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The Endeavour launches in the Netherlands

Wilson-Benesch-Endeavour-Geometry-Series-Hong-Kong-AV-2014-Carbon-Fibre-LoudspeakerDutch partners Beter Beeld & Geluid have been working with Wilson Benesch for a little over two years now. Right from the word go, when the Endeavour arrived in Munich, our Dutch partners were one of the first to pre-order and so received one of the first shipments of the new Wilson Benesch monitor.

A short time later Beter Beeld & Geluid have taken on the CH Precision range. A perfect partner for the Wilson Benesch marque, this partnership is now being seen around the globe.

Late last month in Hilversum, North Holland, Beter Beeld & Geluid officially launched the Endeavour and CH Precision in their showroom. The Endeavour was partnered with two Wilson Benesch Torus, which were connected in stereo. The feedback has been unanimously positive and glowing. One attendee commented:

This setup magically combines technical insight and emotional experience… After many goosebumps moments, which I rarely get when listing to music, I can summarise in one word: BEAUTIFUL!

To arrange a private demonstration of the Endeavour please contact Beter Beeld & Geluid.

Beter Beeld & Geluid
1e Oosterstraat 2
1211 LB Hilversum
Holland
Tel: +31 6 46 22 65 86
Fax: +31 35 63 19 785
e: info@beterbeeldengeluid.nl
w: www.beterbeeldengeluid.nl

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The Sound Organisation: Exclusive new US Distributor

Wilson Benesch - The Sound Organisation - Endeavour - Distribution - USA - Loudspeakers - Turntables

The Sound Organisation, Official Press Release, 2nd December, 2014 – Dallas, TX

The Sound Organisation announces their US distribution of Wilson Benesch Analogue and select Loudspeaker Collections. Founded in 1989 and based in Sheffield, England, Wilson Benesch is at the forefront of high end audio design and engineering.

As early technology adopters Wilson Benesch leverages almost three decades of engineering and manufacturing excellence fostered within the company, to produce a distinctly unique, British product line designed, engineered, tooled, manufactured and assembled at their family owned facility. This strength and depth of expertise is further underpinned by long standing collaborative partnerships with center’s of engineering excellence which preside in Sheffield, specifically the Advanced Manufacturing and Research Center and Sheffield University.

From the company’s inception the unique characteristics of carbon fibre were acknowledged. A strategic and versatile material, carbon fibre is a key engineering material used in almost all Wilson Benesch product and was first introduced to the audio industry in 1989 with the release of the Wilson Benesch Turntable.

With design and manufacturing located under one roof; quality is controlled and further legislated for by highly trained crafts people who hand build each product to order. The resulting product represents the Wilson Benesch brand; superior design, engineering, manufacturing, audio quality, life and character.

Wilson Benesch Circle 25 Turntable and A.C.T. 25 TonearmWilson Benesch Collections Available in the US by The Sound Organisation: 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 optimize air volume and employ unique approaches to drive unit topology.

Five Distinct Models Comprise the Geometry Collection:

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

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

About The Sound Organisation

For over twenty years, the mission of The Sound Organisation has been to bring the most musical sounding home audio components from Europe to the USA. TSO proudly offers Chord Company, DALI, PMC, Quadraspire, Rega Research and Wilson Benesch to North American specialty audio retailers. Backed by a unique team of sales, training and service technicians, TSO provides a combination of responsible and responsive retail support delivering the very best sound for the dollar.

www.soundorg.com
www.facebook.com/thesoundorganisation
www.wilson-benesch.com

Media Contact
Sally Goff, SG Consulting
O: 607-775-1512
C: 607-427-5651
sgoff@msn.com

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Wilson Benesch announce new Czech importer

Wilson Benesch - RP Audio - Endeavour - Distribution - Czech Republic - Loudspeakers - Turntables

Official Press Release
In November 2014 RP Audio officially became the new distributors for Wilson Benesch Ltd. in the Czech Republic. Operated by Radim Pieknik, RP Audio have an enviable portfolio of quality high-end audio products and the experience and expertise to represent the Wilson Benesch brand.

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 Czech market can remain informed via our website at www.wilson-benesch.com, further news directly from Czech Republic can be found on the RP Audio website at www.rpaudio.cz.

Christina Milnes, Wilson Benesch’s Managing Director, said “Wilson Benesch have been established in the Czech audio market for more than a decade. We have a well established network of passionate, knowledgeable dealers, who with the addition of a dedicated, highly respected distribution partner like RP Audio can flourish with the companies highly innovative new product lines. Following the global premier of the Endeavour this year, there is very good reason for our customers in the Czech Republic to be very excited about the future of Wilson Benesch in the country.”

