American speaker heavyweight Wilson Audio have announced that on March 29th they will launch their new speaker, Alexx V, worldwide.
As the name suggest this is a upgrade on the Alexx speaker which has been a key part of Wilson’s upper range for the last 4 years.
Anyone who has been following Wilson Audio closely will know the speakers have seen quite a few new developments in the last 5 years since Daryl Wilson took over the designing duties. We personally think the latest Wilson speakers Sasha DAW, Alexia 2 and Tunetot have been the best that the company has ever produced. Because of this, Alexx V is a highly anticipated commodity.
When it came time to upgrade the Alexx, Daryl Wilson wanted to be sensitive to where research and development had brought Wilson Audio over the past five years. The decision was made that a fresh look at the Alexx was in order, so Wilson Audio’s R&D team approached the Alexx V as it if were an all-new loudspeaker. They took elements that clearly worked in the original design and began to apply the myriad of technologies generated by Wilson’s R&D since the advent of the Alexx.
Each and every component of Alexx V has been re-evaluated and significantly improved. The launch of Alexx V represents a cumulative approach to loudspeaker design, something that Wilson Audio has been steadfast about integrating since the very first location monitor that Dave built almost five decades ago. Incorporating the latest technologies, engineering efficiencies, and material sciences, Alexx V has improved upon the original Alexx by giving, yet again, a higher level of resolution (both temporally and audibly).
Alexx V features an entirely new Convergent Synergy Carbon (CSC) tweeter. This all carbon fibre design is completely manufactured in-house using several 3D printers. The sonic results of this tweeter development cycle have been nothing short of dramatic.
With the midrange band two dissimilar sized drivers were opted to leverage the incredible advances of the Alnico (Aluminium, Nickel, Cobalt) QuadraMag® design. This 7” mid was originally developed for XVX Chronosonic and has a warmth, beauty, and texture that brings to life all the elements in your favourite recordings. The QuadraMag driver combines four separate magnets, arranged in an innovative quadrature geometry, further enhancing the delicate intricacies of the all-critical midrange reproduction quality.
We are extremely excited to receive our demonstration pair of Alexx V when launched and will be happy to showcase to our customers in our newly refurbished showroom upon reopening on April 12th.