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Wilson audio Yvette: a compact Floorstander speaker…well, for Wilson

Slotting in between the ‘entry-level’ Sabrina and Sasha W/P Series 2 in Wilson’s range, the enclosure is built primarily from two Wilson-developed composites: the third generation of X-Material and S-Material

The S-Material midrange baffle is angled to its own plane in order to optimise its time-domain relationship between the woofer below and the tweeter above. Wilson’s engineers designed a new venting system for the midrange enclosure, similar to those found on the XLF, Alexx, Alexia and Sasha Series 2.

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The tweeter baffle is built from XMaterial and, like the mid baffle, is optimised for time-domain performance and dispersion. The X-Material woofer baffle is also positioned in the vertical array. As is true for the Sabrina, Alexx, and the upcoming WAMM, Yvette’s bass baffle angles back slightly toward the midrange.

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The lowest section of the enclosure, below the woofer, changes direction again, and is perpendicular to the ground.

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Wilson’s resistor tuning system, located in an isolated chamber on the rear of the enclosure, can be accessed through a cover on the rear of the loudspeaker. It features improved hardware and accessibility over that found in the Sophia 3.

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The Yvette employs the MK III version of the Convergent Synergy Tweeter, which is also found in the Sasha Series 2 and the Alexx. Wilson’s proprietary 179mm midrange driver, is the same unit found in the Alexandria XLF.

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The 254mm woofer chosen for the Yvette was (one of two woofers) originally developed for the Alexia, and is a cousin to the 254mm in the Alexx and the upcoming WAMM.

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Hand-build in Utah, USA, and finished in Wilson Audio’s automotive-class paint facility to each customer’s specific colour requirements, the speakers are priced at £28,880 per pair.

To learn more, click www.absolutesounds.com or call 020 8971 3909

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