The Annual Wilson Benesch Newsletter 14/15

Wilson Benesch - Bristol Sound & Vision Show 2015 - Circle 25 Turntable - Analogue Collection

It seemed somewhat inappropriate to start the Christmas Newsletter and closing statement for Wilson Benesch with anything other than an Endeavour related pun. Such has been the success of the Endeavour, which in one weekend in Munich over the summer of 2014 sailed away with the hearts and minds of all those who crossed its path.

As the sun perches above the horizon and finally sets on 2014, Wilson Benesch and its Endeavour look back and then forward into 2015 and beyond.

Wilson Benesch - Forthwise Ltd - China - Endeavour Elite AwardThe Endeavour pioneers new territory for Wilson Benesch

As if by way of reward, in November, the Endeavour captured the first of what promises to be many awards by collecting the Super AV Magazine ‘Elite Award’ in China, essentially being recognised as the top stand mount speaker available currently in China. Wilson Benesch would like to make a special thanks to Forthwise Ltd. and Robert Wan for this landmark achievement.

As 2015 roars to life, the Endeavour will have landed on the shores of the USA with newly announced USA distribution partner ‘The Sound Organisation’.

Consistent Reinvestment in Manufacturing

Since inception, Wilson Benesch has continually reinvested heavily in manufacturing. The brand is now recognised across the global HIFI market as a leading high end British Design and Manufacturing company.

In 2014 Wilson Benesch has reinvested a quarter of a million pounds in new CNC, compressed air and carbon fibre tooling. This has significantly increased the company’s production capacity. But furthermore the company has added key new employees to our team, which has almost doubled Wilson Benesch’s total staff over the past 18 months.

People are at the heart of what we do. This Team will ensure that in 2015, Wilson Benesch continue to offer excellent customer service, whilst designing and building innovative, high performance audio products.
Wilson Benesch - Hurco VM30i - Manufacturing Reinvestment

Analogue is King

Wilson Benesch was born from a feasibility study submitted to the British government that secured funding for Wilson Benesch’s first research and development project. At the heart of that feasibility study was the assertion that vinyl would remain, long after the arrival of the compact disc and other digital formats and would in fact remerge as the superior format for high end enthusiasts. As we look to 2015, these predictions have come to pass. At the close of 2014, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) announced that vinyl sales are likely to reach the 1.2m mark by the close of 2014 – a level of vinyl consumption not seen since 1996.

Wilson Benesch continue to underline our commitment to analogue with world class products in this category. In 2014, Wilson Benesch launched the Anniversary Circle 25 Turntable and A.C.T. 25 Tonearm. The new products have been a huge success and will continue to evolve with a collection of upgrades becoming available in 2015.

25 Years of British High End Audio

Closing a very special silver anniversary year for Wilson Benesch, we would like to wish each of you a happy holiday season and a productive and successful 2015.

From all the Team at Wilson Benesch,

See you in 2015.

Wilson Benesch - Seasons Greetings - Directors

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The Endeavour launches in the Netherlands

Wilson-Benesch-Endeavour-Geometry-Series-Hong-Kong-AV-2014-Carbon-Fibre-LoudspeakerDutch partners Beter Beeld & Geluid have been working with Wilson Benesch for a little over two years now. Right from the word go, when the Endeavour arrived in Munich, our Dutch partners were one of the first to pre-order and so received one of the first shipments of the new Wilson Benesch monitor.

A short time later Beter Beeld & Geluid have taken on the CH Precision range. A perfect partner for the Wilson Benesch marque, this partnership is now being seen around the globe.

Late last month in Hilversum, North Holland, Beter Beeld & Geluid officially launched the Endeavour and CH Precision in their showroom. The Endeavour was partnered with two Wilson Benesch Torus, which were connected in stereo. The feedback has been unanimously positive and glowing. One attendee commented:

This setup magically combines technical insight and emotional experience… After many goosebumps moments, which I rarely get when listing to music, I can summarise in one word: BEAUTIFUL!

To arrange a private demonstration of the Endeavour please contact Beter Beeld & Geluid.

