UPDATE: P1 Collection Tour // ‘Sound & Vision’ The Bristol Show 2017, UK

Geometry Series P1 Collection Tour Poster showing A.C.T. One Evolution P1 Loudspeaker finished in Enzo Red Hypetex Coloured Carbon Fibre

February has arrived, bringing the UK’s leading HiFi Show closer still. With just 16-days now to the ‘Sound & Vision’ Bristol Show, we are here to provide a short refresh and in addition an update on additional gems that have been added to our demonstration.

Melco – Audiophile Engineering

We are thrilled to announce yet another World class component has joined our demonstration system, the Melco N1Z flagship SSD Music Library. The Melco N1Z gives digital music lovers the benefits of the first storage system optimised for high resolution audio. Designed from the outset as an Audiophile component it is bristling with Audiophile credentials – even the basic design architecture is unique to the application of High Resolution Digital Music playback. Incorporating the unique Melco Direct Streaming Music format, all systems using network players benefit from improved sound quality and a better user experience, free from IT-industry peripherals.

Feeding one of the very finest DACs in the World – the CH Precision C1 – through the proprietary Melco Cat 7 ethernet cable, the Melco N1Z will provide High Resolution Digital music. The Melco N1Z legislates for low noise, power stabilisation and functionality.

Geometry Series // P1 Collection

Wilson Benesch have now built the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 and the Discovery II P1 for the exhibition. Sitting in our demonstration room as we speak, is a stunning set of ‘Enzo’ Red A.C.T. One Evolution P1s and a set of ‘Enzo’ Red Discovery II P1s. So following appearances across the globe in, Munich, Hong Kong, Taipei, Eindhoven, Tokyo, Bonn, Denver, Lyon, Warsaw and Hanoi through 2016, the CES International in January, the P1 Collection will arrive in Bristol for the ‘Sound & Vision’ in Wilson Benesch’s ‘Glass House’ Conservatory.

…as with a real stage diva, you like it, because it can do things, of which others only dream.

A.C.T. One Evolution P1 Loudspeaker Review, Andreas Wenderoth, Image Hifi, January 2017

Geometry Series P1 Collection Tour Poster showing A.C.T. One Evolution P1 Loudspeaker finished in Enzo Red Hypetex Coloured Carbon Fibre
The Melco N1Z live demonstration with Wilson Benesch CH Precision DS Audio at Bristol Sound and Vision 2017

Full System Setup Details
System ONE,
A.C.T. One Evolution P1 Enzo Floor Standing Loudspeaker
CH Precision A1 Power Amplifier
Clearer Audio Silver Line Optimus Reference Speaker Cables
Clearer Audio Silver Line Optimus Reference Interconnects
Clearer Audio Silver Line Optimus Reference Power Cables

System TWO,
Discovery II P1 Enzo Stand Mounted Loudspeaker
CH Precision A1 Power Amplifier
Clearer Audio Silver Line Optimus Reference Speaker Cables
Clearer Audio Silver Line Optimus Reference Interconnects
Clearer Audio Silver Line Optimus Reference Power Cables

Shared Components
Wilson Benesch Circle 25 Turntable
Wilson Benesch Nanotube One Tonearm
DS Audio Master 1 Optical Cartridge
DS Audio Master 1 Optimizer
CH Precision C1 DA Controller
CH Precision L1 Preamplifier
Melco N1Z Audiophile SSD Digital Music Library

As normal, you can stay up to date with the P1 Collection Tour and any new dates as they are added via our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Or for more images of the P1 Collection and other Wilson Benesch products in production, see our Instagram feed.

Round 10: ‘Sound & Vision’ The Bristol Show 2017, Bristol, UK
Date: Friday 24th – Sunday 26th February 2017
Location: Marriott City Centre Hotel, Lower Castle Street, Bristol, BS1 3AD, UK

For more information please see the ‘Sound & Vision’ Bristol Show website.

