Mad For Music SAS headed by Dimitri Toniolo will return for the 18th annual Sintonie HIFI Show this year in beautiful Lanciano, Italy.
Following presentations in China, Japan and the Netherlands, the new A.C.T. One Evolution will be unveiled for the first time to the public in Italy. Given the huge success of the A.C.T. and the A.C.T. C60 loudspeakers before it, the new A.C.T. One Evolution is sure to form one of the major attractions at what has become perhaps Italy’s leading HIFI Show.
Mad For Music SAS will partner the A.C.T. One Evolution with the Metronome Calypso Transport, the C6 Tube DAC, the Thoeress F2A11 Integrated amplifier and Vovox Textura Fortis cables.
Date: Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October 2015 Location: Lanciano, Chieti, Italy
For further information about the show or to arrange a private demonstration of the A.C.T. One Evolution with ‘Mad For Music SAS’ please use the following links.
Wilson Benesch traditionally do an event each year as we approach Christmas. This year is no exception – it may well be a little early to bring in the festive spirit, but none the less we have lined up a very special event with UK Dealer Winchester HIFI who will be hosting company director’s Craig Milnes and Christina Milnes for an evening with the Endeavour loudspeaker and R1 HIFI Rack. The evening will provide those attending not only the opportunity to listen to a State-of-the-Art high end audio system, but will also provide a rare opportunity to learn about the innovation and technology in the designs and about the business from the directors themselves.
This is a ticketed event so please register via the link at the foot of the page.
The Endeavour Loudspeaker
Launched at the Munich High End in 2014, the Endeavour is a stand mount loudspeaker. But that loose description really does not quit fit with a product like the Endeavour. Physically, the Endeavour almost defies the description – it stands at 1.47-meters in height, with a physically imposing cabinet that weighs in at 100kg a channel. Superficially therefore the Endeavour defies convention, but below the high-tech exterior the Endeavour reveals an innovative, high-technology approach in its design. The Carbon-Nanotech Enclosure which houses the midrange Tactic II drive unit is a fine example of the ground up optimisation of the Endeavour. The enclosure allows the air volume of the Endeavour to be managed carefully, providing the maximum air volume possible for the powerful Tactic II Isobaric Drive System which is responsible for the bass register of the Endeavour. In doing so, this power hungry element has the air volume required to energise and drive the bass. For the Audiobeat review of the Endeavour, we made this short film to illustrate why we developed the Carbon-Nanotech Enclosure. Be sure to watch the other films outlining some of the benefits of using Carbon Fibre.
The R1 HIFI Rack
The R1 HIFI Rack was launched at this years Munich High End Show, although those with a key eye will have noted Wilson Benesch using a prototype of the R1 at the Bristol Sound and Vision last February. The R1 HIFI Rack is a modular solution designed to provide optimal conditions for the operation of cutting edge digital and analogue audio equipment.
The R1 has been engineered to fulfil the following design criteria:
– provide stable and robust positioning
– transmit energy away from highly sensitive components and subsequently absorb this energy in the rack structure. Eg. CD lasers, analogue cartridges and internal electronic circuitry
– to isolate components from energy generated by loudspeakers in the listening space
– to isolate each component within the R1 Rack that has been generated by the components themselves. Eg. transformer hum.
The R1 is a no holds barred, highly engineered solution. It features two vertically aligned Polyoxymethylene (POM) uprights, which hold captive two Carbon Fibre Isobars and in turn an Elemental Birch Plywood Shelf. Looking internally, innovative design solutions can be observed. The Carbon Fibre Isobars have 14mm threaded steel bars that run the length of the tube, tied at each end by precision machined cups. By tying the Carbon Fibre bars in this manner, the tube is compressed under many tonnes of pressure, damping the whole tube. Further design details can be observed where each shelf kinematically couples to the next and within the foot design where the kinematic cups used in the Endeavour and Cardinal designs have been used.
For additional information please download the brochure here.
So please join us for what promises to be a fantastic and very exciting event. Andy and the team at Winchester HIFI will be on hand on the evening to answer questions about the whole Wilson Benesch line.
Exhibition: An Evening With Wilson Benesch Venue: Winchester HIFI Tickets: Guests wishing to attend are requested to register here. Date: Thursday 22nd October 2015 Location: Winchester HiFi – The Old Georgian, 29 Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8RY GB
(Winchester HIFI will have an open day with the system on Friday and Saturday for those not able to attend the main event.)
Please select the image below to view a collection of images of the Endeavour loudspeaker and R1 HIFI Rack from the Munich High End in May 2015.
The first ‘Nationaal Hifi & Multimedia Event’ will take place on the 10th and 11th of October 2015 in the WTC of Leeuwarden (Netherlands). The conference rooms will be converted to listening rooms where a fine selection of high-end hifi distributors – among which Audio Ingang – will present two systems, including the Wilson Benesch Vertex stand mounted loudspeaker. In total more than 100 brands will be present.
