Wilson Audio Duette Series-2 Loudspeakers

Wilson Audio Duette Series-2 Loudspeakers

Duette is a truly unique product in the audio world: a compact loudspeaker designed specifically for installations where space or aesthetics require placing the loudspeaker near a boundary, such as a wall or in a bookshelf.

With traditional loudspeaker designs, near-boundary placements wreak havoc on the performance characteristics audiophiles most prize. The soundstage collapses, dynamics are compromised, and a smooth, linear frequency response becomes a distant memory.

The original Duette was designed to overcome these limitations, while still offering a freestanding performance option. With the Series 2 Duette, Wilson Audio decided to forgo the inevitable compromises inherent in that approach, and concentrated on creating a loudspeaker designed solely for near boundary situations, which nevertheless boast the same dynamics, soundstage width and depth, and harmonic beauty of our larger, floorstanding loudspeakers.

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After years of intensive work on perfecting the time domain quandary in loudspeakers, engineer David Wilson received a patent for his efforts, and put all of his knowledge into his first production loudspeaker: the $30,000 Wilson WAMM. Wilson Audio was born, and from there one of the industry's most celebrated and respected loudspeaker companies.

Wilson has since built a hardly rivaled reputation for ultimate quality and craftsmanship, from its legendarily inert cabinets (made from super high-tech ceramics) to its custom, precision drivers, to its lustrous, exotic finishing techniques that rival those offered by the finest automobile manufacturers in the world. Wilson pioneered, and resurrected, the ultra high-end loudspeaker category by adding the Puppy subwoofer to its revered WATT monitor, creating arguably the most popular high-end loudspeaker of all time: the WATT/Puppy, which still sells all over the world to this day.

Today, Wilson remains as vibrant as ever, offering the best of the best technologies the loudspeaker world has to offer, in more packages than ever including those suited for home theatre applications.

Technical Specifications

DRIVERS

Woofer
Size8 inches (19.63 cm)
Woofer MaterialHard Paper Pulp
Enclosure TypeRear Ported
Enclosure MaterialX-Material with S-Material Baffle
Tweeter
Size1 inch, Dome (2.54 cm)
Tweeter MaterialDoped Silk Fabric
Enclosure TypeSealed
Enclosure MaterialX-Material with S-Material Baffle

PRODUCT WEIGHT

Weight Per Channel Uncrated
Duette45 lbs (20.41 kg)
Novel Crossover24 lbs (10.89 kg)
Stand65 lbs (29.48 kg)
Shipping Weight System Crated
Shipping Weight Duette & Novel130 lbs (58.97 kg)
Shipping Weight of Duette106 lbs (48.08 kg)
Shipping Weight of Stand122 lbs (55.34 kg)

MEASUREMENTS

Nominal Impedance4 ohms / minimum 4.35 ohms @160Hz
Sensitivity92dB @1W@1m@1k
Frequency Response33Hz–21kHz +/-3dB,
Room Average Response [RAR]
Minimum Amplification Power Recommended20 watts/channel

DIMENSIONS

Duette Enclosure
Height18 1/2 inches (46.99 cm) w/o spikes
Width10 1/2 inches (26.66 cm)
Depth16 1/16 inches (40.82 cm)
Novel Crossover
Height11 1/2 inches (29.21 cm)
Width4 15/16 inches (12.54 cm)
Depth9 3/16 inches (23.28 cm)
Dedicated Stand with Built-in Crossover
Height21 7/8 inches (55.56 cm)
Width11 7/8 inches (30.16 cm)
Depth18 3/4 inches (47.63 cm)

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