Thursday, July 19, 2012

KLIAVS 2012: Wilson Benesch returns


Looks like this year's KLIAVS is shaping up to be a fabulous treat.


A brand that has been absent from the AV show for a few years is making a comeback - Wilson Benesch.


The new Wilson Benesch Geometry Series will be part of a live demonstration at the AV Show courtesy of its Singaporean / Malaysia Distribution partners, Reference Audio.


There are two models in the Geometry Series - Vector and Vertex.




Wilson Benesch Geometry Vector
Wilson Benesch Geometry Vertex

The Vector is a 2.5 way floorstanding loudspeaker using advanced materials technology.


From Wilson Benesch's website: "Thanks to the cleverly engineered A.C.T. monocoque / poly alloy shell structure, complex bracing is no longer accepted as a design compromise. The shell design delivers huge amounts of air volume, despite its small external surface area which is another key factor in the success of the design. Assembled by hand, each high performance material, is bonded to another high performance element, resulting in extremely high levels of mutual self damping. The resulting complex hybrid construction is virtually inaudible, exhibiting one of the lowest signal to noise ratios of any loudspeaker in the world, yet is capable of delivering all the dynamic energy from the ultra powerful drive units.


"The Tactic II mid range drive unit is capable of remarkable transients that are never hindered by crossover parts. The control aff orded by this design is limited only by the amplifier. Impedance characteristics are benign, so low power amplifiers can be used. A quintessential design feature of all Wilson Benesch designs has been the 2.5 way crossover. This ensures seamless integration from the lowest bass to the highest mid range, with the absolute minimum of phase distortion. Designed to function in complete harmony the Semisphere Tweeter then takes over. This latest innovation from Wilson Benesch, is the result of many years of considered development that has been driven by a comprehensive critical evaluation of the best 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."


The Vertex is a 2-way 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 advanced carbon fi ber A.C.T. monocoque, requires no additional bracing. Each element has been carefully selected and developed by Wilson Benesch, once bonded, each adjacent high performance element results in a mutual self damping. This complex hybrid construction is inaudible in a structure of this size. A unique advantage of this design, is that the air volume to cabinet size ratio is outstanding."


I know all these sound like PR hype, but I am confident that these Wilson Benesch speakers will match all that hype.

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