Design & Audio Exhibition, Seoul

Wilson Benesch - Cardinal Loudspeaker - Geometry Series - CH Precision M1 - Design & Audio - Seoul - Gangnam - South KoreaArriving directly from the impressive Tokyo International Audio Show and the company of the our well established Japanese import partners Stella Inc., Wilson Benesch arrived in Seoul to meet with one of our relatively new import partners Design & Audio. The highly professional, stylish and contemporary approach the company has adopted, has ensured that Design & Audio are enjoying great success with the Wilson Benesch brand in South Korea. Located in the affluent, fashionable district of Gangnam, Design & Audio presented the Cardinal and the Square Two Loudspeakers in a private, invitation only exhibition.

Set against the impressive surrounds of demonstration room 1, the Cardinal partnered CH Precision Electronics, to include the new L1 Dual Mono Line Pre-Amplifier, plus 2 x A1 Amplifiers, C1 Controller, D1 Transport and X1 Power Conditioners throughout. The system amounts to a serious luxury high-end audio system, which drew many wide smiles amongst the guests attending the exhibition.

In demonstration room 2, the Wilson Benesch Square Two Loudspeakers finished in white gloss were partnered with the Devialet 120, providing a slick, stylish and modern approach to high-end audio at a very affordable price.
Wilson Benesch - Square Two Loudspeaker - Square Series II - Devialet - Design & Audio - Seoul - Gangnam - South Korea

Wilson Benesch Design Director, Craig Milnes said:

“The Geometry Series and Square Series II are enjoying great success across the globe. But in Asia, where a passion for high end audio and high quality European product has developed, the Wilson Benesch brand has clearly been identified as the leading British high end loudspeaker import. The vitality, knowledge and excitement of the customers is palpable. It is an honour to be working with what clearly amounts to the premier audio importer in South Korea, Design & Audio. They are an example of how high-end audio can be presented and the fantastic results that the customer can achieve at both the afforable and luxury end of the HIFI market”.

Wilson Benesch would like to extend our gratitude to the generous hospitality of Design & Audio. We would also like to thank all those who attended the event.

To arrange a demonstration please contact Design & Audio.

Design & Audio Co.
100-2 Cheongdam-dong
Gangnam-gu
Seoul
South Korea
Tel: +82 (0)2 540 7901
Fax: +82 (0)2 540 7989
e: toytower@naver.com
w: www.designnaudio.co.kr

A selection of images from the event can be viewed by clicking the image below.
Wilson Benesch - Geometry Series - Square Series II - Cardinal Loudspeaker - Seoul - South Korea - 2014


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Westdeutsche Hifi-Tage Report

Wilson Benesch - Cardinal Loudspeaker - Germany - Taurus High End - 2014

4-days back in Old Blighty and company Directors Craig and Christina Milnes departed the Wilson Benesch HQ once again, this time on a relatively short excursion to Bonn in Germany. There they joined distribution partners Taurus High End and one of Germany’s premier dealers Linzbach Hifi for a dealer organised HIFI show, the Westdeutsche Hifi Tage.

Wilson Benesch - Cardinal Loudspeaker - Germany - Taurus High End - 2014

Set against the backdrop of the Maritim Bonn Hotel, not far from the banks of the Rhine River in one of Germany’s oldest Cities, the exhibition is a small event with an exclusive list of brands on exhibition purely by invitation. Taurus High End presented the Wilson Benesch Cardinal finished in luxurious Burr Walnut Gloss, partnered by two Torus Infrasonic Generators in stereo and accompanied by their Taurus High End’s hallmark electronics import, Soulution.
Wilson Benesch - Cardinal Loudspeaker - Torus Infrasonic Generator - 2014

The demonstration included a presentation by Design Director Craig Milnes, who also played a selection of tracks for the audience. There was also a supporting presentation by leading Stereophile HIFI journalists Matthias Bode (pictured left), who discussed system optimisation. Whilst Ilhami Duzgun (pictured below) of Stereo Magazine played his selection of music for the majority of the two day exhibition.
Wilson Benesch - Matthias Bode - Cardinal Loudspeaker - Westdeutsche Hifi Tage 2014

Wilson Benesch would like to extend our gratitude to all the team at Taurus High End and to Linzbach Hifi for organising the exhibition.

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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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