Part One of a two part World Exclusive by one of the World’s foremost Audio Critics, Roy Gregory.
HIFI+ CARBON CARDINAL WILSON BENESCH”S HIGH TECH FLAGSHIP LOUDSPEAKER
“The Wilson Benesch Cardinal is as impressive from a sonic perspective as it is in pure engineering terms – and that’s really saying something. Here we have a product where innovation and execution are perfectly in accord with purpose” – Roy Gregory, HIFI+, 2013
PART ONE Covers the numerous innovative aspects of the Cardinal design.
PART TWO Covers the intricacies of the Cardinal setup and sonic nuances.
Roy discusses in some detail the Tactic-II Drive Unit, the Semisphere Tweeter, the Isobaric Bass System and the innovative Troika System.
“The Semisphere tweeter is a masterpiece, retaining all the proven virtues of silk domes, but using novel bracing techniques and its optimised rear chamber to extend the performance envelope far higher than you’d expect- Roy Gregory, HIFI+, 2013
Continuing the Geometry Series prose from the wonderful Vertex and Vector reviews now coming from all corners of the globe, the Cardinal safely takes its position at the forefront of the Wilson Benesch portfolio. As Roy comments,
“The Cardinal represents the tip of a long and perfectly mapped development path, stretching back across multiple models. But the pace of advance isn’t necessarily even and the Cardinal represents a genuine step change in both ambition and performance. It might be demanding but it can also be mightily rewarding and is, by some considerable margin and on any terms, the best speaker that Wilson Benesch has ever made” – Roy Gregory, HIFI+, 2013
We are naturally delighted with the review and would like to extend our gratitude to Roy Gregory and all the team at HIFI+.
The full unedited Cardinal review can now be downloaded here.
For more information on the Cardinal Loudspeaker you can view the product page here.
To learn more about the unique technologies of the Cardinal download the White Paper here