Audio Ingang will present two systems:
• Lindemann musicbook:25 streamer/CD/preamp – Manger s1 loudspeakers
• Resolution Audio Cantata Music Center streamer/CD/preamp + 2x m100 amplifiers – Wilson Benesch Vertex loudspeakers
In addition to the listening tests and demonstrations, there will be a number of seminars from the industries leading professionals, including several guest speakers. In addition to all this, a record fair will provide opportunity to purchase vinyl.
The entrance fee is only € 5,00, which includes a free drink. For more information, please visit www.nhme.nl.
Exhibition: Nationaal Hifi & Multimedia Event
Venue: WTC Hotel Leeuwarden
Date: 10th October from 10.00 – 18.00
11th October from 10.00 – 17.00
Location: Heliconweg 52, 8914 AT Leeuwarden, Parking on B2 & B3
Following a thoroughly enjoyable trip to the Westdeutsch Hifi-Tage in Bonn with our partners IBEX Audio, these are a few images from the exhibition along with a report from i-Fidelity.net.
The room sounded really great. The setup consisted of the Vertex stand mounted loudspeaker, partnered with the Torus Infrasonic Generator. The exhibition which has been organised by Linzbach, a leading HIFI dealer in Germany and was very well attended.
A short report from the exhibition can be found here.
We would like to thank Nicole and Michael of IBEX Audio and also all the team at Linzbach for another excellent event. See you next year.
Landing back in the UK from Japan and arriving in Bonn as we have today for this weekends Westdeutsch Hifi Tage, ones feet have barely hit the ground, both metaphorically and in this instance literally! But we would like to thank our Japanese import partners Stella and all the organisers and attendees for what was another fantastic Tokyo International Audio Show.
A remarkable audio show, held in high regard by the HIFI fraternity across the globe, not least for the high concentration of cutting edge HIFI companies that attend each year, but also for the degree of professionalism in the presentations and the passionate and knowledgable audiophiles which attend each year. Thank you to all.
This year we attended the event in support of the A.C.T. One Evolution, the companies new floorstanding design. In many ways, seeing this design in 2015 performing as it did, to a great reception by the audience, was a stirring experience. The Evolution design follows a long heritage of A.C.T. (Advanced Composite Technology) designs that the company has launched in it’s 26-year history. Indeed the first loudspeaker ever built by the company was named the A.C.T. One. Standing before an audience in 2015 to present the A.C.T. One Evolution – a design which has been refined and advanced through an iterative process, was like presenting our lifetimes work. A very rewarding experience and our thanks once again to Stella Inc. creating an excellent presentation of Wilson Benesch.
So these are a few of our impressions of the Tokyo International Audio Show 2015.
Wilson Benesch directors Christina and Craig Milnes will be appearing at the 6th Annual Westdeutsch Hifi-tage organised by leading German dealer Linzbach. Taking place in Bonn, the event will be held over 2-days and include a presentation of the Vertex loudspeaker and Torus Infrasonic Generator.
The Vertex is the entry level standmount design from the reference line, Geometry Series. Taking design clues from the ground breaking Trinity and Arc before it, the Vertex leads the way in terms of price-performance as Michael Vrzal comments,
“In rooms less that 20-square meters… the Vertex is solo in her element… the latest high-tech products from Sheffield set the standard for purity and fineness of music playback.”
Michael Vrzal, Image HIFI, Germany 2012
The Vertex drive technology is common to that found across the Geometry Series, employing a single Tactic II Drive Unit for mid/bass and the Wilson Benesch Carbon-Silk Hybrid Dome Semisphere Tweeter. All drive unit technologies in the Geometry Series have been designed, manufactured and assembled in house by Wilson Benesch, a fact that did not escape Michael Vrzal,
With his work (Design Director, Craig Milnes) he tries to come to this ideal as closely as possible. His designs no longer rely on modified, pre-assembled components from conventional external suppliers, this minimises the necessity of external corrections on electrical components and even makes it completely superfluous.
– Michael Vrzal, Image HIFI, Germany 2012
The Vertex and Torus presentation will be conducted in partnership with German import partners IBEX Audio Gmbh.
Last weekend Dutch import partners Audio Ingang brought the formidable Wilson Benesch – CH Precision partnership to the Netherlands with an impressive demonstration of the new A.C.T. One Evolution loudspeaker. Feedback from what was one of the first public appearances of the new A.C.T. One Evolution have been very positive, with many attendees over the event commenting that the room was the best sound of the show!
hifi.nl covered the exhibition and posted this short report immediately after the event: www.hifi.nl
Audio Ingang kindly sent these images from the event. These are their impressions of X-Fi 2015.
To arrange a personal demonstration of the A.C.T. One Evolution in the Netherlands contact:
4762 AM Zevenbergen
Tel: +31 168 33 51 80
Fax: +31 35 63 19 785