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  • Wilson Audio: Alexandria XLF
    Dave the empiricist knows that it s all too easy to be seduced by the technological promise of a given part See how these two defining characteristics played out in Wilson s new flagship loudspeaker The Alexandria XLF at RMAF The Observer and the XLF Alexandria XLF Idealism and T Announcing the Alexandria XLF Alexandria XLF Videos Images News Awards Introduction Features Specifications Alexandria XLF If one s goal is to reproduce the sound of live music logic suggests that at some point the designer must listen to his creation in order to understand how much or how little it sounds like the live event Some designers in the industry maintain that making judgments on the success of one s design through listening is subjective and unscientific They believe that only through the application of the right theories or the strict adherence to a certain set of measurements can one reliably approach the ideal Yet the history of high end audio is littered with electronics and loudspeakers that achieve sterling performance on the test bench and yet to the ears of even the average listener fail to produce life like sound They lack the ineffable sense of rightness that momentarily

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  • Wilson Audio: Alexandria XLF
    by exotic high tech elements that potentially make up a product The technical veracity of any given part no matter how it appears on paper is only as good as the experience it produces For Dave the experience is everything The Alexandria XLF at RMAF The Observer and the XLF Alexandria XLF Idealism and T Announcing the Alexandria XLF Alexandria XLF Videos Images News Awards Introduction Features Specifications Alexandria XLF If one s goal is to reproduce the sound of live music logic suggests that at some point the designer must listen to his creation in order to understand how much or how little it sounds like the live event Some designers in the industry maintain that making judgments on the success of one s design through listening is subjective and unscientific They believe that only through the application of the right theories or the strict adherence to a certain set of measurements can one reliably approach the ideal Yet the history of high end audio is littered with electronics and loudspeakers that achieve sterling performance on the test bench and yet to the ears of even the average listener fail to produce life like sound They lack the ineffable

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  • Wilson Audio: Alexandria XLF
    Some designers in the industry maintain that making judgments on the success of one s design through listening is subjective and unscientific They believe that only through the application of the right theories or the strict adherence to a certain set of measurements can one reliably approach the ideal Yet the history of high end audio is littered with electronics and loudspeakers that achieve sterling performance on the test bench

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  • Wilson Audio: Alexandria XLF
    Load Firing Port as an effective remedy for room artifacts in the bass An elegantly simple idea the patent pending Cross Load system allows the user to choose either a front or rear firing port configuration On the front of the XLF below the woofers is a distinctive brushed aluminum plate with the Alexandria XLF logo In rooms where the rear firing option will tend to overload the bass it is simply a matter of removing the front plate and port plug switching those items to the rear and attaching the low turbulence trim to the front moving the port exit to the front of the Alexandria XLF The Cross Load Firing port system XLF dictated a larger bass enclosure It is 14 larger than the Series 2 The increased volume enabled the engineers to carefully shape the XLF s bass response to be even more linear and room friendly Using the latest analysis technology Wilson s mechanical engineers reworked the woofer cabinet thickening the enclosure walls and redesigning the internal bracing geometry Cabinet contribution in the bass region is extremely low in the Alexandria X 2 The Alexandria XLF is even more inert Wilson has a long tradition of cross populating advancements from one design to the rest of the line This sometimes means that a more expensive model benefits from technology introduced in a less expensive loudspeaker First introduced in Wilson s venerable WATT Puppy replacement the Sasha W P S material is a highly rigid critically damped epoxy based composite It was developed specifically for midrange beauty and ultra low resonance In combination with X material S material reduces measurable and audible noise and coloration in the midrange Drivers Dave s frustration with off the shelf drivers led to the decision to design his own tweeter The

