Wilson Audio launches £330,000 Chronosonic speakers

Wilson Audio launches £330,000 Chronosonic speakers
(Image credit: Wilson Audio)

Wilson audio has released a set of high-end loudspeakers based on its successful Alexandria XLFs and which come in at a little less than the limited edition, £700,000 WAMM Master Chronosonics. The Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX can be yours for £330,000.

Designed by Daryl Wilson - son of the late company co-founder, David Wilson - the Chronsonic XVX continues with the time domain obsession of the WAMMs, and includes a system where you can realign the positioning of the drivers and adapt these speakers to match the acoustics of your listening room.

Standing at an impressive 187cm (without spikes), these speakers have open upper architecture to minimize stored energy. Like the WAMMs, they're constructed from aerospace-grade aluminium, along with proprietary technologies which the Provo, Utah-based company refers to as S-, X- and W-material. Wilson Audio states that the overall effect is to reduce resonance by several orders of magnitude.

Wilson Audio launches flagship Chronosonic XVX speakers

(Image credit: Wilson Audio)

The 10.5in, hard paper pulp design woofer and the second, 12.5in woofer of the same material are those from the WAMM Master Chronosonic project. Likewise, there are two 1in doped silk dome tweeters (one forward-firing and one rear-firing) but it’s the midrange drivers which have been redesigned.

The all-new QuadraMag midrange drivers use Alnico magnets (aluminum, nIckel, cobalt) from older drivers for a warm and natural timbre, and a reimagined motor geometry. They were the last project that the late David Wilson worked on and there are three in the upper array of Chonosonic XVXs - two 7in versions and a 4-incher.

The Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX is shipping to order now. The price Stateside is $330,000 (plus tax). You’ll be pleased to hear that your own custom colour choice is included and your speakers will be finished in Wilson Audio’s automotive-class paint facility. UK customers should head to Absolute Sounds for enquiries.

Should all that seem a little out of reach, then take a look at Wilson Audio’s entry-level TuneTot range which start at a much more palatable £11,500 per pair...


Dan Sung

Dan is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi? and his job is with product reviews as well as news, feature and advice articles too. He works across both the hi-fi and AV parts of the site and magazine and has a particular interest in home cinema. Dan joined What Hi-Fi? in 2019 and has worked in tech journalism for over a decade, writing for Tech Digest, Pocket-lint, MSN Tech and Wareable as well as freelancing for T3, Metro and the Independent. Dan has a keen interest in playing and watching football. He has also written about it for the Observer and FourFourTwo and ghost authored John Toshack's autobiography, Toshack's Way.

  • RoberttheBruce
    Wow, a true bargain. We can all afford the scaled down Chronosonic that offers almost as much performance as the even more ridiculously overpriced Maxx. Too bad this gets front page coverage and will soon be getting reviews with quotes like "Sets a new standard in this price range!". Journalists who could never afford these products in the real world will be heaping praise to get a subsidized pair and ads in their magazine, or on their website. Why not call it like it is? Overpriced, profit margin driven product to sell to rich men who need to compensate for something missing in their life.
  • Winter
    Two pairs please one for the bathroom !
  • Jimboo
    Really high end hifi without exception looks ridiculous and the cost is 'somehow' proof of quality above and beyond any previous experience. I honestly despise the idea of massive cables , industrial weighted shelving and the utter ridiculous designs in speakers and the need of box after box. Don't get me started on turntables over a grand!