The Measure Of Sabrina

 How to take the measure of Wilson Audio’s smallest floor standing loudspeaker? As this video suggests, by comparing it directly to the Alexandria XLF. While size and complexity are the most obvious differences, more telling are the traits the two loudspeakers share in common. 

Design

The objective for Sabrina was to take the wealth of knowledge and experience contained in the XLF and distill it down to its essence. To create a loudspeaker that, like the first WATT/Puppy, could stand alongside much larger systems and offer the kind of dynamic contrast and harmonic expression that is the defining character of Wilson Audio loudspeakers. 

...I can honestly imagine audiophiles planning to spend multiples of [Sabrina’s] price choosing it over much more expensive competition, such is the magnificence of its scale, its coherence, its expressiveness, its musical completeness. Pound for pound and dollar for dollar, the Sabrina is Wilson Audio’s best speaker, ever—the one that gives the biggest slice of the company’s considerable sonic cake for the least amount of money

Drivers

  • The Wilson Convergent Synergy Tweeter, introduced in Alexandria XLF, is a unique soft-dome design renowned for its uncanny balance of wide bandwidth and effortless musicality.
  • In Sabrina, an agile and dynamic 5.75" midrange driver is used. Its midrange beauty and dynamic alacrity extends into the lower treble (it is linear to beyond 3.5kHz). 
  • Sabrina’s eight-inch woofer was first used in the Alexia, and was modified for its use in this smaller, single-driver enclosure. 

Enclosure Materials

Sabrina’s cabinet is hand-assembled, glued with proprietary adhesives, hand-sanded, gel coated, painted with multiple layers of automotive-grade paint, inspected, then polished and buffed to the same exacting standard as every other Wilson loudspeaker. The front baffle and bottom panels are built from Wilson proprietary composite, X-Material.