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Old 08-10-2019, 11:55 PM
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Alexx is still relatively new so it’s not going to be replaced. The XLF is there for comparison for a reason even though it’s not being “replaced.”

Maybe XLF like performance in a smaller foot print.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:22 AM
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Yes, perhaps between the Alexx and the XLF (Woofers look smaller than the XLF) with the look and the technology of the Chronosonic Wamm ?
It's an interesting guessing game.

The Woofers in that left spkr do look smaller than the XLF, but keep in mind the Woofers on the WAMM (10.5 and 12.5) are smaller than the XLF (13 and 15). And, the Alexx uses the WAMM woofers.

It's the use of the Chronosonic name that intrigues me. At present any speaker with Chronosonic in its name brings immediate associaton with the WAMM, and I suspect Wilson sees value in that association and the lineage its use will create, tracing back to David Wilson. Remember the WAMM is limited production - Bill are they all sold? Imagine the Wilson lineup without the WAMM. I'd be surprised if a speaker named Chronosonic was second in the line-up behind a speaker named Alexandria.

If any of that makes sense, it could be the Chronosonic XVX is the new top tier model. The XLF is what, somewhere around $220K? We're told the XVX is not $400k, but there's a lot of room between $220K and $400K to fit, say, a $335K+ speaker.

Joe P.'s 5 drivers question is also interesting. (It's actually 6 on the WAMM, 4 midrange and 2 tweeters, one rear firing - yeah I too forget about the one in the back .) With its rear firing tweeter, the XLF has 4. If the XVX has 5 or 6, that's a pretty good sign its going in the WAMM's spot.

Again - it's all speculation - we'll know soon enough. Fun!

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Old 08-11-2019, 04:51 AM
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Very good post !
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Very good post !

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Old 08-11-2019, 11:17 AM
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Charles, production of parts to build an initial run typically begins before the initial press release. Technically, Alexx went into production at the end of 2015 with the first pair played publicly at Definitive Audio's Music Matters in early 2016.

That said, I have seen some milled parts of Chronosonic XVX and there has yet to be a press release for it.
Bill, I have always defined production by the date the speaker is available to the consumer. Personally, I would never buy a speaker until it had been available to the consumer for at least 6 months unless its something like a Thor, which is a very simple device. If you remember, there was some question about the front port of the Alexx that had yet to be ironed out. My timing for a purchase of a speaker is after there has been an initial review or two or three and in production for about a year.

I appreciate all your comments so very much because they are so informative and fair.
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:10 PM
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It's an interesting guessing game...


..Joe P.'s 5 drivers question is also interesting. (It's actually 6 on the WAMM, 4 midrange and 2 tweeters, one rear firing - yeah I too forget about the one in the back .) With its rear firing tweeter, the XLF has 4. If the XVX has 5 or 6, that's a pretty good sign its going in the WAMM's spot.

Again - it's all speculation - we'll know soon enough. Fun!

The WAMM actually has 7 drivers above the woofer cabinet, 5 forward firing and a top enclosure mounted rear firing mid and tweeter.
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:12 PM
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The WAMM actually has 7 drivers above the woofer cabinet, 5 forward firing and a top enclosure mounted rear firing mid and tweeter.
Thanks for that info. The specs mention the rear firing tweeter, but not a rear firing (fifth) midrange. Too bad I don't have a pair or I'd know that. :-)
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:38 PM
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Thanks for that info. The specs mention the rear firing tweeter, but not a rear firing (fifth) midrange. Too bad I don't have a pair or I'd know that. :-)

Wow, I just checked the on line spec sheet and you are correct! That said, the press release has a section devoted to it and there is a corresponding pic on the website under images.

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Wow, I just checked the on line spec sheet and you are correct! That said, the press release has a section devoted to it and there is a corresponding pic on the website under images.
That's quite an impressive picture! Thanks for the follow-up.
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What a teasing !
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