Wilson Benesch - Square One - Square Series Two - Haute Fidelite - Review

Wilson Benesch continues it’s fine run of excellent reviews with the third glowing review for the Square Series II in as many months, following the HIFI Choice Square Three review and the Max Delissen Square Three review. This time around it was the smallest speaker in the range, the standmounted Square One V2 which has been bestowed with Haute Fidelite’s “Best Buy” award.

The Wilson Benesch Square One V2 is a beautiful speaker, perfect finish and very rewarding.

Patrice Philippe, Haute Fidelite, France, 2012

Wilson Benesch Square One, Series Two, Audiophile, Manufacturing, Carbon Fiber, HIFI

The Square Series II was re-launched at last years Bristol Sound & Vision Show with the announcement that the original series had been revamped with a raft of new trickle down technologies, along with the addition of a completely new speaker in the range in the shape of the Square Three. This new speaker, along with the rest of the Square Series II also became available in what has turned out to be one of Wilson Benesch’s more popular finishes, Zebrano.

Amongst the trickle down technologies, the Square Series II included the Tactic Drive Unit, along with carbon fibre ribs and visco-elastically bonded energy absorption pads of varied mass. In addition to this the Square One V2 also benefited from the inclusion of bass-reflex ports on the underside of the speaker. The design modifications across the series were made with a clearly defined goal: to increase the bass performance of the Square Series II and improve the performance of the speaker when in free space, away from rear walls that have been traditionally used to reinforce bass performance. As ever Wilson Benesch made a clear statement about it’s design philosophy: the signal to noise ratio of the cabinet must remain as low as possible. The answer was the addition of the carbon fiber ribs and energy absorption pads to counter these problems.

These speakers are amazing and they deliver superb music. Perceived quality is matched by intrinsic quality and the care that has been taken in the design and the manufacture of components makes the product highly desirable.

Patrice Philippe, Haute Fidelite, France, 2012

We would like to thank our French distribution partners JFF Diffusion, Patrice Philippe and everyone at Haute Fidelite for the excellent review.

You can download the full unedited review in French here: Haute Fidelite, Square One, Series II Review (French).
Or alternatively the fully translated English version here: Haute Fidelite, Square One, Series II Review (English).

For further information about the Square One, Series II you can view the product page.