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Sintonie HIFI Show, Lanciano, Italy

Wilson Benesch - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Sintonie HIFI Show - Carbon Fibre - British - High - End - Audio - Geometry Series - Reference LineMad For Music SAS headed by Dimitri Toniolo will return for the 18th annual Sintonie HIFI Show this year in beautiful Lanciano, Italy.

Following presentations in China, Japan and the Netherlands, the new A.C.T. One Evolution will be unveiled for the first time to the public in Italy. Given the huge success of the A.C.T. and the A.C.T. C60 loudspeakers before it, the new A.C.T. One Evolution is sure to form one of the major attractions at what has become perhaps Italy’s leading HIFI Show.

Mad For Music SAS will partner the A.C.T. One Evolution with the Metronome Calypso Transport, the C6 Tube DAC, the Thoeress F2A11 Integrated amplifier and Vovox Textura Fortis cables.

Date: Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October 2015
Location: Lanciano, Chieti, Italy

For further information about the show or to arrange a private demonstration of the A.C.T. One Evolution with ‘Mad For Music SAS’ please use the following links.

Mad For Music SAS
Via Marco Ulpio Traiano 53
20149 Milano (MI)
Italy
Tel: +39 02 327 2080
Fax: +39 3481883216
e: info@madformusic.it
w: www.madformusic.it

Sintonie HIFI Show website

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Intek Ltd: Exclusive new Distribution partner

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Wilson Benesch, Official Press Release, Intek Ltd., 8th October, 2015 – Sheffield, England

Wilson Benesch are proud to announce a new distribution partnership with Intek Ltd.. The new partnership officially recognises Intek Ltd. as the exclusive distribution partner in Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, BiH, Montenegro, and Macedonia.

Located in the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Intek Ltd. is a business established on a passion for audio and music reproduction, “Our approach to distribution of hifi and high-end audio products is based on the belief that by importing quality product and providing quality advice, we can share our love and passion for music with others”.

Intek Ltd. also collaborate with a network of dealers across the region, working with the aim to bring high-end audio products, such as Wilson Benesch to regions previously without access to the product.

Intek will officially launch Wilson Benesch at the ‘Hifi Multimedia Show’ in Ljubljana this weekend 9-10th October with a display of Wilson Benesch products.

A second live demonstration of Wilson Benesch’s Square Two Loudspeaker and the Vertex Loudspeaker will take place in Zagreb on 23-25th October at the ‘HIFI Media’ Exhibition. Further details of this event along with a show preview will follow shortly.

Wilson Benesch Circle 25 Turntable and A.C.T. 25 TonearmWilson Benesch Collections Available via Intek Ltd.: 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 optimise air volume and employ unique approaches to drive unit topology.

Six Distinct Models Comprise the Geometry Collection:

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

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

www.intek.si
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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

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Endeavour & R1 Event, Winchester HIFI

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Wilson Benesch traditionally do an event each year as we approach Christmas. This year is no exception – it may well be a little early to bring in the festive spirit, but none the less we have lined up a very special event with UK Dealer Winchester HIFI who will be hosting company director’s Craig Milnes and Christina Milnes for an evening with the Endeavour loudspeaker and R1 HIFI Rack. The evening will provide those attending not only the opportunity to listen to a State-of-the-Art high end audio system, but will also provide a rare opportunity to learn about the innovation and technology in the designs and about the business from the directors themselves.

This is a ticketed event so please register via the link at the foot of the page.

