Wilson's All-new Alexx

"Provenance"—in the art world refers to the place of origin or history of a particular piece of art. Provenance has special meaning to Wilson Audio, in this case in exploring Wilson's latest foray into the large speaker category. In this video, Dave and Daryl Wilson discussed the Alexx, its technologies and architecture. Together they examined Alexx's unique relationship both to the speakers that precede it, as well as to the WAMM, with which it was co-developed. Alexx was the fourth all-new loudspeaker from Wilson in as many years, and its inception, short of the WAMM, brought more technology and innovation and experience than any previous design from any company.

Time & Sound

Aspherical Propagation Delay describes the unique adjustability of Alexx’s modules to precisely align all the drivers in the time domain, in conjunction with the ability to optimize driver dispersion for literally hundreds of potential listening positions. With Alexx, the upper-midrange module features its own alignment block, which, in conjunction with the Alexia-style mid/ tweeter array below, provides unprecedented levels of time-domain accuracy.

Drivers

The strategic advantage of developing Alexx alongside WAMM is perhaps best exemplified with new technology surrounding the all-important midrange. For the first time, two different midrange drivers are spec’d in the MTM array, each optimized to cover a specific portion of the midrange. Wilson’s venerable seven-inch unit, first introduced in the Alexandria Series 2, covers the lower midrange.

Enclosure Materials

Wilson’s proprietary X-material, now in its third generation, is the ideal “launch pad” for woofers and tweeters. S-material has been optimized for the unique demands of the critical midrange.

Awards

Loudspeakers Over 100,000
2016
FIRST LISTEN - WILSON AUDIO ALEXX FLOORSTANDING LOUDSPEAKER
Alan Sircom
2016
Best Sound (cost no object): Two Channel
Jim Hannon
2017
Best of the Year: Loudspeakers
2017
Best sound cost no object (two channel)
LA Audio Show
2017
Recommended Components 2017
2017
Searching for Texture: The 2017 Jimmy Awards
2017
Alfie Award -Best of: Speakers
LA Audio Show
2017
Stereophile Recommended Components 2017
Stereophile
2017
Best Performance of the Year 2018
2018
2018 Recommended Components
2018
Recommended Components - Fall Edition
2018
Best Performance of the Year 2018
2018
2018 Recommended Components
2018
Editors Choice: Capital Audiofest 2018 Top Five Rooms
2018
Stereophile Recommended Components: 2019 Fall Edition
Stereophile
2019
Positive Feedback Audio Oasis AXPONA 2019
posi+ive-feedback
2019
Recommended Components: 2019 Edition Loudspeakers
Stereophile
2019
Stereophile Recommended Components 2020
Stereophile
2020
2020 Editors' Choice Awards
The Absolute Sound
2020
Recommended Components: Fall 2020 Edition
Stereophile
2020
2021 High-End Audio the absolute sound Buyer's Guide | ISSUE 310
the absolute sound
2020
2021 TAS Editors' Choice Awards
the absolute sound
2021
Recommended Components 2021 Edition
Stereophile
2021

Reviews

Wilson Audio Specialties Alexx Loudspeaker - Passing the Torch
The Absolute Sound 09/13/2019
Wilson Audio Specialties Alexx loudspeaker
Stereophile
Alexx
GadgetyNews
Alexx
The Audio Beat
Alexx
Posi+ive Feedback 01/01/1970
Wilson Audio Alexx
HiFiClube
Alexx
The Audio Beat

Alexx Technical Specifications

Released: 2016   
Retired: 2021

Drivers

Woofers
One 10.5 inch, (26.67 cm)
One 12.5 inch, (31.75 cm)
Midranges
One 7 inch (17.78 cm)
One 5.75 inch (14.61 cm)
Tweeter
1 inch silk dome (2.54 cm)

Enclosures & Materials

Woofer
XLF port, adjustable rear or front firing
Lower Midrange
Bottom Vented
Upper Midrange
Rear Vented
Tweeter
Sealed

Measurements

Sensitivity
91 dB @ 1 watt @ 1 meter @1 kHz
Nominal Impedance
4 ohms, 1.5 ohms minimal @ 2850 Hz
Minimum Amplifier Power
50 watts per channel
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 31 kHz +/- 3 dB Room Average Response [RAR]

Overall Dimensions

Height
62 9/32 inches, (158.23 cm)
Width
15 3/4 inches, (40.01 cm)
Depth
26 25/32 inches, (68.01 cm)
System Weight Per Channel
452 lbs each (205.02 kg)
Total System Shipping Weight (approx.)
1300 lbs pair (589.67 kg)