What Dave and the Wilson design team set out to create was a loudspeaker that—unlike its siblings at the time, X-1 GrandSLAMM and WATT/ Puppy— was less demanding of rooms and electronics. Sophia was designed to be a product easy to drive, easy to own, and one that invited its owner to just relax into the enjoyment of music.
Nevertheless, Sophia’s true magic is that a speaker designed to sound so good with modest electronics will still reveal the nuance and detail of state-of-the-art gear. Impressive sales aside, it is Sophia “cult status” among audiophiles which speaks to the success of the original vision.
|Woofer:||One – 10 inch (25.40 cm) Aluminum Cone|
|Midrange:||One – 7 inch (17.78 cm) Cellulose/Paper Pulp|
|Tweeter:||One – 1 inch (2.54 cm) Inverted Titanium Dome|
|Sensitivity:||87 dB @ 1 watt @ one meter @ 1 kHz|
|Nominal Impedance:||4 ohms, 3.1 ohms minimum @ 98 Hz|
|Frequency Response:||+/-3 dB 20 Hz – 22.5 kHz Room Average Response|
|Minimum Amplifier Power:||25 watts per channel|
|Overall Dimensions:||Height – 41 5/32 inches (104.45 cm) w/o spikes
Width – 13 5/8 inches (34.61 cm)
Depth – 18 15/16 inches (48.12 cm)
|System Product Weight:||165 lbs (74.84 kg)|
|Total System Shipping Weight (approx.):||485 lbs (219.99 kg)|
Sophia (Series 3) Manual
(PDF – 5.1 MB)