Czech Republic
RP Audio
Zahradní 10
702 00 Ostrava
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 59 611 08 72
e: info@rpaudio.cz
w: www.rpaudio.cz

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Circle 25 Exhibit Moorgate Acoustics

Wilson Benesch - Circle 25 Anniversary Turntable - Analogue Collection - Moorgate Acoustics - Turntable Day - SheffieldIn the words of Moorgate Acoustics themselves:

Bring in your favourite records. Listen to a wide range of record players. Have your own turntable serviced while you wait for £15 (not including parts). Relax, enjoy the music and have some fun.

This weekend local Wilson Benesch dealership, Moorgate Acoustics will be hosting a Turntable and Record Day that will feature the Circle 25 Turntable and A.C.T. 25 Tonearm. It promises to be a great event, with a warm welcome to anyone looking to spend some time listening to some of Moorgate Acoustics choice selections, including Steely Dan, Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and Daft Punk or indeed take your own vinyl along to play.

For those looking for a bargain, Moorgate are offering a 10% reduction on turntables for one day only.

Moorgate Acoustics Turntable and Record Day
184 Fitzwilliam Street, S1 4JR, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Saturday 22nd November
12.00 – 17.00

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Beter Beeld & Geluid Exhibition – Netherlands

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Having recently taken delivery on the Endeavour, Dutch partners Beter Beeld & Geluid will be introducing the Endeavour to the Dutch audio fraternity at a special open weekend showcasing the product.

A partnership which is now being observed across Asia, the UK and also in Switzerland will be on display again in the Netherlands as Beter Beeld & Geluid have recently been announced as the official importer for CH Precision.

The exhibition will consist of the Wilson Benesch Endeavour, partnered with the formidable Torus Infrasonic Generator deployed as a stereo pair, plus the highly versatile CH Precision C1 which can function as a streamer, DAC and preamp, plus two A1 Amplifiers.

Beter Beeld & Geluid recently had a nice promotional film made which features the Wilson Benesch Endeavour and Square Two. For those who don’t understand Dutch, you will just have to admire the aesthetics of the film, we think it’s rather nice!

For more information on the show or to reserve a seat in the Friday evening demonstration see the details below.

Show Information
Date:
Friday 28th November 19.00 – By appointment only (telephone or email to reserve)
Saturday 29th 11.00 – 17.30 – Open House
Location:
1e Oosterstraat 2
1211 LB Hilversum
Contact:
Tel: +31 6 46 22 65 86
e: info@beterbeeldengeluid.nl

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Guangzhuo Show 2014, China

Wilson-Benesch-Endeavour-Geometry-Series-Guangzhuo High End Show 2014 - Carbon Fibre LoudspeakerWilson Benesch are set to return to the Guangzhuo High End Show this November with the premier of the Endeavour Loudspeaker in Mainland China.

Located on the Pearl River, just north-west of Hong Kong, Guangzhuo has developed into one of China’s major trading ports and leading commercial and manufacturing regions. In the process it has become China’s third largest city, the population of its administrative area alone is 12.78 million. A fitting place then for China’s leading High End Audio Exhibition.

Wilson Benesch in partnership with importer Forthwise Ltd., will proudly present the Endeavour Loudspeaker. Full details of the exhibition will follow.

Watch this space.

Date: Friday 28th – Sunday 30th November 2014
Location: Guangzhuo High End Audio Show 2014, China

To arrange a private demonstration 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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Design & Audio Exhibition, Seoul

Wilson Benesch - Cardinal Loudspeaker - Geometry Series - CH Precision M1 - Design & Audio - Seoul - Gangnam - South KoreaArriving directly from the impressive Tokyo International Audio Show and the company of the our well established Japanese import partners Stella Inc., Wilson Benesch arrived in Seoul to meet with one of our relatively new import partners Design & Audio. The highly professional, stylish and contemporary approach the company has adopted, has ensured that Design & Audio are enjoying great success with the Wilson Benesch brand in South Korea. Located in the affluent, fashionable district of Gangnam, Design & Audio presented the Cardinal and the Square Two Loudspeakers in a private, invitation only exhibition.

Set against the impressive surrounds of demonstration room 1, the Cardinal partnered CH Precision Electronics, to include the new L1 Dual Mono Line Pre-Amplifier, plus 2 x A1 Amplifiers, C1 Controller, D1 Transport and X1 Power Conditioners throughout. The system amounts to a serious luxury high-end audio system, which drew many wide smiles amongst the guests attending the exhibition.

In demonstration room 2, the Wilson Benesch Square Two Loudspeakers finished in white gloss were partnered with the Devialet 120, providing a slick, stylish and modern approach to high-end audio at a very affordable price.
Wilson Benesch - Square Two Loudspeaker - Square Series II - Devialet - Design & Audio - Seoul - Gangnam - South Korea

Wilson Benesch Design Director, Craig Milnes said:

“The Geometry Series and Square Series II are enjoying great success across the globe. But in Asia, where a passion for high end audio and high quality European product has developed, the Wilson Benesch brand has clearly been identified as the leading British high end loudspeaker import. The vitality, knowledge and excitement of the customers is palpable. It is an honour to be working with what clearly amounts to the premier audio importer in South Korea, Design & Audio. They are an example of how high-end audio can be presented and the fantastic results that the customer can achieve at both the afforable and luxury end of the HIFI market”.

