Wilson Benesch A.C.T. C.60 Limited EditionImage HiFi’s Michael Vrzal writes rave review about Wilson Benesch’s A.C.T.C60. With the exception of the company’s new Cardinal flagship Loudspeaker, the A.C.T.C60 can lay claim to the best signal to noise ratio in the Wilson Benesch portfolio. As Michael Vrzal comments,

“I cannot shake the impression that there is such an absence of distortion from wood cabinet vibrations and crossover components and this is responsible for the striking impression of realism and openness”

Michael Vrzal, Image HiFi, Issue 102, 2011, Germany

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It’s a superbox. There is no doubt, we are at the edge of technical possibilities. The acoustic results are more than convincing, they are overwhelming

Michael Vrzal, Image HiFi, Issue 102, 2011, Germany

For 20-years talking about carbon loudspeakers, means talking about Wilson Benesch. Wilson Benesch is the undisputed Champion in their business!

Michael Vrzal, Image HiFi, Issue 102, 2011, Germany

Craig Milnes, Wilson Benesch Design Director has long held the view that transient response is a critical concern in high performance audio reproduction. It has been the hallmark of all Wilson Benesch designs to date. This design goal has given rise to a number of unique development paths that clearly define Wilson Benesch loudspeakers and set them apart from every other loudspeaker in the world. Amongst some of the more notable innovations would be the Clamshell Isobaric or Tactic Drive Unit that first appeared in the Bishop and then in the Chimera.

The Isobaric formation makes a return in the new flagship, the Cardinal Loudspeaker, which delivers the fastest low frequency response of any full frequency loudspeaker system in the world. In the Discovery the Isobaric formation can be seen to produce the an impressive low frequency extension from a relatively tiny enclosure.

Wilson Benesch A.C.T. C60 Limited Edition

The same enthusiasm for new technologies can be seen in the case of the Patented Murata Piezo device. Following certain adaptions, this component was adopted by Wilson Benesch in 2006 and incorporated into Wilson Benesch designs as the Sphere. The Sphere not only demonstrates the importance of sound above 20KHz but also demonstrates that uncontrolled resonant energy above 20KHz should not be ignored. Sound above 20KHz is perceptible, the mechanisms for how the human body perceives these frequencies remains relatively primitive. During our research about Wide Bandwidth Sound reproduction, a number of articles came to light and perhaps one of the more interesting is the following article entitled “Life Beyond 20-KHZ” by David E. Blackmer.

Wide bandwidth sound is an important agenda that has been made relevant by new technologies that show that when reproduced in a controlled way, these frequencies can make a significant contribution to the recreation of high quality sound reproduction. The contribution to the overall performance made by the Sphere is certainly demonstrated by Michael Vrzal and Matthias Bode in their reviews of the A.C.T.C60.