The P1 Collection: A Revolution in Carbon Fibre

UPDATE: P1 Collection Tour // ‘Sound & Vision’ The Bristol Show 2017, UK

Report: CES International 2017: USA

Wilson Benesch - A.C.T. One Evolution P1 - Ettore Blue - Hypetex - Coloured Carbon Fibre - Innovation Award

Much has been made of the apparent decline in the CES International as a major High End Audio force to be reckoned with following this years exhibition. There was no question that attendance numbers were certainly down, along with a sense that some of our peers across the industry had stayed away this year. But the value and success of CES 2017 for Wilson Benesch was unquestionable.

Wilson Benesch - A.C.T. One Evolution P1 - Ettore Blue - Hypetex - Coloured Carbon Fibre - Innovation Award

Starting on Day 1, Wilson Benesch collection our the much coveted CES Innovation Award for the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 coloured carbon fibre loudspeaker, which was displayed in front of the loudspeakers throughout the exhibition.

Wilson Benesch - A.C.T. One Evolution P1 - Ettore Blue - Hypetex - Coloured Carbon Fibre - Innovation Award

In addition, the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 took pride of place in the Sands Expo ‘CES Innovation Award Showcase’. CES 2017 felt like home turf from the outset.

In partnership with Aaudio Imports, Design Director Craig Milnes and Marketing Manager Luke Milnes demonstrated the award winning loudspeakers in ‘Ettore’ blue, with the world class Ypsilon electronics. The combination of Ypsilon, VPS-100 phono stage and the Phaethon integrated amplifier with Wilson Benesch and Stage III cables, creates something very special, a vast soundstage with a flowing, easy and natural timbre. It was a pleasure to present our product to all those who attended and we’d like to make our thanks to attending journalists from SoundStage, Stereophile and Absolute Sounds. The feedback on the system and our renewed vigour and presence in the USA were very welcome. Here are some of the comments that appeared following CES over the past week,

…perhaps, the most neutral presentation I heard at the show, with very natural timbre, imaging, and staging thanks to a superior disappearing act… this speaker came close to sonic greatness.

Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound

This is one of many speakers I wish I could have auditioned for an extended period of time. But without knowing how many more speakers, cables, and accessories were left to cover, I stuffed my regrets and moved on.

Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile

Wilson Benesch - CES 2017 - SoundStage Global - USA - A.C.T. One Evolution P1SoundStage Global CES Snapshots 2017.

Full System Setup
Wilson Benesch A.C.T. One Evolution P1 ‘Ettore’ blue loudspeaker
Wilson Benesch Torus Infrasonic Generator + Amplifier
Ypsilon Phaethon Integrated Amplifier
Ypsilon VPS-100 Phono Stage
Ypsilon MC Step Up Transformer
Thales TTT Compact II Turntable
Thales Simplicity II Tonearm
Ikeda KAI MC Cartridge
Stage III Cables, Analord Master Phono Cable, Gorgon Interconnects, Kraken AC, Leviathan AC, Medusa Speaker Cables

Learn more about the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 and its technologies via our new product page.

To organise a private demonstration of any Wilson Benesch product in the USA, you can contact our exclusive importer Aaudio Imports.

AAUDIO IMPORTS
4871 Raintree Drive
Parker
Colorado – 80134
USA
Tel: +1 303-264-8831
e: brian@aaudioimports.com
w: www.aaudioimports.com

Report: CES International 2017: USA

P1 Collection Tour // ‘Sound & Vision’ The Bristol Show 2017, UK

Geometry Series P1 Collection Tour Poster showing A.C.T. One Evolution P1 Loudspeaker finished in Ettore Blue Hypetex Coloured Carbon Fibre

It is that time of year again, we’ve shaken off the sedentary pace set for the holidays, collected a CES Innovation Award via Las Vegas and now safely back in our headquarters in Sheffield, England, we are thrilled to announce our plans for the main UK audio show of the year, the ‘Sound & Vision’ Bristol Show.

The 2017 ‘Sound & Vision’ will mark the 30th Edition of the show, an incredible legacy and one that, as a exhibiting partner, Wilson Benesch have been a part of since the early 1990s. In 2003, Wilson Benesch took over from TAG McLaren Audio in the Conservatory. Since then a tradition has emerged for partnering some of the most exotic and impressive audio imports we have found from across the globe, with Wilson Benesch products designed and built just a short journey North of the exhibition space, in Sheffield. So what do we have in store for the 30th Edition of ‘Sound & Vision’?