Beter Beeld & Geluid
1e Oosterstraat 2
1211 LB Hilversum
Tel: +31 6 46 22 65 86
Fax: +31 35 63 19 785

Wilson Benesch: The Future is Carbon

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The Sound Organisation: Exclusive new US Distributor

Wilson Benesch - The Sound Organisation - Endeavour - Distribution - USA - Loudspeakers - Turntables

The Sound Organisation, Official Press Release, 2nd December, 2014 – Dallas, TX

The Sound Organisation announces their US distribution of Wilson Benesch Analogue and select Loudspeaker Collections. Founded in 1989 and based in Sheffield, England, Wilson Benesch is at the forefront of high end audio design and engineering.

As early technology adopters Wilson Benesch leverages almost three decades of engineering and manufacturing excellence fostered within the company, to produce a distinctly unique, British product line designed, engineered, tooled, manufactured and assembled at their family owned facility. This strength and depth of expertise is further underpinned by long standing collaborative partnerships with center’s of engineering excellence which preside in Sheffield, specifically the Advanced Manufacturing and Research Center and Sheffield University.

From the company’s inception the unique characteristics of carbon fibre were acknowledged. A strategic and versatile material, carbon fibre is a key engineering material used in almost all Wilson Benesch product and was first introduced to the audio industry in 1989 with the release of the Wilson Benesch Turntable.

With design and manufacturing located under one roof; quality is controlled and further legislated for by highly trained crafts people who hand build each product to order. The resulting product represents the Wilson Benesch brand; superior design, engineering, manufacturing, audio quality, life and character.

Wilson Benesch Circle 25 Turntable and A.C.T. 25 TonearmWilson Benesch Collections Available in the US by The Sound Organisation: Analogue Collection

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Wilson Benesch launched the Circle 25 turntable and A.C.T. 25 Tonearm. With roots in its predecessor, the Circle turntable, the Circle 25 has been redesigned and improved. Its plinth is now manufactured entirely in house from a high grade engineering polymer. This material contributes 6.5 lbs of additional mass, increasing stability and damping. The new bearing references the original Wilson Benesch turntable bearing. It utilises precision machined phosphor bronze and high performance alloys to ensure that the bearing will perform like its predecessor consistently over a wide range of ambient temperatures for decades.

The use of high grade carbon fiber makes the A.C.T. 25 tapered tonearm one of the world’s lightest, stiffest and most highly damped tonearms. It is 15% lighter than its predecessor and is finished with a high integrity, luxurious carbon fiber bias plate.

Wilson Benesch Loudspeaker Collection

All Wilson Benesch, loudspeakers share the same DNA, from floor standing to bookshelf, all are designed, engineered and hand built with fastidious attention to detail. From the world’s first curved carbon composite loudspeaker, to the patented Torus Infrasonic Generator; Wilson Benesch pushes the envelope within Acoustic Engineering.

Wilson Benesch - Cardinal Loudspeaker - Geometry Series - Carbon Fibre
Geometry Series Collection:

Whilst Wilson Benesch’s approach to design is underpinned by advanced technology, understated, timeless aesthetic excellence remain at the core of the creative process at all stages. In every way, the Geometry Series represents a bold statement of this fusion of technology and design. Elegant, curvaceous carbon composite cabinet architecture houses the Wilson Benesch Tactic II drive units and Semisphere tweeters. The stiff and highly damped chassis allows Wilson Benesch to optimize air volume and employ unique approaches to drive unit topology.

Five Distinct Models Comprise the Geometry Collection:

The Endeavour and Vertex are stand mount, bookshelf size loudspeakers. The Vector and Cardinal (pictured left) models are floor standing models with the Fulcrum a center channel that is stand mount, shelf or wall mount.

A silk black baffle, spine, foot and carbon fiber cabinet is beautifully augmented with side cheeks that may be customized with a choice of 14 polymer or natural wood veneer side cheek finishes, expertly applied by Bentley trained craftsmen to compliment any décor.

Square Series II Collection:Wilson Benesch - Square Five Loudspeaker - Square Series II

The exterior of the Square Series II is nothing short of breathtaking. Internally the Square Series II benefits from decades of research and engineering mastery, to create a high-tech cabinet that rings every inch of performance from the traditional cabinet composition. Carbon composite technology has been employed to stiffen and damp the internal walls of the cabinet. High and medium mass alloy pads add critical mass damping. The Tactic Drive Unit, taken directly from the companies now legacy range, the Odyssey Series, is deployed in the Square Series for unrivalled performance in its class.

