Wilson Benesch loudspeakers with carbon fiber cabinets
The A.C.T. One Evolution is the latest Wilson Benesch loudspeaker to be updated with geometry series technologies and is now available in colored carabon fiber! This iconic speaker, originally launched in 1995, broke new ground in the industry; first loudspeaker with a sloping top to reduce room interactions, first with an advanced composite curved cabinet based on carbon fiber, and first to exploit a solid metal baffle to mount the drive units. It was the reference speaker for several reviewers and received recognition and awards around the globe.

For over twenty five years, Wilson Benesch has brought advanced engineering and manufacture to the further the art and performance of sound reproducing equipment. Wilson Benesch has always believed that true advancement in sound reproduction necessitates the use of materials with specific physical requirements based on a fundamental understanding of how materials behave and interact with sonic borne energy.

Most readily available materials used in loudspeakers and turntables are simply not stiff enough - they vibrate in the presence of sonic energy and drain away energy. Adding mass enables more energy to be stored and subsequently released usually at a lower frequency after some delay thus passing on the problem to another area in the sound spectrum. Rather than dabble with the inherent limitations of conventional wood-based materials and band-aiding the problems: far smarter to use better materials without inherent problems in the first place. And so Wilson Benesch, with the assistance of government grants and in partnership with Sheffield University, developed isotactic polypropylene, advanced carbon fiber composites using molten Poly Ethylene Terephthalate and other materials that are vastly superior to regular polypropylene and carbon fiber in plastic used by other manufacturers.

Wilson Benesch then combined these materials with the engineering expertise located in Sheffield (a town in the heart of the UK's industrial revolution with a proud heritage in steel manufacturing) to build loudspeakers with curved carbon fiber monocoque cabinets incorporating hand welded steel and other complex composite materials that are fabricated with precision tolerances of 0.005mm; far exceeding what most other manufacturers can achieve. Designs such as the Discovery loudspeaker - a one-piece stand-mounted loudspeaker with clam-shell Isobaric bass drivers, and the Torus infrasonic generator - with a solid steel core and 3D cross directional carbon fiber diaphragm, are totally unique within the industry.

These advanced materials are so effective in managing vibration that Wilson Benesch has evolved the art of loudspeaker monocoque structural design to the point where in the new Geometry series, internal bracing is virtually eliminated altogether. Installing loudspeaker drivers with computer designed magnetics into these extremely stiff and silent cabinets result in loudspeakers with some of the very best signal to noise ratios in the world. The dynamics of the latest flagship "Cardinal" are astounding.

The advantages of superbly engineered drivers and resonant-free cabinets are particularly apparent at higher volumes where the sound is stunningly clean, detailed and vibrant making others sound like veiled recordings of recordings of recordings of the original sound. Superb custom wood finishes are available that look stunning in many environments from traditional to modern loft living.

Wilson Benesch also maintains a strong interest in turntables, tonearms and cartridges where again carbon fiber composite technology is used. To celebrate their 25th anniversary and to reaffirm their commitment to the vinyl medium, Wilson Benesch launched the Circle 25 Turntable. This classic record player features carbon fiber suspension and a hyperbolic carbon fiber composite tonearm that uses a unique kinematic bearing.

All Wilson Benesch products are custom built to order.


 
Wilson Benesch Arc Curve Trinity Act Chimera Torus Circle

Wilson Benesch Square One Loudspeakers

  • Essentially a more economical version of the ARC speaker
  • Two-way bass reflex design, 6Ω (min 4Ω) impedance
  • Additional rear energy absorber ABR to reduce cabinet noise
  • Produces astounding sound for it's size
  • Freqency response: 45Hz to 24kHz
  • Sensitivity: 87dB at 1 m with 2.83v input
  • Power handling: 200 W peak unclipped programme
  • 12.8" x 8" x 11.2", 48 lbs each with stand
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Wilson Benesch Square Two Loudspeakers

  • Floor standing version of Square 1 speaker
  • Two-way bass reflex design, 6Ω (min 4Ω) impedance
  • Additional rear energy absorber ABR to reduce cabinet noise
  • Freqency response: 40Hz to 24kHz
  • Sensitivity: 87dB at 1 m with 2.83v input
  • Power handling: 200 W peak unclipped programme
  • 38" x 8" x 10", 59.5 lbs each
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Wilson Benesch Square Three Loudspeakers

