Cardinal takes on Taiwan in TAA International Audio Show

Early this month it was the 23rd TAA Taiwan International Audio Show. One of Wilson Benesch’s longest serving partners Currant’s Audio, who also ordered one of the first pairs of Cardinals in production finally shared the new Wilson Benesch flagship with Taiwan. The presentation was made with the WB Full Circle Turntable and the impressive Audionet AMP MAX Monoblocks for power.

Wilson Benesch - Geometry Series - Carbon Fiber - Cardinal-LoudspeakerAlso presented in a static demonstration were other Geometry Series products in the shape of the Vertex, finished in ‘Titanium’ and the Vector, finished in striking ‘White Gloss’.

To arrange a demonstration please contact Currants Audio Video Co. Ltd.

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: currants@ms2.tcol.com.tw
w: www.currants.info

Wilson Benesch: The Future is Carbon

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Wilson Benesch set for Guangzhuo Show, China

Following the recent launch of our new partnership with Forthwise Ltd. in China, the Wilson Benesch Chimera and the new flagship Cardinal will be appearing at the Guangzhuo High End Audio Show.

Like at the recent Hong Kong AV Show guests will be able to listen to live demonstrations of the Cardinal and also the Chimera loudspeakers partnered with a CH Precision front end. Once again the Cardinal ‘wowed’ audiences in Hong Kong, some feedback from visitors in Hong Kong was ‘Neutral, non-fatiguing…’ whilst another said ‘Refined sound…luxurious finish’.

Join us in Guangzhuo and send us some of your own feedback.

Date: Friday 6th – Sunday 8th September 2013
Location: Guangzhuo High End Audio Show 2013, China

Read Roy Gregory’s impressive Cardinal review for HIFI+ here.

To arrange a demonstration 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

Wilson Benesch: The Future is Carbon

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Forthwise Launch Wilson Benesch in China, HK & Macau

Just a month after announcing the new partnership with Mainland China, Hong Kong & Macau Distributor, Forthwise Ltd. – the Wilson Benesch Cardinal flagship has made its debut at the Hong Kong AV Show.

The Cardinal, beautifully finished in Burr Walnut, was very well received, reproducing a breathtaking sound stage and lightning quick dynamics that the public across the UK, Europe and now Asia have had the opportunity to enjoy. Once again the Cardinal was partnered with leading Swiss Electronics Engineers, CH Precision. The setup was consistent with that used at the Munich High End in May this year.

Wilson Benesch - Richcoln Ltd.Wilson Benesch Directors, Christina and Craig Milnes also took the opportunity following the Hong Kong AV to tour the impressive Forthwise demonstration facilities in the Central district of Hong Kong. It granted an opportunity to meet with key staff and provide essential product training on the highly successful new Geometry Series and the Wide Bandwidth Collection now being stocked by Forthwise across China, Hong Kong and Macau.

Read Roy Gregory’s impressive Cardinal review for HIFI+ here.

To arrange a demonstration 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

Wilson Benesch: The Future is Carbon

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Ltd. Edition Vertex Auction

Wilson Benesch - Limited - Edition - Vertex - Loudspeaker - Tour - de - France - 2013 - Centenary - Maillot - Jaune - William Wates Memorial TrustThis Sunday 21st July the auction for the Wilson Benesch, Ltd. Edition ‘Maillot Jaune’ Vertex Loudspeaker will close on eBay. At 15.06 GMT the hammer will fall and one lucky individual will complete the purchase of the one and only pair of ‘Maillot Jaune’ Vertex Loudspeakers in the World. The timing of the auction end has been selected to coincide with the, 21st and final stage of the 2013 – 100 Edition of the World’s Most Famous Bike Race, The Tour de France.

Marketing Director Luke Milnes completed his own journey across France and into Paris last Sunday and said:

The opportunity to realise a dream and cycle the route of the 100 Edition of the World’s Greatest bike race has been one of the most rewarding and inspiring experiences of my life. The people I have met, the places I have been and most importantly the charity that I have worked tirelessly to raise money for have combined to create a remarkable moment in time.

The William Wates Memorial Trust (WWMT) is a grants giving charity, working with charities across the UK who work with disadvantaged and underprivileged young people, supporting and empowering them through education and the arts.

The Ltd. Edition Vertex features low profile black stands, a beautifully curved carbon fiber monocoque cabinet and is finished in ‘Maillot Jaune’ Yellow cheeks and a lazer etched Ltd. Edition Serial badge to include the serial ‘TDF-100-2013′. This is a true collectors piece.

To place your bid on the Ltd. Edition Vertex please follow the link to our eBay auction.

