P1 Collection Tour // X-Fi Audioshow, Eindhoven

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

After a short hiatus, the P1 Collection Tour rolls into Europe next weekend with the third round of the tour in Eindhoven, Holland, on the 24th/25th September at the X-Fi Audioshow.

The Wilson Benesch A.C.T. One Evolution P1 floor standing loudspeaker will not be alone. It will be joined by other Wilson Benesch products including the impressive and imposing Endeavour standmount ‘ultra monitor’ loudspeaker, the Circle 25 Turntable and the new R1 HiFi Rack. The live demonstration will see the Discovery II partner with Swiss electronics from CH Precision.

Luke Milnes will be taking the short flight across the North Sea to join Dutch import partners Audio Ingang for the duration of the show.

Guests can expect to get up close and personal with the patented material technology that is at the heart of the new P1 Collection, with samples of each of the P1 finishes available to see and touch. The trio of colours in the P1 Collection finishes both visually and by name evoke the sense of Formula 1 heritage in the P1 Collection. Those colours are ‘Enzo’ Red, ‘Silverstone’ Silver and ‘Champagne’ Gold.

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 3: X-Fi Audioshow, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Date: Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th September 2016
Location: X-Fi Audioshow, NH Eindhoven Conference Centre, Koningshof, Locht 117

For more information and tickets please see the X-Fi Audioshow website.

To arrange a private demonstration of Wilson Benesch products please contact Audio Ingang Netherlands.

The P1 Collection: A Revolution in Carbon Fibre

P1 Collection Tour // X-Fi Audioshow, Eindhoven

Aaudio Imports: Exclusive new US Distributor

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Wilson Benesch, Official Press Release, 1st September, 2016 – Sheffield, UK

Wilson Benesch is delighted announce Aaudio Imports as the Official US Distribution partner for Wilson Benesch Analog and select Loudspeaker collections. Founded in 1989 and based in Sheffield, England, Wilson Benesch is one of the leading British exporters of bespoke, high technology, advanced engineered audio products. Wilson Benesch leverages internal engineering and manufacturing proficiency alongside collaborative partnerships with a variety of University Research partnerships and the Advanced Manufacturing Park and Research Centre in Sheffield. This unique approach to product development and design is in harmony with the company’s vertically integrated manufacturing operation that sees almost all product inventory designed, engineered, tooled, manufactured and assembled in house.

Wilson Benesch pioneered the use of carbon fibre composites in audio design and manufacturing. The material is now synonymous with the brand and encapsulates the high-tech image of the company. Within both the company’s Analogue Collection and Geometry Series Loudspeaker designs, intelligent and thoughtful design can be seen to exploit the unique properties of carbon fibre composites; namely its high stiffness and exceptional energy damping characteristics; to give rise to industry leading signal-to-noise ratio performance.

In 2016 Wilson Benesch added a collection of patented coloured carbon fibre finishes to its reference loudspeaker line, the Geometry Series. Identified within the company’s loudspeaker lines by the addition of the ‘P1 Collection’ moniker, the new material redefines the application of this advanced engineering technology in the luxury high end product sector. The aesthetic appeal and language of the Geometry Series and its new P1 Collection finishes has created something exceptional and unique, once again defining Wilson Benesch as a company at the forefront of High End Audio Design and Engineering.

Aaudio Imports – Bringing Wilson Benesch to a State near You –

At Aaudio Imports our goal is to supply truly world class high end audio products to top quality dealers and discerning clients alike. We carefully select our dealers on the grounds of their exceptional product knowledge, listening skills and their desire to share the world’s finest audio imports with clients who know and love these products.

With hundreds of high end audio manufacturers to choose from we selected just a few that really stand out from the crowd. Having participated in more than 150+ Trade Shows and Exhibitions, we are passionate and driven to achieve our goals.

In line with this Aaudio Imports are thrilled to announce that we will present selected models from Wilson Benesch’s reference loudspeaker line, including the flagship Cardinal loudspeaker and the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 loudspeaker across the United States throughout 2016 and into 2017 and beyond. Aaudio Imports will therefore provide a new level of access to the product that has not been seen in a number of years.

We welcome customers and dealers alike to come and see us at the following trade shows and experience this remarkable product with us.

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Aaudio Imports: Exclusive new US Distributor

P1 Collection Tour // TAA International Hi-End Show, Taipei

Geometry Series P1 Collection Tour Poster showing Endeavour P1 finished in Champagne Gold Coloured Carbon Fibre

Following the success of the first leg of the Asian P1 Collection Tour in Hong Kong last weekend, Wilson Benesch Directors Craig and Christina Milnes will arrive in Taipei for the TAA International Hi-End Show which kicks off tomorrow, Thursday 11th August and runs into Sunday 14th August 2016.