Geometry Series // P1 Collection
Geometry Series P1 Collection Tour Poster showing A.C.T. One Evolution P1 Loudspeaker finished in Ettore Blue Hypetex Coloured Carbon Fibre

Since the launch of the P1 Collection at the Munich HIGH END in May 2016, the patented coloured carbon fibre loudspeaker range has transformed the company’s ‘Geometry Series’ reference loudspeaker line. Developed by Formula 1 Engineers at British company Hypetex, the coloured carbon fibre material is the first of its kind in the world. What was once, in the words of Henry Ford available in “any colour as long as it’s black” is now available in four stunning coloured carbon fibre finishes. Taking inspiration from the racing heritage of Hypetex, who’s operation is based out of Silverstone Technology Park by the home of Formula 1, the names ascribed to the finishes evoke the sense of speed and the heritage of racing; ‘Enzo’ Red after Enzo Ferrari, ‘Ettore’ Blue after Ettore Bugatti, ‘Silverstone’ Silver after the home of British Grand Prix and ‘Champagne’ Gold after the luxurious drink traditionally used to celebrate victory across motorsport.

So following appearances across the globe in, Munich, Hong Kong, Taipei, Eindhoven, Tokyo, Bonn, Denver, Lyon, Warsaw and Hanoi through 2016, the CES International last weekend and next month it will arrive in Bristol for the ‘Sound & Vision’ in Wilson Benesch’s ‘Glass House’ Conservatory. This will be the final leg of what has been a hugely successful product launch for Wilson Benesch, our thanks to all those partners who have shared our vision and shared the P1 Collection around the globe.

A.C.T. One Evolution P1 Floor Standing Loudspeaker

A design born from impeccable heritage, evolved through a process of iterative design. This year the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 will arrive with a CES Innovation Award as an acknowledgment of this impressive heritage and design. But its P1 coloured carbon fibre chassis and matching honeycomb grill will be what draws the eyes of the crowd this year.

Trying to describe the sound of this speaker with typical audiophile parameters is of no real use because of the almost 1:1 sense of scale and rich live experience. Everything is there and everything is in perfect balance. Just like it needs to be, but is seldom experienced with hifi.

Werner Ero, Music Emotion, 2016

The A.C.T. One Evolution features cutting edge Geometry Series drive technology, with the Troika System, first developed for the Cardinal flagship, reappearing in the latest floorstander in the series. The Troika sees an upper midrange and a lower midrange/bass drive unit deployed either side of the Semisphere Tweeter. The drive units served have a stripped back crossover, reducing all components in the signal path to a minimum, with their output dictated by the optimised specification to which Wilson Benesch have built that drive unit. The combination of topology, highly refined build and proximity of all drive units results in something quite spectacular, with the A.C.T. One Evolution delivering a wide open, expansive and natural soundstage. The dynamic kick in the bass register is generated by the dedicated bass drive unit which has a capacious internal air volume to energise the driver.

Discovery II P1 Stand Mount Loudspeaker
Wilson Benesch - Discovery II - Standmount - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre Composite - Bristol - Sound & Vision - 2016

Standing alongside its Geometry Series stable mate, the Discovery II P1 will create an impressive display.

Constructed from the latest A.C.T. P1 Monocoque and precision CNC-machined alloy. The Discovery II features Geometry Series drive unit technology, deployed in a unique, compact topology. The innovative clamshell Isobaric Drive System sits underside of the enclosure with a tweeter and dedicated midrange unit sitting directly above. The combination of Isobaric Drive and the proximity of all drive units, allows the Discovery II to deliver a sound like no other loudspeaker. The soundstage is fundamentally right; integrated with ease, punchy and dynamic in the delivery of the bass register and rich and detailed across the midrange to the high frequencies which float effortlessly from the crown jewel of the Geometry Series, the Semisphere Silk-Carbon Hybrid Dome Technology Tweeter.

