The latest addition to Wilson Audio’s collection is the 161cm tall Alexx V, which sits just below the flagship Chronosonic models in the company’s extensive range of high end loudspeakers. Featuring an ‘open gantry’ design devised for the Chronosonic project to support the three enclosures for mid and high frequency drivers, and offering increased structural rigidity and set-up flexibility. Alexx V Incorporates Wilson Audio’s proprietary, resonance-eradicating ‘X-Material’, ‘S-Material’ and newly devised ‘V-Material’, combined with carbon fibre, austenitic stainless steel and aerospace-grade aluminium to deliver “cutting-edge audio and industrial art”.
A new ‘Convergent Synergy Carbon’ high-frequency driver sited between 146mm and 178mm midrange drivers, all individually housed. The larger unit is the same QuadraMag driver featured in the Chronosonic XVX. Bass frequencies are delivered by 267mm and 317mm drivers originally developed for the Chronsosonic project, benefitting from a 16% increase in internal volume compared to the original Alexx. Fully adaptable to the listening space owing to the XLF reversible bass port and individually adjustable high- and mid-frequency modules, Alexx V delivers “exceptional time alignment”. This model includes the new Wilson Audio Acoustic Diode spike system incorporating ‘V-Material’, and AudioCapX capacitors in a crossover that’s made entirely in-house.
The net result is said to be “an astonishingly crisp, clear and dynamic sounding loudspeaker, capable of immense sonic scale and consummate verisimilitude. These awesome American transducers deliver a sound so thrillingly realistic, you’ll swear your favourite musicians have dropped by for a private performance.” Available to order in 21 ‘standard’, ‘upgrade’ and ‘pearl’ colour options alongside a choice of grille colours. Wilson Audio can also custom-match colours upon request. UK RRP in standard colour options is £139,000 per pair, including full installation.