The first Cardinal Flagship Loudspeaker shipped from Wilson Benesch on Wednesday 17th October. The Cardinal finished in White Gloss, complete with the Serial Number: 007. It has now arrived safely in Russia where it will make it’s Russian debut at this weekends Moscow Hi-End Show courtesy of our distribution partner Qvinta Audio.
Since its foundation in 1989, Wilson Benesch has consistently sought to push the boundaries of audio product design and manufacture. Today, Wilson Benesch designs are based upon strong scientific foundations, driven by a passionate commitment to attaining a more natural sound reproduction, irrespective of accepted paradigms.
The Cardinal Loudspeaker is the most advanced loudspeaker ever developed by Wilson Benesch. Carbon fibre based, advanced composite systems deliver the ultimate performance and enable a shell structure with a massive air volume. These curved elements give the cabinet a complex internal geometry to counter standing waves and ensure a class leading signal to noise ratio that is second to none. The use of Advanced Materials Technology is a unique symbol of excellence that has defined the brand, setting it apart from every other company in the world.
The Cardinal’s form and geometry is instantly recognisable as a Wilson Benesch design incorporating accents that have evolved from many predecessors including the A.C.T. One, The Bishop and The Chimera. The Cardinal’s footprint is more than twice that of the Chimera, standing 12-inches (1-ft) higher, affording the Cardinal a 65% larger air volume.
Like the rest of the Geometry Series, The Cardinal is fitted with proprietary Tactic-II Drive units and the Semisphere Tweeter. Eighteen drive units in total deliver wide bandwidth sound from 25Hz to 35KHz.
Mid-range frequencies are handled by two highly optimized upper and lower mid-range Tactic-II Drive Units. Meanwhile, the Isobaric Tactic formation makes a return in the Cardinal with four Tactic-II Drive Units deployed to achieve a new benchmark in dynamics and transient response.
Inspired by nature and natural sound, the new Wilson Benesch flagship, “The Cardinal” is the summation of decades of work in the fields of cabinet, drive unit, and material innovation. This development has been evolutionary, building upon each and every success. Out of a passionate commitment to manufacturing, innovation and an adherence to the highest standards of craftsmanship, comes a product that could only emerge from one company.
For more information see the product page.
Location: Moscow Hi-End Show, Holiday Inn, Simonovskiy Str., Bldg.2, Moscow, Russia
Room: 213, 214, 219 – Qvinta Audio
Date: Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th November 2012
More info: MHES 2012 Website
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