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Wilson Alexia V - 2023 Stereophile Speaker of the Year ???

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How is this possible given the measurements? Can’t wrap my brain around it :facepalm:

 

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Not to mention, the looks are stunning, and not in the good way. Remember it's Stereophile.
 

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I know I know, it’s Stereophile … but how is it possible to do this with a straight face?
Getting paid for essentially nothing is a big impetus.
 

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I know the money talks, but this just seems glaringly over the top, even for Stereophile
Nah. They give glowing reviews to stuff that looks far worse. And maybe somebody wanted a nice notch at 4kHz. You pay extra for that.
 
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Nah. They give glowing reviews to stuff that looks far worse. And maybe somebody wanted a nice notch at 4kHz. You pay extra for that.
There are other $70k loudspeakers that measure this horrendous? I dunno, this might take the crown
 

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There are other $70k loudspeakers that measure this horrendous? I dunno, this might take the crown
Oh my, no. Look at the worst measurements thread.

 

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No off-axis measurements this time? One wonders why?

\the geometry of the Innovative listening room meant that it wasn't possible to move the microphone and its stand more than 15° to the side of the optimal axis to measure its behavior off-axis.
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Keep in mind that brief dips are hard to hear, unless a note happens to fall right there and fades down.
 
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Oh my, no. Look at the worst measurements thread.

Fair enough … but again, $70k for this?
 

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Fair enough … but again, $70k for this?
Check out that thread. Some are well over $100k and look like they hurt your ears.
 
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Fair enough … but again, $70k for this?
You're not paying for technical excellence here. Manufacturers like Magico or Revel are pretty unique.
 

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And yes, Genelec does far better, but does not cater to the odd audiophile aesthetics.
 

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Also a 10 inch ported woofer with an incredible LF extension of...50Hz.
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You're not paying for technical excellence here. Manufacturers like Magico or Revel are pretty unique.
Usually I ignore this nonsense from Stereophile, it is to be expected, but again this just seems so blatant. Ugh
 

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Usually I ignore this nonsense from Stereophile, it is to be expected, but again this just seems so blatant. Ugh
I only look at the measurements. The text is usually just disturbing, anyways.
 
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