speaker capable of reproducing the full range of music, including those lowest organ notes.
The WAMM employed two six-foot tall bass cabinets. Dave understood from the beginning that—when it comes to reproducing the lowest frequencies with dynamic realism and without distortion—there is no substitute for moving large volumes of air. Utilizing and expanding upon the woofer technologies first developed for the WATCH Dog Passive Subwoofer, state-of-the-art, subterranean bass and impact is now possible in a relatively compact cabinet a mere five feet tall.
No other subwoofer of any technology or any configuration is capable of reproducing the bottom octave and subsonic region at the technological or musical level achieved by the Thor’s Hammer. It is truly state of the art.