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Old 11-16-2019, 03:01 PM
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"In contrast, the Chronosonic XVX makes most speaker systems sound like they run on 8-bit color – whereas it’s at 24-bit."

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Old 11-17-2019, 12:31 PM
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"In contrast, the Chronosonic XVX makes most speaker systems sound like they run on 8-bit color – whereas it’s at 24-bit."

https://audiobacon.net/2019/11/16/ho...rs-sound-like/
Thank you so much for this post. I read the review carefully. I think the room matters a lot and the ancillary equipment. I think you could apply this review to virtually all the new Wilsons to a high degree. I don't know how any speaker in my room with my gear could sound any better than my Alexx.

I have always wanted a true reference speaker. The XVX is a true reference speaker. I didn't buy it for any other reason.
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Old 11-19-2019, 01:40 PM
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"Just received my TAS. I am looking forward to reading in detail about the Hall of Fame inductees. I wonder if MF will buy an XVX? I came very close to buying an XLF as my final reference speaker. I am so glad I didn't. It would have been very easy. While not a mistake because it is a very fine speaker it would have precluded my XVX purchase. I would much prefer the XVX which will be my final speaker. Mikey must be absolutely dizzy by what Daryl is doing at Wilson.

He's probably thinking, "I bought an XLF, then an Alexx, now I got to buy one of these things (XVX)?? I've already mortgaged my house twice!" Although reviewers make a nice salary and receive a big discount he has climbed every rung of the ladder. That's expensive. I don't mean to gloat. Ok, I am gloating just a little, so spank me.

It will be interesting to see his response to the XVX. It's not that my/his Alexx is not a great speaker. It is. For me I can't find a flaw and I can usually spot flaws fairly quickly, some much quicker than others. But I always dreamed of owning a true reference speaker and now I will own one from the most iconic of all speaker manufacturers. Things have turned out well for me. When I first learned of the XVX and read about it I was smitten. I have never and I mean never been so smitten by a speaker. The last time I can remember feeling anything like this was when my Genesis II's arrived from Atlanta with the huge subwoofers and ribbon mid and tweeter panels. The subs were about 400 lbs a piece. Although an extremely flawed speaker I loved it and kept it for nearly 10 years. However, I paid a whopping 30 grand for the Gen II's. They were a tremendous value and I got to know Arnie Nudell and Paul McGowan. I wound up purchasing an additional sub amp to get better control of the subs. The Gen II's had a slightly older version of the circular ribbon tweeter than the 200's that quickly replaced them but I liked the 12" woofers so much better than the 8" that came with the 200.

With my XVX I get the top of the Wilson line including the MK5 tweeter, which I always seem to have somehow missed in the past. The Alexx uses a CST MK3. I don't think this amounts to a hill of beans. It is like what happened to me with the II's vs the 200's but still, when you pay this type money, you want the most current drivers. I have been waiting for a speaker like the XVX all my life. Hope you are doing well. There are so many excellent articles in this issue it will take me several weeks to read them. Then I'll shoot you another email.

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"Just received my TAS. I am looking forward to reading in detail about the Hall of Fame inductees. I wonder if MF will buy an XVX? I came very close to buying an XLF as my final reference speaker. I am so glad I didn't. It would have been very easy. While not a mistake because it is a very fine speaker it would have precluded my XVX purchase. I would much prefer the XVX which will be my final speaker. Mikey must be absolutely dizzy by what Daryl is doing at Wilson.

He's probably thinking, "I bought an XLF, then an Alexx, now I got to buy one of these things (XVX)?? I've already mortgaged my house twice!" Although reviewers make a nice salary and receive a big discount he has climbed every rung of the ladder. That's expensive. I don't mean to gloat. Ok, I am gloating just a little, so spank me.

It will be interesting to see his response to the XVX. It's not that my/his Alexx is not a great speaker. It is. For me I can't find a flaw and I can usually spot flaws fairly quickly, some much quicker than others. But I always dreamed of owning a true reference speaker and now I will own one from the most iconic of all speaker manufacturers. Things have turned out well for me. When I first learned of the XVX and read about it I was smitten. I have never and I mean never been so smitten by a speaker. The last time I can remember feeling anything like this was when my Genesis II's arrived from Atlanta with the huge subwoofers and ribbon mid and tweeter panels. The subs were about 400 lbs a piece. Although an extremely flawed speaker I loved it and kept it for nearly 10 years. However, I paid a whopping 30 grand for the Gen II's. They were a tremendous value and I got to know Arnie Nudell and Paul McGowan. I wound up purchasing an additional sub amp to get better control of the subs. The Gen II's had a slightly older version of the circular ribbon tweeter than the 200's that quickly replaced them but I liked the 12" woofers so much better than the 8" that came with the 200.

With my XVX I get the top of the Wilson line including the MK5 tweeter, which I always seem to have somehow missed in the past. The Alexx uses a CST MK3. I don't think this amounts to a hill of beans. It is like what happened to me with the II's vs the 200's but still, when you pay this type money, you want the most current drivers. I have been waiting for a speaker like the XVX all my life. Hope you are doing well. There are so many excellent articles in this issue it will take me several weeks to read them. Then I'll shoot you another email.

Best,

Charles"
Charles... did you previously mention, what is the appropriate ETA of your XVX Speakers?
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:16 PM
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Charles... did you previously mention, what is the appropriate ETA of your XVX Speakers?
I don't know. I'm in no hurry. I'm enjoying the anticipation a lot. And for some reason I'm enjoying my Alexx even more. I suspect probably the first or second week in January. I really don't want the stress over the Holidays. I hope everyone understands I'm being a little bubbly. When you spend this kind of money you need to be. I looked at my personal account and saw the huge debit and it had my dealers name in parenthesis by its side. I have never seen that happen before.

P.s. I hope you can tolerate me till then. Once installed I'm sure I'll calm down.

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Old 11-20-2019, 12:18 AM
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I don't know. I'm in no hurry. I'm enjoying the anticipation a lot. And for some reason I'm enjoying my Alexx even more. I suspect probably the first or second week in January. I really don't want the stress over the Holidays. I hope everyone understands I'm being a little bubbly. When you spend this kind of money you need to be. I looked at my personal account and saw the huge debit and it had my dealers name in parenthesis by its side. I have never seen that happen before.

P.s. I hope you can tolerate me till then. Once installed I'm sure I'll calm down.
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Charles, snap a few pictures of your dealer's new Ferrari when he arrives to set up the xvx's
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Wow. The XVX is stunning in dark grey (galaxy grey?).
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