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    Re: alexia V

    I owned the first version of the Alexia’s. Enjoyed them for 5 years. Sold them to a friend that’s enjoying them immensely with ARC power. Look forward to listening to the Alexia Vs.
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    Re: alexia V

    yes, the alexia was a great speaker and still is. series 2 is mainly improved dynamicwise.
    more infos about model V:

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    Re: alexia V

    No plans to change my Alexia's but if I did I would look hard at MBL for my needs. Main focus is HT.

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    Re: alexia V

    Price has gone up from 57k up to 67k - 79k. When will this constant price increase stop?
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    Re: alexia V

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    Price has gone up from 57k up to 67k - 79k. When will this constant price increase stop?
    I wish we had the answer to that question.

    Alexia 2 Pricing - $58K - $70K (With Acoustic Diodes - $61K - $73K which come on Alexia V)
    Alexia V Pricing - $67.5K - $79K

    The introduction of Alexia 2 was almost 6 years ago, well before the multiple supply chain raw material price increases that began in 2020 and to some degree have not fully subsided today. We see scheduled ongoing price increases from vendors, as many as 4 in 2022 for some. Freight increases alone, in and out, are brutal. While we would prefer to have the same price as Alexia 2, our desire to bring Alexia V along the technology path of Chronosonic XVX and Alexx V added to these ongoing vendor increases made that impossible.

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    Re: alexia V

    While recognizing that inflation may result in no good choices, to me, a higher price on a superior replacement product is a lot more palatable than a price increase on an old model.

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    Re: alexia V

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    While recognizing that inflation may result in no good choices, to me, a higher price on a superior replacement product is a lot more palatable than a price increase on an old model.
    very well said!
    from 61 to 67 is 10% only. lots of others went up more than this without any improvement.

    that said in europe the price went up from 74 to 92k (standard colors), that is more than 20% increase for no other reason than greed and puts me out of interest while i was sure to get a pair. just not willing to play that game.

    great review btw. wilson knows how to do the job more than just right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    very well said!
    from 61 to 67 is 10% only. lots of others went up more than this without any improvement.

    that said in europe the price went up from 74 to 92k (standard colors), that is more than 20% increase for no other reason than greed and puts me out of interest while i was sure to get a pair. just not willing to play that game.

    great review btw. wilson knows how to do the job more than just right.
    I'm guessing that much of the increase you're seeing in Europe is due to currency effects due to a very strong US dollar vs. the Euro.

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    Re: alexia V

    74,7 is the current price of alexia2, i guess the exchange rate is implemented already.
    then again thx, what you say may still have some influence.

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    Re: alexia V

    The Alexia V will be the main event when Paragon has the first of its 5 Fall music events on the 6th of October. That will be followed by another October event, two in November and the last in December. Nice to have these to look forward to after a couole of years of Covid.
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    I am very happy with my Alexia 2. When I am ready for the speaker upgrade, I think I will first consider the bigger model, Alexx V or even a pair of used Alexx.
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    Re: alexia V

    Nice review by Jason in Stereophile: Wilson Audio Specialties Alexia V loudspeaker | Stereophile.com

    Assume he upgraded from his prior Alexia 2 speakers, based on the setup comments.
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    Re: alexia V

    Have had the new Alexia V's for a few weeks now:

    Words to describe what I’m hearing so far:

    The Alexia V delivers!

    No more clutter…unpacks everything…nothing is hidden..ruthlessly exposes everything, including too close or bad miking in the source

    Articulate comes to mind, as does clarity and lifelike decay

    The soundscape is more clearly exposed in all three dimensions

    Yet the background is quieter than it’s predecessor

    Three dimensionality is magnified yet with proper proportionality

    There’s a deep bass foundation that effortlessly delivers, when called for with propulsive force

    More articulate and dynamic…listening to Senor Mouse with Chick Corea and Gary Burton the instruments are more like the real thing…as are massed voices and an accordion on cuts like “Talk to Me of Mendocino” on Kate and Anna McGarrigle’s “Tell My Sister”. Like many other instruments played through the V’s, it's more realistically rendered.