Wilson Benesch Commemorate the Centenary Tour de France 2013

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Wilson Benesch take on Le Tour de France

Wilson Benesch - Planet X - William Wates Memorial Trust - Carbon Fiber - Le Tour de France 2013 - Centenary Tour

On June 22nd 2013, Wilson Benesch Marketing Director Luke Milnes, will begin Stage 1 of the Centenary Edition of Le Tour de France. His journey across France, will see him complete all 21-stages and 2,100-miles, 1-week ahead of the pro-tour, finishing on the Champs Elysees on July 14th! Bastille Day!!

Luke will be fundraising for the William Wates Memorial Trust (WWMT), with the aim of raising £2,000 or more to assist the work of charities across the UK who are supported by the WWMT. These charities work with disadvantaged and underprivileged young people, supporting and empowering them through education and the arts.

Wilson Benesch – Supporting The William Wates Memorial Trust & Le Tour DeFiance
As a celebration of all things ‘Le Tour 100′ and in support of the efforts of Luke and the William Wates Memorial Trust, Wilson Benesch will be auctioning a single pair of Limited Edition Vertex Loudspeakers finished in High Gloss ‘Maillot Jaune’ Yellow. The Yellow has been chosen to match the Jersey color traditionally worn by the leader of the Tour de France each day and ultimately by the winning rider a top of the podium on the Champs Elysees.

The Vertex will feature low profile black stands, a beautifully curved carbon fiber monocoque cabinet and will be finished with a lazer etched Limited Edition Serial badge to include the serial ‘TDF-100-2013′. This is a true collectors piece not to be missed.

The auction will commence July 14th and close July 21st 2013, coinciding with the arrival of the pro-tour riders on the Champs Elysees at the close of the Centenary Tour de France 2013. More details of how to bid the auction closing time will be announced on our twitter feed at a later date.

Wilson Benesch - Limited - Edition - Vertex - Loudspeaker - Tour - de - France - 2013 - Centenary - Maillot - Jaune - William Wates Memorial Trust

Performance gains through Carbon Fiber
As an employee of Wilson Benesch, Luke is acutely aware of the benefits that advanced materials technology can bring to high performance applications. An average day on the tour, involves over 100-miles, up to 5,500-meters of vertical ascent over France’s highest mountain passes and the output of over 5,000-calories. To succeed in his challenge Luke will employ the unique properties of carbon fiber to maximize the efficiency of his energy output.

Wilson Benesch - Planet X - William Wates Memorial Trust - Carbon Fiber - Le Tour de France 2013 - Centenary Tour

Local bike builders Planet X have supplied their top of the range Planet X ‘Mondo’ Carbon composite frame. Weighing under 900g, the Planet X Mondo has an incredibly low mass, significantly reducing the energy input required by the cyclist to overcome gravity on route to the top of the 2,000m+ peaks in the French Alps.

But the advantages attained from carbon composites do not stop there. Further to the weight advantages that carbon composites impart, these materials are also incredibly stiff. With the exception of carbon nanotubes, carbon fiber composites have the highest stiffness : weight ratio of all the materials known to man. The carbon fiber composite most used by bicycle manufacturers is less than one-quarter the weight of steel, but it is about as stiff (which makes it almost four times as stiff on a weight-to-weight basis), and it is roughly four times as strong in tension.

Because the Planet X Mondo frame is so stiff, the energy transfer from Luke’s muscles, through the cranks, across the frame into the wheels and then into the road to create forward motion, is incredibly efficient with little loss, relatively, of this energy to flex within the bike frame. The result is a quick, responsive, agile and fast bike. Much the same as an F1 car.

One other useful characteristic of carbon fiber that is common to loudspeaker design and road bike design is damping. Despite the incredible stiffness of carbon fiber, the material is able to absorb a huge amount of energy, allowing it to damp unwanted resonances and vibrations. To an audiophile, the benefits are a lower signal to noise ratio, to a cyclist the benefits are more comfort and reduced fatigue. Composite’s vibration damping is far superior to any metal. The smooth ride quality is one of the first things people notice about carbon fiber bicycle frames.

Wilson Benesch - Planet X - William Wates Memorial Trust - Carbon Fiber - Le Tour de France 2013 - Centenary Tour

Supporting the William Wates Memorial Trust & Luke
You can follow Luke on his journey through France via his blog and Strava feed which will remain regularly updated throughout the tour. The pursuit of a dream is one thing, but Luke is also working very hard to raise money for the fantastic work of the William Wates Memorial Trust. Further to his exertions at the Tour de France, Luke will also be completing a 24-hour bike ride in Sheffield City Centre on his return from France.

Please help us support Luke and the WWMT by donating generously via the fundraising page.

You can follow Luke on his Tour de France Journey via his blog: www.tourdefiance.com

Learn more about the William Wates Memorial Trust: www.wwmt.org

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