Intek: Vertex & Vector Workshop, Ljubljana

Wilson Benesch - Vertex - Vector - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - High-End - Audio - INTEK Ltd. - Slovenia - Croatia - British - Geometry SeriesThis coming Friday and Saturday, new Wilson Benesch distribution partner Intek hi-fi, high-end & music will conduct a workshop with the Geometry Series Vertex and Vector loudspeakers.

The event is a public session, with all welcome. Intek also stock Square Series II and Analogue Collection products from the Wilson Benesch range, however this event will be focussed on the carbon fibre loudspeaker from the Geometry Series.

The system setup will be as follows:
Wilson Benesch : Vertex and Vector Loudspeakers in conjunction with,
ELECTROCOMPANIET phono preamp and amplifier
DR. FEICKERT analog turntable
ATC power amplifier
AUDIOQUEST connecting cables
SHUNYATA RESEARCH and connecting electric cables and electric filtration
ISOTEK electrical filtration
STILLPOINTS & SSC antivibration accessories
MUSIC TOOLS audio cabinets

Friday 8th January 14.00 – 19.00
Saturday 9th January 10.00 – 18.00

Intek HiFi Salon, Njegoševi ulici 23, Ljubljana.

For further information about the show or to arrange a private demonstration of with ‘INTEK Ltd.’ please use the following links.

INTEK Croatia j.d.o.o.
Hi-Fi, Hi-End & Music Distribution
Tel: +385 48 644 101

Wilson Benesch: The Future is Carbon

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Geometry Series, A.C.T. One Evolution Review, HIFI+, 2015

Alan Sircom - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - British - Engineering - Innovation - HIFI- HIFI PlusWilson Benesch are thrilled to share the global premier review of the new A.C.T. One Evolution loudspeaker. The new floor stander follows a long line of A.C.T. loudspeaker designs which have each evolved iteratively into the modern A.C.T. One Evolution. The A.C.T. is now central to the Wilson Benesch brand in much the same way as the 5-series is to BMW. The new A.C.T. One Evolution retaining some of the characteristic forms of the previous designs with the sloping, sculptural top and familiar physical proportion. But the A.C.T. One Evolution features all new Wilson Benesch drive technology, mounted in the carbon fibre – alloy composite loudspeaker architecture that Wilson Benesch has pioneered.

HIFI+ editor in chief, Alan Sircom, is no stranger to the Wilson Benesch marque, having previously reviewed the Square Five, along with the Vertex and Vector from the Geometry Series. Alan clearly got to grips with the A.C.T. One Evolution quickly and his review underlines some of the core design principles of the A.C.T. One Evolution and indeed the Geometry Series as a whole,

the carbon fibre monocoque design found in the original A.C.T. One is still a vital part of the new loudspeaker’s development. It means that the loudspeaker can be completely unbraced internally, and yet retain the level of stiffness required of a loudspeaker at this level. And that means the internal air volume of the cabinet is far larger than most loudspeakers of the A.C.T. One Evolution’s footprint, which spells deceptive amounts of bass for the size of the speaker.

Alan goes on to introduce the concept of the Troika System drive unit topology seen in the A.C.T. One Evolution. The Troika System was first seen in the Cardinal and subsequently the Square Five loudspeaker. Central to the success of the Troika System is the Tactic II ‘multirole’ drive unit, designed and built entirely in house at Wilson Benesch. As Alan states,

Clever officially starts here: the Tactic II is a multi-purpose drive unit. So the Tactic II driver in its own 26 litre chamber is built precisely for its function as a bass driver, while the one below the tweeter is devoid of any crossover and built as a pure midrange.

Alan Sircom - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - British - Engineering - Innovation - HIFI- HIFI PlusThis really is a sterling review from one of the industries pre-eminent journalists. Alan really nails the concept and the qualities of the A.C.T. We would like to extend our gratitude to Alan and all the team at HIFI+.

The A.C.T. One Evolution will be presented in the UK for the first time at the forthcoming Bristol Sound & Vision on the weekend of the 26th – 28th February 2016. Wilson Benesch will be found in the largest room, as per usual, in the Conservatory. Not to be missed!

The full unedited PDF of Alan Sircom’s A.C.T. One Evolution Review is here.

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Impressions from Winchester HiFi, England

Wilson Benesch - Endeavour - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Torus - Infrasonic - Generator - Geometry Series - R1 - HIFI - Rack - Winchester - HIFI - 2015
Last week Wilson Benesch Directors Craig and Christina Milnes visited Winchester HiFi in England to present the Endeavour loudspeaker, R1 HiFi Rack, Torus Infrasonic Generator and the Circle 25 Turntable at an open house event at the dealership.

