Last Friday and Saturday Wilson Benesch directors flew into Germany to meet with German importers IBEX Audio for a high profile launch of the new A.C.T. One Evolution. The launch took place in at the highly regarded dealer Die Steiner Box, with the A.C.T. One Evolution and Torus Infrasonic Generator taking centre stage supported by Naim Audio’s Statement amplifier and surrounded by a clutch of product from some of the most respected audio brands from around the globe.
The event was very well attended with a full house not only for the main A.C.T. One Evolution presentation, but in room 2, where the Square Three loudspeaker was being presented with the Circle 25 Turntable and the ModWright integrated amp KWI 200.
In the main room Wilson Benesch Design Director Craig Milnes introduced the A.C.T. One Evolution. This included a technical presentation to outline the core technological assets within the A.C.T. One Evolution loudspeaker. Craig can be seen below holding the basket from a Tactic II drive unit – just one single component, which was developed extensively using gas flow analysis to reduce the profile and surface area of
the basket face directly behind the drive unit cone. Craig also brought along a favourite prop, which has often been used down the years to illustrate the phenomenal strength-to-weight ratio of the multi-axial carbon fibre cone. The 18″ diaphragm weighs just 200g and yet it is capable of retaining its shape and stiffness whilst under phenomenal pressure, this is critical to the success of the Torus, which is required to move a large volume of air instantly to create low frequency sound. Seen below, the 18″ Torus cone comfortably taking the full weight of Stefan from the Die Steiner Box with no deformation.
The two-day launch event was a real pleasure. Wilson Benesch would like to thank all those who attended, furthermore a special thanks to Die Steiner Box and finally to our excellent German distributors and partners IBEX Audio for another great event.
A private demonstration of Wilson Benesch products can be organised via ‘IBEX Audio GmbH’.