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Report: Munich High End 2015

The Endeavour & Torus at the Munich High End 2015This years Munich High End firmly put the debate to rest, with huge numbers of enthusiastic customers arriving at the MOC Convention Centre from all over the world, it is clear that this is now the finest High End Audio exhibition the world over.

Wilson Benesch gave the finest account of the company’s position and the quality of its products with a stunning demonstration that put the Endeavour loudspeaker, two Torus Infrasonic Generators and the all new R1 HIFI Rack at the heart of a system that included market leading products from TechDAS, CH Precision and Trinnov. Jeff Fritz of SoundStage Ultra commented in his article following the Munich High End entitled ‘Sampling High End 2015′s Best Loudspeakers’:

The Endeavours, for their parts, sounded dimensional and lithe, providing just the right amount of weight when that was part of the music. Their imaging was precise, and the entire system had an eminently listenable quality that many systems at High End didn’t — not relaxed, just not fatiguing… My takeaway: WB’s Geometry Endeavour is a speaker I want to hear more from. It was the most ambitious stand-mount at High End 2015.

Jeff Fritz, SoundStage Ultra, Sampling High End 2015′s Best Loudspeakers

The Wilson Benesch R1 HIFI Rack at the Munich High End 2015

Jeff’s inclusion of the Endeavour – Torus combination in the Top 7 Loudspeaker at the Munich High End, means we perhaps need not say more. However that would only be half the story as Wilson Benesch also launched the new R1 HIFI Rack at the show. The R1 with its stunning carbon fibre Isobars and Polyoxymethylene stands provided optimal conditions, in which the ultra high end audio components residing upon them could operate. Draining the system of structural born resonance from each component, but also isolating the components from the energy produced by the loudspeakers and the infrasonic generator. It’s the finishing touch to an awe inspiring system.

The Wilson Benesch R1 HIFI Rack with CH Precision P1 Phono Stage at the Munich High End 2015

Wilson Benesch would like to thank each of our partners at the Munich High End. CH Precision provided the amplification, power conditioning, CD/ SACD Player Transport and the stunning new P1 Phono Stage. Partnered directly with the new P1 was the TechDAS Airforce Two Turntable – unquestionably the market leader at the present time, the TechDAS is one of those products which are a pure joy to work with over the course of an exhibition. The tactile nature of the product and the immense sound that it reproduces is truly a special thing. And finally we must extend our gratitude and to Trinnov Audio who provided the Amethyst media renderer and room optimisation. Placing ultra high performance audio components into a room with no acoustic design considerations and then trying to present the product faithfully and professionally to an audience is the biggest challenge of any exhibition. It is akin to putting a McLaren P1 on a road test in standing traffic. This year Trinnov Audio measured the room with a microphone and used the highly advanced 3D room optimisation software built into the Amethyst to extract maximum performance from the system and the room to great effect.

Thank you to each of you who attended the Munich High End – we look forward to seeing you all again next time around!

We hope that you enjoy the slideshow of images from the exhibition below:

Wilson Benesch Endeavour, Torus and R1 HIFI Rack with TechDAS Airforce Two, CH Precision P1 and Trinnov Amethyst

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Munich High End 2015 Preview

Wilson Benesch Endeavour carbon fibre loudspeaker at the Munich High End 2015

This May, Wilson Benesch form a partnership with several of the world’s preeminent audio design and manufacturers to create a stunning presentation of high-end audio at the Munich High-End 2015. The Munich High-End is an annual HIFI exhibition taking place in the MOC Messe Exhibition Centre, 20-minutes from the vibrant Munich city centre. Now recognised as the finest exhibition of high-end audio the world over, the Munich High-End attracts a global audience and all of the leading manufacturers.

Wilson Benesch

Having previously exhibited at the Kempinski Vier Jahreszieten, this year British manufacturer Wilson Benesch will move back to the MOC Messe to partner it’s reference super-monitor Endeavour loudspeakers with, CH Precision, TechDAS and Trinnov Audio in a stunning presentation featuring state-of-the-art digital and analogue replay systems, amplification and digital room correction systems.

