Wilson Audio Sabrina Loudspeakers

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by Marc Rushton

28th July, 2015

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Wilson Audio Sabrina Loudspeakers

Wilson Audio are regarded by many as producing some of the worlds finest loudspeakers. Their latest masterpiece, the Sabrina, is a 3-way floorstanding speaker with a small footprint, but certainly not lacking in sound.

Wilson Audio set out to craft a new model with the simple belief that a well-designed compact loudspeaker could outperform many of the much larger state-of-the-art systems of today. Going back to their roots, Sabrina features a design aesthetic that contains fine curving with an immaculate polished cabinet within a one box design. Sabrina is surely another masterpiece of audio.

The objective for Sabrina was to take the wealth of knowledge and experience contained in Wilson Audio’s XLF and distill it down to its essence. To create a loudspeaker that, like the first and now famous WATT/Puppy, could stand alongside much larger systems and offer the kind of dynamic contrast, harmonic expression and powerful experience which makes for the defining character of Wilson Audio’s loudspeakers.

According to Wilson Audio, development of Sabrina started about three years ago, with David Wilson and his team using sophisticated computer modeling and listening techniques and combining them with Wilson Audio’s philosophy of creating “works of art” to develop the Sabrina.

Sabrina consists of an 8-inch woofer, a 5-inch midrange and a 1-inch tweeter, the Sabrina boasts a nominal impedance of 4 ohms, with a 31 Hz – 21 kHz frequency response and a sensitivity of 87dB.

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With a solitary state of the art crossover, each is individually built and matched. Wilson Audio says its midrange beauty and dynamic enthusiasm extends into the lower treble (it is linear to beyond 3.5kHz).

Sabrina’s driver array has been time optimised for the typical listening room (hence the sloping front baffle of the loudspeaker), technologically characterising its performance to create a sound so real, it is like an orchestra is right there in your living room.

Sabrina is available in three standard Wilson gloss colors: Desert Silver, Galaxy Gray, and Obsidian Black as well as the ability to upgrade colors, to the Biarritz White and Titan Red.

Standing at only 96cms tall, Sabrina may be one of the smallest loudspeakers by the high-end audio maker, but it is undoubtedly part of the Wilson family.

Wilson Audio Sabrina is available now for $26,995 RRP (Standard Finish).

Wilson Audio is distributed in Australia by Advance Audio.

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