Andreas Wenderoth - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Coloured - Carbon Fibre - British - Engineering - Innovation - Image Hifi

It is the opening day of the largest electronics show in the world, CES 2017 breezes into a cool Las Vegas today for the first of four days. So with the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 proudly on live demonstration in the Venetian Hotel Tower Suites (30-112) and amongst the finest consumer electronics in the world as part of the award winning, CES Innovation Showcase in the Venetian Hotel Ballroom, Wilson Benesch are delighted to share the latest review of the A.C.T. One Evolution loudspeaker courtesy of German magazine Image HiFi and our import partners IBEX Audio.

Andreas Wenderoth spent the later part of 2016 getting to grips with the A.C.T. One Evolution, finished in an ‘Enzo’ Red P1 Collection coloured carbon fibre finish. Wilson Benesch collaborated with British company Hypetex to bring coloured carbon fibre to high end audio for the first time, exclusively via four motorsport inspired coloured carbon fibre finishes.

carbon fibre has always been black, in the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 version, colour is introduced to the fibre for the first time: thanks to a collaboration with Hypetex, a team of Formula 1 engineers who have developed the process, in this sample, it is not simply any colour, but a very strong one: “Enzo Red” – in line with the famous red of the Enzo Ferrari. So the speed and dynamics with which the box performs acoustically is also expressed visually. And in fact she is real eye-candy.

Andreas Wenderoth, Image Hifi, January 2017

Andreas draws nicely in the review on the concept of the iterative design process that has been at the heart of the A.C.T. loudspeakers development. Andreas quotes Design Director, Craig Milnes, “It’s like a Porsche 911 whose development no one would even think of changing the basic form or the essential ingredients – but the technical details and the current interpretation.”.

..as with a real stage diva, you like it, because it can do things, of which others only dream.

Andreas Wenderoth, Image Hifi, January 2017

Andreas continues,

The A.C.T. One Evolution is the best sound I have achieved in my listening room.

Andreas Wenderoth, Image Hifi, January 2017

We would like to extend our gratitude to Andreas Wenderoth for his excellent and comprehensive report on the A.C.T. One Evolution loudspeaker and all the team at Image HiFi. We would also like to make a personal thank you to our German import partners IBEX Audio for arranging the review.

The full unedited PDF of Andreas Wenderoth’s A.C.T. One Evolution Review is here in German.

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