Since its launch at the 2014 edition of the Munich High End, the Wilson Benesch Endeavour has gone on to receive global critical acclaim, being awarded ‘Elite’ status in the leading Hong Kong AV Journal ‘Super AV’ along the way. Constructed from carbon fibre composites and aluminium, with high quality finishing and detailing throughout, the luxurious Endeavour loudspeakers stand at an imposing 1.47m in height. Whilst the Endeavour’s drive unit compliment is comprised of the very latest Wilson Benesch drive technologies; the Tactic II drive unit and the Semisphere Tweeter. These cutting edge technologies combine with the new Carbon-Nanotech Enclosure, a bell-shaped carbon-nanotech composite structure which isolates the midrange and bass air volumes entirely. As a result the Endeavour chassis exhibits industry leading signal-to-noise ratio allowing the sound produced by the Wilson Benesch drive technologies to express all the character, detail and emotion of the music. The Endeavour loudspeaker is perhaps the finest example of British high-end audio.

The Endeavour loudspeaker will demonstrate with the TechDAS Air Force One Turntable

CH Precision

Swiss company CH Precision will provide reference level amplification, power conditioning, digital-to-analogue conversion and digital replay. The brands 1-Series is an award winning product line with countless awards the world over, including the much coveted Stereo Sound Japan ‘Grand Prix Award’ for its A1 Amplifier, C1 Controller and D1 CD/SACD Transport. These award winning components will form the backbone of the Munich High End 2015 presentation, with further support from the X1 Power Conditioners.
CH Precision - Wilson Benesch - TechDAS - Trinnov Audio - Munich High End 2015


TechDAS is the house brand of Stella Inc., the highly respected premier distributor of a multitude of high-end audio components in Japan, including Wilson Benesch, CH Precision and Trinnov Audio.

In 2012, Stella Inc. launched the TechDAS ‘Air Force One’ turntable. The design went on to become recognised as a “game-changing” audio component, the like of which only comes along “every five-years or so”. In 2014, TechDAS introduced the Air Force Two. The Air Force Two turntable, a less expensive variant of the original design which retails at £79,000, uses trickle-down technologies from the flagship, including the innovative air bearing and the vacuum disc suction that was critical to the success of the Air Force One.

TechDAS will present at the Munich High End 2015, the Air Force Two Turntable.
CH Precision - Wilson Benesch - TechDAS - Trinnov Audio - Munich High End 2015

Trinnov Audio

Trinnov Audio leads the field in terms 3D room optimisation. Founded in 2000, the French company has published a number of cutting edge research papers in the field and in turn developed industry leading optimisation products and software. The field of room optimisation is commonly linked with home theatre and in this respect Trinnov lead the way with the world’s most advanced 3D AV Preamplifier, capable of reproducing 32 channels of audio. However Trinnov have long been developing highly advanced purist high-end audio optimisation products. Their ST2-HiFi and Amethyst systems have won critical acclaim from publications globally including Stereophile and 6moons and are now being adopted by the industries leading high-end audio importers globally.

Trinnov Audio will present the Amethyst high-end stereo flagship processor at the Munich High End 2015.

CH Precision - Wilson Benesch - TechDAS - Trinnov Audio - Munich High End 2015

Wilson Benesch, CH Precision, TechDAS and Trinnov audio will be exhibiting in Room F203 of the MOC Messe Exhibition Centre, 14th – 17th May 2015.

For all press enquiries please contact:
Wilson Benesch – Luke Milnes – // +44(0)114 2852656

For more information on our collaborating partners please use the following links:
CH Precision:

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Bristol Sound & Vision 2015 Show Report

Wilson Benesch - Square Five - Endeavour - Loudspeaker - Circle 25 Turntable - CH Precision - Audionet
Wilson Benesch present to a packed Bristol Sound & Vision 2015
If there was a defining feature of the Bristol Sound & Vision 2015 it would be people. Hundreds upon hundreds of audio enthusiasts packed into the conservatory to see and hear this years presentation, which consisted of two distinctly different systems. One system was based around a floor standing loudspeaker design partnered with German electronics from Audionet and another based around a stand mounted loudspeaker design partnered with Swiss electronics from CH Precision. The feedback from this years show has been better than ever, with one email that arrived reading as follows:

“I’ve been a closet audiophile probably since about the age of five and I’m forty now! I’m also a hobbyist musician. I came across your speakers at the Bristol show recently and thought the demo was incredible… I have to say that’s the closest I’ve ever been (or perceived to be) next to Hendrix. His guitar and amp sounded LIVE, and that’s no exaggeration! Drums sounded amazing too.”

