The curtain has fallen and the dust has settled after another Bristol Sound & Vision Show
The 2014 Edition was a big year for Wilson Benesch; It was our 15th year in the conservatory or ‘Wilson Benesch Glass House’. Wilson Benesch was founded in 1989, so this years show would be the start of our 25th ‘Silver’ Anniversary celebrations. We had some big plans for marking the event and below is a little insight into what we did this time around.
The Square Five made is official UK Exhibition bow. Set against an all black, sound treated backdrop, the monolithic white gloss Square Fives imposed themselves on the bustling, busy glass house over the course of the weekend. Partnering the Square Fives was the all new Circle 25 Anniversary Turntable.
The Circle 25 Turntable proved to be hugely popular with both men and women alike, its striking white modern forms attracted a lot of camera lenses over the weekend. The vinyl cut of Jimi Hendrix – Band of Gypsys Live (pictured spinning below) was simply mesmerising and was a firm favorite over the three days.
Supporting the Square Five and Circle 25 was a full Audionet system, partnered with an all Clearer Audio Silver Line Optimus loom. The Audionet electronics amounted to the excellent AMP I V2 Power Amplifier, the Pre I G3, PAM G3 Phono Stage, EPS Power, VIP G2 CD and DNC Network Player and DAC. The system allowed for huge versatility within the setup catering for all format preferences. But the result was the same everytime; wide open and coherent soundstaging, the punchy dynamics associated with all WB loudspeakers and an ethereal midrange that sounded spookily life like and present.
In addition to the main presentation, on static display was the Geometry Series; including the Cardinal Flagship Loudspeaker which has informed so much about the Square Five design and the Vertex and Vector. We also wheeled out the A.C.T. Legacy Range, which featured every A.C.T. Loudspeaker Wilson Benesch has ever built, from A.C.T. One to the current A.C.T. C60.
We had some wonderful feedback over the weekend, about products past and present. The Bristol Show is always a real pleasure for all concerned at Wilson Benesch. Its an opportunity to give back a little to all of those out there who have invested in our designs and share our passion for high end audio reproduction.
We’d like to thank Tony Revelle, Jerry Lewin, Phil Patterson and all the team at Audio T who make the Bristol Sound & Vision possible. And finally to all of you who participated in the event and came to see us.
See you next time,
All the Team at Wilson Benesch!
Here’s our slideshow of images taken over the weekend, just click to open the window.