Wilson Sasha Series-2

Wilson Audio has just introduced a new Sasha W/P Series-2 floorstanding two cabinet loudspeaker. Key to the performance of the Sasha W/P Series-2 is its time-aligned design that ensures optimal harmonics, dynamic alacrity, and musicality. As well, the Wilson Convergent Synergy Tweeter, used in the Wilson Alexandria XLF, has been specifically tailored for the Sasha’s two cabinet configuration.

The Sasha, like the WATT/Puppy before it, is Wilson’s best selling speaker, most likely due to its compact, high-performance and more approachable price-tag.

The new Sasha uses an updated woofer enclosure with a 30% reduction in the already low cabinet resonances. The previous Sasha featured an inverted titanium dome tweeter. The new Series-2 Sasha now uses the Wilson Convergent Synergy Tweeter (CST) – which trickles down from ultra-high-end Alexandria XLF. The CST is a silk dome design that better meets all of Wilson Audio’s musical design goals, while being a perfect match to Wilson’s midrange driver, used in the Sasha Series-2.

The tweeter portion of the Sasha Series-2 baffle is now made from the latest generation of X-Material, like in the Alexia. The midrange portion of the baffle continues to be S-material. S-material was developed specifically for use in midrange baffles, and is a wonder of midrange beauty and low-resonance. In combination with X-material, S-material reduces measurable and audible noise and coloration in the midrange.

Rigidity and resonance control are further enhanced via a new bracing strategy and the redistribution of the two composites. The Series-2 now also employs separate tweeter and midrange grills, each geometrically designed to lessen frame-induced diffraction.

The original Sasha facilitated group delay via four different spike lengths. The Series-2 features an Alexia type alignment block with more than twenty settings. This refinement radically increases the accurate alignment of the Sasha drivers in the time domain. Adjustable driver propagation, the precision of which is completely unique to Wilson loudspeakers, results in greater transient accuracy, tonal beauty, spatial retrieval, and musicality.

The exact location of the upper module is based on the specific geometry of each room and the location and seated height of the listener. The position of the upper module is precisely specified in the provided owner’s manual.

All crossover component values have been fine-tuned and optimized for the new design and to account for the addition of the CS tweeter.

Woofer: 2– 8 inch drivers (20.32 cm)
Midrange: 7 inches (17.78 cm) Cone Material: Cellulose/Paper Pulp Composite
Tweeter: 1 inch, Dome (2.54 cm) Material: Doped Silk Fabric
Height – 45 to 47-inches (111.76—119.38 cm)
Width – 14 inches (35.56 cm)
Depth – 21.25 inches (53.91 cm)
Enclosure Type Woofer: (Rear Ported) X-Material
Enclosure Type Midrange/Tweeter (Rear vented) X- and S-material

The new Wilson Audio Sasha Series-2 will be availabile in late February 2013 at a MSRP of $29,900 U.S. Look for more details at: http://www.wilsonaudio.com/.

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