Whilst attending the Munich High End show last week I was excited to be invited to see and hear the new Wilson Audio Alexx loudspeakers. This was an exclusive press event held at luxury audio specialist My Sound near Munich. The venue was truly spectacular and really did justice to the Wilson Audio range of speakers, which are of course renowned the world over.

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All the luxuriously appointed listening rooms were beautifully adorned with fabulous wall sized photos the owner had taken whilst travelling to Africa and the Middle East.4283_Wilson_Audio_Alexxs

Every room had a pair of Wilson Audio speakers on demonstration and driven by a variety of electronics, Pass Labs being a prominent maker.

I’ve heard Wilson Audio speakers at shows a few times, and every time a new model is introduced the improvements are noticeable. The Alexx sounded sublime and filled the large listening room with ease, being admirably driven by Pass Labs mono blocks. All the music was from a Meridian Sooloos digital server.4293_Wilson_Audio_Alexx_(rear_detail)s

The Alexx is the new mid priced model in Wilson’s range of designs. Details:

  • Replaces the MAXX in Wilson Audio’s range, slotting in between the Alexia and the flagship £200,000-per-pair Alexandria XLF
  • Incorporates the company’s latest techniques and technologies, with a form factor derived from Wilson’s continual pursuit of the perfect time-coherent modular array
  • 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 A spherical Propagation Delay, giving precise driver positioning for optimal dispersion
  • Sophisticated crossover network
  • 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 Wilson’s ‘X-material’, ’S-material’ and new ‘W-material’
  • Hand-build in Utah, USA, and finished in Wilson Audio’s automotive-class paint facility to each customer’s specific colour requirements

UK retail price is £105,000 per pair (inc. VAT).

Ian Ringstead

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