Last month Wilson Benesch welcomed our Russian distributors Qvinta Audio to Sheffield for a tour of the Wilson Benesch headquarters. CEO Igor Popov was joined by his wife Emma, members of the Russian press including the Editor of Stereo & Video Magazine and the Russian What HIFI Editor and some selected dealers.
Our guests we’re treated to a tour of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, incorporating the Composites Research Centre that collaborate with Wilson Benesch. This was followed by a tour of the Wilson Benesch machine suite to see a fleet of CAD-CAM Machines working at maximum capacity to produce Cardinal components from solid billets of Aluminium.
Finally Qvinta Audio CEO and Wilson Benesch Directors Craig and Christina Milnes unveiled the Cardinal for the first time to anyone outside the company. The imposing Cardinal commanded a spontaneous round of applause before an extended one-to-one and group photography shoot ensued.
The first Cardinal Flagship Loudspeaker shipped from Wilson Benesch on Wednesday 17th October. The Cardinal finished in White Gloss, complete with the Serial Number: 007, will arrive in Russia with our distribution partner Qvinta Audio and will be on display at the Moscow HiEnd Show in November 2012.
The slideshow, which can be viewed in an expanding lightbox by selecting the image below, includes a series of images from each of the venues that formed a part of the tour, with some accompanying text.