Wilson Benesch would like to extend our gratitude to the generous hospitality of Design & Audio. We would also like to thank all those who attended the event.

To arrange a demonstration please contact Design & Audio.

Design & Audio Co.
100-2 Cheongdam-dong
Gangnam-gu
Seoul
South Korea
Tel: +82 (0)2 540 7901
Fax: +82 (0)2 540 7989
e: toytower@naver.com
w: www.designnaudio.co.kr

A selection of images from the event can be viewed by clicking the image below.
Wilson Benesch - Geometry Series - Square Series II - Cardinal Loudspeaker - Seoul - South Korea - 2014


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Westdeutsche Hifi-Tage Report

Wilson Benesch - Cardinal Loudspeaker - Germany - Taurus High End - 2014

4-days back in Old Blighty and company Directors Craig and Christina Milnes departed the Wilson Benesch HQ once again, this time on a relatively short excursion to Bonn in Germany. There they joined distribution partners Taurus High End and one of Germany’s premier dealers Linzbach Hifi for a dealer organised HIFI show, the Westdeutsche Hifi Tage.

Wilson Benesch - Cardinal Loudspeaker - Germany - Taurus High End - 2014

Set against the backdrop of the Maritim Bonn Hotel, not far from the banks of the Rhine River in one of Germany’s oldest Cities, the exhibition is a small event with an exclusive list of brands on exhibition purely by invitation. Taurus High End presented the Wilson Benesch Cardinal finished in luxurious Burr Walnut Gloss, partnered by two Torus Infrasonic Generators in stereo and accompanied by their Taurus High End’s hallmark electronics import, Soulution.
Wilson Benesch - Cardinal Loudspeaker - Torus Infrasonic Generator - 2014

The demonstration included a presentation by Design Director Craig Milnes, who also played a selection of tracks for the audience. There was also a supporting presentation by leading Stereophile HIFI journalists Matthias Bode (pictured left), who discussed system optimisation. Whilst Ilhami Duzgun (pictured below) of Stereo Magazine played his selection of music for the majority of the two day exhibition.
Wilson Benesch - Matthias Bode - Cardinal Loudspeaker - Westdeutsche Hifi Tage 2014

Wilson Benesch would like to extend our gratitude to all the team at Taurus High End and to Linzbach Hifi for organising the exhibition.

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Tokyo International Show Report 2014

Wilson Benesch - Endeavour Loudspeaker - Carbon Nanotech Enclosure - Tokyo International Audio Show 2014 - Stella Inc.

Having landed back in the UK, this years TIAS show report arrives a little later than last years and also from the more grounded surrounds of the bustling Wilson Benesch HQ. It is a fine thing to arrive back in a warm and sunny autumnal South Yorkshire, from another vintage audio show and find a fleet of new CNC machines working flat out to produce parts for the new loudspeaker that you have just launched on the other side of the planet. The Endeavour has barely begun it’s voyage and it is already a huge success for the company.Wilson Benesch - Endeavour Loudspeaker - Carbon Nanotech Enclosure - Tokyo International Audio Show 2014 - Stella Inc.

But I digress, the Tokyo International Audio Show 2014 has been a highly rewarding and enjoyable experience. Following the relaunch of the brand in Japan last year with the Cardinal, Wilson Benesch returned this year with both the Cardinal and the new Endeavour loudspeaker placed proudly at either end of one large exhibition room.Wilson Benesch - Endeavour Loudspeaker - Carbon Nanotech Enclosure - Tokyo International Audio Show 2014 - Stella Inc.

The Cardinal and the Endeavour were not in short supply of reference quality audio electronics. Partnered on one side by the world class electronics of CH Precision and on the other by another set of class leading electronics in Constellation Audio. The results were, as one might expect, nothing short of astounding. Stella Inc. has a long history for importing some of the finest audio products from around the globe and have a vast amount of experience to put together highly professional audio demonstrations that run like clockwork. And the Endeavour did not disappoint. Each presentation from company directors Christina and Craig Milnes filled every seat and the feedback was very warm and positive.

Wilson Benesch - Endeavour Loudspeaker - Carbon Nanotech Enclosure - Tokyo International Audio Show 2014 - Stella Inc.

Wilson Benesch would like to extend our gratitude to all the team at Stella Inc. and Zephyrn and to each of those who attended the show and came to see us.

A collection of images of the show can be seen using the lightbox below.

Wilson Benesch - Tokyo International Audio Show 2014 - Constellation Audio - TechDAS - CH Precision




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Westdeutsche Hifi-Tage

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

Wilson Benesch - Cardinal - Torus - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Germany - 2014

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