Tokyo International Show Report 2014

Wilson Benesch - Endeavour Loudspeaker - Carbon Nanotech Enclosure - Tokyo International Audio Show 2014 - Stella Inc.

Having landed back in the UK, this years TIAS show report arrives a little later than last years and also from the more grounded surrounds of the bustling Wilson Benesch HQ. It is a fine thing to arrive back in a warm and sunny autumnal South Yorkshire, from another vintage audio show and find a fleet of new CNC machines working flat out to produce parts for the new loudspeaker that you have just launched on the other side of the planet. The Endeavour has barely begun it’s voyage and it is already a huge success for the company.Wilson Benesch - Endeavour Loudspeaker - Carbon Nanotech Enclosure - Tokyo International Audio Show 2014 - Stella Inc.

But I digress, the Tokyo International Audio Show 2014 has been a highly rewarding and enjoyable experience. Following the relaunch of the brand in Japan last year with the Cardinal, Wilson Benesch returned this year with both the Cardinal and the new Endeavour loudspeaker placed proudly at either end of one large exhibition room.Wilson Benesch - Endeavour Loudspeaker - Carbon Nanotech Enclosure - Tokyo International Audio Show 2014 - Stella Inc.

The Cardinal and the Endeavour were not in short supply of reference quality audio electronics. Partnered on one side by the world class electronics of CH Precision and on the other by another set of class leading electronics in Constellation Audio. The results were, as one might expect, nothing short of astounding. Stella Inc. has a long history for importing some of the finest audio products from around the globe and have a vast amount of experience to put together highly professional audio demonstrations that run like clockwork. And the Endeavour did not disappoint. Each presentation from company directors Christina and Craig Milnes filled every seat and the feedback was very warm and positive.

Wilson Benesch - Endeavour Loudspeaker - Carbon Nanotech Enclosure - Tokyo International Audio Show 2014 - Stella Inc.

Wilson Benesch would like to extend our gratitude to all the team at Stella Inc. and Zephyrn and to each of those who attended the show and came to see us.

A collection of images of the show can be seen using the lightbox below.

Wilson Benesch - Tokyo International Audio Show 2014 - Constellation Audio - TechDAS - CH Precision




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Westdeutsche Hifi-Tage

Wilson Benesch - Cardinal - Torus - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Germany - 2014Wilson Benesch directors Christina and Craig Milnes will be appearing at premier German dealers Hifi Linz Bach, in Bonn this coming weekend. The event will be held over 2-days and include a presentation of the Cardinal loudspeaker and Torus Infrasonic Generator.

The open weekend will provide a rare opportunity to meet with the Wilson Benesch directors and gain a fascinating glimpse into the intricacies of the ground breaking Cardinal design from the designer Craig Milnes.

The Cardinal presentation will be conducted in partnership with German import partners Taurus High End and will also feature the Soulution Electronics which were featured in Cai Brockmann’s Cardinal review in Fidelity AV Magazine earlier this year. The full system architecture is listed below, along with a link to Cai’s review of the Cardinal in both German and English.

Of all the great and grand speakers, on this earth, the Wilson Benesch is possibly the most beautiful. The awe-inspiring price here comes with awe-inspiring performance and a sensational dynamics – Cai Brockmann, Editor, Fidelity AV, 2014

Cai Brockmann’s Full-unedited German review. German review..
Translated English review English review..

System Architecture:
Wilson Benesch Cardinal Loudspeakers
Wilson Benesch Torus Infrasonic Generator
Wilson Benesch Torus Amplifier
Soulution Digital-Player 541
Soulution Preamplifier 520
Soulution Mono-Amplifier 501
Vovox Textura Fortis interconnects, power cables and speaker cables.

Location:
Hifi Linz Bach
Maritim Bonn
Godesberger Allee
53175
Bonn

For more information please contact:
Taurus High End Gmbh
Tel: +49 40 553 53 58
Fax: +49 40 554 54 54
e: info@taurus.net
w: www.taurus.net

Wilson Benesch - Cardinal - Torus - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Germany - 2014

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Rocky Mountain Seminar Series

Wilson Benesch - Rocky Mountain Audio Fest - 2014 - Square Series II - Square FivePerched on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains at a height of 1600m, the city of Denver and its mountainous surrounds have become the backdrop for one of the USAs leading audio events, the Rocky Mountain Audio Festival. Established in 2004 by the late Al Stiefel, this year will be the 11th Edition of the show.

A popular theme of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest has been the seminar series. Taking place over the duration of the weekend, the RMAF seminar series is designed to impart a deeper knowledge of the audio industry to those attending the show, with discussions moderated by designers, engineers, company owners and a variety of industry experts. This year, Roy Gregory and Marc Mickleson from online publication, www.audiobeat.com, will contribute to the seminar series with two presentations.

Cartridge Optimization For Musical Performance – Roy Gregory
This lecture will aim to address the intricacies of cartridge alignment and how it affects sonic presentation. The lecture will be heavily reliant on live demonstrations and to quote, will define “not just the difference between approximate and ultra-precise alignment, but the musical difference between different geometries; the affect of tiny shifts in VTF, VTA/SRA and azimuth and how they each affect the sound. In other words, we’ll be demonstrating how to step beyond setting your cartridge by eye and instead set it by ear”.

