A Mark of Respect for Joachim Bose

Joachim Bose at Wilson Benesch with the A.C.T. One Loudspeakers in 1996Wilson Benesch Directors Craig and Christina Milnes and the entire Wilson Benesch family would like to pay our respects on this day to Joachim Bose. Joachim Bose – who can be seen at Wilson Benesch in the mid 1990s with the A.C.T. One Loudspeakers, Wilson Benesch Turntable and Tryptich above – was one of Wilson Benesch’s first distribution partners, bringing Wilson Benesch very first products to the German HIFI market and helping Wilson Benesch win countless awards in the process. His commitment to the brand and the products helped the company grow substantially from the outset, allowing Wilson Benesch to become an established and highly respected brand in Germany.

We would like to wish Joachim’s close friends and family our condolences.

Wilson Benesch.

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Report: Munich High End 2015

The Endeavour & Torus at the Munich High End 2015This years Munich High End firmly put the debate to rest, with huge numbers of enthusiastic customers arriving at the MOC Convention Centre from all over the world, it is clear that this is now the finest High End Audio exhibition the world over.

Wilson Benesch gave the finest account of the company’s position and the quality of its products with a stunning demonstration that put the Endeavour loudspeaker, two Torus Infrasonic Generators and the all new R1 HIFI Rack at the heart of a system that included market leading products from TechDAS, CH Precision and Trinnov. Jeff Fritz of SoundStage Ultra commented in his article following the Munich High End entitled ‘Sampling High End 2015′s Best Loudspeakers’:

The Endeavours, for their parts, sounded dimensional and lithe, providing just the right amount of weight when that was part of the music. Their imaging was precise, and the entire system had an eminently listenable quality that many systems at High End didn’t — not relaxed, just not fatiguing… My takeaway: WB’s Geometry Endeavour is a speaker I want to hear more from. It was the most ambitious stand-mount at High End 2015.

Jeff Fritz, SoundStage Ultra, Sampling High End 2015′s Best Loudspeakers

The Wilson Benesch R1 HIFI Rack at the Munich High End 2015

Jeff’s inclusion of the Endeavour – Torus combination in the Top 7 Loudspeaker at the Munich High End, means we perhaps need not say more. However that would only be half the story as Wilson Benesch also launched the new R1 HIFI Rack at the show. The R1 with its stunning carbon fibre Isobars and Polyoxymethylene stands provided optimal conditions, in which the ultra high end audio components residing upon them could operate. Draining the system of structural born resonance from each component, but also isolating the components from the energy produced by the loudspeakers and the infrasonic generator. It’s the finishing touch to an awe inspiring system.

The Wilson Benesch R1 HIFI Rack with CH Precision P1 Phono Stage at the Munich High End 2015

Wilson Benesch would like to thank each of our partners at the Munich High End. CH Precision provided the amplification, power conditioning, CD/ SACD Player Transport and the stunning new P1 Phono Stage. Partnered directly with the new P1 was the TechDAS Airforce Two Turntable – unquestionably the market leader at the present time, the TechDAS is one of those products which are a pure joy to work with over the course of an exhibition. The tactile nature of the product and the immense sound that it reproduces is truly a special thing. And finally we must extend our gratitude and to Trinnov Audio who provided the Amethyst media renderer and room optimisation. Placing ultra high performance audio components into a room with no acoustic design considerations and then trying to present the product faithfully and professionally to an audience is the biggest challenge of any exhibition. It is akin to putting a McLaren P1 on a road test in standing traffic. This year Trinnov Audio measured the room with a microphone and used the highly advanced 3D room optimisation software built into the Amethyst to extract maximum performance from the system and the room to great effect.

Thank you to each of you who attended the Munich High End – we look forward to seeing you all again next time around!

We hope that you enjoy the slideshow of images from the exhibition below:

Wilson Benesch Endeavour, Torus and R1 HIFI Rack with TechDAS Airforce Two, CH Precision P1 and Trinnov Amethyst








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R1 European Launch.

Wilson Benesch revisits High Performance Furniture.

The Triptych (1993) the world’s first carbon fibre turntable support and the Asside (1998) the worlds first carbon fibre equipment support, furniture that enabled the benefits of carbon fibre to be extended to audio furniture. (See the Timeline) Two decades later and after many years of careful consideration a new interpretation will be launched at this years Munich Show. The R1 is the result of decades of on going scientific research including recent work undertaken at Sheffield Hallams Metrology Department where laser analysis enabled a number of assumptions to be validated.

