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Wilson Benesch Discovery II stand mounted carbon fibre loudspeaker Geometry Series

STAND MOUNTED LOUDSPEAKER

Discovery II

An audacious design evolved from the original Discovery before it that won the hearts and minds of the audiophile fraternity globally.

The Discovery II is a statement. It challenges the accepted norms of monitor loudspeaker design, delivering a convincing, musical performance with exceptional build quality, aesthetics and technological pedigree.

Who dares to challenge?

Wilson Benesch Discovery II stand mounted carbon fibre loudspeaker Geometry Series

A design now inextricably linked to the Wilson Benesch brand, the original Discovery was a classic design with a legion of dedicated followers the world over. In 2016, Wilson Benesch breathed new life into this multi award-winning classic, announcing its return in the Geometry Series.

 

A 2.5-way monitor loudspeaker, the principle drive unit topology at the heart of the Discovery II remains a unique approach to monitor loudspeaker design. It places the company’s Isobaric Drive System, which is mounted in a clamshell formation directly on the underside of the loudspeaker, in close proximity to the Semisphere Tweeter and the dedicated Tactic II midrange drive unit. This compact, highly optimised topology delivers a thoroughly captivating soundstage, rich with dynamic, punchy bass, which is perfectly integrated with the midrange and the high frequency band. The character of the sound produced by the original design, won the hearts and minds of music lovers across the globe, garnering an almost cult following. Now in 2016, the design returns with even more power, more control and more bandwidth.

 

Aesthetically, the Discovery II retains its proportions. However the classic, high-technology appearance of loudspeaker has evolved into the modern era of Wilson Benesch design. Featuring a new machine finished alloy baffle, that terminates at its top and bottom extent into precision engineered CNC-machined alloy plates. Geometry Series aesthetic cues are visible across the design, but are most evident in the foot where the bevelled foot plate is finished with adjustable hand-wheels - a design common also to the A.C.T. One Evolution, Endeavour and Cardinal.

Wilson Benesch Discovery II stand mounted carbon fibre loudspeaker Geometry Series - Technology cutaway
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"Every Wilson Benesch product I’ve heard presents music with startling clarity. It comes at you with blistering speed from a velvety-black backdrop. Dynamics are incredible and the detailing always surprises and delights."

Poly-alloy hybrid construction

High performance carbon composite A.C.T. monocoque

Mid-range ported enclosure

Isobaric bass ported enclosure

2.5-way stand mounted monitor

Impedance: 6 Ω nominal / 4Ω minimal

Sensitivity: 89dB at 1 metre on-axis, 2.83V input

Frequency response: 38Hz - 30KHz +/- 2dB

Minimum amplification power recommendation: 100 W / channel

Height: 1105mm ( 43.5")

Width: 230mm ( 9.1")

Depth: 370mm ( 14.6")

Volume: 15L

Weight per channel: 30kg (66.1 lbs)

Black anodised baffle

Satin black spines, foot, base and stand

High gloss satin weave carbon fibre cabinet

High gloss black top

Bespoke side cheek options - see FINISHES above

construction

1 x 25mm ( 1") Wilson Benesch Semisphere tweeter

1 x 170mm ( 7") Wilson Benesch Tactic II mid-range drive unit

2 x 170mm ( 7") Wilson Benesch Tactic II Isobaric bass drive units

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Wilson Benesch Ltd | Falcon House  |  Limestone Cottage Lane | Sheffield  | United Kingdom  | T +44 (0)114 285 2656

 

Designed and Built by Wilson Benesch 2016  |  All rights reserved

Discovery II stand mount loudspeaker logo

An audacious design evolved from the original Discovery before it that won the hearts and minds of the audiophile fraternity globally.

The Discovery II is a statement. It challenges the accepted norms of monitor loudspeaker design, delivering a convincing, musical performance with exceptional build quality, aesthetics and technological pedigree.

Discovery II stand mount loudspeaker in Red Tulip Gloss

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Discovery II stand mount loudspeaker finsihed in Silk Black

A design now inextricably linked to the Wilson Benesch brand, the original Discovery was a classic design with a legion of dedicated followers the world over. In 2016, Wilson Benesch breathed new life into this multi award-winning classic, announcing its return in the Geometry Series.

 

A 2.5-way monitor loudspeaker, the principle drive unit topology at the heart of the Discovery II remains a unique approach to monitor loudspeaker design. It places the company’s Isobaric Drive System, which is mounted in a clamshell formation directly on the underside of the loudspeaker, in close proximity to the Semisphere Tweeter and the dedicated Tactic II midrange drive unit. This compact, highly optimised topology delivers a thoroughly captivating soundstage, rich with dynamic, punchy bass, which is perfectly integrated with the midrange and the high frequency band. The character of the sound produced by the original design, won the hearts and minds of music lovers across the globe, garnering an almost cult following. Now in 2016, the design returns with even more power, more control and more bandwidth.

 

Aesthetically, the Discovery II retains its proportions. However the classic, high-technology appearance of loudspeaker has evolved into the modern era of Wilson Benesch design. Featuring a new machine finished alloy baffle, that terminates at its top and bottom extent into precision engineered CNC-machined alloy plates. Aesthetic cues taken from the Geometry Series sketch book are visible across the design, but are most evident in the foot where the bevelled foot plate is finished with adjustable hand-wheels - a design common also to the A.C.T. One Evolution, Endeavour and Cardinal.

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“I don’t want to get carried away by the bass. There is a lot more to this loudspeaker than bottom end. It’s just that the loudspeaker does bass so well, and so deep; that unbraced cabinet makes it TARDIS like and far bigger on the inside than you’d expect and that means more cabinet volume and that means more bass - but the level of control the A.C.T. One Evolution has over that bass is insane.”

 

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DIMENSIONS

FINISHES

1 x 25mm ( 1") Wilson Benesch Semisphere tweeter

1 x 170mm ( 7") Wilson Benesch Tactic II mid-range drive unit

2 x 170mm ( 7") Wilson Benesch Tactic II Isobaric bass drive units

Poly-alloy hybrid construction

High performance carbon composite A.C.T. monocoque

Mid-range ported enclosure

Isobaric bass ported enclosure

2.5-way stand mounted monitor

Impedance: 6 Ω nominal / 4Ω minimal

Sensitivity: 89dB at 1 metre on-axis, 2.83V input

Frequency response: 38Hz - 30KHz +/- 2dB

Minimum amplification power recommendation: 100 W / channel

Height: 1105mm ( 43.5")

Width: 230mm ( 9.1")

Depth: 370mm ( 14.6")

Volume: 15L

Weight per channel: 30kg (66.1 lbs)

Black anodised baffle

Satin black spines, foot, base and stand

High gloss satin weave carbon fibre cabinet

High gloss black top

Bespoke side cheek options - see FINISHES above

Gloss: Piano Black, White, Zebrano, Birds Eye Maple, Red Birds Eye, Red Tulip, Walnut, Burr Walnut and Ebonised Walnut

Satin: Oak and Natural Cherry

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Wilson Benesch Ltd | Falcon House  |  Limestone Cottage Lane | Sheffield  | United Kingdom  | T +44 (0)114 285 2656

 

Designed and built by Wilson Benesch 2016  |  All rights reserved