The Measure Of Sabrina

 How to take the measure of Wilson Audio’s smallest floor standing loudspeaker? As this video suggests, by comparing it directly to the Alexandria XLF. While size and complexity are the most obvious differences, more telling are the traits the two loudspeakers share in common. 

Design

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

Drivers

  • The Wilson Convergent Synergy Tweeter, introduced in Alexandria XLF, is a unique soft-dome design renowned for its uncanny balance of wide bandwidth and effortless musicality.
  • In Sabrina, an agile and dynamic 5.75" midrange driver is used. Its midrange beauty and dynamic alacrity extends into the lower treble (it is linear to beyond 3.5kHz). 
  • Sabrina’s eight-inch woofer was first used in the Alexia, and was modified for its use in this smaller, single-driver enclosure. 


Enclosure Materials

Sabrina’s cabinet is hand-assembled, glued with proprietary adhesives, hand-sanded, gel coated, painted with multiple layers of automotive-grade paint, inspected, then polished and buffed to the same exacting standard as every other Wilson loudspeaker. The front baffle and bottom panels are built from Wilson proprietary composite, X-Material. 

Awards

Golden Ear Award 2016
Neil Gader
2016
2016 The Absolute Sound Editor's Choice Awards
N/A
2016
Audio Excellence
2016
Recommended Components 2017
2017
Buyers Guide 2018
2017
Hi-Fi Muzyka Magazine Award
2017
HIFICRITIC Awards 2017
HIFICRITIC
2017
Stereophile Recommended Components 2017
Stereophile
2017
Recommended Components - Fall Edition
2018
2018 Recommended Components
2018
HIGH-END AUDIO BUYERS GUIDE 2019 | ISSUE 288
2018
the absolute sound 2018 High-End Audio Buyer's Guide
the absolute sound
2018
Stereophile Recommended Components: 2019 Fall Edition
Stereophile
2019
TAS 2019 Editors' Choice Awards
the absolute sound
2019
Recommended Components: 2019 Edition Loudspeakers
Stereophile
2019
the absolute sound 2019 High-End Buyer's Guide
the absolute sound
2019
2020 Editors' Choice Awards
The Absolute Sound
2020
We name the speakers that deliver the biggest bang for the buck, from $499 to $75,000
The Absolute Sound
2020

Reviews

Sabrina review by Steve Guttenberg
Steve Guttenberg
Sabrina
Stereophile
Sabrina
The Absolute Sound
Sabrina
The Audio Beat
Sabrina
Hi-Fi+
Sabrina
The Speaker Shack
Wilson Sabrina
hifi-advice.com 12/10/2017
Wilson Audio Sabrina
Hi-Fi Voice online hifi a high-end magazín 06/10/2020

Sabrina Technical Specifications

Released: 2015   
Retired: 2020

Drivers

Woofer
8 inches (20.32 cm)
Midrange
5 3/4 inches (14.61 cm)
Tweeter
1 inch Dome (2.54 cm)

Measurements

Sensitivity
87 dB @ 1W @ 1m @ 1 kHz
Nominal Impedance
4 ohms / 2.53 ohms minimum @ 139 Hz
Minimum Amplifier Power
50 watts per channel
Frequency Response
31 Hz – 21 kHz: +/- 3 dB: Room Average Response [RAR

Overall Dimensions

Height
38 inches (96.48 cm)
Width
12 inches (30.48 cm)
Depth
15 3/16 inches (38.55 cm)
System Weight Per Channel
94 lbs (42.64 kg)
System Shipping Weight
222 lbs (100.70 kg)