Writing this show report from 36,000ft somewhere over Siberia makes for an exciting end to what has been a phenomenally successful journey to Asia. Set in the impressive Tokyo International Forum, designed by Raphael Vinoly, the Tokyo International Audio Show was more than a match for the stunning architecture as hundreds upon hundreds of high end audio enthusiasts flocked to the exhibition center.
Wilson Benesch recently announced the return to the Japanese market with Stella Inc. and in Tokyo the Cardinal high end loudspeaker was in the company of a multitude of State-of-the-Art high end audio components. Fronted by the reference grade components of TechDAS, Constellation Audio, CH Precision and Devialet, the Wilson Benesch Cardinal received praise across the board.
Leading British and US reviewer Ken Kessler introduced the Cardinal for the main presentation, which included his fascinating lecture “Reviewing High End Audio Equipment”. This presentation was in combination with the Constellation Audio Hercules II 1000 watt per channel Monoblock power amplifiers and the Altair II Line Stage, with the TechDAS Air Force One Turntable and CH Precision D1 CD/SACD source.
The sound was superlative, the presentation by new distribution partner, Stella Inc. flawless and as a result the room was almost always completely full with more than 50 guests.
Further to the lightbox images below, which can be viewed by clicking on the image, there will be a number of short films appear on Wilson Benesch TV, to include Design Director Craig Milnes’ introduction of the Cardinal to Japan – now embed below these images.
Wilson Benesch: The Future is Carbon