Report: Hi-Files Show: Belgrade, Serbia

Square Five Loudspeaker at the Hi-Files Show Belgrade 2016A year on since the launch of our new partnership with Intek Ltd., company director Darko Stankovic and his team have done an exceptional job of building the profile of Wilson Benesch in these new territories. This month, Intek demonstrated the Square Five loudspeaker, the flagship in the Square Series II range. The reception at the event from show attendees and press alike was so good, that the show organisers awarded Intek and the Square Five, the best system of the show.

Square Five Loudspeaker at the Hi-Files Show Belgrade 2016Wilson Benesch would like to thank Intek Ltd. for the exceptional presentation and we would like to make our thanks to the show organisers for awarding our system the best in show.

To learn more about the Square Five loudspeaker see our product page.

To organise a private demonstration of any Wilson Benesch product in Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, BiH, Montenegro, and Macedonia, you can contact our exclusive importer Intek Ltd.

Intek Ltd. Hi-Fi, Hi-End & Music Distribution
Njegoseva cesta 23
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 23 22 000
e: intek@siol.net
w: www.intek.si
www.facebook.com/INTEK

Report: Hi-Files Show: Belgrade, Serbia

P1 Collection Tour // CES International 2017, Las Vegas, USA

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

Drum roll….

The CES International 2017 preview has arrived. Following a long absence from the USA High End Audio Exhibition circuit, Wilson Benesch made a fine return to the fray with its dazzling launch of the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 coloured carbon fibre loudspeaker at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in October. Wilson Benesch collaborated with new US partner Aaudio Imports to create a special ‘Ettore’ Blue P1 finish that reflected the blue branding of Aaudio Imports and also marked an important return to the USA. The A.C.T. One Evolution P1 ‘Ettore’ not only caught the eye of its audience, but it received praise from critics across the industry.

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

… the Ypsilon Phaethon integrated amp and the Wilson Benesch A.C.T. One Evolution loudspeakers plus Torus Infrasonic Generator were all operating in that same exclusive, ultra-fidelity realm. It was intoxicating. The music was present, not because of its tangible weight or body, but because of its extreme, detailed vividness.

Herb Reichert, Stereophile Magazine, USA

Within weeks of the RMAF, Wilson Benesch announced that the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 loudspeaker had been made a CES Innovation Award Honouree. As the largest consumer electronics show in the world, the CES Innovation Award is amongst the most prestigious awards available and a major achievement for the company. Products entered in this prestigious program are 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 award winning A.C.T. One Evolution P1 will thus, form the front end in an impressive system that has been put together by US importer, Aaudio Imports. This live demonstration will take place in the Venetian Tower Suite 30-112. And simultaneously the A.C.T. One Evolution P1, as a CES Honouree, will be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Media Event of the International CES on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Mandalay Bay and throughout the show at the CES Innovation Awards Showcase.

Wilson Benesch Directors Craig and Christina Milnes, in partnership with Aaudio Imports look forward to welcoming everyone to our room at CES in the new year.

Full System Setup Details will follow.

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 8: CES International 2017, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Date: Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th January 2017
Location: Venetian Tower Suite 30-112, Las Vegas, NV, USA

For more information please see the CES International 2017 website.

To arrange a private demonstration of Wilson Benesch products please contact Aaudio Imports.

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 // CES International 2017, Las Vegas, USA

Report // P1 Collection Tour Round 7 // Warsaw High End 2016

A.C.T. One Evolution P1 'Enzo' Coloured Carbon Fibre Loudspeaker at Warsaw High End 2016 with ElectrocompanietThe first images have arrived from long term Polish import partners ‘HiFi Club’ and their impressive demonstration of the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 ‘Enzo’ coloured carbon fibre loudspeaker at this months Warsaw High End Show.

The demonstration mirrored in many ways that of last year, with HiFi Club fusing together Norwegian imports in the shape of Electrocompaniet with the Wilson Benesch front end and the result was spectacular again. Last year the same system received glowing feedback across the board from press and show attendees alike and this year was no different, except of course there was an unmistakable ‘Enzo’ flash of red coloured carbon fibre at the heart of the room.

