Mezzo is only the latest product from the Wilson Special Applications Engineering Team™. This group
of products recognizes there are situations where the typical floorstanding loudspeaker fails to adequately
meet needs that fall outside the typical listening room/home theater environments.
Wilson has a long and storied history of developing products for specific applications. The first product to
fit that definition was the Wilson Audio Tiny Tot, or WATT©. Long before it became the mid and upper range
part of the venerable WATT/Puppy© combo (the best selling over $10k loudspeaker in audio history), it was
originally designed as a portable location monitor. The WATT played a significant role in the series of
audiophile-quality records Dave engineered in the mid-nineteen-eighties. The WATT's original heritage was
thereafter evident by the machined aluminum handle that traversed the rear blades, a safe and convenient way
for Dave to carry the monitor to and from recording locales.
The Mezzo™ was also formulated and engineered with a specific function in mind: a loudspeaker endowed with
a nearly identical sonic signature to Wilson's Sasha W/P©, but in a low-profile package. When used as
a center channel, Mezzo seamlessly matches the acoustic signature of Wilson's remarkable Sasha. Indeed, the Mezzo
features a driver complement nearly identical to the Sasha, the exception being the midrange driver, which is borrowed
from the legendary Alexandria X-2©. The Mezzo also provides an unprecedented level of musical accuracy in
music systems and home theaters where its low-profile form solves architectural challenges, such as in those
installations where a tall loudspeaker would block wall-to-wall cinema screens, the view afforded by
large windows, or would obstruct wallhanging artwork. Whether it is used as a center channel in conjunction with
Sasha, MAXX, or Alexandria, or as a main loudspeaker, Mezzo matches the tonal beauty, dynamic speed, tonal
sophistication, resolution, and sense of "thereness" that are hallmarks of Sasha W/P.