Polaris—the North Star—anchors the rotating night sky as the immovable center above the north pole. The task of a center channel loudspeaker is to provide the still point around which swirl the action, music, and emotion of the home theater experience.
The challenge of creating a loudspeaker that can match live music is twofold: first, grasp the auditory cues that communicate the brio of live music to the brain, and second, in the unfeeling realm of drivers, crossovers, and cabinets, know how to manipulate those materials to preserve the ineffable effect that music plays in our emotional lives.
In the case of Alexandria Series 2, the further challenge was to take a loudspeaker that had already, for many people, redefined the state of the art and elevate it to the next level of authentic value. The challenge was to move the marker forward an immediately recognizable degree.
The path to enlightenment always begins in the recognition there is more to learn. Dave Wilson unwittingly began the journey that led to the development of Alexandria Series 2 in Vienna, Austria—in a 19th century concert hall.
MaxX Series 3
Từ khi được giới thiệu vào năm 1998, dòng loa MaxX đã chứng minh được sự thành công trong mỗi sản phẩm, trong mỗi bài báo, và ở cấp độ mà nó đã trở nên tiêu chuẩn tham chiếu cho nhiều bài báo. (Một nhà báo đã viết về MaxX Series 2 :" đây là sản phẩm ấn tượng nhất mà tôi đã viết trong hơn 8 năm cầm bút của tôi". Có lẽ để nói đến sự thành công của nó chính là việc nó được sử dụng bởi các nhà sản suất điện tử và dây cáp hàng đầu trong các hệ thống tham chiếu của họ
"Wilson's design objective for the Sophia was to build a single-cabinet, floor-standing loudspeaker that could provide a level of musical enjoyment comparable to Wilson Audio's multi-cabinet speakers"
Absolute Sound Review
- It’s small enough to sit on a table or a fit in a bookshelf.
- You might be tempted to call it a bookshelf speaker.
- You’d be half right.
“Imagine the sound quality of a freestanding loudspeaker coming from a small speaker mounted on a shelf
or in a cabinet against a wall. That's exactly what Wilson Audio's new Duette promised—and delivered.” —Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound, April/May 2006
"...if you've bought into the Duette, you've bought into the Wilson way. The WATCH Dog offers a fantastic upgrade for that speaker, delivering increased bandwidth, transparency, texture, tonal colour and scale to what is already a wonderfully musical speaker. But the real gain is best expressed in musical rather than hi-fi terms."
"Duette Plus One...Mixing Wilson's two-way stand-mount
with the Passive WATCH Dog sub-woofer"
by Roy Gregory
HI-FI+ Magazine Issue 55
As part of a home theater system, Thor’s Hammer will bring low frequency sound effects to life in a way most moviegoers can only dream about. The fact is, it will achieve a level of dynamic speed and lack of distortion that far surpasses the best movie-house sound systems. The Wilson ideals of dynamic speed, clarity, and lack of distortion have long made our loudspeakers essential tools of the trade in Hollywood, where they’ve been used to record and mix the soundtracks of many of the industry’s iconic movies.