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Wilson Benesch - Cardinal - Torus - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Germany - 2014Wilson Benesch directors Christina and Craig Milnes will be appearing at premier German dealers Hifi Linz Bach, in Bonn this coming weekend. The event will be held over 2-days and include a presentation of the Cardinal loudspeaker and Torus Infrasonic Generator.

The open weekend will provide a rare opportunity to meet with the Wilson Benesch directors and gain a fascinating glimpse into the intricacies of the ground breaking Cardinal design from the designer Craig Milnes.

The Cardinal presentation will be conducted in partnership with German import partners Taurus High End and will also feature the Soulution Electronics which were featured in Cai Brockmann’s Cardinal review in Fidelity AV Magazine earlier this year. The full system architecture is listed below, along with a link to Cai’s review of the Cardinal in both German and English.

Of all the great and grand speakers, on this earth, the Wilson Benesch is possibly the most beautiful. The awe-inspiring price here comes with awe-inspiring performance and a sensational dynamics – Cai Brockmann, Editor, Fidelity AV, 2014

Cai Brockmann’s Full-unedited German review. German review..
Translated English review English review..

System Architecture:
Wilson Benesch Cardinal Loudspeakers
Wilson Benesch Torus Infrasonic Generator
Wilson Benesch Torus Amplifier
Soulution Digital-Player 541
Soulution Preamplifier 520
Soulution Mono-Amplifier 501
Vovox Textura Fortis interconnects, power cables and speaker cables.

Location:
Hifi Linz Bach
Maritim Bonn
Godesberger Allee
53175
Bonn

For more information please contact:
Taurus High End Gmbh
Tel: +49 40 553 53 58
Fax: +49 40 554 54 54
e: info@taurus.net
w: www.taurus.net

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Rocky Mountain Seminar Series

Wilson Benesch - Rocky Mountain Audio Fest - 2014 - Square Series II - Square FivePerched on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains at a height of 1600m, the city of Denver and its mountainous surrounds have become the backdrop for one of the USAs leading audio events, the Rocky Mountain Audio Festival. Established in 2004 by the late Al Stiefel, this year will be the 11th Edition of the show.

A popular theme of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest has been the seminar series. Taking place over the duration of the weekend, the RMAF seminar series is designed to impart a deeper knowledge of the audio industry to those attending the show, with discussions moderated by designers, engineers, company owners and a variety of industry experts. This year, Roy Gregory and Marc Mickleson from online publication, www.audiobeat.com, will contribute to the seminar series with two presentations.

Cartridge Optimization For Musical Performance – Roy Gregory
This lecture will aim to address the intricacies of cartridge alignment and how it affects sonic presentation. The lecture will be heavily reliant on live demonstrations and to quote, will define “not just the difference between approximate and ultra-precise alignment, but the musical difference between different geometries; the affect of tiny shifts in VTF, VTA/SRA and azimuth and how they each affect the sound. In other words, we’ll be demonstrating how to step beyond setting your cartridge by eye and instead set it by ear”.

Are All Discs Created Equal? – Marc Mickleson
The lecture will aim to address the physical differences between optical discs. The demonstration will play different versions of the same recording and asking for the audience to rate/rank them. Asking, can you hear the difference between a standard CD and a gold disc? Are SACDs taken from analog or 16 bit/44.1K tapes really better than the originals?

Both Marc and Roy’s presentations will be conducted on a carefully selected high-end audio system using the Wilson Benesch Square Five Loudspeakers throughout.

There will be multiple opportunities to see each of the lectures, but they will be conducted in the same room each time, Marriott Room 9022, 9th Floor Tower.

The full seminar schedule can be found here:
RMAF 2014 Seminar Schedule
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Tokyo International Audio Show 2014

Wilson Benesch - Endeavour - Loudspeaker - Carbon - Nanotech - Enclosure - Geometry Series - Tokyo International Audio Show - 2014Wilson Benesch are proud to announce that the Japanese Premier of the new Endeavour Loudspeaker will take place at the Tokyo International Audio Show on the 23rd – 25th September 2014. In partnership with premier importer Stella Inc. Wilson Benesch return to Tokyo with it’s groundbreaking super monitor which has already impressed globally following a hugely successful launch at the Munich High End Show in May.

The Endeavour borrows much of its design dialogue from the flagship Cardinal, featuring a beautifully sculptural carbon top and sleek ‘black carbon’ baffle and spine. The Endeavour introduces new Wilson Benesch technology in the form of the Carbon-Nanotech Enclosure, the world’s first advanced composite midrange housing. This isolates the midrange drive unit air volume from the powerful Isobaric Drive System. The result is a wonderfully coherent and natural midrange section, coupled with powerful, dynamic bass which cannot be achieved by large woofer designs. The Endeavour is a tour de force of British engineering.

Further to the Endeavour demonstration, guests will also have the opportunity to listen to the flagship loudspeaker in the Geometry Series, the Cardinal. Each demonstration will be supported by an introduction from Wilson Benesch Directors, Craig and Christina Milnes, along with introductions from manufacturers, CH Precision, who will be launching the new L1 Preamplifier with the Cardinal and Constellation Audio, who will partner the new Inspiration Series Preamp and Stereo Amp with the Endeavour.

The full schedule is as follows:
System 1, Wilson Benesch & CH Precision
Tues Sept. 23rd – 14.00 // Wed Sept. 24th 16.00 // Thurs Sept. 25th 14.00
Wilson Benesch Cardinal Loudspeaker
CH Precision L1 – Preamp
M1 – Mono Poweramp
D1 (CD) / C1 (DAC) – Source
X1 – Power Supply

System 2, Wilson Benesch, Constellation Audio, Request Audio
Tues Sept. 23rd – 15.00 // Wed Sept. 24th 17.00
Wilson Benesch Endeavour Loudspeaker
Constellation Audio Preamp 1.0 – Preamp
Stereo 1.0 – Poweramp
Request Audio, The Beast – Source

Watch the Endeavour promotional film:

For further information or to arrange a demonstration please contact Stella Inc.

Stella-Inc.
株式会社ステラ
〒173-0026 東京都板橋区中丸町51-10
51-10 Nakamarucho,Itabashi-ku,
Tokyo
Japan
Tel.(03)3958-9333
Fax.(03)3958-9322
e: e-info@stella-inc.com
w: www.stella-inc.com

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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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Wilson Benesch announce new South Korean Distributor

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Official Press Release
It is with immense pleasure that Wilson Benesch can reveal the news that in May 2014 Design & Audio became the official new distribution partners for Wilson Benesch Ltd. in South Korea. Based in Gangnam-Gu, Seoul, Design & Audio have a wealth of resources and professionalism, to offer our customers in South Korea the British high end audio experience that the brand demands.

Following the official launch of the new partnership at the Seoul High End in the final days of April, Design & Audio have since completed impressive dedicated launches of the Square Five and the Cardinal loudspeakers.

There are a number of other events already planned in future. Wilson Benesch Directors, Craig Milnes and Christina Milnes are expected to attend an exhibition in Seoul later this year which will provide customers with the opportunity to meet with them directly.

Wilson Benesch have maintained a regularly updated website for many years now. As ever those wishing to follow the brand and the developments in the South Korean market can remain informed via our website at www.wilson-benesch.com, further news directly from South Korea can be found on the Design & Audio’s comprehensive website at www.designnaudio.co.kr.

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