Since its introduction in 1998, the MAXX has proved a clear success by every measure—in units sold, in glowing reviews, and in the degree to which it has become the reference for many of those leading reviewers. (One writer said the MAXX Series 2 was "the most significant product I've written about in my eight years as an audio reviewer.") Perhaps MAXX's greatest measure of success was its use by top-tier electronics and cable manufacturers in their reference systems.

To meet the design challenge of a highly rigid but low moving mass cone, we created a unique blend of proprietary cellulose fibers. When the driver was deployed in the new Alexandria, it was obvious the bar for realistic reproduction of music had been raised. Now, with a slightly simplified motor assembly, the same driver makes its debut in the newly released MAXX Series 3. 

 Aspherical Propagation Delay, first employed in the flagship Alexandria, allows a far more accurate alignment of the individual drivers in the time and dispersion domains, eliminating a source of distortion otherwise intrinsic to large speaker systems (see the diagrams below). 

By splitting the upper range drivers into two discrete modules, it is possible to achieve optimal aspherical propagation delay in the new MAXX Series 3.

MAXX 3 Loudspeaker of the Year Award from Stereophile

Stereophile Magazine Editor in Chief John Atkinson awards the 2009 Loudspeaker of the Year honor to Dave and Sheryl Lee Wilson of Wilson Audio

Awards

Product of the Year
2009
Product of the Year
2009
Editor's Choice Award
2009
Product of the Year
2009
Outstanding Overall Performance Floorstanding Speaker - Prestige
2009
The Top 25 Best Loudspeakers
2011
Audio Excellence
2016
HIFICRITIC Awards 2017
HIFICRITIC
2017

Reviews

MAXX Series-3
The Audio Beat (CES Best of Show 2010)
MAXX Series-3
Stereophile
MAXX Series-3
Stereophile (Loudspeaker of the Year 2009)
MAXX Series-3
SoundStage!
MAXX Series-3
Audiophile Review (Number 5 in the list)
MAXX Series-3
Home Theater Review

MAXX Series 3 Technical Specifications

Released: 2008   
Retired: 2016

Drivers

Woofer
1 – 13 inch (33.02 cm), One-11 inch (27.94 cm)
Midrange
2 – 7 inch (17.78 cm)
Tweeter
1 – 1 inch inverted dome (2.54 cm)

Measurements

Sensitivity
91 dB @ 2.83V at one meter
Nominal Impedance
4 ohms, 3 ohms minimal
Minimum Amplifier Power
15 watts per channel
Frequency Response
+0, -3 dB 20 Hz - 21.5 kHz Average in-room response

Overall Dimensions

Height
63 13/16 inches (172.24 cm)
Width
16 1/8 inches (40.96 cm)
Depth
24 1/4 inches (61.60 cm)
System Weight Per Channel
425 lbs each (193 kg)
System Shipping Weight (approx.)
1190 lbs pair (540 kg)