Wilson Audio Alida Wall Mounted Speaker
Unlike most wall-mount speakers, Alida possesses all the salient attributes of Wilson loudspeakers: dynamic agility, tonal expression, and musical beauty. The Alida incorporates the same anti-jitter crossover technology that underlies the astonishingly grain-free transparency and musicality of full-size Wilson loudspeakers. With strong power handling capacity and low-end frequency response reaching 40 Hz, this speaker will forever change the perception of just how good a wall-mounted speaker can sound.
Ceiling Mount Kit / Pair
The new mounting system, re-engineered from aircraft grade aluminium, provides 30 degrees of rotation so the speaker can be more perfectly aligned in both the time domain and for the dispersion pattern to the listening position.
Alida - Wall Mounted Speaker
The Evolution of a Surround Speaker Into the Definitive Wall-mount
Wilson Audio’s first wall-mount loudspeaker was designed as part of the WATCH Home Theater system. Its sole purpose was to serve as the surround sound component of a 5.1 installation while nonetheless offering the measure of frequency response and dynamic contrast that would complement Wilson’s large floorstanding main speakers.
Over time, however, it became apparent that the performance of the WATCH Surround Speaker was so good that people were using it as wall-mounted speakers in two channel music systems. In bedrooms, offices, or other locations where space or architecture precluded the use of floor- standing loudspeakers. It was in recognition of this need that Alida was born.
Although Alida bears a passing resemblance to the WATCH Surround Speaker, it is, not so much an upgrade, but a thoroughly re-imagined product. The Alida was designed primarily to function as a high quality wall-mounted loudspeaker for music reproduction, while still maintaining its ability to excel in multi-channel surround installations.
The Primary Impediment to the Performance
Walls and ceilings wreak havoc on frequency linearity and dispersion due to their proximity to the transducer. And because most walls are drywall over studs, energy transferred to the wall from the loudspeaker can create unwanted resonance and ringing.
Alida overcomes these challenges in a variety of ways. First, the cross-over design benefits from everything learned in the creation of DuetteTM, Wilson’s loudspeaker designed to be used against walls and other boundaries. Second, the wall mount itself, machined from X-Material, isolates the speaker from the wall, effectively damping resonance from the mounting surface.
Finally, the new mounting system, re-engineered for Alida from aircraft grade aluminium, provides 30 degrees of rotation so the speaker can be more perfectly aligned in both the time domain and for the dispersion pattern to the listening position.
Alida’s cabinet is constructed from the same proprietary materials found in products like Alexandria XLF and Sasha. The enclosure de- sign was refined using Wilson’s latest laser vibrometry analysis, which further reduced internal resonant artifacts to near zero.
In addition, a rear-wave diffuser, similar to the technology found in Wilson’s larger speakers, helps reduce time-domain distortion inside the cabinet.
New cinematic experiences await those who choose the latest Dolby® systems. Alida is ready. Surround Sound has come a long way from the original 3.1 systems. Dolby AtmosTM systems allows for configurations like 7.1.4 or 9.1.2 (the last number refers to the number of ceiling mounted speakers).
Because Alida remains the uncompromising choice for state-of-the-art cinema surround, Wilson Audio naturally had to stay current with the newest technology, and so they developed the Alida Ceiling Mount.
- Galaxy Gray
- GT Silver
- Upgrade & Premium Pearl colours on request.
Wilson Gloss™ Colors
Wilson Audio’s commitment to quality begins with the sound of their loudspeakers, but hardly ends there. The physical beauty and craftsmanship of Wilson products have long set the benchmark for the industry. Now, Wilson Audio is excited to introduce an updated and expanded range of colors, which include new Premium Pearl options.
WilsonGloss is a multi-stage process, from a proprietary protective gel coat layer through base color to the final series of clear coats—all followed by meticulous hand polishing. The final finish is unrivaled—even by the world’s greatest automobile manufacturers. Wilson Audio have updated the selection of upgrade colors, which are available at a modest surcharge. Wilson Audio Premium WilsonGloss includes five new colors, each in a special pearl finish, which involve additional paint steps. WilsonGloss Premium is the ultimate expression of sophistication and beauty.
When combined with a choice of six grille-cloth colors, it’s easier than ever to individually design your Wilson loudspeaker so that it will complement your décor, or express your pride of ownership. Along with standard black grilles, you can alternatively specify Slate Grey, Parchment Grey, Mocha, Blanco White, or Le Mans Blue at no additional cost. With hundreds and hundreds of combinations available, you have the ability to design a Wilson speaker unique to your taste and décor.
For the ultimate in individual expression, Wilson Audio offers Custom Sample Match WilsonGloss finishes. Through your Wilson Dealer, provide them with your wall color, favourite automotive paint, or just about any color sample and we can, for an additional cost, create your loudspeakers in a one-of-a-kind WilsonGloss finish. This service includes on-site storage of custom paint for a period of five years. Contact your Dealer for program requirements and pricing.
|One - 14.61 cm
|One - Dome - 2.54 cm
|84 dB @ 1W @ 1 meter @ 1 kHz
|4 Ω, minimum 5.35 Ω @ 268 Hz
|32 Hz—27 kHz +/- 3dB Room Average Response [RAR]
|Weight per Channel (w/mount)