Choice between Wilson Audio Alexx or the Alexia V

Looking to possibly upgrade my speakers once again and I have a choice between an older Wilson Audio Alexx speaker (approximately 3 years old) in fantastic shape or the new Alexia V model. Both would be priced about the same. I am interested in receiving feedback from anyone who has had the listening experience comparing both speakers. My listening room can fit either speaker.

I would certainly appreciate a better understanding of the sound signatures between these two models.

Thank you 


Hello Gregm,

Thank you so much for your response.

I do understand your comment about the Alexia V having a bit of warm coloration in the bottom end.

My current amplification is a Mcintosh MC302 300 watt per channel amp with a Mcintosh C50 Preamp. I do hope that although they are not considered high end power equipment like the Solution amps that they will still allow the Alexx speakers to perform well. I do also utilize dual Rel SX212 subs in my current system.

My digital source is a DCS Rossini Apex Player.

This is a tuff call. The latest technology that is in the Alexia V will be amazingly transparent giving such a since the realism . However the Alexx will have more scale but way more difficult to drive, not sure the Mac would be able to really handle it. So if you add subs to the Alexia V  I think you may have something that would surpass the Alexx. I own the Alexx V now. I went to purchase the the Alexx and when I got to my dealer he had the Alexx and the Alexx V side by side. The V technology advanced the speaker so much that I could no longer buy the Alexx. New tweeter, new caps and the V material . The Alexia V has similar technology as the Alexx V. I’d expect it would depend on the size of your room as well. What is your room size?

Hello Carey1110,

Thank you for providing me with your experience and input. My room size is 23'W x 33'D with a 9' ceiling. Currently my speakers are 8' apart and approximately 10' from my listening sofa. I can adjust both of the distances if necessary. One issue that came up is that my speakers sit in front of a glass wall and as a result it may be advantageous to be able to have the flexibility of the base port adjustment front or back. I understand the sound stage would be appreciably larger with the Alexx's although I am still confused as to the overall sound signature between the two speakers. Which speaker provides an overall more musical experience?

Again, Thank you.

I believe the Alexx will have a warmer signature and the Alexia V more clarity. Also the Alexia V would be easier to move should you need to move up. The Alexx is dropping in value all the time. I’m sure both would produce great sound. Please let me know what you decide. 

I currently own the Alexia 1 and have new Alexx V's arriving in a week or so.  I'm also very curious about the SQ delta. I love the Alexia which I have paired with two Perlisten D-212 subs.  Both of these speakers require similar amp current as they both drop to around 2 ohms.  I'll have lots to say once the new speakers arrive.  My guess is the Alexx 1 will have better scale and bass. The big difference will be the Alexia V's Alnico QuadraMag which is supposed to be the trump card. Its also used in the Alexx V.  I auditioned the Alexx V at a dealer. What I noticed the most was better low end and the mids were better but it was not my listening room and electronics. Remember the Alexx model has 2 mid range drivers.