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.)
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