Key Features:
A precision machined, advanced carbon fibre composite audio equipment rack providing optimal operational conditions for digital and analogue audio components.
Intrinsically self damping Polyoxymethylene vertical columns. Precision machined finish delivers exacting tolerances.
The Carbon Fibre Isobar – an anisotropic super structure that incorporates a high tension internal compression bolt that exerts 14 tons per square inch of axial pressure on the carbon.
The shelf to carbon interface is machined to provide optimal loading of the carbon fibre via off axis pinch point loading at 120 degrees.
The management and control of structural borne vibration is critical in any audio structure. The R1 provides an elegant solution to a number of key concerns through clever engineering that is deceptively simple. The success of this design enables the R1 to be delivered fully assembled in tiers. Once the base tier is accurately referenced to the floor assembly takes a matter of minutes. Each tier is kinematically coupled by four precision ball bearings that are energy transfer nodes. Each of the four ball and sockets incorporate a low profile circumferential ring of visco elastic material that ensures the exact same mass loading at each Node.
The Base Tier provides four, fully adjustable precision machined floor cups that were developed for the Cardinal. Each ball in each of these junctions sees 100 of tons of pressure at the interface ensuring optimal energy transfer to ground.
The R1 is shipped fully assembled as single base and standard levels. the R1 is a modular design allowing any number of additional levels to be added according to the requirements of the system.

The R1 HIFI Rack will launch at the Munich High End 2015 in Atrium 4.2, Room F.203.

For any questions please contact PR and Media Manager Luke Milnes.
For press enquiries during the Munich High End please email, media@wilson-benesch.com.

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IBEX AUDIO: German Distribution

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Wilson Benesch, Official Press Release, 1st March, 2015 – Sheffield, UK
With effective date of the 1st March 2015, Wilson Benesch, high-tech audio specialist products, will be distributed in Germany and Austria through IBEX Audio GmbH.

IBEX AUDIO GmbH will stock across the company’s three main ranges, Geometry Series, Square Series II and the Analogue Collection.

Craig Milnes, Design Director of Wilson Benesch added: “IBEX AUDIO GmbH is a well established, highly regarded, professional high-end audio importer. The company’s values are in perfect harmony with that of Wilson Benesch, aiming to bring natural, high quality audio reproduction into the home of discerning customers. Wilson Benesch has enjoyed a long and phenomenally successful history in the German High-End Audio market. Our many customers, friends and loyal supporters remain close to the company and the wonderful heritage that has developed over our 25-years in business. Indeed that heritage and history has been largely governed by the success and desire for products from Germany, which goes right back to the phenomenal success of our first products the Wilson Benesch Turntable and the A.C.T. One Loudspeaker, which became Reference in Stereoplay Magazine for consecutive years in the 1990’s”.

Christina Milnes, Managing Director, added: “Having recently announced a new distribution partnership with CH Precision, the commitment of IBEX AUDIO to its aim is clear. This partnership is now being forged in major markets across the globe; Singapore, Japan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Netherlands and now we are delighted to see this partnership in Europe’s leading High-End Audio market, Germany”.

Further information about the new partnership will follow, along with information about the forthcoming Munich High End 2015.

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Geometry Series, Endeavour Review, Audiobeat, 2015

Wilson Benesch - Endeavour Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre Loudspeaker - Audiobeat - ReviewThe Endeavour loudspeaker is the company’s latest loudspeaker design. Dovetailing directly from the company’s flagship loudspeaker, the Endeavour offers the discerning customer all the luxurious refinement and performance of the Cardinal, in a State-of-the-Art standmount monitor design.

The Endeavour is unquestionably a unique and innovative approach to loudspeaker cabinet design. It breaks new ground, not only in terms of material content, but in terms of its execution and therefore categorisation.

As 6moons.com writer Srajan Ebaen points out, in his industry feature entitled, ‘Super Monitors’, penned following his visit to the Munich High End last year,

if you want to play at the edge of the art, there is one speaker type which does make sense: the super monitor. This describes a hi-tech compact stand-mounted design which combines ultra-performance drivers, exceptional attention to resonance control, advanced cabinet design and proper crossover execution with quality parts to deliver usable bandwidth of 40Hz-30kHz with peak SPL that make sense in a domestic living room.

Today we are thrilled to share the World Exclusive Review of the Endeavour, brought to you by the Audiobeat.

The Endeavour is a speaker that challenges assumptions and challenges the status quo. It’s different in its approach, its materials and the way it presents the musical performance. It turns accepted notions of the established audio swings and roundabouts on their head, surprising and delighting in equal measure. But most of all it succeeds in achieving that quality shared by all really great loudspeakers – the ability to put the music first.

Roy Gregory, The Audiobeat, February 2015

You can read the full unedited review of the Endeavour Loudspeaker here on the Audiobeat website. We highly recommend viewing the review via the Audiobeat website to make use of the video illustrations prepared for the review.

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You can also download the full PDF of the review, minus illustrations here.

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