A.C.T. One Evolution P1 'Enzo' Coloured Carbon Fibre Loudspeaker at Warsaw High End 2016 with Electrocompaniet

A.C.T. One Evolution P1 'Enzo' Coloured Carbon Fibre Loudspeaker at Warsaw High End 2016 with Electrocompaniet

Wilson Benesch would like to thank each of our partners from the Warsaw HIGH END 2016, with a special thanks to our import partners HiFi Club. Finally a huge thanks to each of you who attended this year – we look forward to seeing you all again next time around!

To organise a private demonstration of any Wilson Benesch product in Poland, you can contact our exclusive importer Hifi Club.

Hifi Club
Mikołaja Kopernika 34, Warszawa 00336, POLSKA
T +48 (0) 228264767
F +48 (0) 228262458
e: salon@hificlub.pl
w: www.hificlub.pl

Wilson Benesch: The Future is Carbon

Report // P1 Collection Tour Round 7 // Warsaw High End 2016

Review: Circle 25, Fidelity Magazine, Norway, Trond Torgnesskar

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Today we are thrilled to share with you the latest independent review of the Circle 25 courtesy of Fidelity Magazine and reviewer Trond Torgnesskar.

Launched in celebration of the company’s 25th Anniversary in 2014, the Circle 25 Turntable was re-engineered from the original classic Circle that attracted an almost cult like following due to its unique design and its totally different approach to suspension design that sees carbon fibre materials technology used in a cantilever design.

And herein lies, at least in my humble opinion, the genius that is the WB Circle 25.
It carries the torch of former WB turntables and has all of the qualities of the earlier models, but it also has a more insisting way about it. A bit more torque, so to speak. It literally leans a bit more forward, not in the sense of sounding forward as such, but in sounding a bit more alert, a little bit bigger and an ounce more dynamic, with more generous amounts of information, especially in the depths that the music might plunge into. And it handles it all with guts.

Trond Torgnesskar, Fidelity Magazine, Norway, 2016

As Trond explores in his review, Wilson Benesch worked on all areas of the Circle 25 Turntable design to bring something new to the table that improved upon the benchmark left by its predecessors. 25-years since the launch of our first product, the Wilson Benesch Turntable, the Circle 25 is a fine testament to this heritage.

This player of jubilee pedigree has more momentum and drive, not only than its cousins in the Wilson Benesch stable, but more than most of its competition. That quality, along with an ability to plunge into the deepest of signal-bearing abysses without losing sight of the music and said signal, makes this one hell of a player to enjoy, to cherish and to keep playing records on.

Trond Torgnesskar, Fidelity Magazine, Norway, 2016

Trond Torgnesskar’s full unedited review can be read in both Norwegian and English via the links below.

Norwegian Review: here.
English Translation by Trond Torgnesskar: here.

We would like to extend our gratitude to Trond Torgnesskar and Fidelity Magazine for the report. We would also like to make a personal thank you to our Norwegian Import partner Endpoint Audio.

We wish all our followers around the world a pleasant weekend!

Review: Circle 25, Fidelity Magazine, Norway, Trond Torgnesskar

Award: A.C.T. One Evolution P1 takes CES Innovation Award 2017

A.C.T. One Evolution P1 - Coloured Carbon Fibre - Floorstanding Loudspeaker - Ettore Blue Finish - CES 2017 - Innovation Award HonoureeNEW YORK and SHEFFIELD, England, Nov. 10, 2016 – Wilson Benesch today announces that it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honouree in the High Performance Home Audio / Video category for its newly launched A.C.T. One Evolution P1 floorstanding loudspeaker. The A.C.T. One Evolution P1 embodies excellence in craftsmanship and innovative design. It’s patent protected coloured carbon fibre finish is a bold design statement that reaffirms the company’s position at the forefront of manufacturing and research in advanced materials science within the high-end audio industry. Complete with bespoke Wilson Benesch drive technology, the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 delivers a unique, state-of-the-art sound experience. Products entered in this prestigious program are 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.