    Authoritative - especially moving air - think a Joe Frazier body blow

    Greater delineation, resolution and accuracy of sounds with a better and more pinpoint soundstage imaging - this midrange is wonderful as is the tweeter. Seamless and absolutely time coherent presentation throughout

    This speaker seems to demand you play the system louder to let it blossom, yet you don’t feel you’re being overwhelmed or swamped in the listening. And proportionality is maintained throughout the sonic spectrum.

    Everything is more realistic…even the audience in live recordings is captured in all manner of varied microphone placements

    Net: refined yet mighty!
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    Re: alexia V

    Congrats Steve.


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    Re: alexia V

    listened to the Alexia V's last friday, driven by a Progression S350 and a Linn Klimax streamer/DAC, it sounded fantastic, effortless music.
    The Alexia's were still on the transport wheels, I can imagine further improvement when the wilson Diodes are installed.
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    Re: alexia V

    hi steve, i saw your system picture on sanfrancisco audiophile society forum, which i belong, and send you a message but seems like you don't very often look there.
    could you reply there with your contact info.
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    Re: alexia V

    Quote Originally Posted by Audiophile2021 View Post
    hi steve, i saw your system picture on sanfrancisco audiophile society forum, which i belong, and send you a message but seems like you don't very often look there.
    could you reply there with your contact info.
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    See my reply to your PM.
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    Re: alexia V

    I'd love to own a pair of these speakers -- but priorities are priorities. For those who have the older V1's, splurge and install the V1 acoustic diode kit and with their age, in all likelihood, some, maybe not all of the rear resistors are open -- just replace with the spares that came with the speakers. It's like getting a new speaker again.

    I regularly test the rear resistors every 6 - 8 months or so - just looking for opens & values in ohms if they aren't open.

    I don't bother to check the woofer resistor in the base of the speaker -- I've been told if I found it was bad, I'd be the first person in Wilson history to have a bad resistor there (or words to that affect).

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    Re: alexia V

    Lucky you, in Portugal they cost 90K euros…

    I have the Alexia 2 and no plans to change, i could retire with this speakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaPT View Post
    Lucky you, in Portugal they cost 90K euros…

    I have the Alexia 2 and no plans to change, i could retire with this speakers
    I have the V1's and probably will die with them & the price in Portugal (and outside the USA) is absolutely gross -- of course I understand there is 24% VAT added as well - bless you for your devotion as an audiophile.

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    Re: alexia V

    I replaced the resistors on one of my speakers. It appears to have made a change which is good I need to spend more time with it. My speaker changed it's position very slightly I'm not sure if that is the change I'm hearing. I'm changing after approx 2600 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big B View Post
    I replaced the resistors on one of my speakers. It appears to have made a change which is good I need to spend more time with it. My speaker changed it's position very slightly I'm not sure if that is the change I'm hearing. I'm changing after approx 2600 hours.
    IIRC a few years ago Wilson has a demo out west and, in most situations, they change the resistors prior to a showing regardless. In this instance, they didn't and afterwards it was mentioned by some auditioners they noticed the speakers didn't perform as expected. Afterwards it was realized they did not change the resistors as they normally do and apparently the resistors in the demo'd speakers were indeed open.

    From Wilson -- "Resistors are in the crossover circuit in series configuration (parallel pair). A zero-ohm impedance is a dead short so the resistors would act like a piece of wire. What they wouldn’t do is set the proper level that the 2.55ohm load does. New resistors should have greatly improved the sound." (P.S. - the 2.55-ohm reference is in reference to those used Alexia 1's. Mid & Tweeter resistor values for Alexia 2 are different values & speculate Alexia V's are different values from 2's).

    Best to you Sir & great preventive maintenance,

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    Re: alexia V

    Quote Originally Posted by Vintage_Tube View Post
    IIRC a few years ago Wilson has a demo out west and, in most situations, they change the resistors prior to a showing regardless. In this instance, they didn't and afterwards it was mentioned by some auditioners they noticed the speakers didn't perform as expected. Afterwards it was realized they did not change the resistors as they normally do and apparently the resistors in the demo'd speakers were indeed open.

