Mezzo Center Speaker
Mezzo is only the latest product from the Wilson Special Applications Engineering Team™. This group of products recognizes there are situations where the typical floor standing loudspeaker fails to adequately meet needs that fall outside the typical listening room/home theater environments.
Wilson has a long and storied history of developing products for specific applications. The first product to fit that definition was the Wilson Audio Tiny Tot, or WATT©. Long before it became the mid and upper range part of the venerable WATT/Puppy© combo (the best selling over $10k loudspeaker in audio history), it was originally designed as a portable location monitor. The WATT played a significant role in the series of audiophile-quality records Dave engineered in the mid-nineteen-eighties. The WATT's original heritage was thereafter evident by the machined aluminum handle that traversed the rear blades, a safe and convenient way for Dave to carry the monitor to and from recording locales.
The Mezzo™ was also formulated and engineered with a specific function in mind: a loudspeaker endowed with a nearly identical sonic signature to Wilson's Sasha W/P©, but in a low-profile package. When used as a center channel, Mezzo seamlessly matches the acoustic signature of Wilson's remarkable Sasha. Indeed, the Mezzo features a driver complement nearly identical to the Sasha, the exception being the midrange driver, which is borrowed from the legendary Alexandria X-2©. The Mezzo also provides an unprecedented level of musical accuracy in music systems and home theaters where its low-profile form solves architectural challenges, such as in those installations where a tall loudspeaker would block wall-to-wall cinema screens, the view afforded by large windows, or would obstruct wallhanging artwork. Whether it is used as a center channel in conjunction with Sasha, MAXX, or Alexandria, or as a main loudspeaker, Mezzo matches the tonal beauty, dynamic speed, tonal sophistication, resolution, and sense of "thereness" that are hallmarks of Sasha W/P.
Woofers: Two – 8 inch (20.32 cm)
Midrange: One – 7 inch (17.78 cm)
Tweeter: One – 1 inch inverted dome (2.54 cm)
Sensitivity: 96 dB @ 1 watt @ one meter @ 1 kHz
Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms, 2.8 ohms minimum @ 98 Hz
+/- 3 dB 20 Hz - 22.5 kHz Room Average Response
Minimum Amplifier Power: 25 watts per channel
Overall Dimensions: H– 17.375 inches (44.13 cm)
Width – 29.5 inches (74.93 cm)
Depth – 20.875 inches (52.06 cm)
Approx. System Product Weight: 159 lbs (71.21 kg)
Total Approx. System Shipping Weight: 250 lbs (113.40 kg)