The Series consists of five models; the Square One a pedestal standing bookshelf style, the Square Two, Three and Five (pictured right) are floor standing and the Square Centre creates a closed loop approach for those wishing to achieve 3-channel audio or full cinema systems.

Each Square Series II product is expertly crafted from the same veneers available in the company’s Geometry Series.

Wilson Benesch - Infrasonic Generator - Sound OrganisationTorus Infrasonic Generator Dynamic Loudspeaker

The result of years of research and development, the patented Wilson Benesch Torus System offers a momentous departure from the typical subwoofer solution in reproducing low frequency sound.

The Torus design sees two high power motors in push pull configuration as part of a precision machined core that drives the Torus’s light and ultra-stiff 18-inch carbon fibre P.E.T. diaphragm. Low frequency transients are reproduced with ease and a transparency unmatched by conventional dynamic driver based subwoofer designs.

Torus External Amplifier

The passive design of the Torus Infrasonic Generator frees the amplifier from the low frequency energy endured by amplifiers in traditional integrated designs. The flexibility of the Torus Amplifier enables both high and low level inputs to be fixed independently. The versatility of the Torus allows seamless integration with a wide variety of systems where dynamic, accurate and transparent low frequency reproduction is critical.

Available in Gloss Black.

About The Sound Organisation

For over twenty years, the mission of The Sound Organisation has been to bring the most musical sounding home audio components from Europe to the USA. TSO proudly offers Chord Company, DALI, PMC, Quadraspire, Rega Research and Wilson Benesch to North American specialty audio retailers. Backed by a unique team of sales, training and service technicians, TSO provides a combination of responsible and responsive retail support delivering the very best sound for the dollar.

Media Contact
Sally Goff, SG Consulting
O: 607-775-1512
C: 607-427-5651

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Wilson Benesch announce new Czech importer

Wilson Benesch - RP Audio - Endeavour - Distribution - Czech Republic - Loudspeakers - Turntables

Official Press Release
In November 2014 RP Audio officially became the new distributors for Wilson Benesch Ltd. in the Czech Republic. Operated by Radim Pieknik, RP Audio have an enviable portfolio of quality high-end audio products and the experience and expertise to represent the Wilson Benesch brand.

Wilson Benesch have maintained a regularly updated website for many years now. As ever those wishing to follow the brand and the developments in the Czech market can remain informed via our website at, further news directly from Czech Republic can be found on the RP Audio website at

Christina Milnes, Wilson Benesch’s Managing Director, said “Wilson Benesch have been established in the Czech audio market for more than a decade. We have a well established network of passionate, knowledgeable dealers, who with the addition of a dedicated, highly respected distribution partner like RP Audio can flourish with the companies highly innovative new product lines. Following the global premier of the Endeavour this year, there is very good reason for our customers in the Czech Republic to be very excited about the future of Wilson Benesch in the country.”

Czech Republic
RP Audio
Zahradní 10
702 00 Ostrava
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 59 611 08 72

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Circle 25 Exhibit Moorgate Acoustics

Wilson Benesch - Circle 25 Anniversary Turntable - Analogue Collection - Moorgate Acoustics - Turntable Day - SheffieldIn the words of Moorgate Acoustics themselves:

Bring in your favourite records. Listen to a wide range of record players. Have your own turntable serviced while you wait for £15 (not including parts). Relax, enjoy the music and have some fun.

This weekend local Wilson Benesch dealership, Moorgate Acoustics will be hosting a Turntable and Record Day that will feature the Circle 25 Turntable and A.C.T. 25 Tonearm. It promises to be a great event, with a warm welcome to anyone looking to spend some time listening to some of Moorgate Acoustics choice selections, including Steely Dan, Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and Daft Punk or indeed take your own vinyl along to play.

For those looking for a bargain, Moorgate are offering a 10% reduction on turntables for one day only.

Moorgate Acoustics Turntable and Record Day
184 Fitzwilliam Street, S1 4JR, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Saturday 22nd November
12.00 – 17.00

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