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Wilson Audio Alexx

This is Wilson Audio’s Alexx. Alexx is the fourth loudspeaker from Wilson Audio, an American high-end audio company that specialises in loudspeakers and subwoofers.

The company also specialise in really cool speaker names such as Alexandria, Alexia, Sasha, Sabrina, and (ccc-combo breaker) Thor’s Hammer.

By now you guys probably want to know more about Thor’s Hammer. Unfortunately, this post is about Alexx. So here are a few links to the Mjölnir and Wilson audio’s Thor’s Hammer.

Back to Alexx. It’s pegged as quite a sophisticated loudspeaker, incorporating Wilson’s latest thinking on loudspeaker design in the areas of time-domain geometry, driver configuration, and driver development. Each unit is hand-build in Utah, US, and finished in Wilson Audio’s automotive-class paint facility to each customer’s specific colour requirements.

Here are a few pics and its specs are below.

The Wilson Audio Alexx’s tech breakdown:

  • Five drive units per speaker: two bass drivers (10.5-inch and 12.5-inch), two midrange drivers (5.75-inch and 7-inch) and the latest version of the Wilson Convergent Synergy Tweeter.
  • Redesigned MTM (Midrange-Tweeter-Midrange) geometry, with the two midrange drivers flanking the tweeter vertically in separate modules.
  • Midrange and tweeter modules are independently adjustable – this is Wilson’s unique Aspherical Propagation Delay, giving precise driver positioning for optimal dispersion.
  • Exceptionally sophisticated crossover network – a Wilson Audio specialty – ensures the drive units work in perfect unison.
  • Bass enclosure’s Cross Load Firing port system (derived from the Alexandria XLF) allows front-firing or rear-firing configurations according to the requirements of the customer’s listening room.
  • Enclosures made from exceptionally strong, hard, vibration-resistant composites that Wilson calls ‘X-material’, ’S-material’ and new ‘W-material’.

If you’re interested for more, here’s a video where Dave and Daryl Wilson discuss the Alexx, its new technologies and architecture.