The objective for Sabrina was to take the wealth of knowledge and experience contained in the XLF and distill it down to its essence. To create a loudspeaker that, like the first WATT/Puppy before it, could stand alongside much larger systems, and, like its flagship sibling, offer the kind of dynamic contrast and harmonic expression that is the defining character of Wilson Audio Loudspeaker.
The Wilson Convergent Synergy Tweeter, introduced in Alexandria XLF, is a unique soft-dome design renowned for its uncanny balance of wide bandwidth and effortless musicality. Sabrina features a simplified version of this tweeter, which is crossed over considerably higher than in other Wilson designs, allowing it to perform with even greater power-handling capacity and low distortion.
The 5.75 inch midrange driver is remarkably smooth throughout its bandwidth (which extends flat to 3.5 kHz, facilitating the elevated crossover point to the tweeter). Midrange beauty and alacrity are well-known hallmarks of Wilson designs, and Sabrina’s midrange is no exception. The crossover points allow the driver to perform optimally within the “sweet spot” of its range.
Sabrina’s woofer is derived from the 8 inch driver in Alex- ia. In typical small cabinet loudspeakers, the bass will ei- ther sound lean, or, in an effort to compensate for the lack of cabinet volume, it will sound “fat” and ill-defined.
The bass performance Wilson owners have come to expect is neither of those; rather it is fast, with huge dynamic contrast, and no “smearing” or overhang. Sa- brina’s bass exhibits all of these qualities. And even though it can’t go as low as our larger loudspeakers (because the laws of physics are, after all, laws), its articulation and speed and optimized extension will de- molish any preconceptions about how much powerful bass can come from such a small loudspeaker.
|Enclose Type||Rear Ported|
|Woofers||8 inches (20.32 cm)|
|Midrange||5 3/4 inches (14.61 cm)|
|Tweeter||1 inch , Dome (2.54 cm)|
|Sensitivity||87 dB @ 1 watt @ 1 meter @ 139 Hz|
|Minimum Amplifier Power||50 Watts per channel|
|Frequency Response||31 Hz - 21 kHz +/- 3 dB room average response (RAR)|
|Height||38 inches ( 96.48 cm)|
|Height with spikes||39 5/16 inches (99.80 cm)|
|Width||12 inches (30.48 cm)|
|Depth||15 3/16 inches (38.55 cm)|
|System Weight Per Channel||94 lbs (42.64 kg)
|System Shipping Weight (approx.)||222 lbs (100.70 kg)
"I tested one of their latest models today, the Sabrina, and it did not disappoint in the slightest."
"And the bass? Well, that Wilson pipe-organ recording has lots of it, including several pedal low Cs (32Hz). I expected a speaker of the Sabrina's size, with just a single 8" woofer, to merely hint at these notes, or present them only as harmonics. But no, there they were: clean, and at levels that, while not quite room-shaking, were certainly more than enough to provide a solid musical foundation. "
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