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Old 05-19-2017, 06:39 PM
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Indeed the outward differences appear small and are, relative to the internals.



So here is a description of what looks different on Alexia 2 starting at the floor and working upward:
  • The larger mechanical diode and spike are from the Alexx
  • The front woofer cabinet baffle is raked 3 degrees
  • The woofer grille is squared off on the bottom.
  • The curve on the sides is softened slightly.
  • On the back, the screwed in metal plate that covers the resisitors/crossover is replaced by an easily removable glass cover ala Alexx.
  • The port is centered on the rear panel and edges rounded over. Hardware is flush mount.
  • Spike tracks and stairstep are isolated by W material inserts.
  • Where cables exit the bass cabinet to connect the upper modules, there is the same stainless steel strain relief as is used in WAMM and ALEXX.
  • The midrange cabinet is more rounded with very slightly different dimensions.
  • The tweeter enclosure is considerably more rounded on the edges.
  • The spike track in the top of the tweeter has twice as many positions over the same range.



The most important changes are internal, though certainly many of these external things have a direct affect on the sound too.


Hmmmmm!
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:00 AM
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Looks like the base has a bit of a flare, the port is midline,the binding post section looks great.

I really like the resistor section.
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It is unlikely for Wilson to change for the sake of change or appearance. Maybe the drivers have also been upgraded.

I'm hoping the price does not drift north
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Now that preliminary specs for Alexia v2 are posted, I see this differences:

Alexia - specifications

Sensitivity: 90 dB @ 1W @ 1m @ 1k
Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms / minimum 2 ohms @ 80 Hz
Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 32 kHz +/- 3 dB
Approx. System Weight Per Channel: 256 lbs (116.12 kg)

Alexia v2 - prelimimary specifications[

Sensitivity: 89 dB @ 1 Watt @ 1 meter @ 1kHz
Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms / minimum 2.54 ohms @ 85 Hz
Frequency Response: 19 Hz – 32 kHz +/- 3 dB Room Average Response [RAR]
System Weight Per Channel: 260 lbs (117.93 kg)

The sizes quoted for the drivers are the same for the original and the v2 Alexia. The WAMM tweeter is the same 1-inch size as the Alexia tweeter and Wilson materials seem to suggest Alexia v2 will have the WAMM tweeter.
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I heard Paragon might be having a Alexia 2 event in June. Unfortunately I will be in Europe and probably miss it. Maybe I will hear them when they hold a dCS event a couple weeks later.
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