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  • Wilson Audio: Alexandria XLF
    the woofers is a distinctive brushed aluminum plate with the Alexandria XLF logo In rooms where the rear firing option will tend to overload the bass it is simply a matter of removing the front plate and port plug switching those items to the rear and attaching the low turbulence trim to the front moving the port exit to the front of the Alexandria XLF The Cross Load Firing port system XLF dictated a larger bass enclosure It is 14 larger than the Series 2 The increased volume enabled the engineers to carefully shape the XLF s bass response to be even more linear and room friendly Using the latest analysis technology Wilson s mechanical engineers reworked the woofer cabinet thickening the enclosure walls and redesigning the internal bracing geometry Cabinet contribution in the bass region is extremely low in the Alexandria X 2 The Alexandria XLF is even more inert Wilson has a long tradition of cross populating advancements from one design to the rest of the line This sometimes means that a more expensive model benefits from technology introduced in a less expensive loudspeaker First introduced in Wilson s venerable WATT Puppy replacement the Sasha W P S material is a highly rigid critically damped epoxy based composite It was developed specifically for midrange beauty and ultra low resonance In combination with X material S material reduces measurable and audible noise and coloration in the midrange Drivers Dave s frustration with off the shelf drivers led to the decision to design his own tweeter The result of that effort is the Convergent Synergy tweeter It maintains all the strengths Wilson s previous tweeter designs great dynamic contrast harmonic expression exceptional power handling and low distortion The Convergent Synergy is extremely flat in its frequency response and has exemplary

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  • Wilson Audio: Alexandria XLF
    system allows the user to choose either a front or rear firing port configuration On the front of the XLF below the woofers is a distinctive brushed aluminum plate with the Alexandria XLF logo In rooms where the rear firing option will tend to overload the bass it is simply a matter of removing the front plate and port plug switching those items to the rear and attaching the low turbulence trim to the front moving the port exit to the front of the Alexandria XLF The Cross Load Firing port system XLF dictated a larger bass enclosure It is 14 larger than the Series 2 The increased volume enabled the engineers to carefully shape the XLF s bass response to be even more linear and room friendly Using the latest analysis technology Wilson s mechanical engineers reworked the woofer cabinet thickening the enclosure walls and redesigning the internal bracing geometry Cabinet contribution in the bass region is extremely low in the Alexandria X 2 The Alexandria XLF is even more inert Wilson has a long tradition of cross populating advancements from one design to the rest of the line This sometimes means that a more expensive model benefits from technology introduced in a less expensive loudspeaker First introduced in Wilson s venerable WATT Puppy replacement the Sasha W P S material is a highly rigid critically damped epoxy based composite It was developed specifically for midrange beauty and ultra low resonance In combination with X material S material reduces measurable and audible noise and coloration in the midrange Drivers Dave s frustration with off the shelf drivers led to the decision to design his own tweeter The result of that effort is the Convergent Synergy tweeter It maintains all the strengths Wilson s previous tweeter designs great dynamic contrast

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  • Wilson Audio: Alexandria XLF
    s Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Wilson Audio demonstrated the system that represents their state of the art Alexandria XLF supported by two Thor s Hammer Subwoofers With program material including DSD transfers of some of Dave Wilson s legendary recordings from the 1980s A video recap of the undertaking from setup to the reactions of those who were there The Alexandria XLF at RMAF The Observer and the XLF Alexandria XLF Idealism and T Announcing the Alexandria XLF Alexandria XLF Videos Images News Awards Introduction Features Specifications Technical Specs Drivers Super Tweeter Size 1 inch Silk Dome 2 54 cm Enclosure Type Rear Firing Tweeter Size 1 inch Silk Dome 2 54 cm Enclosure Type Sealed Midrange Sizes 7 inch 17 78 cm 7 inch 17 78 cm Enclosure Type Rear Vented Woofers Sizes 13 inch 33 02 cm 15 inch 38 10 cm Enclosure Type XLF Port adjustable rear or front firing Measurements Nominal Impedance 4 ohms min 3 2 ohms 1 Hz Sensitivity 93 5 dB 1 W 1 W 1 kHz Frequency Response 3 dB 19 5 Hz 33 kHz Minimum Amplified Power 7 Watts per channel Dimensions Height 70 25 inches 178 44 cm Width 19

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  • Wilson Audio: Alexandria XLF
    inch Silk Dome 2 54 cm Enclosure Type Sealed Midrange Sizes 7 inch 17 78 cm 7 inch 17 78 cm Enclosure Type Rear Vented Woofers Sizes 13 inch 33 02 cm 15 inch 38 10 cm Enclosure Type XLF Port adjustable rear or front firing Measurements Nominal Impedance 4 ohms min 3 2 ohms 1 Hz Sensitivity 93 5 dB 1 W 1 W 1 kHz Frequency Response 3

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