CH Precision A1 Power Amp, C1 DAC/Controller, L1 Preamplifier
Wilson Benesch - CH Precision - P1 Phono Stage - Bristol - Sound & Vision - 2016

As the exclusive UK importer, Wilson Benesch return to Bristol with the industry leading ultra high-end products from Swiss designers CH Precision. Joining the incredible A1 Power Amplifier which picked up an ‘Excellence Rating’ from Martin Colloms in the Oct-Dec 2016 (Vol.4, No. 10) issue of HIFI Critic, will be the equally incredible C1 DA Controller and making its UK exhibition debut will be the L1 Preamplifier.

The L1 Preamplifier will take over where the C1 left off last year, bringing into this years system a dedicated pre-amplification stage, with the C1 taking care purely of the Digital-Analogue conversion during digital replay. As with its stable mates, the character of the L1 is smooth, but delivers incredible lifelike timbre, dynamics and speed. Taking ‘Product of the Year’ in Absolute Sound, the fully balanced line-level preamplifier is in the words of Absolute Sound “contender for the Best in Solid-State”.

DS Audio Master 1 Optical Cartridge
Wilson Benesch - DS Audio - Master 1 - Optical Cartridge - Bristol - Sound & Vision - 2017

Last year, Wilson Benesch used DS Audio’s revolutionary DS-W1 optical Cartridge for the first time, a design that is based around a pure analogue contact system employing a conventional stylus and cantilever, but replacing the traditional electromagnetic coil and magnet system with an LED to detect the vibration in the stylus caused by the grooves in the record. Last February, the high end audio world was alight with enthusiasm for this incredible new technology and one year on this enthusiasm continues unabated as DS Audio unveiled the Master 1 Optical Cartridge at Axpona in April. In 2017, Wilson Benesch will partner the all new DS Audio Master 1 with the Nanotube One Tonearm to create an incredible presentation of analogue might that will whet the appetite of ‘Sound & Vision’ guests. The new Master 1 uses a sapphire as opposed to boron cantilever and a Microridge rather than Shibata tip, with a more more conventional suspension, complete with tie-back which drops the compliance dramatically. As Michael Fremer reported from Axpona 2016:

The sound produced by this new cartridge is in an altogether different league than what I heard in the produce I reviewed… This is a very exciting development in this product!

Clearer Audio Cables
Wilson Benesch - Clearer Audio - Bristol - Sound & Vision - 2016

For more than a decade now, Clearer Audio and Wilson Benesch have partnered to great effect – two British companies coming together for a celebration of high end audio at the country’s premier HiFi Show. This year, Clearer Audio will provide the vital link between each world class component in the chain, using its industry leading Silver-Line Optimus Reference interconnects, speaker cables, power cables and power distribution HUBs.

The Silver-line Optimus Reference Interconnect recently received an exceptional review from world renowned Hi-Fi+ magazine with Alan Sircom (Editor), one of the UK’s most respected hi-fi reviewers, stating,

it is good enough that it makes you think you upgraded source, amp, and speakers” and that it “is one of the best audio cables out there, regardless of cost

Alan Sircom, HIFI+

Clearer Audio cables offer unrivalled world class performance, which are meticulously hand-built in-house. Company Director, Darren Smith will be on hand during the show and would be delighted to answer any cable questions or queries that visitors might have and offer advice in areas of cable selection, upgrades and system optimisation to name a few.

Full System Setup Details
System ONE,
A.C.T. One Evolution P1 Floor Standing Loudspeaker
CH Precision A1 Power Amplifier
Clearer Audio Silver Line Optimus Reference Speaker Cables
Clearer Audio Silver Line Optimus Reference Interconnects
Clearer Audio Silver Line Optimus Reference Power Cables

System TWO,
Discovery II P1 Stand Mounted Loudspeaker
CH Precision A1 Power Amplifier
Clearer Audio Silver Line Optimus Reference Speaker Cables
Clearer Audio Silver Line Optimus Reference Interconnects
Clearer Audio Silver Line Optimus Reference Power Cables

Shared Components
Wilson Benesch Circle 25 Turntable
Wilson Benesch Nanotube One Tonearm
DS Audio Master 1 Optical Cartridge
DS Audio Master 1 Optimizer
CH Precision C1 DA Controller
Ch Precision L1 Preamplifier

As normal, you can stay up to date with the P1 Collection Tour and any new dates as they are added via our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Or for more images of the P1 Collection and other Wilson Benesch products in production, see our Instagram feed.

