Wilson Audio have released more details of their new flagship loudspeaker, the WAMM Master Chronosonic, which costs well over $600,000.

Wilson Audio told us “Dave Wilson recently observed that even if he were an accountant he’d still design and build loudspeakers. It’s in his blood. Even as a young teenager, Dave was obsessed with the sound of live music. He was enthralled with the idea that an audio system—specifically its transducers—could temporarily suspend disbelief, could momentarily convince the listener that what he was hearing was the real thing. He felt compelled to discover the salient factors responsible for believable music reproduction. What was it about certain combinations of drivers, cabinet materials, and even the geometric arrangement of those drivers that produces an intellectually and emotionally convincing verisimilitude of live music? It was Dave’s search for the answers to these questions that ultimately led he and his wife and lifelong business partner Sheryl Lee to form a company they called Wilson Audio”.

Dave’s idealism, passion, and a certain genius for the scientific method fuelled the business. Wilson’s first commercial loudspeaker was the WAMM (Wilson Audio Modular Monitor). The WAMM’s proprietary (and patented) adjustability in the time domain via movable modules was revolutionary. This ability, which enabled proper propagation delay for each installation, has underpinned the inceptional methodology for every large Wilson loudspeaker since”.

It is fitting and perhaps even poetic that after leading the effort for dozens of designs, Dave has come full circle back to his original concept—the WAMM. As most of you know, Dave’s primary focus for the past several years has been the new WAMM Master Chronosonic, a flagship loudspeaker worthy of the original’s legacy”.

The WAMM Master Chronosonic is the most time-domain correct loudspeaker in Wilson’s history. It plums new depth in terms of technology and execution. From drivers to cutting-edge composites, from crossover technology to perfecting geometries. Most importantly, the adjustability in the time domain is precise down to five millionths of a second for any installation—accuracy heretofore only achievable in the theoretical domain.The result is a musical experience with a level of intellectual and emotional verisimilitude only bettered by the live musical event itself. It is a loudspeaker truly worth of the term ‘Magnum Opus’.”

Technical Specs:

Measurements:

Nominal Impedance: 3 ohms / minimum 1.77 ohms @ 310 Hz

Sensitivity: 90 dB @ 1W @ 1m @ 315Hz

Frequency Response: 20 Hz—33 kHz +/- 2 dB

Minimum Amplification Power Recommended: 100 watts/channel

Drivers:

Main Tweeter: 1 inch (2.54 cm) Convergent Synergy (Mk5), Dome Material: Doped Silk Fabric

Upper Mid-R anges: (2) 5 inch (12.70 cm) Cone Material: Paper Pulp Composite

Lower Mid-Ranges (2) 7 inch (17.78 cm) Cone Material: Doped Paper Pulp

Woofer: 10.5 inches (26.67 cm) Cone Material: Hard Paper Pulp

Woofer: 12.5 inches (31.75 cm) Cone Material: Hard Paper Pulp

Rear Firing Tweeter: 1 inch (2.54 cm) Dome Material: Doped Silk Fabric (Mk5)

Rear Firing Mid-R ange: 5 inches (12.70 cm) Cone Material: Paper Pulp Composite

Dimensions:

Height: 84 ⅜ inches (214.29 cm) w/o spikes Width: 21 inches (53.34 cm)

Depth: 37 ⅜ inches (94.87 cm)

Enclosure Type MainTweeter (Sealed): Material: X-Material

4” Main Mid Module (Bottom Vent): Material: X-Material with S-Material Baffle

7” Main Mid Module (Bottom Vent): Material: X-Material with S-Material Baffle

Woofer (Cross Load Firing Port ( XLF)): Material: X-Material

Rear Firing Enclosure (Sealed): Material: X-Material with S-Material Baffle

Gantry: Aerospace Aluminium with W-Material Module Interface

Price and availability:

Limited to 70 pairs US MSRP $685,000

 

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