Wilson Benesch’s new A.C.T. One Evolution P1 floorstanding loudspeaker introduces a revolutionary, patent protected, coloured carbon fibre material to the high-end audio industry for the first time courtesy of Hypetex. The A.C.T. One Evolution P1 is the fifth iteration of Wilson Benesch’s iconic A.C.T. design, dating back almost 30-years to the first A.C.T. loudspeaker. The new A.C.T. One Evolution P1 has been re-engineered from the ground up. Impeccable design and flawless craftsmanship can be observed throughout the A.C.T. One Evolution P1, from the choice of materials, to the use of geometric forms within componentry and in the intelligent design of the critical drive technologies. The result is a highly evolved, consumer loudspeaker, with optimal acoustic performance.

Craig Milnes, Design Director for Wilson Benesch says,

“The first A.C.T. loudspeaker the company produced back in 1992, was in fact the first high-end audio loudspeaker design in the world to deploy a curved carbon fibre composite panel. Since then the A.C.T. design has become a signature loudspeaker of our brand that evolves iteratively with each new product line. To this end the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 is a beautifully executed addition to this heritage, it denotes not only an evolution of the design in terms of its drive unit array, but also its patent protected coloured carbon fibre finish is a bold design statement that underlines the company’s position at the forefront of the application of this materials technology”

Christina Milnes, Managing Director for Wilson Benesch says,

“Wilson Benesch has collected product awards from all corners of the globe, but the company won the CES Innovation Award in 1997 and again in 1998 for the very first A.C.T. One loudspeaker. 20-years on, the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 represents the current state-of-the-art in Wilson Benesch design, so receiving the CES Innovation Award 2017 is an acknowledgement of our continued leadership in sound innovation”

The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the CES 2017, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, and have been recognising achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

CES 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA,
5-8 January, 2017
Venetian Tower Suite 30-112

Wilson Benesch’s A.C.T. One Evolution P1 loudspeaker will be on live demonstration at CES 2017 in the Venetian Tower Suite 30-112 courtesy of USA Official Importer Aaudio Imports.

Honourees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Media Event of the International CES on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Mandalay Bay.

The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:

• Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
• Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
• The product’s intended use/function and user value
• Why the product deserves the Innovations award, including specifics regarding its unique/novel features and features that consumers would find attractive
• How the design and innovation of this product directly compare to other products in the market place

Products chosen as an Innovations honouree reflect innovative the design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.

Innovations 2017 Design and Engineering honouree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.

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

Award: A.C.T. One Evolution P1 takes CES Innovation Award 2017

A.C.T. One Evolution, Milano Hi-Fidelity 2016, Italy

Geometry Series Poster showing A.C.T. One Evolution Loudspeaker finished in Titanium and Carbon Fibre

MadForMusic return to the fore this coming weekend with a public demonstration of the A.C.T. One Evolution at the Milano Hi-Fidelity 2016.

The A.C.T. One Evolution will be partnered with amplification from Gato, DAC and transport from Metronome and cables from Vovox.

As normal, you can stay up to date with the 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.

Milano Hi-Fidelity 2016, Milan, Italy
Date: Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th October 2016
Location: Centro Congressi Melia Hotel, Via Masaccio 19, Milan

For more information please see the Milano Hi-Fidelity website.

To arrange a private demonstration of Wilson Benesch products please contact MadForMusic.

A.C.T. One Evolution, Milano Hi-Fidelity 2016, Italy

P1 Collection Tour // Salon Art & HiFi, Lyon, France

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

After dates in Japan and the USA, the next European round of the P1 Collection Tour commences in Lyon France on Saturday 15th October. French importers JFF Diffusion bring the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 ‘Enzo’ to France as part of the ‘Salon Art & HiFi’ Exhibition.

Guests can expect to get up close and personal with the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 ‘Enzo’. With the patented material technology on full display in a live demonstration of the floor standing loudspeakers.

As normal, you can stay up to date with the 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 7: Salon Art & HiFi, Lyon, France
Date: Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th October 2016
Location: NH Hotel, Lyon, France

For more information please see the Salon Art & HiFi website.

To arrange a private demonstration of Wilson Benesch products please contact JFF Diffusion.

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

P1 Collection Tour // Salon Art & HiFi, Lyon, France