The Wilson Benesch P1 Collection presentation is being organised in partnership with long term official importer, Currants Audio. Currants Audio will present in two rooms, C210 and C212, with the exhibition centred around the new Discovery II P1 Loudspeaker finished in Champagne Gold.

Guests can expect to get up close and personal with the patented material technology that is at the heart of the new P1 Collection, with samples for each of the P1 finishes available to see and touch. The trio of colours in the P1 Collection finishes both visually and by name evoke the sense of F1 heritage in the P1 Collection. Those colours are ‘Enzo’ Red, ‘Silverstone’ Silver and ‘Champagne’ Gold.

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 2: TAA International Hi-End Show, Taipei, Taiwan
Date: Thursday 11th August – Sunday 14th August 2016
Location: TAA International Hi-End Show, Taipei Grand Hotel, Taiwan

For more information and tickets please see the TAA International Show website.

To arrange a private demonstration of the new Discovery II P1 please contact Currants Audio Taiwan.

The P1 Collection: A Revolution in Carbon Fibre

P1 Collection Tour // TAA International Hi-End Show, Taipei

P1 Collection Tour Opens in Hong Kong

Geometry Series P1 Collection Tour Poster showing Discovery II P1 finished in Silverstone Silver Coloured Carbon Fibre

In May 2016, Wilson Benesch unveiled for the first time its new coloured carbon fibre ‘A.C.T. P1 Monocoque’ with a high profile launch of its Geometry Series ‘A.C.T. One Evolution P1’ loudspeaker at the Munich HIGH END. The loudspeaker displayed the new luxurious ‘Enzo’ carbon fibre, set off by flashes of red detailing across the honeycomb grill and the loudspeakers mid and top plates. The A.C.T. One Evolution P1 bore a high concept collection of products that evoke the notions of speed associated with the motorsport heritage of Hypetex coloured carbon fibre material. And so the Geometry Series: P1 Collection was borne.

Today we are delighted to announce a series of P1 Collection Tour dates that will take place around the world through 2016 and into 2017. The list is not exhaustive and we expect to add a few more dates yet, but the tour will officially kick off in Hong Kong this weekend, followed swiftly by Taiwan the weekend following, before returning to Europe for a series of dates, including Holland, Germany, France, Poland and England throughout the HiFi Season ahead.

At each event, guests can expect to get up close and personal with the patented material technology that is at the heart of the new P1 Collection, with samples for each of the P1 finishes available to see and touch. Wilson Benesch has selected a trio of colours, that both visually and by name evoke the sense of F1 heritage in the P1 Collection. Those colours are ‘Enzo’ (red), ‘Silverstone’ (silver) and ‘Champagne’ (Gold).

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 1: Hong Kong
The first round of the P1 Collection Tour will start in Hong Kong with the prestigious Hong Kong High End AV Show.

Date: Friday 5th August – Sunday 8th August 2016
Location: Hong Kong High End Audio Visual Show
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

The A.C.T. One Evolution ‘P1′: A Revolution in Carbon Fibre

P1 Collection Tour Opens in Hong Kong

Report: Munich HIGH END 2016

The Endeavour & Torus at the Munich High End 2015Mid-week post Munich HIGH END and finally ones feet feel like they have returned to the ground. Back at Falcon House now in Sheffield, England – the Wilson Benesch HQ – it is time to reflect on what has been another remarkable Munich HIGH END.

With the return of a classic in the Discovery II, (partnered as it was in a perfectly tuned system courtesy of German importers IBEX Audio) that predictably stole the hearts of many, to the launch of a totally new venture into colour that is de-marked by the launch of our the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 loudspeaker, it is hard to know exactly where to start!!

Perhaps with this…

A.C.T. One Evolution P1
The launch of a new product as bold as the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 requires a strongly defined concept, along with a depth of character, that any great product should have. In these respects the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 is not short on either count.

Its slick Hypetex ‘Enzo’ Red Advanced Composite Technology ‘A.C.T.’ P1 Monocoque, is set off by ‘Enzo’ Red detailing across the honeycomb grill and the loudspeakers mid and top plates, creating a high concept product that evokes all the notions of speed associated with the motorsport heritage of Hypetex and the bespoke, high quality finishing of the Wilson Benesch brand.

The Munich HIGH END was the first outing for the A.C.T. One Evolution P1, defining a new collection of ‘P1’ Coloured Carbon Fibre finishes that will become available on selected products in Wilson Benesch’s reference line Geometry Series. The A.C.T. One Evolution P1 delivered in every respect, capturing the imagination of the Munich HIGH END press and public as one whole.

Learn more about the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 via our Official Press Release sent to all our newsletter subscribers prior to the show.

The A.C.T. One Evolution ‘P1’: A Revolution in Carbon Fibre

The Live System: Discovery II Monitor Loudspeakers
This years live presentation consisted of the new Discovery II monitor, running in tandem with the Wilson Benesch Torus Infrasonic Generator. The Torus was tuned to 36Hz, providing a subtle addition to the characteristically punchy and tightly integrated bass delivered by the Isobaric Drive System in the Discovery II.

