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Written by Dick Ward   
Monday, 24 May 2010

There's something that's just a bit creepy about a speaker that's referred to by female pronouns.  When the folks at Wilson Audio talk about the Sophia Series 3, they don't say "it," they say "she."   The latest upgrade to the Sophia brings a completely new architecture into the mix.  There's a new look, thicker panels, a new bracing strategy and an all new material for the mid/tweeter baffle.

A revised crossover has been thrown into the mix as well. In the Sophia Series 3, there's an improvement in the amount of crossover jitter, which makes the sound clearer.  So much clearer, in fact, that David Wilson was able to hear flaws he couldn't before, which let him get in and fix those as well.

The  mid-range driver is now a simplified version of that found in the Alexandria X-2 Series 2, while the woofer remains similar, but features a magnet double the size of the old one. The tweeter in the Series 3 is sourced from the MAXX Series 3, but with a few changes.

The Sophia Series 3 ships this June at a price of $16,700.

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