  • Essentially a more economical version of the CURVE speaker
  • Two and a half-way bass reflex design, 6Ω (min 4Ω) impedance
  • Two additional rear energy absorber ABRs to reduce cabinet noise
  • Freqency response: 35Hz to 24kHz
  • Sensitivity: 87dB at 1 m with 2.83v input
  • Power handling: 200 W peak unclipped programme
  • 38" x 8" x 10", 70.5 lbs each
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Wilson Benesch Square Five Loudspeakers

  • Trickle-down technology from flagship CARDINAL speaker
  • Totally new design with Isobarik bass drivers in 15Kg aluminum base foot
  • Directly driven Troika midrange alignment using mechanical filter roll-off only and rear ABR energy absorber
  • Freqency response: 34Hz to 24kHz, 6Ω (min 4Ω) impedance
  • Sensitivity: 87dB at 1 m with 2.83v input
  • Power handling: 200 W peak unclipped programme
  • 44" x 8" x 10", 104 lbs each
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Wilson Benesch Vertex Loudspeakers

  • Outstanding air volume to cabinet size ratio
  • WB Tactic II bass driver with rapid transient response (amplifier dependant)
  • WB Semisphere tweeter for controlled high frequency response to 30kHz
  • Freqency response: 44Hz to 30kHz ±2db
  • Sensitivity: 89dB at 1 m, Max spl: 118dB at 1 m
  • Power handling: 200 W peak unclipped programme
  • More information on the VERTEX Loudspeaker
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Wilson Benesch Vector Loudspeakers

  • Ultra low noise A.C.T. monocoque/poly alloy shell structure
  • WB Tactic II bass driver with rapid transient response (amplifier dependant)
  • WB Semisphere tweeter for controlled high frequency response to 30kHz
  • Freqency response: 35Hz to 30kHz ±2db
  • Sensitivity: 89dB at 1 m, Max spl: 118dB at 1 m
  • Power handling: 200 W peak unclipped programme
  • More information on the VECTOR Loudspeaker
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Wilson Benesch Discovery II Loudspeakers

  • Updated Discovery with increased power, bandwidth and control.
  • Solid alloy machined front baffle for even lower coloration
  • Latest Tactic II drivers and WB sphere tweeter
  • Adjustable hand wheel spikes and recessed terminals
  • Freqency response: 43Hz to 30kHz ±3db
  • Sensitivity: 89dB at 1 m
  • Power handling: 200 W peak unclipped programme
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Wilson Benesch A.C.T. One Evolution Loudspeakers

  • Wilson Benesch's legendary loudspeaker evolved with geometry series technology
  • Freqency response: 34Hz to 30kHz ±2db
  • Sensitivity: 89dB at 1 m, impedance 6 ohms, minimum 4 ohms
  • Minimum amplifier power 50 Watts
  • Dimensions hwd: 47.0" x 9.0" x 16.0"
  • Bi-wireable
  • Weight: 101 lbs
  • More information on the ACT ONE EVOLUTION
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Wilson Benesch A.C.T. One Evolution P1 Loudspeakers

  • A.C.T. with Hypetex™ colored carbon fiber !
  • Freqency response: 34Hz to 30kHz ±2db
  • Sensitivity: 89dB at 1 m, impedance 6 ohms, minimum 4 ohms
  • Minimum amplifier power 50 Watts
  • Dimensions hwd: 47.0" x 9.0" x 16.0"
  • Bi-wireable
  • Weight: 101 lbs
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Wilson Benesch Endeavour Loudspeakers

  • Wilson Benesch's flagship Standmount loudspeaker
  • Reproduces input signal with of the art loudspeaker response
  • Freqency response: 38Hz to 30kHz ±2db
  • Sensitivity: 89dB at 1 m, impedance 6 ohms, minimum 4 ohms
  • Minimum amplifier power 100 Watts
  • Dimensions hwd: 58.0" x 9.6" x 17.1"
  • Tri-wireable
  • Weight: 220 lbs
  • More information on the ENDEAVOUR
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Wilson Benesch Cardinal Loudspeakers

  • Wilson Benesch's flagship Floorstanding loudspeaker
  • Reproduces input signal with of the art loudspeaker response
  • Freqency response: 25Hz to 30kHz ±2db
  • Sensitivity: 90dB at 1 m, impedance 6 ohms, minimum 3 ohms
  • Minimum amplifier power 100 Watts
  • Dimensions hwd: 68.3" x 24.4" x 25.2"
  • Tri-wireable
  • Weight: 265 lbs
  • More information on the CARDINAL
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Wilson Benesch Torus Infra Bass system

