Impressions from the Westdeutsch Hifi-Tage, Bonn

Wilson Benesch - Vertex - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Torus - Infrasonic - Generator - Geometry Series - Germany - IBEX - Audio - 2015
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.

Wilson Benesch - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Japan - 2015

Wilson Benesch - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Japan - 2015

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Impressions from The Tokyo International Audio Show 2015

Wilson Benesch - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Japan - 2015
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 - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Japan - 2015

Wilson Benesch - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Japan - 2015

Wilson Benesch - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Japan - 2015

Wilson Benesch - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Japan - 2015

Wilson Benesch - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Japan - 2015

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Impressions from X-Fi 2015, Netherlands

Wilson Benesch - Vertex - Torus - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Germany - 2015
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.
Wilson Benesch - Audio Ingang - Netherlands - A.C.T. One Evolution - Carbon Fibre Loudspeakers - CH Precision


To arrange a personal demonstration of the A.C.T. One Evolution in the Netherlands contact:
Audio Ingang
Looierij 11
4762 AM Zevenbergen
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 168 33 51 80
Fax: +31 35 63 19 785
e: info@audioingang.nl
w: www.audioingang.nl

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Geometry Series, Vector Review, StereoNET, 2015

Alan Sircom 'highly recommends' Wilson Benesch's new Square Five, 2014

Hot off the press, Wilson Benesch can today share with you the latest Vector Loudspeaker review as Mark Gusew of StereoNET weighs in with an impressive review of the floorstanding loudspeaker. Whilst having a relatively compact form factor, the Vector loudspeaker is building a firm following of discerning audiophiles that seek a big sound and stunning performance without an imposing footprint. None of these qualities escaped Mark, as he comments:

“Days of Wine And Roses” by the Oscar Peterson Trio was so engaging, you are almost commanded to stop and listen. The soundstage that the Vectors portray is huge, yet the spatial information retrieval is incredible, with pin point accuracy for each of the instruments.

Mark really gets to grips with the Vector and appreciates the virtues of the design and the philosophy from which it has been born. Wilson Benesch has consistently favoured small drive unit design and reinvested significant sums in the development of the Tactic II drive unit and the Semisphere Tweeter to create seamless integration across the audio band. The timbre of the instruments and voice, and spatial relationship and timing within the music are crucially important and in this respect all Wilson Benesch loudspeakers excel.

Strictly speaking the Vectors are reasonably small speakers and do not have large cone area. But what they get absolutely right is all the detail… and all of the natural harmonics and reverb tails. They are able to separate each and every instrument, especially those that sound similar or that tend to bleed into each other. When a speaker gets this wrong, it masks the instrument’s true sound and personality. Better than I have heard before on this track, the Vectors separate everything and just do their thing without coloration or compression. The lack of box coloration is obvious and everything sounds clearer and more musical as a result.

We could go on, but if you have read this far, really we should let Mark do the talking. The Vector has been shortlisted for the StereoNET Loudspeaker of the Year 2015, head over to StereoNET via the link below to read the rest of the review.

Vector Loudspeaker Review, Mark Gusew, Stereonet Australia

Wilson Benesch would like to thank StereoNET and Mark for the excellent review. And finally a special word of thanks to our distribution partner Absolute High End.

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Forthwise China & Stella Inc. Japan Visit WB

Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield

Late last month, following the Munich High End, Wilson Benesch’s partners in China, Forthwise Ltd. and Stella Inc. of Japan, joined forces and took the short flight to England via the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking before arriving in Sheffield. In a 3-day tour, the group, which included Robert Wan of Forthwise and CEO of Stella Inc. Nishikawa San, took in some of the most impressive design, engineering and manufacturing centres in Britain, combining F1 racing technologies at McLaren, with Boeing aerospace technologies at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and finally advanced carbon fibre composite audio technologies at Wilson Benesch.

Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield

Wilson Benesch is a small volume high value, manufacturer. The significant intellectual property and design and expertise within the company has been fostered over 26 years of collaboration. Today the company is at the very forefront of applications in advanced materials science in audio design and manufacture. The company has never failed to acknowledge the significant contribution that countless partners have made to the advance of innovative, high risk research and development projects that have been used to develop pioneering audio designs. This collaboration has been made possible not only by grant funding secured from Her Majesty’s government, but also through partnerships with local centres of excellence such as the Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield University.

Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield

Bringing partners to Sheffield to visit the Wilson Benesch Headquarters is an essential exercise. Partners not only have the chance to hear new products which are still in development, but also see and in some cases handle parts that are in development for these new products. To this end, Wilson Benesch showed some of the additive manufacturing that has been in development for several years. Pushing the envelope of performance and innovation is a long process, but sharing the vision of the future with partners is always an exciting experience for everyone involved.

Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield
Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield

Wilson Benesch would like to thank Nishikawa San and the team from Stella Inc. and Robert Wan of Forthwise for taking the time to join us in Sheffield.

The slideshow, which can be viewed in an expanding lightbox by selecting the image below, includes a series of images from each of the venues that formed a part of the tour, with some accompanying text.

Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield
Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield
Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield
Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield
Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield
Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield
Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield
Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield
Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield
Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield
Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield
Wilson Benesch - Forthwise - China - Stella - Inc. - Japan - Sheffield

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