Wilson Audio Yvette

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Image by Wilson Audio

The Wilson Yvette replaces the much-loved Sophia series after 15 years of production. Drawing from the Sasha 2, Alexia and Alexx, the Yvette uses many identical components as the above, and was developed alongside Dave Wilson’s new WAMM.

The enclosure is built primarily from the latest generation of Wilson Audio’s proprietary X and S materials for extremely low resonance. The architecture reflects the company’s extensive research into time-domain performance. Note how the bass baffle is angled back slightly toward the midrange, itself angled back while the tweeter is angled forward. The lowest section of the woofer enclosure is perpendicular to the ground. The midrange venting system is similar to the XLF, Alexx, Alexia and Sasha 2.

 Image by Wilson Audio

Image by Wilson Audio

After testing beryllium and diamond tweeters, Wilson Audio chose to use the MKIII version of their Convergent Synergy Tweeter, a proprietary silk dome. The designers found the beryllium and diamond tweeters fell short of musicality, natural resolution and coherence. The MKIII version of the Wilson tweeter is also found on the Sasha 2 and Alexx, and mates seamlessly with the midrange driver, the same used in the Alexandria XLF. The 10” bass driver is the same one used in the Alexia, and similar to the one used in the Alexx and upcoming WAMM.

While superficially similar to the outgoing Sophia 3, the Yvette is substantially evolved, thus the new name instead of continuing in the Sophia tradition, and represents the most advanced and refined single-enclosure speaker in Wilson’s history.