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Enclosure Type Woofer: (Rear Ported) X-Material

Enclosure Type Tweeter: (Sealed) X-Material/S-material baffle Woofer: 8 inches (20.32 cm)

Tweeter: 1 inch, Dome (2.54 cm)

Sensitivity: 92 dB @ 1W @ 1m @ 1k

Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms nominal/minimum 4.35 ohms @160Hz

Minimum Amplifier Power: 20 Watts per channel

Frequency Response: 33 Hz – 21 kHz +/- 3 dB

Duette Enclosure Dimensions:

Height: 18 1/2 inches (46.99 cm) w/o spikes

Width: 10 1/2 inches (26.66 cm)

Depth: 9 3/16 inches (23.28 cm)

Novel Crossover Dimensions:

Height: 11 1/2 inches (29.21 cm)

Width: 4 15/16 inches (12.54 cm)

Depth: 9 3/16 inches (23.28 cm)

Dedicated Stand w/ Built-in Crossover:

Height: 21 7/8 inches (55.56 cm) w/o spikes

Width: 11 7/8 inches (30.16 cm)

Depth: 18 3/8 inches (47.63 cm)

Product Weight per Channel Duette: 45 lbs (20.41 kg)

Novel Crossover: 24 lbs (10.89 kg)

Dedicated Stand: 65 lbs (29.48 kg)

Shipping Weights Duette & Novel: 130 lbs (58.97 kg)

Duette w/o Novel: 106 lbs (48.08 kg)

Dedicated Stand w/Built-in Crossover: 122 lbs (55.34 kg)




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


The new Wilson Audio Duette series II is available in two configurations: a “bookshelf” mode, and a stand-mounted model. In either configuration, the crossover is external to the speaker itself. This has two important advantages. First, it mechanically isolates the crossover components from the drivers, providing greater freedom from vibration induced grain and noise. Secondly, it allows Wilson Audio Duette’s 8-inch woofer greater room to breathe and achieve powerful bass response and dynamic alacrity in a cabinet that can still realistically be called “compact.”

The “bookshelf” Wilson Audio Duette’s crossover is called the Novel Crossover, because it’s the size of a large book. It can nevertheless sit next to the loudspeaker, or be hidden elsewhere in cabinetry. The provided umbilical cable is part of the Wilson Audio Duette’s sophisticated time-alignment system and is color-coded for simple and error-free connection.

If you desire to use Wilson Audio Duette as a floorstanding speaker, it now comes with a newly designed dedicated stand, with the crossover integrated into the base of the stand. This arrangement provides the same kind of mechanical isolation for the crossover found in Wilson’s larger floorstanding loudspeakers. The Wilson Audio Duette II cabinet is now bolted securely to the stand. Laser vibrometry tests confirmed that this arrangement provides an impedance pathway, guiding unwanted energy away from the enclosure.

Wilson Audio Duette Series 2’s tweeter has been modified to included a rear isolation chamber sourced from the Alexia version of the Convergent Synergy tweeter. Another distinctive feature of the new Wilson Audio Duette II is the slanted front baffle. While the original Wilson Audio Duette offered some time-alignment capability, the Series 2 takes time-alignment precision to a whole new level.

We believe these improvements make Wilson Audio Duette not just the best compact loudspeaker for near-boundary applications, but the best compact loudspeaker. Period.