On the left corner Watt Puppies 8; on the right Sasha W/P,
the new champion of the world
Sasha embodies (or rather, personifies, considering how human it sounds…) the new spirit of America, based on a dialogue between American and European culture under the aegis of a sincere wish to put aside the too often conflicting approaches to perfection in sound reproduction.
The upper bass bravado, the restlessness in the midrange and the treble that, by European standards, have allegedly afflicted earlier generations of Watt Puppies have been sensibly dealt with by David Wilson in his latest creation.
The Sasha W/P was brought up in a Viennese environment, so Dave tells us, and is now of a more amiable nature having a more consensual attitude toward us Europeans than earlier Watt Puppies.
The proverbial Watt+Puppies stentorian delivery is henceforth delivered with more eloquence, while the elegance of diction, perfect inflexion and intonation all lead to a new level of intelligibility. The seemingly impossible taming of the shrew that Dave has bravely put himself up to do was achieved with stunning success.
Mind you, this is not just another upgrade, but a whole different category and as such deemed worthy of ushering in a new speaker dynasty by David Wilson.
Impressive, outstanding, overwhelming - these are all worn-out terms that do not even come close to reflecting the wave of excitement one feels when listening to the Wilson Audio Sashas, created by their energy and sheer dynamism, conveyed so buoyantly and without any inhibition or compression.
To simplify an otherwise complex evaluation, let us say that it is not easy to decide whether to marvel at the amazing improvements in timbre accuracy, absence of colouration and spurious resonances, or the spectral coherence achieved by the cleverly balanced sound of this wonderful speaker system.
Even by the strictest audiophile standards, this is a magnificent achievement indeed. Listening to Sasha is a compelling, exhilarating experience: this is the closest I've ever been to a live concert without leaving home. The only diminutive I could find was in the name: Sasha (short for Alexandria).
The saga is not over yet. This is a never-ending story of passion and total commitment in the quest for the Holy Grail, and I hereby vow not to retire until I've reviewed the Sasha V...
José Victor Henriques, Editor
For the full review in Portuguese (includes a dozen photos and video HD) click here
DAVID WILSON TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW CREATION
David Wilson and the secrets of Sasha (Munich, 2009)