We would like to thank all those who attended and especially those of you who wrote to us online via the forums and email.

Family Sound
Despite the stark difference between the aesthetic appearance and materials employed in the Endeavour and the Square Five loudspeakers, there is of course an unmistakable family sound that is common to all the products in Wilson Benesch’s two main loudspeaker lines. This relates directly to the two iterations of Tactic Drive Technology at the heart of the two product lines.

Of course the quality of the cables and the electronic components at the source is crucial to the end result and this is why Wilson Benesch imports and distributes Audionet and CH Precision in the UK. This combination of products has been carefully selected and fine tuned by Wilson Benesch over decades. We would like to thank Darren Smith, CEO of Clearer Audio Cables, who provided all high-end cabling for this years presentation. We would also like to extend our gratitude to our in Germany at Audionet GmbH and also CH Precision Sarl for designing and building some of the finest source components. A special mention also to Raphael Pasche who attended the Bristol Sound & Vision in support of CH Precision.

Wilson Benesch introduces New Products
Those of you with a keen eye for product development at Wilson Benesch will have noted the introduction of two new products at the Bristol Sound and Vision.

Circle 25 Black Edition
As part of our Analogue Collection display, Wilson Benesch presented a black and a white version of the Circle 25 Turntable. Following the successful introduction of the Circle 25 Turntable at last years event, Wilson Benesch have now extended the range and orders are now being taken on the Circle 25 Black Edition, which features an all black A.C.T. 25 Anniversary Tonearm.

Wilson Benesch - Square Five - Endeavour - Loudspeaker - Circle 25 Turntable - CH Precision - Audionet

The Wilson Benesch HIFI Rack
The second new product introduced at the Bristol show, is the stunning new Wilson Benesch rack. Precision machined steel, alloy, polymer and advanced carbon fibre composites combine to create a highly engineered solution for high-end component installation. The solution is near optimal and exploits the advantages of carbon composites and other materials to damp structural borne resonances to industry leading standards. Further details on the the new Wilson Benesch rack will emerge prior to Munich High End in May.

Wilson Benesch - Square Five - Endeavour - Loudspeaker - Circle 25 Turntable - CH Precision - Audionet

Final Thanks to all our partners
Thanks to the organisers of the Bristol Sound & Vision, Tony Revelle, Jerry Lewin, Phil Patterson and all the team at Audio T who make the Bristol Sound & Vision possible. And finally to all of you who participated in the event and came to see us.

See you next time,

All the Team at Wilson Benesch!

Please view the slideshow of images below which includes additional images of the new products, just click to open the window.
Wilson Benesch Circle 25 Turntable and Square Five Loudspeaker at the Bristol Sound & Vision 2014

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Bristol 2015: Square Five Loudspeaker

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Wilson Benesch Square Five gives you the “Musical Truth” at the Bristol Sound & Vision 2015
Last year the Square Five Loudspeaker entered the fray, debuting at the Bristol ‘Sound & Vision’, supported by the Alan Sircom’s HIFI+ review in which the Editor-in-Chief proclaimed:

Genuine seekers of the musical truth will look at the Square Five as an honest way of extracting £20,000 or even £25,000 loudspeaker performance without the five-figure price tag… Put simply, it’s the Cardinal for us mortals – Alan Sircom, HIFI+

In many ways, the Square Five has become a very special product for Wilson Benesch. Not only did the design feature trickle-down technologies from our flagship loudspeaker, Cardinal. But also the Square Five was launched during the company’s landmark Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary year. For these reasons alone it will remain a classic within the Wilson Benesch marquee for many years to come.