Round 10: ‘Sound & Vision’ The Bristol Show 2017, Bristol, UK
Date: Friday 24th – Sunday 26th February 2017
Location: Marriott City Centre Hotel, Lower Castle Street, Bristol, BS1 3AD, UK

For more information please see the ‘Sound & Vision’ Bristol Show website.

The P1 Collection: A Revolution in Carbon Fibre
A.C.T. One Evolution P1 - Coloured Carbon Fibre - Floorstanding Loudspeaker - Ettore Blue Finish - CES 2017 - Innovation Award Honouree

P1 Collection Tour // ‘Sound & Vision’ The Bristol Show 2017, UK

Review: A.C.T. One Evolution P1, Image HiFi

Andreas Wenderoth - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Coloured - Carbon Fibre - British - Engineering - Innovation - Image Hifi

It is the opening day of the largest electronics show in the world, CES 2017 breezes into a cool Las Vegas today for the first of four days. So with the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 proudly on live demonstration in the Venetian Hotel Tower Suites (30-112) and amongst the finest consumer electronics in the world as part of the award winning, CES Innovation Showcase in the Venetian Hotel Ballroom, Wilson Benesch are delighted to share the latest review of the A.C.T. One Evolution loudspeaker courtesy of German magazine Image HiFi and our import partners IBEX Audio.

Andreas Wenderoth spent the later part of 2016 getting to grips with the A.C.T. One Evolution, finished in an ‘Enzo’ Red P1 Collection coloured carbon fibre finish. Wilson Benesch collaborated with British company Hypetex to bring coloured carbon fibre to high end audio for the first time, exclusively via four motorsport inspired coloured carbon fibre finishes.

carbon fibre has always been black, in the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 version, colour is introduced to the fibre for the first time: thanks to a collaboration with Hypetex, a team of Formula 1 engineers who have developed the process, in this sample, it is not simply any colour, but a very strong one: “Enzo Red” – in line with the famous red of the Enzo Ferrari. So the speed and dynamics with which the box performs acoustically is also expressed visually. And in fact she is real eye-candy.

Andreas Wenderoth, Image Hifi, January 2017

Andreas draws nicely in the review on the concept of the iterative design process that has been at the heart of the A.C.T. loudspeakers development. Andreas quotes Design Director, Craig Milnes, “It’s like a Porsche 911 whose development no one would even think of changing the basic form or the essential ingredients – but the technical details and the current interpretation.”.

..as with a real stage diva, you like it, because it can do things, of which others only dream.

Andreas Wenderoth, Image Hifi, January 2017

Andreas continues,

The A.C.T. One Evolution is the best sound I have achieved in my listening room.

Andreas Wenderoth, Image Hifi, January 2017

We would like to extend our gratitude to Andreas Wenderoth for his excellent and comprehensive report on the A.C.T. One Evolution loudspeaker and all the team at Image HiFi. We would also like to make a personal thank you to our German import partners IBEX Audio for arranging the review.

The full unedited PDF of Andreas Wenderoth’s A.C.T. One Evolution Review is here in German.

The P1 Collection: A Revolution in Carbon Fibre

Review: A.C.T. One Evolution P1, Image HiFi

2016 Year In Review

Stanage Edge Millstones in the snow of the Peak District near Sheffield2016 marked the company’s 27th year in business. It became a year that would see the brand and image of the company’s carbon fibre reference loudspeaker line redefined forever with the introduction of Hypetex’s patented coloured carbon fibre to the range of bespoke finishes within the Geometry Series. Join us as we look back at some of the highlights of 2016 and into the future for what is on the horizon in 2017.

Geometry Series // P1 Collection //
A.C.T. One Evolution P1 'Enzo' Coloured Carbon Fibre Loudspeaker at Warsaw High End 2016 with ElectrocompanietIn the weeks prior to the Munich HIGH END Wilson Benesch teased information into the public domain with a series of subtle references to a colourful addition to our product lines. Then in May, an A.C.T. One Evolution arrived in Germany with flashes of red detailing and a beguiling red weave in the carbon fibre. A ‘P1’ arrived after the A.C.T. One Evolution name and the press release stated that the new red finish would be part of a new ‘P1 Collection’, giving rise to a selection of coloured carbon fibre finishes each ascribed with names that evoked the spirit and heritage of motor racing. The first of these was the ‘Enzo’ Red A.C.T. One Evolution P1, but soon a ‘Champagne’ Gold Discovery II P1 would debut in Taiwan, followed by a ‘Silverstone’ Silver A.C.T. One Evolution P1 in Tokyo, before the ‘Ettore’ Blue A.C.T. One Evolution P1 arrived to much fanfare at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, Colorado.

