WILSON AUDIO ALEXX V LOUDSPEAKERS

American high end loudspeaker manufacturer, Wilson Audio decided to take a fresh look at the Alexx when redesigning, so Wilson Audio’s R&D team approached the Alexx V as it if were an all-new loudspeaker.

WILSON AUDIO ALEXX V

They took elements that worked in the original design and began to apply the many technologies generated by Wilson’s R&D since the advent of the Alexx., to create a speaker worthy of following major launches of the WAMM Master Chronosonic®, Chronosonic XVX®, Sasha DAW®, and SabrinaX.

WILSON AUDIO ALEXX V LOUDSPEAKERS

The new Wilson Audio Alexx V loudspeakers

ORIGINAL WILSON ALEXX

The original Alexx loudspeaker, launched in 2016 benefited from several elements developed during the five years Wilson Audio’s founder David A. Wilson, and his R&D team, brought to life his magnum opus: the WAMM Master Chronosonic. Now, five years after the accomplishment of the WAMM, Alexx V builds upon the original Alexx’s design by offering a completely re-engineered performance envelope without greatly increasing the footprint.

Wilson Audio Alexx V loudspeakers

The Wilson Audio Alexx V loudspeakers with grilles on

Comparing the overall size of Alexx V to the original, Alexx V is only one inch deeper and one inch taller while maintaining the same width. Each and every component of Alexx V has been re-evaluated and improved., incorporating the latest technologies, engineering efficiencies, and material sciences, and also Wilson Audio’s latest design language which started with the WAMM Master Chronosonic, including the open gantry design which not only allows for more structural rigidity and setup flexibility, it also provides a more free flowing organic look and sound.

Wilson Audio Alexx V loudspeakers

Making the open gantry of the Wilson Audio Alexx V loudspeakers

MATERIALS

Wilson Audio Alexx V features exotic materials that have been tested, developed, and refined exclusively for Wilson Audio over the course of roughly fifty years. The latest version of X-Material, which has been developed to be extremely monotonic and damped in its response, is found throughout the woofer, gantry, and upper modules. S-Material is tightly coupled to each midrange and provides a neutral surface from which music can launch. First used in the Chronosonic XVX, V-Material, is strategically nested into interface locations for vibration control. V-Material behaves like a vibration absorber and has been put in the structure between the woofer module and the gantry. V-Material can also be found in the new Wilson Audio Acoustic DiodeTM spike system. X, S, and V-Material are combined with carbon fibre, austenitic stainless steel, and aerospace grade aluminium in the new Wilson Audio Alexx V.

Wilson Audio Alexx V loudspeakers

The new spiked feet of the Wilson Audio Alexx V loudspeakers

ADAPTABLE AND ADJUSTABLE

Alexx V is an adaptable design. Carrying over elements from its larger siblings, such as the XLF reversible woofer port and independently adjustable modules, allows this system to be tailored to your listening room. These tools built into the DNA of Alexx V allow for greater ease of installation into a wider variety of listening spaces. The open architecture gantry first launched with WAMM Master Chronosonic, followed by Chronosonic XVX, has now found a home with Alexx V. Not only does this benefit the overall appearance of the loudspeaker, but critically, it also enhances the overall rigidity of the entire upper module section and minimizes pressure trapped behind the enclosures, resulting in greater fidelity. Easier access to the upper modules makes for quicker adjustments. Similar to Wilson’s innovative lighting solution (Sono 1TM from Coolfall®) featured in Chronosonic XVX, Alexx V has an illumination cross-brace at the rear of the gantry which aides in speaker module setup and time-alignment fine tuning.

Wilson Audio Alexx V loudspeakers

Alexx V faces the original Alexx

DRIVERS

Continuing the Midrange – Tweeter – Midrange (MTM) design geometry of the original Alexx, Wilson’s engineering team has spent time advancing key components of the loudspeaker’s sound characteristics. Every baffle angle, at every module position, has been refined.

Wilson Audio Alexx V loudspeakers

Wilson MTM driver arrangement

The time-alignment accuracy of Alexx V is much closer to the XVX. The different sized lower and upper midrange drivers allow for a more careful tuning of the frequency band, which, when combined with the latest manufacturing advances, gives a greater degree of accuracy and adjustability. The 5.75” mid-woofer used in the original Alexx, TuneTot®,and SabrinaX, carries over to Alexx V. With the midrange band managed by two dissimilar sized drivers Wilson opted to leverage the incredible advances of our Alnico (Aluminum, Nickel, Cobalt) QuadraMag® design. This 7” mid was originally developed for Chronosonic XVX and the QuadraMag driver combines four separate magnets, arranged in an innovative quadrature geometry.

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The Wilson Audio Alexx V in Bergamot Pearl finish

Behind the midrange drivers, internal wave diffusers have been machined directly into the material to further aid the resolving power of the drivers. When it came to the tweeter, the R&D team once again considered all available options. Fundamentally, the integration of the tweeter and midrange is an absolutely critical element to accurate sound reproduction.

Wilson Audio Alexx V loudspeakers

The new CSC tweeter on the Wilson Audio Alexx V

Alexx V features an entirely new Convergent Synergy® Carbon (CSC) tweeter, which builds upon a modified version of the previous Convergent Synergy motor while embracing an re-imagined rear-wave chamber. This carbon fibre design is completely manufactured in-house using several 3D printers.

Wilson Audio originally developed the 10.5” and 12.5” woofers in conjunction with the WAMM Master Chronosonic. These bass drivers incorporate Wilson Audio’s latest thinking into low frequency reproduction. Carefully optimizing the Alexx V enclosure, the internal volume has dramatically increased (+16%) compared to the original Alexx. The net result is that Alexx V features almost the same internal woofer volume as the Chronosonic XVX.

Wilson Audio Alexx V loudspeakers

Wilson Audio Alexx V dark grey finish

SPECIFICATIONS

Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms / minimum 2.0 ohms @ 250 Hz

Sensitivity: 92 dB @ 1W @ 1m @ 1k

Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 32 kHz +/- 3 dB

Drivers

Tweeter: 1 inch, Dome (2.54 cm)

Dome Material: Doped Silk Fabric

Mid-Range: 5.75 inches (14.61 cm)

Cone Material: Doped Paper Pulp

Mid-Range: 7 inches (17.78 cm)

Cone Material: Paper Pulp Composite

Woofer: 10.5 inches (26.67 cm)

Cone Material: Hard Paper Pulp

Woofer: 12.5 inches (31.75 cm)

Cone Material: Hard Paper Pulp

Dimensions

Height: 63 5/16 inches (161 cm) w/o spikes

Width: 15 3/4 inches (40.01 cm)

Depth: 27 29/32 inches (70.88 cm)

Enclosure Type

Tweeter (Sealed): X-Material

5.75” Mid-Range (Rear Vent): X-Material with S-Material Baffle

7” Mid-Range (Rear Vent): X-Material with S-Material Baffle

Woofer (Front or Rear Ported): X-Material with V-Material Top Plate

Product Weight

Weight Per Channel Uncrated: 500 lbs (226.80 kg)

Total Approximate Shipping Weight: 1,400 lbs (635.03 kg)

PRICE

$135,000 in the USA.  In the UK they will be £139,000 inc vat and full installation, through Absolute Sounds.

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