Wilson Audio Alexx V Loudspeakers

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When it came time to upgrade the Alexx®, Daryl Wilson wanted to be sensitive to where research and development had brought Wilson Audio over the past five years. The decision was made that a fresh look at the Alexx was in order, so Wilson Audio’s R&D team approached the Alexx V as it if were an all-new loudspeaker. They took elements that clearly worked in the original design and began to apply the myriad of technologies generated by Wilson’s R&D since the advent of the Alexx. Following major launches of the WAMM Master Chronosonic®, Chronosonic XVX®, Sasha DAW®, and SabrinaX®, Alexx V joins a very special family of groundbreaking loudspeakers designed and handcrafted especially for music lovers and audiophiles alike.

The 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.

Each and every component of Alexx V has been re-evaluated and significantly improved. The launch of Alexx V represents a cumulative approach to loudspeaker design, something that Wilson Audio has been steadfast about integrating since the very first location monitor that Dave built almost five decades ago. Incorporating the latest technologies, engineering efficiencies, and material sciences, Alexx V has improved upon the original Alexx by giving, yet again, a higher level of resolution (both temporally and audibly).

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 outstanding and intricately innovative rear-wave chamber. This all carbon fibre design is completely manufactured in-house using several 3D printers. The sonic results of this tweeter development cycle have been nothing short of dramatic. The CSC offers far greater and more linear high frequency extension while providing unprecedented ambient retrieval and superior harmonic detail.

With the midrange band managed by two dissimilar sized drivers were opted to leverage the incredible advances of the Alnico (Aluminium, Nickel, Cobalt) QuadraMag® design. This 7” mid was originally developed for XVX Chronosonic and has a warmth, beauty, and texture that brings to life all the elements in your favourite recordings. The QuadraMag driver combines four separate magnets, arranged in an innovative quadrature geometry, further enhancing the delicate intricacies of the all-critical midrange reproduction quality.

 

 

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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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Drivers

Woofers
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 & Materials

Enclosure Type Woofer
XLF port, adjustable Rear or Front firing
Enclosure Type Midrange
Lower: Rear Vented / Upper: Rear Vented
Enclosure Type Tweeter
Sealed

Measurements

Sensitivity
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

Dimensions

Height
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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