The Endeavour Loudspeaker
Launched at the Munich High End in 2014, the Endeavour is a stand mount loudspeaker. But that loose description really does not quit fit with a product like the Endeavour. Physically, the Endeavour almost defies the description – it stands at 1.47-meters in height, with a physically imposing cabinet that weighs in at 100kg a channel. Superficially therefore the Endeavour defies convention, but below the high-tech exterior the Endeavour reveals an innovative, high-technology approach in its design. The Carbon-Nanotech Enclosure which houses the midrange Tactic II drive unit is a fine example of the ground up optimisation of the Endeavour. The enclosure allows the air volume of the Endeavour to be managed carefully, providing the maximum air volume possible for the powerful Tactic II Isobaric Drive System which is responsible for the bass register of the Endeavour. In doing so, this power hungry element has the air volume required to energise and drive the bass. For the Audiobeat review of the Endeavour, we made this short film to illustrate why we developed the Carbon-Nanotech Enclosure. Be sure to watch the other films outlining some of the benefits of using Carbon Fibre.

The R1 HIFI Rack
The R1 HIFI Rack was launched at this years Munich High End Show, although those with a key eye will have noted Wilson Benesch using a prototype of the R1 at the Bristol Sound and Vision last February. The R1 HIFI Rack is a modular solution designed to provide optimal conditions for the operation of cutting edge digital and analogue audio equipment.

The R1 has been engineered to fulfil the following design criteria:
- provide stable and robust positioning
- transmit energy away from highly sensitive components and subsequently absorb this energy in the rack structure. Eg. CD lasers, analogue cartridges and internal electronic circuitry
- to isolate components from energy generated by loudspeakers in the listening space
- to isolate each component within the R1 Rack that has been generated by the components themselves. Eg. transformer hum.

The R1 is a no holds barred, highly engineered solution. It features two vertically aligned Polyoxymethylene (POM) uprights, which hold captive two Carbon Fibre Isobars and in turn an Elemental Birch Plywood Shelf. Looking internally, innovative design solutions can be observed. The Carbon Fibre Isobars have 14mm threaded steel bars that run the length of the tube, tied at each end by precision machined cups. By tying the Carbon Fibre bars in this manner, the tube is compressed under many tonnes of pressure, damping the whole tube. Further design details can be observed where each shelf kinematically couples to the next and within the foot design where the kinematic cups used in the Endeavour and Cardinal designs have been used.

For additional information please download the brochure here.
Wilson Benesch - Carbon Fibre - Innovation - Isobar - R1 - HIFI - Rack

So please join us for what promises to be a fantastic and very exciting event. Andy and the team at Winchester HIFI will be on hand on the evening to answer questions about the whole Wilson Benesch line.

Exhibition: An Evening With Wilson Benesch
Venue: Winchester HIFI
Tickets: Guests wishing to attend are requested to register here.
Date: Thursday 22nd October 2015
Location: Winchester HiFi – The Old Georgian, 29 Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8RY GB
(Winchester HIFI will have an open day with the system on Friday and Saturday for those not able to attend the main event.)

Please select the image below to view a collection of images of the Endeavour loudspeaker and R1 HIFI Rack from the Munich High End in May 2015.
Wilson Benesch Endeavour, Torus and R1 HIFI Rack with TechDAS Airforce Two, CH Precision P1 and Trinnov Amethyst





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Nationaal Hifi Event, Netherlands

Wilson Benesch - Vertex - Loudspeaker - carbon fibre - British - High - End - Audio
The first ‘Nationaal Hifi & Multimedia Event’ will take place on the 10th and 11th of October 2015 in the WTC of Leeuwarden (Netherlands). The conference rooms will be converted to listening rooms where a fine selection of high-end hifi distributors – among which Audio Ingang – will present two systems, including the Wilson Benesch Vertex stand mounted loudspeaker. In total more than 100 brands will be present.

Audio Ingang will present two systems:
• Lindemann musicbook:25 streamer/CD/preamp – Manger s1 loudspeakers
• Resolution Audio Cantata Music Center streamer/CD/preamp + 2x m100 amplifiers – Wilson Benesch Vertex loudspeakers

In addition to the listening tests and demonstrations, there will be a number of seminars from the industries leading professionals, including several guest speakers. In addition to all this, a record fair will provide opportunity to purchase vinyl.

The entrance fee is only € 5,00, which includes a free drink. For more information, please visit www.nhme.nl.

