Wilson Exclusive Line EL-8
The Wilson Exclusive Line EL-8 is an unusually elegant and contemporary set of speakers. The slender body, luxurious piano black lacquer and exquisite craftsmanship ensure that they are an object equally fit for an elegant living room or specialist listening room. The stiff body of these speakers characterise low resonance. The build quality and exterior finish emanates quality. Wilson invested a lot of effort into ensuring that the finish of the lacquer coating is in keeping with the highest standards. A set of Wilson Exclusive Line EL-8 speakers perfectly suit both open rooms and smaller spaces – which may require speakers to be positioned by a wall.
Thanks to the precise design process, we are certain that EL-8’s will better their contemporaries when tested in equal acoustic conditions.
Demanding audiophiles will appreciate several details: a solid base which guarantees a solid connection for cables – speaker ports and foam port caps that really separate Wilson’s newest offering from the rest of the field within this price range.
The carefully designed, unusually rigid cones on the low-midrange drivers combined with high-frequency tweeters ensure a wonderful clarity. Cooperation between the drivers and their coherence is exceptional. This is testified by the full sound, which consists of a realistic, deep and powerful bass, accompanied by extremely fast and detailed mid tones and finally complemented by precisely tuned high frequencies.
The sets are characterised by their true musicality – one of the most important factors distinguishing good speakers. The high quality tweeters are equipped with soft domes. These domes increase the apparent sense of space and quantity of ‘air’ experienced, providing the type of sound stage that is sought after by audiophiles. These are the features that usually distinguish top-quality sets.
The solutions used in the latest Wilson brand sets have made the sound they reproduce extremely realistic and authentic. An extensive and adequately deep sound stage does not seem to be limited by the walls of the room. Inside, it creates precisely placed apparent sources of sound with precise stereophony and the lack of distortion complements the pleasure of each listening session.
The resolution of the acoustic detail between the midrange and the bottom of the bandwidth is pristine – this is another feature usually found in loudspeaker descriptions from a much higher price range.
Appilance in the audio set
The phase plug used in both drivers, in principle, eliminates the need for a dust cover. This solution allowed for the reduction in mass of the membrane and consequently extend the frequency response. As a result, it allows for a greater airflow through the coil drive structure, which in turn improves cooling and thus increases the efficiency of the entire transducer system.
The versatility of these speakers will be appreciated by people who like to meander between musical genres and are looking for something that will perfectly match their diverse preferences.
Cooperating with a high class amplifier and virtually any source, these loudspeakers ensure sound quality at the level of higher-class speakers. Wilson’s EL-8’s offer excellent value for money and are sure to appeal to a broad range of lovers of good audio.