  • Radical ground breaking departure from conventional "subwoofers"
  • Separate 200 watt amplifier with adjustable low bass and high bass roll off
  • Award winning new standard
  • Freqency response: 10Hz to 150Hz, -6db at 18Hz
  • Max spl: 100dB at 1 m
  • Power handling: 1000 W peak unclipped programme
  • More information on the TORUS Infrabass Generator
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Wilson Benesch CIRCLE Turntable

  • Award winning CIRCLE turntable and ACT 0.5 tonearm
  • Uses immensely stiff carbon fiber rods and other advanced materials
  • Set up time of less than one hour and requires no "tuning"
  • Alternative tonearms available
  • Delivery time 6-8 weeks
  • More information on the CIRCLE Turntable
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Wilson Benesch Circle 25 Turntable

  • 25th Anniversary CIRCLE 25 turntable and ACT 25 tonearm
  • New bearing, tonearm and Delrin materials
  • Set up time of less than one hour and requires no "tuning"
  • Significant upgrade in performance over original model
  • Upgradeable with NANOTUBE-ONE tonearm
  • Delivery time 6-8 weeks
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Wilson Benesch A.C.T. 25 Tonearm

  • Torsionally 10 times stiffer than titanium
  • Half the mass of aluminum and 5x stiffer than steel
  • Unique kinemeatic bearing with stiction-free operation
  • Unique counterbalance that also provides azimuth adjustments
  • Unaffected by temperature
  • Effective Mass: 9g, Effective Length: 235mm, Overhang: 18mm, Mounting Distance: 217mm
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Wilson Benesch Nanotube-One Tonearm

  • Tonearm is advanced helix of billions of 0/90 woven carbon fibre filaments in Epoxy resin matrix enhanced with nanotubes
  • Localized stiffening achieved by super high modulus uni-directional carbon fibers with additional low mass high compression internal bulkheads
  • Sets the standard in stiffness to weight ratio and damping
  • Unique kinemeatic bearing with stiction-free operation
  • Fully adjustable V.T.A.
  • Effective length, overhang, & mounting distance as A.C.T. 0.5
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Wilson Benesch Arc Loudspeakers

  • Integral stand for free space positioning or can be wall mounted
  • Uses same tweeter and tactic drivers as those found at the top of the range
  • Produces astounding sound for it's size
  • Freqency response: 46Hz to 24kHz ±2db
  • Sensitivity: 88dB at 1 m, Max spl: 111dB at 1 m
  • Power handling: 200 W peak unclipped programme
  • More information on the ARC Loudspeaker
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Wilson Benesch Curve Loudspeakers

  • Essentially a more economical version of the ACT speaker
  • Larger enclosure offers more bass extension and dynamics
  • Extremely flat frequency response
  • Freqency response: 35Hz to 24kHz ±2db
  • Sensitivity: 88dB at 1 m, Max spl: 109dB at 1 m
  • Power handling: 200 W peak unclipped programme
  • More information on the CURVE Loudspeaker
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Wilson Benesch Discovery Loudspeakers

  • Uncommon clamshell isobaric bass driver with separate midrange chamber
  • Uncolored midrange
  • Tight fast bass
  • Freqency response: 45Hz to 24kHz ±2db
  • Sensitivity: 88dB at 1 m, Max spl: 110dB at 1 m
  • Power handling: 200 W peak unclipped programme
  • More information on the DISCOVERY Loudspeaker
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Wilson Benesch Center Loudspeaker

  • Dedicated center channel speaker
  • Integrates perfectly with any other Wilson Benesch speakers
  • Custom height stand or may be used with base plate only
  • Freqency response: 45Hz to 24kHz ±2db
  • Sensitivity: 88dB at 1 m, Max spl: 111dB at 1 m
  • Power handling: 200 W peak unclipped programme
  • More information on the CENTRE Loudspeaker
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Select products in drop down above
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Square 2
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Wilson Benesch technology at a lower price using same drivers as in Odyssey range
Vertex
Vector
Discovery II
ACT One Evolution
ACT One Evolution P1
Endeavour
Cardinal
Wilson Benesch Tactic II drivers and high power sphere tweeter
TORUS Infra Bass
Unique from-the-ground-up design
Original Circle
Circle 25
Wilson Benesch classic award winning turntables
A.C.T. 25
NANOTUBE-ONE
Tonearms with unique cinematic bearing design and carbon fiber suspension
Arc
Curve
Discovery
Center
Wilson Benesch classic carbon fiber composite cabinets