Exhibition: Nationaal Hifi & Multimedia Event
Venue: WTC Hotel Leeuwarden
Date: 10th October from 10.00 – 18.00
11th October from 10.00 – 17.00
Location: Heliconweg 52, 8914 AT Leeuwarden, Parking on B2 & B3

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Impressions from the Westdeutsch Hifi-Tage, Bonn

Wilson Benesch - Vertex - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Torus - Infrasonic - Generator - Geometry Series - Germany - IBEX - Audio - 2015
Following a thoroughly enjoyable trip to the Westdeutsch Hifi-Tage in Bonn with our partners IBEX Audio, these are a few images from the exhibition along with a report from i-Fidelity.net.

The room sounded really great. The setup consisted of the Vertex stand mounted loudspeaker, partnered with the Torus Infrasonic Generator. The exhibition which has been organised by Linzbach, a leading HIFI dealer in Germany and was very well attended.

A short report from the exhibition can be found here.

We would like to thank Nicole and Michael of IBEX Audio and also all the team at Linzbach for another excellent event. See you next year.

Wilson Benesch - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Japan - 2015

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Impressions from The Tokyo International Audio Show 2015

Wilson Benesch - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Japan - 2015
Landing back in the UK from Japan and arriving in Bonn as we have today for this weekends Westdeutsch Hifi Tage, ones feet have barely hit the ground, both metaphorically and in this instance literally! But we would like to thank our Japanese import partners Stella and all the organisers and attendees for what was another fantastic Tokyo International Audio Show.

A remarkable audio show, held in high regard by the HIFI fraternity across the globe, not least for the high concentration of cutting edge HIFI companies that attend each year, but also for the degree of professionalism in the presentations and the passionate and knowledgable audiophiles which attend each year. Thank you to all.

This year we attended the event in support of the A.C.T. One Evolution, the companies new floorstanding design. In many ways, seeing this design in 2015 performing as it did, to a great reception by the audience, was a stirring experience. The Evolution design follows a long heritage of A.C.T. (Advanced Composite Technology) designs that the company has launched in it’s 26-year history. Indeed the first loudspeaker ever built by the company was named the A.C.T. One. Standing before an audience in 2015 to present the A.C.T. One Evolution – a design which has been refined and advanced through an iterative process, was like presenting our lifetimes work. A very rewarding experience and our thanks once again to Stella Inc. creating an excellent presentation of Wilson Benesch.

So these are a few of our impressions of the Tokyo International Audio Show 2015.
Wilson Benesch - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Japan - 2015

Wilson Benesch - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Japan - 2015

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Wilson Benesch - A.C.T. One Evolution - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Japan - 2015

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Westdeutsch Hifi-Tage 2015

Wilson Benesch - Vertex - Torus - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Germany - 2015Wilson Benesch directors Christina and Craig Milnes will be appearing at the 6th Annual Westdeutsch Hifi-tage organised by leading German dealer Linzbach. Taking place in Bonn, the event will be held over 2-days and include a presentation of the Vertex loudspeaker and Torus Infrasonic Generator.

The Vertex is the entry level standmount design from the reference line, Geometry Series. Taking design clues from the ground breaking Trinity and Arc before it, the Vertex leads the way in terms of price-performance as Michael Vrzal comments,

“In rooms less that 20-square meters… the Vertex is solo in her element… the latest high-tech products from Sheffield set the standard for purity and fineness of music playback.”

Michael Vrzal, Image HIFI, Germany 2012

The Vertex drive technology is common to that found across the Geometry Series, employing a single Tactic II Drive Unit for mid/bass and the Wilson Benesch Carbon-Silk Hybrid Dome Semisphere Tweeter. All drive unit technologies in the Geometry Series have been designed, manufactured and assembled in house by Wilson Benesch, a fact that did not escape Michael Vrzal,

With his work (Design Director, Craig Milnes) he tries to come to this ideal as closely as possible. His designs no longer rely on modified, pre-assembled components from conventional external suppliers, this minimises the necessity of external corrections on electrical components and even makes it completely superfluous.

