Much has been made of the apparent decline in the CES International as a major High End Audio force to be reckoned with following this years exhibition. There was no question that attendance numbers were certainly down, along with a sense that some of our peers across the industry had stayed away this year. But the value and success of CES 2017 for Wilson Benesch was unquestionable.
Starting on Day 1, Wilson Benesch collection our the much coveted CES Innovation Award for the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 coloured carbon fibre loudspeaker, which was displayed in front of the loudspeakers throughout the exhibition.
In addition, the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 took pride of place in the Sands Expo ‘CES Innovation Award Showcase’. CES 2017 felt like home turf from the outset.
In partnership with Aaudio Imports, Design Director Craig Milnes and Marketing Manager Luke Milnes demonstrated the award winning loudspeakers in ‘Ettore’ blue, with the world class Ypsilon electronics. The combination of Ypsilon, VPS-100 phono stage and the Phaethon integrated amplifier with Wilson Benesch and Stage III cables, creates something very special, a vast soundstage with a flowing, easy and natural timbre. It was a pleasure to present our product to all those who attended and we’d like to make our thanks to attending journalists from SoundStage, Stereophile and Absolute Sounds. The feedback on the system and our renewed vigour and presence in the USA were very welcome. Here are some of the comments that appeared following CES over the past week,
…perhaps, the most neutral presentation I heard at the show, with very natural timbre, imaging, and staging thanks to a superior disappearing act… this speaker came close to sonic greatness.
This is one of many speakers I wish I could have auditioned for an extended period of time. But without knowing how many more speakers, cables, and accessories were left to cover, I stuffed my regrets and moved on.
Full System Setup
Wilson Benesch A.C.T. One Evolution P1 ‘Ettore’ blue loudspeaker
Wilson Benesch Torus Infrasonic Generator + Amplifier
Ypsilon Phaethon Integrated Amplifier
Ypsilon VPS-100 Phono Stage
Ypsilon MC Step Up Transformer
Thales TTT Compact II Turntable
Thales Simplicity II Tonearm
Ikeda KAI MC Cartridge
Stage III Cables, Analord Master Phono Cable, Gorgon Interconnects, Kraken AC, Leviathan AC, Medusa Speaker Cables
Learn more about the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 and its technologies via our new product page.
To organise a private demonstration of any Wilson Benesch product in the USA, you can contact our exclusive importer Aaudio Imports.