Have owned alexia 1, maxx3, and X2 Series 2. I still think the Maxx3 is the best looking speaker Wilson ever made, especially in silver. Maxx 3 is better than Alexia 1 and really not that much bigger of a footprint. X2 series 2 beats maxx 3 but much bigger. Pricing probably isn’t much different at this point. Loved maxx 3.
@krammas As a matter of basic principle and at minimum, especially at this price bracket, you could buy speakers from manufacturers who actually have the core aptitude to build their own drivers from scratch, Borresen, TAD, Focal, etc....
Some apparent genius will buy all the drivers from someone else, stick it in his "box" and it became his speaker!! (wow!! 😁). You don't get that "disconnect" here (to put it nicely), especially when he's trying to charge you only a measly sum of a 100k?
Who cares if they make their own drivers if you prefer the overall sound of a speaker that uses top drivers from Seas, Scanspeak, etc. who already know how to make some pretty darn good drivers? That’s like saying to buy a DAC because they program their own chip rather than using AKM, Burr Brown, etc. There’s a helluva lot more to how a given speaker or DAC sounds than just the individual drivers or chip. Example — at a similar price point I’ve heard Focal, Dynaudio, B&W, and Joseph Audio speakers and I’d take JA any day over the others and not even a close call. Are there benefits to building your own drivers? Absolutely. Should that be a definitive buying decision? No way — too many other crucial variables involved. Always gotta use your ears as the final arbiter.
@deep_333 Would it mot be easier to just say your biased against Wilson Audio?Or a least come up with a rational reason.
What drew me to Wilson Audio was hearing the MAX 3, a wonderful speaker. I owned the Alexia 1 for nine years. A truly extraordinary speaker with fabulous bass.