Of course, the SabrinaX has its limitations, but they are not a concern in reality. Hear me out... no, the SabrinaX doesn’t have the bass depth or gut-wrenching dynamic range of far larger loudspeakers. Wilson Audio is not trying to break the laws of physics as they apply to acoustics and loudspeaker design. But, where the SabrinaX has its lower bass limits, and its dynamic headroom ceiling are neatly just within the limits of the dynamic constraints of smaller rooms. If you try to put a loudspeaker that delivers a sub-30Hz bass at full level in a smaller room, you’ll spend much of your time trying to control that bass. By way of contrast, the Wilson SabrinaX puts just enough energy into such rooms as to make the sound appear deep and powerful and more dynamic than you would want to stand... without the bass booming away from the corners. No, Wilson isn’t the first company to do this, and the SabrinaX isn’t even the first Wilson speaker to do this kind of presentation, but it just does it so well, it’s as if the speaker had been designed specifically for your room.
The conclusion you are looking for (and probably expected from the opening lines of this review) is “I like the SabrinaX” I like them a lot. What they do right is a perfect fit for the rooms and systems that a pair of SabrinaX would likely partner. What they don’t do is not strictly relevant given the constraints imposed by those said rooms and systems. What they do wrong is nothing in my book. The original Sabrina had more than success, it developed a following like the original WATT/Puppy did all those years ago. The Wilson Audio SabrinaX will create even more of a following. Mark my words!
Enclosure Type: Rear Ported(bass), Rear Vented (midrange)
Woofer: 8 inches (20.32 cm) Paper Pulp
Tweeter: 1 inch Dome (2.54 cm) Doped Silk Fabric
Midrange: 5 3/4 inches (14.61 cm) Doped Paper Pulp
Sensitivity: 87 dB @ 1W @ 1m @ 1kHz
Impedance: 4 ohms / 2.60 ohms minimum @ 135Hz
Minimum Amplifier Power: 50 Watts per channel
Frequency Response: 31 Hz–23kHz: +/- 3 dB: Room Average Response [RAR]
Dimensions (W×D×H): 30.48 × 38.96 × 102.34cm (incl spikes)
Weight: 50.80 kg
Price: £21,498 (Upgrade Colours: £22,998)
Manufacturer: Wilson Audio Specialties
UK Distributor: Absolute Sounds
Tel: +44(0) 208 971 3909