Partnered with the impressive Viva Audio Aurora Monoblocks and a system that was wired entirely by Way Cables, the Discovery II presentation was full and natural, with a perfect balance of resolution and detail integrated with the tight, punchy bass registers. In what is an incredibly expansive exhibition, we were very pleased to receive the many positive comments on the sound of the room and would like to make a special thanks to our German import partners IBEX Audio who drew all these products together for the presentation from the brands that they represent.

I love Wilson Benesch! They’re from the same neck of the woods as from which I hail and they are continuing the long held traditions of that region by being innovative and using the latest material technologies available…. I can happily say that I reckon the Viva amps and Way Cables in use in this system, along with the Wilson Benesch gear, really did deliver the sonic goods…and in spades. Add to that the system looks about as cool as you could wish for and you’ve got a winning combination.

Hifi Pig Magazine, HIGH END HIGHLIGHTS PART 2, 2016

The new Discovery II shares that same basic topology, but being part of the Geometry series (along with the flagship Cardinal and the Endeavour), it gets the latest Tactic II version of the company’s bass and midrange drivers, as well as the Semisphere tweeter. The thin-wall cabinet is now constructed entirely from extruded aluminum and composite sandwich sections, employing typically clever engineering and materials solutions to improve consistency and serviceability, while the stand is a dramatically more substantial element, featuring a constrained-layer, mixed-material base plate and the large adjustable spikes with hand wheels that grace the rest of the Geometry series. The overall result might look familiar, but once you dig beneath the surface you quickly realize that rather than a Discovery Plus, this is very much an Endeavour Lite – which at around half the price (and half the visual impact) makes it a very interesting speaker indeed.

The Audiobeat, Munich HIGH END HOT PRODUCT, 2016

Discovery II - Monitor - Loudspeakers - Carbon Fibre Composite - Audio - Munich HIGH END

Discovery II - Monitor - Loudspeakers - Carbon Fibre Composite - Audio - Munich HIGH END

Discovery II - Monitor - Loudspeakers - Carbon Fibre Composite - Audio - Munich HIGH END

Wilson Benesch would like to thank each of our partners at the Munich HIGH END. And also a huge thanks to each of you who attended the Munich HIGH END – we look forward to seeing you all again next time around!

We hope that you enjoy the slideshow of images from the exhibition below:

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Report: Munich HIGH END 2016

A.C.T. One Evolution P1 Loudspeaker

Wilson Benesch A.C.T. One Evolution P1 Loudspeaker Wilson Benesch Geometry SeriesThe A.C.T. One Evolution P1 is the world’s first loudspeaker constructed using coloured carbon fibre composites.

Designed and manufactured at the Wilson Benesch headquarters in Sheffield, England, the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 features the next generation of the British company’s Advanced Composite Technology – ‘A.C.T.’ Monocoque.

In partnership with Hypetex, the new A.C.T. P1 Monocoque has been constructed for the first time using the company’s coloured carbon material. Developed by Formula 1 Engineers, Hypetex’s coloured carbon fibre material is the first of its kind in the world creating a loudspeaker cabinet like no other.

The name A.C.T. is an acronym for ‘Advanced Composite Technology’ – it is a reference to the carbon fibre composite technologies upon which the Wilson Benesch brand was founded and subsequently has become synonymous with. The A.C.T. acronym was used when naming the companies first loudspeaker the A.C.T. One in 1991 and appeared subsequently in the A.C.T. Two, A.C.T. and A.C.T. C60 loudspeakers.

The A.C.T. One Evolution P1 follows a long line of speakers, embodying the heritage of the Wilson Benesch brand and a now classic A.C.T. design. The characteristic sloping, curved A.C.T. top that was revolutionary in the original design remains, but like the C60 before it, the top is now manufactured from carbon fibre. Similar physical proportions have been retained, however the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 has departed entirely from the traditional drive unit topology used in the previous iterations of the design. The new A.C.T. One Evolution P1 incorporates the Troika System which has been taken directly from the flagship Cardinal loudspeaker.

This revolutionary new drive unit topology, combined with the latest State-of-the-Art Wilson Benesch drive technology sets the design apart from the A.C.T. designs which precede it.

When distilled, the constituent parts of the A.C.T. One Evolution P1 creates the boldest statement yet of the expert engineering, manufacturing and craftsmanship that exists at Wilson Benesch. Taken as a whole, the A.C.T. One Evolution P1, with its characteristic foot design, drive technology, alloy baffle and vibrant ‘Enzo Red’ finishing is a pure Geometry Series thoroughbred.

Wilson Benesch: The Future is Carbon

A.C.T. One Evolution P1 Loudspeaker