The event itself was very well attended on the evening and provided guests with the opportunity to learn about each design by way of a presentation from Wilson Benesch design director Craig Milnes.

The system was powered by two Linn Klimax Solo monoblock amplifiers and the Linn Klimax DSM Streamer, plus a Torus and its dedicated Torus Amplifier and a Circle 25 Anniversary Turntable which was partnered with an Audionet PAM G3 Phono Stage.

Christina and Craig played from a selection of Wilson Benesch vinyl on the evening, including some direct cut vinyl recordings. The event was highly successful, the Endeavour and Torus combination was really very impressive. Guests included, a number of current Wilson Benesch customers, along with some customers who were new to the brand and the sound. Both Christina and Craig were very grateful to all the kind comments received on the evening and want to thank those who attended. Finally we would also like to thank Andy of Winchester HiFi and Andrew Mackay who photographed the event and provided us with the selection of images included in the lightbox below.

The Endeavour will remain setup at Winchester HiFi for the next week or so. Private demonstrations of the system can be arranged through Andy at Winchester HiFi.

Winchester HiFi – The Old Georgian, 29 Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8RY GB

Wilson Benesch Endeavour, Torus and R1 HIFI Rack

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INTEK Officially Launch WB at Zagreb AV Show, Croatia

Wilson Benesch - Square Two - Square Series II - Loudspeaker - Vertex - Vector - INTEK Ltd. - Slovenia - Croatia - Carbon Fibre - British - High - End - Audio - Geometry SeriesFollowing last weeks announcement of INTEK Ltd. and Wilson Benesch’s official partnership, INTEK Ltd. have announced the first public demonstration of Wilson Benesch product at the forthcoming Zagreb AV Show later this month.

INTEK Ltd. will demonstrate the Square Two floor standing loudspeaker in a live presentation. In addition INTEK Ltd. will display the Square One stand mounted loudspeaker from the same series as its floor standing counterpart, the Square Series II. In addition, the Vertex and Vector from Wilson Benesch’s reference loudspeaker line, the Geometry Series, will be displayed.

Date: Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th October // 11.00 – 8.00pm daily
Location: Zagreb AV Show, Hotel Sheraton Zagreb, Ulica Kneza Borne 2, 10000, Croatia

For further information about the show or to arrange a private demonstration of with ‘INTEK Ltd.’ please use the following links.

INTEK Croatia j.d.o.o.
Hi-Fi, Hi-End & Music Distribution
Tina Ujevća 75
48000 Koprovnica
Tel: +385 48 644 101

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Intek Ltd: Exclusive new Distribution partner

Wilson Benesch - Intek - Endeavour - Distribution - Croatia - Slovenia - Serbia Montenegro - Loudspeakers - Turntables

Wilson Benesch, Official Press Release, Intek Ltd., 8th October, 2015 – Sheffield, England

Wilson Benesch are proud to announce a new distribution partnership with Intek Ltd.. The new partnership officially recognises Intek Ltd. as the exclusive distribution partner in Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, BiH, Montenegro, and Macedonia.

Located in the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Intek Ltd. is a business established on a passion for audio and music reproduction, “Our approach to distribution of hifi and high-end audio products is based on the belief that by importing quality product and providing quality advice, we can share our love and passion for music with others”.

Intek Ltd. also collaborate with a network of dealers across the region, working with the aim to bring high-end audio products, such as Wilson Benesch to regions previously without access to the product.

Intek will officially launch Wilson Benesch at the ‘Hifi Multimedia Show’ in Ljubljana this weekend 9-10th October with a display of Wilson Benesch products.

A second live demonstration of Wilson Benesch’s Square Two Loudspeaker and the Vertex Loudspeaker will take place in Zagreb on 23-25th October at the ‘HIFI Media’ Exhibition. Further details of this event along with a show preview will follow shortly.

Wilson Benesch Circle 25 Turntable and A.C.T. 25 TonearmWilson Benesch Collections Available via Intek Ltd.: 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 optimise air volume and employ unique approaches to drive unit topology.

Six Distinct Models Comprise the Geometry Collection:

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

A silk black baffle, spine, foot and carbon fibre cabinet is beautifully augmented with side cheeks that may be customised 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.

Intek Ltd. Hi-Fi, Hi-End & Music Distribution
Njegoseva cesta 23
1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 23 22 000

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