Show Report: Endeavour HK AV 2014

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It is almost exactly one year since the Wilson Benesch brand launched with Forthwise Ltd in Hong Kong. Wilson Benesch has enjoyed a strong following in Hong Kong for over a decade and now, but the market has recently enjoyed the introduction of new the Geometry Series product line thanks to the professional service and support of Forthwise Ltd.

Following the launch of the Cardinal last year, this weekend customers at the Hong Kong AV Show enjoyed the South-East Asian Premier of the new Wilson Benesch Endeavour loudspeaker.

Partnered with Nagra electronics and finished in Burr Walnut the Endeavour dominated the room in front of an impressive backdrop revealing the groundbreaking Carbon-Nanotech Enclosure at the heart of the new design.

Further to the musical demonstration, Forthwise presented the Endeavour’s many technical merits to a packed audience. Every detail of the design, its execution and quality sets new standards; the Endeavour is peerless in this sector of the luxury high end market.

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To arrange a private demonstration of the Endeavour please contact Forthwise Ltd.

Forthwise Ltd
6 / F, 1 Duddell Street
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2868 9993
Fax: +852 2525 2380
e: forthwise@netvigator.com
w: www.forthwise.com

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TAA Taipei Hi-End Show 2014

Wilson Benesch - Endeavour Loudspeaker - Premier - TAA Taipei Hi-End 2014 - Currants Audio - TaiwanFollowing in hot pursuit of the Hong Kong High End Show which takes place this weekend. Long term distribution partners Currants Audio will be bringing the new Endeavour Super Monitor to the TAA Taipei Hi-End 2014.

Currants Audio have forged a long and illustrious history with the Wilson Benesch brand and many other high quality brands in Taiwan. Significant investment has been made right across the Wilson Benesch product range, along with the development of impressive demonstration facilities. Currants Audio provide a unique, high quality and valuable customer experience.

Wilson Benesch - Endeavour - Loudspeakers - High End Audio - Carbon Fiber - Hong Kong Audio Show 2014Customers attending the TAA Taipei Show will have the first opportunity to hear the new Endeavour Loudspeaker Super Monitor, as it makes its premier in Taiwan with Currants Audio. The Endeavour will be partnered with Audionet electronics and further supported by a static display of the Geometry Series product line to include; Vertex, Vector, Fulcrum 650 and Torus.

Wilson Benesch - Analogue Collection - 25th Anniversary - Circle 25 Turntable - A.C.T. 25 TonearmAs part of the TAA Taipei Hi-End Show, Currants Audio will also be demonstrating the new 25th Anniversary, Circle 25 Turntable and A.C.T. 25 Tonearm. Which will be partnered with the Square Five and the impressive MiZiK Player that Wilson Benesch partnered with to impressive effect at the Munich High End 2014.

Date: Thursday 14th August – Sunday 17th August 2014
Time: 10.00 – 18.00 Daily
Location: Grand Hotel, Taipei
Room: Suite 303

For further information or to arrange a private demonstration of the Endeavour in the impressive surrounds of Currants Audio please use the following contact details:

Currants Audio Video Co. Ltd
1f, No.166-26
Sec 3 Hsitun Road
Taichung 40765, Taiwan
Tel: +886 4 2463 7788
Fax: +886 4 2463 7799
e: mailto:currants@emax.net.tw
w: www.currants.info

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Cardinal arrives in Style in South Korea

Wilson Benesch - Cardinal Loudspeaker - Geometry Series - Tinman - Magazine - South Korea - Review - 2014Design & Audio launch Cardinal Loudspeaker in South Korea, supported by first Korean review with HIFI Journal Tinman

Having appeared on static display at the Seoul High End Show in late April, Design and Audio unveiled the Cardinal loudspeakers to the South Korean public in the first live demonstration on the 5th June. The Cardinal’s were the main feature in the opening of Design & Audio’s new demonstration facilities in Cheongdam-dong, a fashionable and wealthy ward of the Gangnam-gu district of Seoul, now known globally following the K-pop song of 2012, Gangnam-Style.

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The impressive presentation included an introduction from Tinman Magazine Editor, Mr Sung Yeonjin who recently reviewed the Cardinal. This was followed by an in depth presentation of the technologies and design ethos at the heart of the Cardinal and all Wilson Benesch products. Some of the images from the event can be seen above as part of a slideshow.

We’d like to thank our new South Korean distribution partners Design & Audio and of course a special thanks to Mr Sung Yeonjin and the Tinman Magazine team for the excellent Cardinal review.

You can read the full-unedited Korean review here.

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Sheffield Steel: Wilson Benesch within the fabric of the regions high-tech regeneration

The new Research & Development Facility will allow Wilson Benesch to accelerate it's loudspeaker and analogue replay system product development and SMART Funded Research programThis week the Audiobeat published an in depth company report entitled, Sheffield Steel: Why History Matters for Wilson Benesch. The report follows Roy Gregory’s visit to Wilson Benesch at the close of 2013 and brings you the reader, closer to Wilson Benesch’s design, manufacturing and production facilities both inside and outside of the company’s main headquarters.

