The Vertex is a 2-way highly optimised Advanced Composite Technology (A.C.T.) stand mounted loudspeaker. Unlike many stand mounted designs, the Vertex and its stand, work in harmony to attain structural integrity vital to the control of key components. Mounted with high tensile bolts, the speaker and stand become one.
The Carbon Fiber A.C.T. Monocoque requires no additional bracing. Each element has been carefully selected and developed by Wilson Benesch. Once bonded, each element works to mutually self damp the other. As a result the Vertex has a relatively large internal volume to surface area ratio, with the lowest possible signal to noise ratio of any speaker cabinet design.
From the 1960s, brands like KEF and Bowers & Wilkins pioneered the use of new materials in drive unit technology, but arguably no company pushes the envelope of materials science these days quite like Wilson Benesch.
Alan Sircom, Editor, HiFi+, 2012.
The high precision matching cabinets, manufactured using C.N.C tooling and specialist carbon fibre manufacturing techniques, are paired with powerful Wilson Benesch Tactic-II Drive Units throughout. The Tactic-II mid range drive unit is capable of remarkable transients that are never hindered by crossover parts. The control afforded by this design is limited only by the amplifier. Impedance characteristics are benign so low power amplifier can be driven with applomb.
The Semisphere Tweeter is the very latest innovation from Wilson Benesch. It is the result of many years of considered development that has been driven by a comprehensive critical evaluation of the finest technologies in the world, including the remarkable Sphere from Murata. The design incorporates advanced materials technologies that deliver extended high frequencies but without ever sounding un-controlled or sibilant. With moving mass components optimised to the lowest levels being driven by an ultra linear, high power, low profile motor you can be certain of outstanding transient response characteristics. Fastidious attention to detail continues at the voice coil termination, that has been reduced to a terminal free, single military specification wire connection from coil to terminal, removing any solder junctions that might compromise the micro detail, that is so essential to the function of the tweeter. The precision machined face of the tweeter designates both superb time alignment, whilst also presenting the ideal curved launch surface for the short wave lengths. The final assembly is housed within a massive housing, which weighs in at more than a kilogramme. When bolted to the poly alloy baffle and foot assembly, the whole system becomes one poly alloy, closed U beam of unyielding structural integrity.
Some loudspeakers try to be musical instruments, this tries to be a reproducer of music in it’s entirety. Highlighting specific examples of this is to try and pigeon-hole a loudspeaker that defies classification. Play Blues and it sounds like the Blues. Play an orchestral piece and it sounds orchestral… It does what speakers are supposed to do, and so few really achieve; it plats what is is given.
Alan Sircom, Editor, HiFi+, 2012.
Free of the noise commonly found in traditional loudspeaker systems the Vertex delivers a performance that is well beyond its dimensions, and is completely free of distortions that are simply unavoidable in conventional technologies. Immersed in music without distortions the listener will be drawn into the event like never before. Only the artist who composed it, and the musicians that interpreted it will be present at the event.