But the Square Five design stands out on it’s own merit. With several knockout reviews, collecting the ‘Reference’ award in French publication Haute Fidelite and a strong 5th place in the magazines ‘Top 50 Products Awards List’later in 2014. And then a month long residency in the Devialet signature store in Paris. The Square Five has all the hallmarks of high-quality British design.

Under its elegant wood exterior… is a genuine festival of technology… On this day, in this product category, the performance of the Square Five sits with speakers that are twice the price… – Dominique Mafrand, Haute Fidelite

Wilson Benesch will bring the Square Five to the Bristol ‘Sound & Vision’ audience for a second year. You can join us Friday through Sunday in the 1st Floor Conservatory for a festival of sound and technology.

Meet the team and learn about British Audio design and manufacturer Wilson Benesch.

For more information you can read Alan Sircom’s HIFI+ Review:
read here (PDF document) English (March, 2014)

Dominique Mafrand’s Haute Fidelite Review:
read here (PDF document) French (April, 2014)
read here (PDF document) Translated to English (April, 2014)

And if that wasn’t enough, Roy Gregory’s The Audiobeat Review:
read here (PDF document) English (January, 2014)

All press and media enquires should be directed to:
Luke Milnes

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Bristol 2015: Endeavour & CH Precision

Wilson Benesch - CH Precision - A1 - D1 - C1 - Endeavour

Wilson Benesch return to Bristol ‘Sound & Vision’ with World-Class Audio Demonstration
At the turn of the year we closed with the exciting news that the new Wilson Benesch Endeavour Loudspeaker would make its UK Exhibition Premiere at the Bristol ‘Sound & Vision’ in February. This was confirmed officially via the Bristol Sound & Vision website.

Today we are delighted to confirm that Wilson Benesch will partner the Endeavour loudspeaker with the world-class amplifier and digital front end of CH Precision. Following a second press release posted to the Bristol Sound & Vision website on Friday, we can confirm that Wilson Benesch will distribute CH Precision exclusively in the UK.

CH Precision
CH Precision is a Swiss High End Audio company dedicated to the design and manufacture of State-of-the-Art audio products. The company is located in Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland.

Founded by Florian Cossy and Thierry Heeb, CH Precision design all components in house and operate an exclusively Swiss manufacturing supply chain. Precision manufacturing is a strong tradition in Switzerland. There is a fascination and expertise in detailed manufacturing that is embedded within the very fabric and culture of Switzerland thanks to the long national tradition of watch making. It is a reputation recognised worldwide.

Switzerland’s demography and sociology conspire to make exactly one model work: high price, combined with high value through quality – Alan Taffel, The Absolute Sound, USA

Indeed both Florian Cossy and Thierry Heeb cut their teeth at Goldmund, being responsible for amplifier design and digital design respectively. Together the combined experience and expertise make for a stunning product and goes some way to explaining why the CH Precision team are responsible for all hardware, software and mechanical design.

CH Precision in Bristol 2015
As the sole UK distributor for the multi-award winning range of CH Precision electronics, Wilson Benesch will debut the CH Precision line to the British public at the ‘Sound & Vision – Bristol Show’.

Having collected awards around the globe, including the much-coveted ‘Stereosound Grand Prix Japan’ for the A1 Amplifier and C1 D/A Controller, the opportunity to listen to class-leading CH Precision products in the UK is not one to be missed.

Wilson Benesch will be showcasing the CH Precision A1 Amplifier, C1 D/A Controller and D1 CD/SACD Player in combination with the new Endeavour loudspeaker daily in the 1st Floor Conservatory.

There will be just one, hour-long live demonstration between 2 – 3.30pm, Friday through Sunday.

For more information you can read Alan Taffel’s excellent Absolute Sound Review of the A1, C1, D1 System here:
CH Precision – A1, C1, D1 System Review

Technical and sales information for the entire CH Precision range will become available at prior to the Bristol Show 2015.

All press and media enquires should be directed to:
Luke Milnes

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