Brought to life by way of an exclusive licence with British supplier, Hypetex. The P1 Collection is an awe-inspiring addition to Wilson Benesch’s range of bespoke finishes. The motor sport inspired names and P1 (position one) moniker recognise the heritage and history behind the development of this cutting edge patented technology at the Silverstone Race Circuit by a team of Formula 1 engineers at Hypetex. A bold statement, the P1 Collection reaffirms Wilson Benesch’s position at the leading edge of materials science and product design within the high-end audio industry.

In February 2017, Wilson Benesch will bring Round 9 of the P1 Collection Tour to ‘Sound & Vision’ The Bristol Show featuring all the P1 Collection coloured carbon fibre finishes.

CES Innovation Award
A.C.T. One Evolution P1 - Coloured Carbon Fibre - Floorstanding Loudspeaker - Ettore Blue Finish - CES 2017 - Innovation Award HonoureeOn November 10th Wilson Benesch announced that it had been made a CES Innovation Award Honouree in the High Performance Home Audio / Video category for it’s A.C.T. One Evolution P1 floorstanding loudspeaker. Judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honour outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories, the CES Innovation Award is the most prestigious consumer electronics award a product can receive.

In fact the CES Innovation Award is the third such award that the company has won, with the other two coming in succession in 1997 and 1998 for the original A.C.T. One loudspeaker. Thus the award is a fantastic recognition of the quality of the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 design and in addition it is an acknowledgement of the iterative design process and philosophy through which our products have been developed since the company’s foundation. The A.C.T. One Evolution is the fifth iteration of the A.C.T. loudspeaker line and the CES Innovation Award of 2017, arriving 20-years after the first award in 1997 is the strongest testament to the quality of this iconic design that any product designer could hope for.

On January 5th – 8th 2017, the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 will appear for Round 8 of the P1 Collection Tour at the CES International 2017 courtesy of USA official importer Aaudio Imports.

Exceptional Third Party Endorsements
Square One - Square Series II - Stereophile - Recommended Component - 2016 - HiFi - Audio - British - Loudspeaker - Standmount - bookshelfSeldom does a year go by without independent reviews of our products. However 2016 has been marked by some exceptional press for the company across its product lines. In April 2016, the Square One standmount loudspeaker was announced in Stereophile Magazine USA – ‘Recommended Components List of 2016’. Highly respected HIFI journalist John Marks wrote in his review of the Square One,

The Square One’s are a premium-priced product, to be sure. However, they have much the same technology and the same build quality as Wilson Benesch’s more expensive models, and provide a smaller-scaled version of WB’s house sound: Extremely low distortion, seamless coherence, unfussy easefulness, rounded liquidity of tone, articulate dynamics, and seductively natural imaging and soundstaging… the Square One is a standout performer that I think absolutely deserves a very high class B (restricted LF) rating in our “Recommended Components”. It very well may be over the line into Class A (Restricted Extreme LF)…

John Marks, Stereophile Magazine, The Fifth Element 92, Read the full review here.

Following this glowing recommendation, Werner Ero submitted a two-part system review in consecutive editions of Dutch audio journal ‘Music Emotion’ of the A.C.T. One Evolution floorstanding loudspeaker with an all CH Precision front end. Werner was blown away by the powerful combination that Wilson Benesch and CH Precision form, commenting,

Technological quality is never coincidence and both CH Precision and Wilson Benesch are capable of gaining my utmost respect with these beautiful next generation products.

Werner Ero, Music Emotion, Read the Full Review Part 1 (English) // Dutch Original Here.

