Wilson Audio at Audio Concepts in Dallas, TX
Started from a desire for truly accurate playback systems in the studio, Wilson Audio has been a defining benchmark in the world of high-end audio for more than forty years. Wilson Audio speakers are handmade in Provo, Utah, where Daryl Wilson, son of founding father Dave Wilson, continues to design and refine the products to this day. His particular ear for sound and attention to detail has laid the foundation for a company focused on time-alignment, resonance control, and exceptionally high-tolerance manufacturing. The result? Greater dynamics, linearity, and musicality from the music you love.
We have most every model of Wilson Audio speaker available for audition, from the new TuneTot bookshelf and compact Sabrina floorstander up to the new Alexx. Call or email us to discuss the right Wilson speakers for you and to set up a demonstration.
TuneTot is the latest product from the Wilson Special Applications Engineering™ team. While its name pays homage to the first WSAE product, it is a modern technical tour de force designed to offer the timbral beauty, dynamic nuance, soundstage resolution, and transparency—all the hallmarks of Wilson loudspeakers design culture—but do so in environments which are hostile to all of those qualities.
TuneTot is the smallest and least expensive Wilson, but it would be a mistake to see it as an “entry-level” offering. TuneTots are lovingly fabricated and assembled by the same group of talented craftsmen who build the WAMM Master Chronosonic, using exactly the same processes and techniques. Its cabinet and driver technology are derived directly from Alexx and Sabrina. Finally, each TuneTot that emerges from Wilson is held to the same rigorous, industry-leading manufacturing tolerances as its larger siblings, ensuring each TuneTot is as technically and musically accurate as the reference prototype. You hear precisely what Daryl Wilson heard in the final design.
Meet the all-new Wilson Audio Sabrina! Sabrina is the most compact floorstanding speaker in the line-up, harkening back to the size and scale of the original 1980’s Wilson WATT/Puppy model. However that’s where the similarities end, as the Sabrina borrows technology and materials from the model XLF, the pinnacle of Wilson Audio’s 30 year quest to reproduce the sound of live music as realistically and life-like as possible.
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.
You can now enjoy the complete Wilson Audio musical experience with a compact, elegant speaker that is very much at home in most any environment. The Sabrina speakers make few demands on placement, and are happy with a wide range of ancillary components. We’re very excited about the Sabrina, and are certain it will bring many clients into the Wilson Audio family. Stop by for an audition!
Wilson is very excited to introduce its fifth all-new loudspeaker in as many years: The Yvette.
As we launch our newest loudspeaker, the natural questions seem to be within the context of Wilson’s past models. This is understandable. Dave Wilson’s WATT/Puppy literally transformed the high-end loudspeaker market in the late eighties, and went on to be the best selling loudspeaker in the over-$10K category in history. The Yvette may also invite comparison to Wilson’s cult favorite, the Sophia. Again, this makes sense. For thousands and thousands of music lovers and audiophiles, Sophia was the first experience they had with Wilson. Sophia was treasured for her unique combination of musicality and accessibility with other traditional Wilson virtues, such as dynamic resolution and soundstaging. She was, above all else, easy-going and eminently lovable.
The new Yvette draws from this rich tradition. But, perhaps more importantly, it derives its core technology directly from the enormous research-and-development reservoir of what is perhaps Wilson’s most prolific era of innovation to date. Wilson’s latest Sasha Series 2, the Alexia, the leading-edge Alexx have all informed the Yvette project, in some cases, with identical components. And like the Alexx, the Yvette was developed alongside Dave Wilson’s new WAMM project.
Yvette is the most advanced and musically refined single-enclosure loudspeaker in Wilson’s history.
Wilson Sasha W/P Series 2
The WATT/Puppy is perhaps the most salient and iconic example of Dave Wilson’s lifelong quest for the absolute sound. The WATT, the upper module of the combination, began in the mid-eighties as a utilitarian recording tool, a portable, ultra-high resolution location monitor for the recordings he was then making. The WATT was later paired with a dedicated woofer module—the “Puppy.” The WATT/Puppy combo became Wilson Audio’s largest selling product with over 15,000 sold. The reason was simple: it was a truly compact, full-range loudspeaker that could fit easily in most real-world listening rooms while still offering the bass speed and extension, the dynamics, and musicality associated with much larger systems.
Wilson Audio has a long history of utilizing technology pioneered in previous projects. In many ways, each new Wilson product is but the latest receptacle for its cumulative scientific research. With Sasha Series 2, the latest in the evolutionary line starting with the WATT/Puppy, precise time alignment (highly critical to harmonic expression, dynamic capability, and musicality) has reached an unprecedented degree of refinement for a two-cabinet loudspeaker. Also, the Wilson Convergent Synergy Tweeter that transformed the sound of the Alexandria XLF has now been modified for Sasha’s two-cabinet configuration.
The Sasha is Wilson’s most popular speaker in their lineup, delivering performance far beyond what one would expect from its price.
Wilson Alexia Series 2
The Alexia Series 2 speaker system represents the merging of the time-domain accuracy of the flagship Alexandria XLF with the stylish form factor similar to that of Sasha. Completed after a year and a half of research and development, the Alexia boasts the compact size of Sasha with the sonic scale, musicality, coherence, and resolution to rival the Alexandria XLF. This is truly a speaker that must be heard to be believed.
When it came to designing the Series 2, every angle and curve was scrutinized, every structural element was considered, each of the metal components, large and small, were carefully examined for possible improvements. Nearly everything in the Alexia has been reworked for the Series 2 with an eye toward more elegantly following the underlying technological function responsible for the Alexia’s intrinsic musical rightness.
Work was done in the crossover to make the Alexia Series 2 more amplifier friendly by slightly raising the nominal impedance.
Wilson Alexias are the most popular model we display at AudioConcepts. You can spend many multiples of the Alexia’s price on other speaker brands, but we doubt you’ll come close to the Alexia’s natural beauty, accuracy, and musicality. Come in to hear it for yourself.
Alexx incorporates Wilson’s latest thinking on loudspeaker design in the areas of time-domain geometry, driver configuration, and driver development. It is the latest beneficiary of Wilson’s ongoing analysis of low-resonance cabinet strategies via laser micrometer. Alexx draws from both recent designs such as the Alexia and the Sabrina, as well as the WAMM—Dave Wilson’s up and coming Magnum Opus—with which it was developed concurrently.
Alexx is the fourth all-new loudspeaker from Wilson Audio in as many years. It may be intuitive to assume the Alexx replaces the venerable MAXX, in that it is Wilson’s latest entry into the large speaker segment just below the Alexandria, but, in reality, the comparison with the MAXX begins and ends there. Instead, the Alexx is an altogether more complex and sophisticated loudspeaker. Alexx incorporates Wilson’s latest thinking on loudspeaker design in the areas of time-domain geometry, driver configuration, and driver development. It is the latest beneficiary of Wilson’s ongoing analysis of low-resonance cabinet strategies via laser micrometer. Alexx draws from both recent designs such as the Alexia and the Sabrina, as well as the WAMM—Dave Wilson’s up and coming Magnum Opus—with which it was developed concurrently.