Sasha W/P is the successor to the WATT/Puppy. While preserving the general form factor and size of the WATT/Puppy, Sasha was born of the recognition that the nearly twenty-five year old WATT/Puppy platform was restricted in its ability to employ the latest technology developed in more recent Wilson designs. The Sasha upper module is no longer a self-contained speaker like the WATT; rather its drivers (all borrowed from the MAXX Series 3) integrate to the bass drivers via a new crossover contained in the bass cabinet. Sasha marks the introduction of a new proprietary S material, used in the upper cabinet driver baffle.
The WATT/Puppy that the Sasha W/P replaces was essentially a two-way speaker on top of a large bass cabinet. The larger Wilson speakers housed the crossover in the bass cabinet, which proved to have sonic benefits; thus the Sasha W/P now has this design trait as well. The seven-inch midrange and one inch inverted dome tweeter are the identical drivers from the larger Wilson MAXX 3s and are only slightly different than the drivers used in Wilson's top of the line Alexandria loudspeaker. The bass cabinet is now larger than the previous WATT/Puppy's, allowing for deeper bass response and to also provide room for the new eight inch woofers' all new magnet and motor assemblies. Like the WATT/Puppy before them, the upper cabinet that houses the tweeter and midrange driver is adjustable to properly time align the speaker for listening height and distance, ensuring the most accurate midrange and high frequency response possible. The result is a loudspeaker that measures 44 inches tall by 14 inches wide and 21.25 inches deep and weighs a substantial 197 pounds apiece. Even the Sasha W/P's shape is unique and designed to cut down on standing waves. As always Wilson's finish is second to none and the Sasha W/P can be had in virtually any color (at an extra cost) though the standard finishes include Diamond Black, Dark Titanium Metallic, Desert Silver Metallic and Argento Silver Metallic. My review units were finished in Diamond Black and looked absolutely stunning.
This technological trickle down from Wilson's costlier designs leads to a Sasha W/P that is 91 dB efficient into four Ohms. The Sasha W/P does drop down to a low impedance of 1.8 Ohms at 92Hz so they will require a solid amplifier capable of handling low resistance loads. Frequency response is 20-22kHz, plus or minus three dB.
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