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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TAA Taipei Hi-End Show 2014

Wilson Benesch - Endeavour Loudspeaker - Premier - TAA Taipei Hi-End 2014 - Currants Audio - TaiwanFollowing in hot pursuit of the Hong Kong High End Show which takes place this weekend. Long term distribution partners Currants Audio will be bringing the new Endeavour Super Monitor to the TAA Taipei Hi-End 2014.

Currants Audio have forged a long and illustrious history with the Wilson Benesch brand and many other high quality brands in Taiwan. Significant investment has been made right across the Wilson Benesch product range, along with the development of impressive demonstration facilities. Currants Audio provide a unique, high quality and valuable customer experience.

Wilson Benesch - Endeavour - Loudspeakers - High End Audio - Carbon Fiber - Hong Kong Audio Show 2014Customers attending the TAA Taipei Show will have the first opportunity to hear the new Endeavour Loudspeaker Super Monitor, as it makes its premier in Taiwan with Currants Audio. The Endeavour will be partnered with Audionet electronics and further supported by a static display of the Geometry Series product line to include; Vertex, Vector, Fulcrum 650 and Torus.

Wilson Benesch - Analogue Collection - 25th Anniversary - Circle 25 Turntable - A.C.T. 25 TonearmAs part of the TAA Taipei Hi-End Show, Currants Audio will also be demonstrating the new 25th Anniversary, Circle 25 Turntable and A.C.T. 25 Tonearm. Which will be partnered with the Square Five and the impressive MiZiK Player that Wilson Benesch partnered with to impressive effect at the Munich High End 2014.

Date: Thursday 14th August – Sunday 17th August 2014
Time: 10.00 – 18.00 Daily
Location: Grand Hotel, Taipei
Room: Suite 303

For further information or to arrange a private demonstration of the Endeavour in the impressive surrounds of Currants Audio please use the following contact details:

Currants Audio Video Co. Ltd
1f, No.166-26
Sec 3 Hsitun Road
Taichung 40765, Taiwan
Tel: +886 4 2463 7788
Fax: +886 4 2463 7799
e: mailto:currants@emax.net.tw
w: www.currants.info

Wilson Benesch - Currants Audio - Showroom - Demonstration - Taiwan - Loudspeakers - High End Audio - Carbon Fibre - 2014

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Cardinal arrives in Style in South Korea

Wilson Benesch - Cardinal Loudspeaker - Geometry Series - Tinman - Magazine - South Korea - Review - 2014Design & Audio launch Cardinal Loudspeaker in South Korea, supported by first Korean review with HIFI Journal Tinman

Having appeared on static display at the Seoul High End Show in late April, Design and Audio unveiled the Cardinal loudspeakers to the South Korean public in the first live demonstration on the 5th June. The Cardinal’s were the main feature in the opening of Design & Audio’s new demonstration facilities in Cheongdam-dong, a fashionable and wealthy ward of the Gangnam-gu district of Seoul, now known globally following the K-pop song of 2012, Gangnam-Style.

Wilson Benesch - Cardinal Loudspeaker - Geometry Series - Tinman - Magazine - South Korea - Review - 2014





The impressive presentation included an introduction from Tinman Magazine Editor, Mr Sung Yeonjin who recently reviewed the Cardinal. This was followed by an in depth presentation of the technologies and design ethos at the heart of the Cardinal and all Wilson Benesch products. Some of the images from the event can be seen above as part of a slideshow.

We’d like to thank our new South Korean distribution partners Design & Audio and of course a special thanks to Mr Sung Yeonjin and the Tinman Magazine team for the excellent Cardinal review.

You can read the full-unedited Korean review here.

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