The Center 3.s front baffle is angled upward, directing the sound more correctly at the
listener's ears, especially important when the Center is mounted low, beneath a screen.
The Center 3 utilizes X-Material in both tweeter and woofer enclosures. S-Material, Wilson's
latest composite first used in the Sasha, now finds its place in the Center 3's mid-woofer
baffle. The new cabinet minimizes enclosure resonances and enhances the Center's settling
characteristics, allowing for better microdynamics and deeper shades of black.
The WATCH Center Series 3 sources its tweeter from the Sasha W/P and Sophia Series 3.
This proven design is slightly more efficient than the tweeter it replaces. It is also
more expressive of both large and small scale dynamics. Most importantly, it is better
suited and matched to the Wilson midrange driver.
The acclaimed Wilson midrange was developed originally for the Alexandria Series 2 by Dave
Wilson and his team of engineers. The Wilson mid was born of countless hours of listening
to live, unamplified music in the great concert halls of the world, most notably the Musikverein
in Vienna. Design goals were natural timbre, dynamic alacrity, and high-resolution. Dave was
particularly concerned with resolving the very early reflections he heard when listening to
live music, but which where missing in all previous loudspeaker designs in his experience. In
order to resolve this subtle transient information, Dave knew the new driver must exhibit very
fast and controlled settling time.the behavior of the driver's cone just after an initial transient.
To capitalize on the performance advantages of the Wilson midrange driver, a complete
redesign of the crossover was in order for WATCH Center 3. Along with the latest in Wilson's
unique anti-jitter technology, which accounts for interactions between high- and low-pass
filters, special attention was given to the crossover's signal path and component layout,
with measurable reductions in component interaction. The new crossover allows the Wilson
mid to "speak" articulately from a near-silent background.
Top View of the WATCH Center Channel
Side View of the WATCH Center Channel
Detail showing the Propagation Delay Adjustment on the Center Channel Tweeter module