The world of loudspeakers is quite varied. Some models focus on looks, and some focus on sound. When it comes to home audio equipment in Chicago, IL, Wilson Audio has made it a point to focus on both. This is evident in the brand-new Wilson Audio Alexx V loudspeaker.
Years in the making
The original, groundbreaking Alexx loudspeaker was released in 2016 to much critical acclaim throughout the audio industry. It took some elements from the famed WAMM Master Chronosonic and introduced them into a new product with new designs.
Cut to 2021, and the Alexx V is following a similar trajectory, building on the success of the original Alexx loudspeaker. Wilson has taken the best features of the original Alexx and has integrated them into a completely re-engineered loudspeaker. The overall result is a loudspeaker with a higher resolution, both audibly and temporally.
The right stuff
The Alexx V is made up of some seriously high-end components. For starters, it uses the successful MTM (midrange-tweeter-midrange) design geometry of the original Alexx design, but every angle and every module’s position has been refined to maximize time alignment.
In addition to this, the upper and lower midrange drivers are differently sized to allow for more fine tuning of the frequency band. The 5.75” mid-woofer from the original Alexx was chosen for the new Alexx V for its fast response, and a 7” mid-woofer from the Wilson XVX Chronosonic was chosen for its warmth, texture and overall sonic beauty. The QuadraMag driver in the larger midrange woofer uses four separate magnets to ensure accurate reproduction of the all-important midrange frequencies.
The tweeter is an all-new design from Wilson Audio called Convergent Synergy Carbon, and the carbon-fiber components are made in-house at Wilson Audio with multiple 3D printers. The result is a more linear high frequency extension with incredible harmonic detail in the high register.
Now, on to the low end. The Alexx V employs the supremely accurate 10.5” and 12.5” woofers from the WAMM Master Chronosonic in a new, optimized enclosure, reducing the internal volume by a whopping 16 percent from the original Alexx design. This allows for faster transient settling and enhanced bass resolution in your ears, as well as a much deeper frequency reproduction.
Differences between Alexx and Alexx V
While there are certainly some similarities in design and components between the two, the upgrades in the new Alexx V mean there are differences as well. Here are just a few of the differences:
- Size: The Alexx V is 1” deeper and 1” taller than its predecessor. The width remains the same.
- “Skeletonized” architecture: The new loudspeaker has an airy, open look inspired by the WAMM Master Chronosonic and Chronosonic XVX.
- Low-midrange woofers: The Alexx V has 7” Alnico QuadraMag midrange woofers for exceptionally rich tonality.
- Capacitors: The new AudiocapX-WA capacitors, wound in-house at Wilson Audio, are used in the crossover of the Alexx V, resulting in enhanced low-level resolution.
When you are ready to check out the new Wilson Audio Alexx V loudspeaker, contact Quintessence Audio LTD, your best home audio store in Chicago, IL.
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