Adding of the A.C.T. One Evolution,

Trying to describe the sound of this speaker with typical audiophile parameters is of no real use because of the almost 1:1 sense of scale and rich live experience. Everything is there and everything is in perfect balance. Just like it needs to be, but is seldom experienced within HIFI

Werner Ero, Music Emotion, Read the Full Review Part 2 // Dutch Original Here.

And closing out our year, in November 2016, Trond Torgnesskar contributed a stunning appraisal of the Circle 25 Anniversary Turntable and it’s A.C.T. 25 Tonearm. Writing in leading Norwegian HIFI journal ‘Fidelity’ Trond said,

The Circle 25 is a significant upgrade on what is one of Fidelity’s all time favourite turntables (Circle). The Circle 25 really is quite a lot better, and succeeds in showing even much more expensive competitors how it is done. What a way to honour the Wilson Benesch turntable legacy… Hats off to the good people of Falcon House, Sheffield. You really have done me proud.

Trond Torgnesskar, Fidelity Magazine, Read the Full Review (English) // Norwegian Original Here.

Wilson Benesch will demonstrate the A.C.T. One Evolution loudspeaker, along with the Circle 25 Turntable and CH Precision electronics at ‘Sound & Vision’ The Bristol Show in February 2017.

Wilson Benesch Online In 2017
In October, Wilson Benesch completed the design and build of its own website. Much like our products, the website was crafted entirely in house bringing the company’s online profile into the modern era and offering access to detailed product information and rich media content in a way that was previously not possible. The Torus Infrasonic Generator desktop product page is a particular highlight within the new online ecosystem, but through 2017 users can expect to see our online content grow.

2017
Wilson Benesch will hit the ground running in 2017 with the CES International, swiftly followed by the High End Mässan in Sweden and ‘Sound & Vision’ The Bristol Show in February. Looking beyond that, Wilson Benesch will debut at the inaugural LA Audio Show in June and ‘The Show: Anaheim’ in September, as part of at least five exhibitions across the United States in 2017. This in addition to our annual appearance at the Munich HIGH END and many dates across Europe and Asia throughout 2017.

We very much look forward to meeting each of you at these events and sharing our products and passion for high fidelity sound and music. In closing we would like to thank all of you for your support through 2016.

Wilson Benesch will close from Wednesday 21st December 2016 – Tuesday 3rd December 2017.

From all of the Team here at Falcon House, Wilson Benesch HQ – we wish you a happy holiday and a prosperous new year.

Directors,

Craig and Christina Milnes
Wilson Benesch Ltd.

2016 Year In Review

Report: Rome High End 2016: Italy

Square Series 2 Square Five Loudspeaker Rome High End Audio ShowItalian distribution partner MAD FOR MUSIC SAS rode into Rome earlier this month with a Square Five demonstration to stop the crowds in its tracks. The flagship of the Square Series II, offers the incredible Troika System taken directly from the same shelf as the Cardinal. Partnered with the Isobaric Drive System in the large aluminium foot, the Square Five delivers incredible performance pushing the upper limits of the Square Series II to a new level.

Square Series 2 Square Five Loudspeaker Rome High End Audio Show

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

Square Series 2 Square Five Loudspeaker Rome High End Audio Show

Square Series 2 Square Five Loudspeaker Rome High End Audio Show

The Square Five is only possible thanks to the decades of high risk research and development conducted at Wilson Benesch and the technologies that have been pioneered as a result. These technologies could not have been developed specifically for a product at this position in the market and have been born directly as a result of the Cardinal R&D project. Today, this research has built an enviable foundation of expert knowledge and experience within the company, that places it at the forefront of the High End Audio industry.

Learn more about the Square Five and its technologies via our newSquare Five product page.

We are always thrilled to share our products and passion with you, our audience. So our thanks must be extended to all those who attended the exhibition, the exhibition organisers and of course our long term partners in Italy, MAD FOR MUSIC SAS.

To organise a private demonstration of any Wilson Benesch product in Italy, you can contact our exclusive importer MAD FOR MUSIC SAS.

MAD FOR MUSIC SAS
Via Marco Ulpio Traiano 53
20149 Milano
ITALIA
Tel: +39 (0) 2327 2080
Fax: +39 (0) 348 188 3216
e: info@madformusic.it
w: www.madformusic.it

Report: Rome High End 2016: Italy