– Michael Vrzal, Image HIFI, Germany 2012

The Vertex and Torus presentation will be conducted in partnership with German import partners IBEX Audio Gmbh.

Michael Vrzal’s full-unedited German review. German review..

Location:
Maritim Hotel Bonn
Godesberger Allee
access via Kurt Kiesinger-Allee 1
53175
Bonn

For more information please contact:
Ibex Audio GmbH
Alfredshöhe 29
D-89522 Heidenheim
Germany
Tel: +49 7321 25490
Fax: +49 7321 25487
e: info@ibex-audio.de
w: www.ibex-audio.de

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Impressions from X-Fi 2015, Netherlands

Wilson Benesch - Vertex - Torus - Loudspeaker - Carbon Fibre - Geometry Series - Germany - 2015
Last weekend Dutch import partners Audio Ingang brought the formidable Wilson Benesch – CH Precision partnership to the Netherlands with an impressive demonstration of the new A.C.T. One Evolution loudspeaker. Feedback from what was one of the first public appearances of the new A.C.T. One Evolution have been very positive, with many attendees over the event commenting that the room was the best sound of the show!

hifi.nl covered the exhibition and posted this short report immediately after the event: www.hifi.nl

Audio Ingang kindly sent these images from the event. These are their impressions of X-Fi 2015.
Wilson Benesch - Audio Ingang - Netherlands - A.C.T. One Evolution - Carbon Fibre Loudspeakers - CH Precision


To arrange a personal demonstration of the A.C.T. One Evolution in the Netherlands contact:
Audio Ingang
Looierij 11
4762 AM Zevenbergen
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 168 33 51 80
Fax: +31 35 63 19 785
e: info@audioingang.nl
w: www.audioingang.nl

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The Tokyo International Show 2015

Stella Inc. to present the Wilson Benesch A.C.T. One Evolution at the Tokyo International Audio Show 2015
Wilson Benesch return to Japan for the 33rd Annual Tokyo International Audio Show. The all new A.C.T. One Evolution continues its tour of major international HIFI exhibitions and will be partnered with Einstein Audio Components and Constellation Audio for what is perhaps Asia’s longest standing and prestigious audio exhibition.

The TIAS will run Friday 25th – Sunday 27th September 2015.

For more information about the Tokyo International Audio Show please see the official website: www.iasj.info

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A.C.T. One Evolution to appear @ X-Fi Audioshow 2015

Audio Ingang present Wilson Benesch at the X-Fi Audioshow 2015UPDATE!!!
The first A.C.T. One Evolution loudspeakers shipped last month. The new luxurious floorstanding loudspeaker from Wilson Benesch is now set to appear at HIFI Shows across Europe and Asia as the new season rolls in. This month the A.C.T. One Evolution will appear in the Netherlands, as Dutch import partners Audio Ingang present the A.C.T. One Evolution with CH Precision at the largest and most important High-End audio show in Benelux on the 26th – 27th September 2015. Held in a beautiful and authentic abbey ‘De Koningshof’, the show will host more than 60 distributors and 300 brands, making it an event suited to all music lovers.

Audio Ingang (Wilson Benesch distributor for the Benelux) will be presenting the A.C.T. One Evolution with the CH Precision C1 Controller and 2 x A1 Power Amplifiers in rooms 11, 12 and 13. To see exactly where you can find Wilson Benesch, please see the map of the exhibition below.

Early feedback from partners around the globe indicates the A.C.T. One Evolution will be a great success for the company. Garmt van de Zel of Audio Ingang commented:

We were struck by the stunning looks and sheer elegance of the new A.C.T. One Evolution and found the sound to be exceedingly transparent – a hallmark of the complete Geometry series. The dynamics, speed and detail retrieval are class-leading.

For more information about the X-Fi, please see the official website: http://x-fi-audioshow.nl/

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