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Chronosonic XVX Speakers From Wilson Audio - The Audiophile Man
Designed by Daryl Wilson, son of the company’s late founder, Dave Wilson, the WAMM Master Chronosonic features upgrades and innovations So what can we find in this new Chronosonic XVX speaker? Let’s take the midrange driver, originally co-developed by Dave Wilson (his last design project) and Vern Credille, the new QuadraMag midrange combines Alnico magnets in a new geometry. The Chronosonic XVX array is configured using an unusual MTMM (midrange, tweeter, midrange) arrangement. The all-new QuadraMag driver joins forces with a modified version of the 101mm midrange from the WAMM to form the lower section of the array. A second QuadraMag midrange driver at the top of the array flanks a Convergent Synergy Mk.5 tweeter, completing the MTMM geometry. The construction of the Upper Array of the XVX consists of an open-architecture Gantry system constructed from X-Material reinforced aluminum. The Gantry’s primary function is to provide a rigid architecture for all the moving elements and modules. The design team paid particular attention to the triangulated cross-bracing and the use of X-Material composites to improve both rigidity and critical damping. There are also two Micrometer units within the XVX upper array—one for the upper QuadraMag driver and the Convergent Synergy tweeter, the other for the second QuadraMag and …