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During his time in Sheffield Roy toured the company’s headquarters, seeing first hand the manufacture of Cardinal and Square Five components on our fleet of CNC machines, followed by the production of various loudspeakers and turntables by a team of highly trained craftsmen. The visit to the Wilson Benesch headquarters was closed with an introduction to the engineering team and a demonstration of the power of 3D parametric design packages that have been used to develop the Cardinal, the Square Five and the new Endeavour loudspeakers. The tour illustrated the closed loop that now exists within Wilson Benesch from concept to design, into manufacturing and production.

virtually every element in the speaker (Cardinal), from the cabinet and drivers to the spikes and terminals, is manufactured in-house, giving the company complete control of form, function, consistency and tolerance.

Roy Gregory, Audiobeat.com, June, 2014

Following the visit to our headquarters Roy was then taken to both the Sheffield University and the Advanced Manufacturing Park. Both institutions are examples of the many centres of engineering excellence that now pertain within the City. These have been born from the regeneration of Sheffield following the collapse of the traditional steel and coal industries upon which the city was built. This regeneration has and continues to be funded by government grants made available to promote new high-tech manufacturing initiatives in the late 1980s. One such grant was the DTi grant which Wilson Benesch were awarded to develop the original Wilson Benesch Turntable in 1990.

The city was, quite literally, the blast-furnace and crucible of Britain’s industrial revolution, the heart of the steel industry and a major coal field to boot… as the high-technology manufacturing field has expanded in Sheffield, Wilson Benesch have become an integral part of the sector, benefiting from further research grants and more importantly, an expanding network of partners when it comes to manufacturing innovation.

Roy Gregory, Audiobeat.com, June, 2014

The new Research & Development Facility will allow Wilson Benesch to accelerate it's loudspeaker and analogue replay system product development and SMART Funded Research program

Wilson Benesch have always collaborated closely with some of the greatest minds in engineering and design to develop unique products. The Sheffield University have worked closely with Wilson Benesch on a multitude of technologies including the Semisphere Tweeter. The University has now made significant investments within the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP). Over the past decade the AMP has become one of Europe’s most important centres for Advanced Manufacturing Research and Development. It is why Boeing and Rolls Royce now operate dedicated R&D centres on the site and also why, as one of the UKs leading specialists in high-technology manufacturing, Wilson Benesch have chosen the site for our new R&D facility.

Looking at the physical reality of the Cardinal or the Square Five, assessing the materials, engineering and technology involved and the price being asked for the finished products (not to mention the performance they each deliver) it is impossible to escape the conclusion that those products that offer comparable levels of engineering integrity and completeness of design either come from companies that are many times the size of Wilson Benesch and/or cost much more than the Cardinal or Square Five.

Roy Gregory, Audiobeat.com, June, 2014

Drawing a vivid image of the design and manufacturing processes within Wilson Benesch and South Yorkshire, the report also successfully illustrates the high value and integrity which exists within the Wilson Benesch product line. Products such as the Cardinal and Endeavour are unique and could not exist were it not for the huge investment in the Wilson Benesch’s infrastructure that has taken place over the past 25-years. We’d encourage you to read the report for yourself.

The full unedited Audiobeat report can be read here.

Christina, Craig and all the Team at Wilson Benesch would like to thank the Audiobeat.com and Roy Gregory for taking the time to visit Wilson Benesch and of course for the excellent report.

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Square Five ranks in the Top 5 Loudspeakers with Haute Fidelite

Wilson Benesch - Square Five - Loudspeaker - Haute Fidelite - France - 2014Following the strong Square Five review in Haute Fidelite back in April. The highly respected French journal has awarded the Square Five loudspeaker 5th place in its ‘Top 50 Products Awards List’.

Dominque Mafrand wrote an excellent piece on the Square Five which followed with a month long Square Five presentation in the Maison Devialet in Central Paris in May.

Under its elegant wood exterior… is a genuine festival of technology… On this day, in this product category, the performance of the Square Five sits with speakers that are twice the price…

Dominique Mafrand, Haute Fidelite, April 2014

The award was accompanied by double page article about the Square Five which can be viewed here.

You can also read Dominique Mafrand’s full unedited French review of the Square Five here.
Or the English translation here.

To arrange a personal demonstration of the Square Five loudspeaker in France you can contact our exclusive importer in France, JFF Diffusion.

JFF Diffusion
133 Chemin de Crepieux – Lot 33
69300
Caluire
France
Tel: +33 (0) 9 52 57 23 60
Fax : +33(0) 457 74 79 43
e: contact@jffdiffusion.fr
w: www.jffdiffusion.fr

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