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

Wilson Benesch: The Future is Carbon

Impressions from Winchester HiFi, England

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

Wilson Benesch: The Future is Carbon

INTEK Officially Launch WB at Zagreb AV Show, Croatia

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

Intek Ltd: Exclusive new Distribution partner

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

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

Wilson Benesch: The Future is Carbon

Impressions from the Westdeutsch Hifi-Tage, Bonn

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

Wilson Benesch: The Future is Carbon

Impressions from The Tokyo International Audio Show 2015

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! covered the exhibition and posted this short report immediately after the event:

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

Wilson Benesch: The Future is Carbon

Impressions from X-Fi 2015, Netherlands

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.

Geometry Series, Vector Review, StereoNET, 2015