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Wilson Audio Alexandria X-2 Series 2 Speakers - Complete Set with Crates

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Wilson Audio Alexandria X2 (Series 2) Speakers - Mint With Crates

Wilson Audio Alexandria X-2 Series 2 Speakers - Complete Set with Crates

SkyFi 479

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States

+12018790000

General:
The Alexandria X-2 was the biggest and baddest speaker from Wilson a few years back until it was replaced by the XLF ($200k) and the Chronosonic ($329k).

The X-2 Series 2 benefits from a redesigned midrange driver, improved tweeter, and a re-tuned crossover network over the series 1.

These belong to a friend and client of mine living in Miami (as you can see from the crazy view). He has taken extremely great care of these beauties (as he does with everything) and they look and present like new. No issues, no stories of any kind. They also function like the day they left the factory. 

These are one owner speakers installed in place by a reputable Wilson dealer I know.  

These speakers are a complete set including every grill, tool, spike, manual, and crate as it left the factory. It even has a set of gloves to keep fingerprints off the finish during setup. The color is Galaxy Gray  which tends to work well with every decor. 

Setup for these speakers is more intricate than most as you need to dial in the distance to your listening position by changing the orientation of the upper drivers to a specific spot. This will reward you with infinite imaging and perfect time alignment. 

I had a pair of these in my critical listening room at home for over a year until I moved, which I enjoyed tremendously. The bass response along is worth the price of admission. Highs and mids are super smooth, liquid and precise.

Im my mid to large size space they sounded best pretty far into the room. I suspect the optimal placement will take a few months to dial in which for me is part of the journey.

For amplification I went entirely the opposite direction and matched them up with my low power Nagra solid state amp. You see, despite the behemoth size, the Alexandria's are super efficient at 95db which means they can run happily with just 7W. This leaves a lot a room for some fun experimenting with tube and low power amps. The Nagra was up for the task and is doing a tremendous job showing no signs of stress or dynamics. Most folks pair them up with several hundred watts but you can go either way.  Current owner has them paired with a set of Mark Levinson mono blocks which performed admirably and were often sold together. 

Also available are a set of top of line Transparent Reference cables which were tuned to these speakers/amp. Please drop us a note if interested. 

From the first song I played, it was evident this was several orders of magnitude better than anything I had ever heard.

Hands down, not even close to any speaker I have ever heard over the past 40 years.

I suspect a lot has to do with the fact they are in my most comfortable and familiar environment, but the amount of investment and engineering and materials that went into these shines through. With other brands, I have often felt that a lot of the dollar investment went into the marketing, hype, and promotion of the product rather than true engineering and manufacturing where it really pays off. 

This paragraph from Absolute Sound (full review linked bellow) best describes how I feel about the speaker.

"The X-2 defies the paradigm; this new Wilson is chameleon-like in its ability to sound big and forceful when the music demands—an area in which it is unparalleled—and then to seemingly shrink to the size of a mini-monitor when reproducing solo classical guitar. It’s not just the physical size of instrumental images that the X-2 gets right; it also resolves fine information in a gentle and understated way, conveying to the listener a heightened degree of musical expression."

I'm not a reviewer so I will leave the rest of the opinions to the professional so you will find several review links below. 

Now let's discuss logistics:
These will come to the new owner packed in eight original crates that are built well enough to comfortably travel the world. It is 6-8 crates made of wood. They are available for local pickup in Coconut Grove FL.

Freight is available and will run around $2k-$3k in the lower 48 States.

You'll just need to contact us if you're outside this area for a quote.

Unpacking should be done by two or three able-bodied persons. Setup is time intensive but not difficult and you will need to follow the directions from the manual to setup the angles just right. I'm highly impatient so I set them up quickly so I could have a satisfying first song, and them dialed them in over time.

I'm confident to say that whoever is the next lucky owner will be highly rewarded by the cost and effort it will take to acquire them. It's really a once in a lifetime audiophile experience and I'm thrilled from having the opportunity to live with these for some time.

Cosmetic Condition:

The paint is gorgeous and has a bit of a metallic sparkle to it.  Front and sides are perfect.  One of the rear covers has two dings on the top edges, visible in photos which were zoomed in to show exactly.  

Brand Background:
Wilson Audio Specialties Inc. (commonly referred to as Wilson Audio) is an American high-end audioloudspeaker manufacturing company, located in Provo, Utah.

Ownership:
First Owner

Amplifier Recommendation:
As little as 30 watts will make these sing.

Connections:
Single sets of speaker inputs, preferably spades.

General Sound:
Big beautiful musical sound with little fatigue. 

Cosmetic Condition:
8/10 - No noticeable signs of use. 

Working Condition:
Working perfectly and tested in our lab.

Included:
Everything like when it arrived new from Wilson Audio originally.

Packing:
Original Manufacturers Packing

Original MSRP:
$158,000.00

Overall Dimensions - Each Speaker:
Height
72 inches, (182.88 cm)

Width
17 1/2 inches, (44.45 cm)

Depth
27 3/4 inches, (70.49 cm)

System Weight - Per Speaker:
750 lbs each (340 kg)

Reviews:

Alexandria X-2 Series-2 Home Theater Review

Alexandria X-2 Series-2 The Audio Beat (CES Best of Show 2011)

Alexandria X-2 Series-2 The Audio Beat

Alexandria X-2 Series-2 TONEAudio

Alexandria X-2 Series-2 Audiophile Review (Number 4 in the list)

Wilson Audio Series 2 Alexandria X2 Loudspeakers Reviewed Home Theater Review 08/04/2009

Link to Manual:

Manual

Testing Process:
Our speaker evaluation process starts with a visual inspection of all drivers. We are looking for damaged or deteriorating woofer surrounds, dented tweeter domes, and cone damage. We also inspect the speaker connection points for loose or broken connectors.

After the initial visual inspection we connect the speakers to a reference amplifier with our preferred test tracks. With the speakers placed with proper distance we listen to each driver to make sure that they are producing the intended frequencies with no signs of distortion or rattle.

During listening tests with test tracks we check for proper stereo imaging and bass response at various listening levels. If there are any audible signs of issues, the speakers are taken to the bench where we perform a frequency sweep to isolate the issue so that it can be resolved by component repair or replacement.

Alexandria X-2 Series 2 Technical Specifications
Released: 2010 
Retired: 2014

Drivers
Woofer:
One – 13 inch, (33.0 cm)

Woofer:
One – 15 inch, (38.2 cm)

Midrange:
Two – 6 3/4 inch (17.78 cm)

Tweeter:
One – 1 inch inverted dome (2.54 cm)

Super Tweeter:
One – I inch rear firing (2.54 cm)

Enclosures & Materials
Enclosure Type Woofer:
Front Ported

Enclosure Type Midrange:
Rear Ported

Enclosure Type Tweeter:
Sealed

Measurements
Sensitivity:
95 dB@ 1 watt (2.83V at one meter)

Nominal Impedance:
4 ohms, 3 ohms minimal

Minimum Amplifier Power:
7 Watts per channel

Frequency Response:
+0, -3 dB 19.5 Hz - 22.5 kHz Average in-room response

SKU: 999719
Wilson Audio Alexandria X2 (Series 2) Speakers - Mint With Crates
Wilson Audio Alexandria X-2 Series 2 Speakers - Complete Set with Crates Sale price£39,288.00