Are All Discs Created Equal? – Marc Mickleson
The lecture will aim to address the physical differences between optical discs. The demonstration will play different versions of the same recording and asking for the audience to rate/rank them. Asking, can you hear the difference between a standard CD and a gold disc? Are SACDs taken from analog or 16 bit/44.1K tapes really better than the originals?

Both Marc and Roy’s presentations will be conducted on a carefully selected high-end audio system using the Wilson Benesch Square Five Loudspeakers throughout.

There will be multiple opportunities to see each of the lectures, but they will be conducted in the same room each time, Marriott Room 9022, 9th Floor Tower.

The full seminar schedule can be found here:
RMAF 2014 Seminar Schedule
Wilson Benesch - Square Series II - Square Five - Loudspeaker - RMAF 2014

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Tokyo International Audio Show 2014

Wilson Benesch - Endeavour - Loudspeaker - Carbon - Nanotech - Enclosure - Geometry Series - Tokyo International Audio Show - 2014Wilson Benesch are proud to announce that the Japanese Premier of the new Endeavour Loudspeaker will take place at the Tokyo International Audio Show on the 23rd – 25th September 2014. In partnership with premier importer Stella Inc. Wilson Benesch return to Tokyo with it’s groundbreaking super monitor which has already impressed globally following a hugely successful launch at the Munich High End Show in May.

The Endeavour borrows much of its design dialogue from the flagship Cardinal, featuring a beautifully sculptural carbon top and sleek ‘black carbon’ baffle and spine. The Endeavour introduces new Wilson Benesch technology in the form of the Carbon-Nanotech Enclosure, the world’s first advanced composite midrange housing. This isolates the midrange drive unit air volume from the powerful Isobaric Drive System. The result is a wonderfully coherent and natural midrange section, coupled with powerful, dynamic bass which cannot be achieved by large woofer designs. The Endeavour is a tour de force of British engineering.

Further to the Endeavour demonstration, guests will also have the opportunity to listen to the flagship loudspeaker in the Geometry Series, the Cardinal. Each demonstration will be supported by an introduction from Wilson Benesch Directors, Craig and Christina Milnes, along with introductions from manufacturers, CH Precision, who will be launching the new L1 Preamplifier with the Cardinal and Constellation Audio, who will partner the new Inspiration Series Preamp and Stereo Amp with the Endeavour.

The full schedule is as follows:
System 1, Wilson Benesch & CH Precision
Tues Sept. 23rd – 14.00 // Wed Sept. 24th 16.00 // Thurs Sept. 25th 14.00
Wilson Benesch Cardinal Loudspeaker
CH Precision L1 – Preamp
M1 – Mono Poweramp
D1 (CD) / C1 (DAC) – Source
X1 – Power Supply

System 2, Wilson Benesch, Constellation Audio, Request Audio
Tues Sept. 23rd – 15.00 // Wed Sept. 24th 17.00
Wilson Benesch Endeavour Loudspeaker
Constellation Audio Preamp 1.0 – Preamp
Stereo 1.0 – Poweramp
Request Audio, The Beast – Source

Watch the Endeavour promotional film:

For further information or to arrange a demonstration please contact Stella Inc.

Stella-Inc.
株式会社ステラ
〒173-0026 東京都板橋区中丸町51-10
51-10 Nakamarucho,Itabashi-ku,
Tokyo
Japan
Tel.(03)3958-9333
Fax.(03)3958-9322
e: e-info@stella-inc.com
w: www.stella-inc.com

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Wilson Benesch - Endeavour - Loudspeaker - Carbon - Nanotech - Enclosure - Geometry Series - Tokyo International Audio Show - 2014

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Show Report: Endeavour HK AV 2014

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It is almost exactly one year since the Wilson Benesch brand launched with Forthwise Ltd in Hong Kong. Wilson Benesch has enjoyed a strong following in Hong Kong for over a decade and now, but the market has recently enjoyed the introduction of new the Geometry Series product line thanks to the professional service and support of Forthwise Ltd.

Following the launch of the Cardinal last year, this weekend customers at the Hong Kong AV Show enjoyed the South-East Asian Premier of the new Wilson Benesch Endeavour loudspeaker.

Partnered with Nagra electronics and finished in Burr Walnut the Endeavour dominated the room in front of an impressive backdrop revealing the groundbreaking Carbon-Nanotech Enclosure at the heart of the new design.

Further to the musical demonstration, Forthwise presented the Endeavour’s many technical merits to a packed audience. Every detail of the design, its execution and quality sets new standards; the Endeavour is peerless in this sector of the luxury high end market.

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To arrange a private demonstration of the Endeavour please contact Forthwise Ltd.

Forthwise Ltd
6 / F, 1 Duddell Street
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2868 9993
Fax: +852 2525 2380
e: forthwise@netvigator.com
w: www.forthwise.com

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