Convergence of Nature, Science and ArtThe original Alexx loudspeaker, launched in 2016, quickly gained critical acclaim throughout the industry. Alexx benefited from several elements developed during the five years Wilson Audio’s founder David A. Wilson, and his unwavering R&D team, brought to life his magnum opus: the WAMM Master Chronosonic. Now, five years after the monumental accomplishment of the WAMM, Alexx V builds upon the original Alexx’s success by offering a completely re-engineered performance envelope without greatly increasing the footprint. Comparing the overall size of Alexx V to the original, Alexx V is only 1” deeper and 1” taller while maintaining the same width.
Alexx V ElementsOur engineering team went through each of the critical sub-systems found in the Alexx® and upgraded, or re-engineered, many of its components. Here are some highlights:
- All X-Material enclosures with V-Material nested in strategic locations (top of the woofer, in gantry cross-brace, and in the new Wilson Audio Acoustic Diode™ Spike). Vibration control and upper module isolation akin to what is found in the Chronosonic XVX provides amazing settling between the notes.
- There have been several crossover changes. With fewer components now in the signal path we fine-tuned and modified the system for better Impedance and Sensitivity measurements— From a minimum impedance measurement of 1.5 ohms (Alexx) to 2.0 ohms (Alexx V) and +1dB more sensitive than Alexx Series 1.
GantryThe 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 our innovative lighting solution (Sono 1™ from Coolfall®) featured in Chronosonic XVX, Alexx V has an illuminated cross brace at the rear of the gantry, which aids in speaker module setup and time-alignment fine-tuning.
Wilson Audio Acoustic DiodeBuilding upon the research and development of Pedestal, the Special Applications Engineering Team is excited to announce the Wilson Audio Acoustic Diode™ (AD Spike for short). At the heart of the Acoustic Diode is our proprietary “V-Material.” This superior constrained layer damping composite is unsurpassed in vibration absorption and resonance control. Energy from the enclosure migrates into the V-Material where it is faced with the effective damping properties of this efficient material. The mass of the loudspeaker concentrated onto the very small ends of the spike tips results in significant levels of PSI that prevent detrimental vibrations from traveling upward into the footer. Those vibrations that do travel up the spike are absorbed by the mass of the Acoustic Diode and have to travel through the V-Material to have a chance to influence the enclosure. Keeping the spike and threaded post separate prevent a direct path for vibrations to travel, or interplay, and are therefore dissipated and absorbed in either the V-Material or the footer housing. This distinctive design, combined with advanced vibration-mitigating materials, provides the best of both worlds; a solid base from which the drivers can launch as well as preventing the transmission of energy from the floor to the loudspeakers.
Alexx V Technical Specifications
DriversWoofers One—10 1/2 inch (26.67 cm)
One—12 1/2 inch (31.75 cm) Midrange Two—7 inch (17.78 cm) / 5 3/4 inch (14.61 cm) Tweeter One—1 inch (2.54 cm)
Enclosures & MaterialsEnclosure Type Woofer XLF port, adjustable Rear or Front firing Enclosure Type Midrange Lower: Rear Vented / Upper: Rear Vented Enclosure Type Tweeter Sealed
MeasurementsSensitivity 92 dB @ 1W @ 1 meter @1 kHz Nominal Impedance 4 ohms, 2.0 ohms minimal @ 250 Hz Minimum Amplifier Power 50 Watts per channel Frequency Response +/- 3 dB 20 Hz - 32 kHz
DimensionsHeight 63 5/16 inches (161 cm) Width 15 3/4 inches (40 cm) Depth 27 29/32 inches (68 cm) System Weight (Per Channel) 500 lbs each (226.80 kg) Total System Shipping Weight (Approximate) 1,400 lbs pair (635.03 kg)
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