That is a very expensive pair of speakers for a relatively basic amplification system imho , I don’t know what you have at the moment but I would say 805 D3 would be a more coherent standpoint choice , I would always feel uncomfortable about speakers that are twice the price of the amplification, simply because I would feel that the speakers deserved better amplification.
I should say that I also have a 200/202 combo (plus HiCap)
I have a pair of Wilson DAW with my 500 system. Wilson Audio and Naim are good match. I listened to Tune Tot with 500 system previously. The combination procedure wonderful music, the bass extension is amazing and the top is smooth.
The problem is that nobody here has such expensive speakers with 202/200. So only general points of views can be given.
However if nap 200 can power them decently, why not. But personally I would go better for 282/200 and cheaper speakers instead.
A dealer that was demonstrating streamers to me setup a system that had an ND5XS into a Nait XS into Wilson Duettes. It sounded absolutely atrocious, with no sense of coherence to the music whatsoever. Have no idea why they would ever build that setup.
Thankfully they had Majik 109s in the store and that brought back the music; indeed, it’s a lovely pairing for lower-end Naim amplification IMO.
Is it that the Wilsons were terrible or was the amplification unable to drive them properly? Hard to tell with such an unbalanced pairing.
Not sure whether this is helpful to you at all, but you asked about real life experience with them.
Wilson speakers – always used in conjunction with relatively high current amplification. I’ve heard them (not the little TuneTots) with Moon (Simaudio) amplification and they can be stunning. And I’ve heard them with Spectral amplification. The TuneTots are not ‘small speakers for small systems’ and my prediction that I would back up with a wager (I’m that sure about it, despite not hearing said combination) is that that’s too little amplification to do get out of those speakers what they are designed (very well) to produce.
That said, if you connect it all up, I am sure you’ll hear something out of the speakers. You might even convince yourself its good, given how much you spent on them.
From Analog Planet
“Despite its compact 14.83”x8.61”x10.19” (HxWxD) size, each TuneTot weighs an impressive 29 pounds. Frequency response is spec’d at 65Hz—23kHz ± 3dB. Sensitivity is 86dB, which is moderately low, but the 8 ohm/ minimum 6.61 ohm impedance should make TuneTot a relatively easy speaker to drive”
So the 202/200 will cope, the tots might expose any shortcomings but might not.
I bought NBLs with 282/250 when the consensus from some of your respondants was that a 300 was needed and a 500 better, well a 500 is better but the 250 was good enough to enjoy them with. It’s just that temptation will likely eat up any spare cash that comes your way but that might happen regardless.
That’s correct. But then, the System V is probably a much better speaker than the TuneTot bookshelf speakers.
I have never been persuaded by the “source first” mantra. Even though I have lost count of the hours (literally) that I was indoctrinated by Julian himself !! I did once, just to test this mantra, try a pair of Alpine Car speakers on the back end of a CDS3/552/500 system. But guess what ? I wasn’t impressed !! And before you all jump in … I know I should have upgraded to a Statement