Unlike most wall-mount speakers, Alida possesses all the salient attributes of Wilson loudspeakers: dynamic agility, tonal expression, and musical beauty. The Alida incorporates the same anti-jitter ...
Unlike most wall-mount speakers, Alida possesses all the salient attributes of Wilson loudspeakers: dynamic agility, tonal expression, and musical beauty. The Alida incorporates the same anti-jitter crossover technology that underlies the astonishingly grain-free transparency and musicality of full-size Wilson loudspeakers. With strong power handling capacity and low-end frequency response reaching 40 Hz, this speaker will forever change the perception of just how good a wall-mounted speaker can sound.
Alida is the latest Special Applications product from Wilson Audio. It was designed to offer the timbrel neutrality, dynamic response, soundstage depth, and transparency of floor-standing Wilson loudspeakers, but to do so in the extremely adverse conditions of wall-mounted applications. The Alida is a perfect example of performance disproportionate to size.
Convergent Synergy Tweeter
The new Wilson Convergent Synergy Tweeter first found a home in the Alexandria XLF. Wilson’s tweeter rejects exotic materials in favor of a new silk dome design that better meets all of Wilson Audio’s musical design goals—and, perhaps most importantly, provides a seamless match to Wilson’s midrange driver.
The Convergent Synergy Tweeter now makes its debut in the Alida. This version of the Convergent Synergy Tweeter features a bespoke rear-wave chamber, designed specifically for the Alida platform. Additionally, Wilson will offer a custom version with the its modified titanium dome tweeter for those customers replacing the outgoing Surround, who still use front speakers with this tweeter.
Introducing the Alida Speaker
The contribution of the speaker grills is an often-overlooked component in high-end loudspeaker design. One solution employed by some designers is to omit the grill entirely, but this creates a cosmetic presentation that many homeowners understandably view as unfinished. Still other loudspeaker manufactories treat the grill as an afterthought, and devote very little in the way of engineering time to the problems poorly designed grills and grill frames cause. Wilson grill frames are built entirely from its proprietary composite X-Material. X-Material has the advantage of being both extremely rigid and very well-damped; it quickly and efficiently converts unwanted vibrations into heat. Since each grill frame is individually milled, special attention can be given to its shape, the complexity of which in the Alida minimizes sporadic diffraction and reflections normally caused by the grill’s frame.
Careful attention was paid to Alida’s crossover. The goal was to optimize the time domain and the overall tonal balance for wall placement. The Alida’s tonal beauty, dynamic expression, and scaling belie its placement in a difficult environment and call to mind Wilson’s larger reference products.
If money is no object and you’re looking for some of the most desirable, expensive and high end speakers in the world then Wilson Audio is the brand for you. Founded by David Wilson and Sheryl Lee Wilson in 1972, Wilson Audio produces speakers that will take your listening to the top level. The legendary build quality combined with their unbelievable sound quality has firmly established Wilson Audio as the most successful manufacturer of high end speakers in the world.
A set of Wilson speakers will bring out the very best in high end audio equipment helping to deliver a musical experience that’s as good as you can get. And with their range of speakers running into 6 figures for the critically acclaimed Alexandria XLF, a set of Wilson speakers represents a considerable investment. Beautifully designed and engineered, Wilson Audio speakers really have to be seen to be understood.
From their entry level speakers right up to the monolithic proportioned Alexia and Alexandria XLF speakers, once you’ve listened to a set of Wilson Audio speakers you’ll be hooked. To find out more about Wilson Audio get in touch with us on 01865 790 879.