    From Wilson -- "Resistors are in the crossover circuit in series configuration (parallel pair). A zero-ohm impedance is a dead short so the resistors would act like a piece of wire. What they wouldn’t do is set the proper level that the 2.55ohm load does. New resistors should have greatly improved the sound." (P.S. - the 2.55-ohm reference is in reference to those used Alexia 1's. Mid & Tweeter resistor values for Alexia 2 are different values & speculate Alexia V's are different values from 2's).

    Best to you Sir & great preventive maintenance,

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    Thank you for mention of doing this. I would not have been aware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big B View Post
    Thank you for mention of doing this. I would not have been aware.
    You're welcomed & believe me, not many Wilson owners are aware that it's wise to replace the resistors after a length of time. The best policy is replacing the mid & tweeter resistors regardless with brand new ones & if good, keep for the next swap out.

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    Re: alexia V

    How do you test if they are good?
    Do you buy the Wilson resistors?
    In my package of resistors I got 1 with the wrong number. I will speak to Wilson next week I’m guessing you don’t want mess around with the wrong one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big B View Post
    How do you test if they are good? Do you buy the Wilson resistors? In my package of resistors I got 1 with the wrong number. I will speak to Wilson next week I’m guessing you don’t want mess around with the wrong one.
    You can search the web for those type resistors & values -- I forgot where I ended up -- but they were identical and less $$'s. However, the skeptic in me decided to go with the bundle option on Wilson Accessory web page & bought what was necessary for my Alexia V1's. That turned out to be Tweeter resistor value of 9.0 ohms and Midrange value of 5.10 ohms.

    If you take a VM across both leads, say of the tweeter (9.0 ohms) the VM should read 4.50 ohms (parallel value) and likewise half value for the mids. If the VM reads 4.50 ohms (for tweeter) & 2.55 ohms (for midrange, Parallel Value), they are good & can be reused -- a zero reading represents an open.

    If you have the latest & greatest V's -- they came with:

    The Tweeter option contains 2 resistors assembled together with a final value of 2.1 ohms.
    The Upper Midrange option contains 2 resistors assembled together with a final value of 1.2 ohms.
    The Lower Midrange option contains 2 resistors assembled together with a final value of 0.05 ohms.
    The Bundle option contains resistors for the tweeter, upper midrange, and lower midrange listed above ($240.00).

    Anything else is an error on someone's desk. I would not install a resistor that was of the incorrect value for that portion of the speaker.

    Hope this helps Sir,

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    Re: alexia V

    If anyone read my earlier post above --my math was wrong -- had to open my crates and pull the accessory paks out and hook up my Fluke 87II. Post #28 is accurate now.

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    Re: alexia V

    I was noticing my speakers were sounding slightly on the dull side before I read this article. Attributed to age.I have replaced the resistors in both my speakers. My speakers have come back. They have brighten up and sound a bit more crisp. I like it. I recommend. I still have to do my center. Not sure if I will do my 4 surrounds.

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    Re: alexia V

    Quote Originally Posted by Big B View Post
    I was noticing my speakers were sounding slightly on the dull side before I read this article. Attributed to age.I have replaced the resistors in both my speakers. My speakers have come back. They have brighten up and sound a bit more crisp. I like it. I recommend. I still have to do my center. Not sure if I will do my 4 surrounds.
    It's definitely something every Wilson owner who has accessible resistors in the crossover network do periodically -- even if someone finds they don't need changing it's a good preventive maintenance routine to perform.

    Best Sir,

    Bob
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    Vibration Control: TT on HRS M3X2-1921.
    Speakers: Ordered Wilson Alexia V.
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    Clock Cables: 3 each 75 ohm 1.25M Nordost Valhalla BNC/BNC Digital
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    Re: alexia V

    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    Congrats on the Alexia V which is a wonderful speaker!

    George
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