|FLOOR STANDING LOUDSPEAKER|
Standard Finishes: $119,500
Birdseye maple Gloss, Red Birdseye Gloss, Red Tulip Gloss,
Burr Walnut Gloss, Walnut Gloss, Ebonised Walnut Gloss
highly innovative and significant advance in the loudspeaker
design. The Troika not only places three highly integrated
Wilson Benesch drive units in close proximity, but it also directly interrelates with the cabinet and drive unit architecture to
create mechanical filtering. The result is a highly optimised
crossover, with all electrical components reduced or removed
entirely to preserve the perfect signal from the amplifier.
The design of the Cardinal’s bass drive topology is no less
innovative. Two Isobaric Drive Systems deliver powerful, highly dynamic bass through a total of 4 Tactic II Drive Units. The
Isobaric Drive System is not a new Wilson Benesch design,
having being used in the original Bishop loudspeaker. However
in the Cardinal, Wilson Benesch have deployed the Tactic II
drive units lined astern. Such is the power of the system, Wilson Benesch use a 35kg machined alloy sub baffle to house the
Isobaric Drive System - an unyielding platform from which the
Cardinal delivers its lightning-fast, highly-dynamic and powerful low frequency.
The Cardinal is a masterpiece of engineering; total harmony in
all the parts, fitted together with such proportion and
connection, that nothing could be added, diminished or altered but for the worse.
Equipped with a total of 18 Wilson Benesch drive units per pair, the Cardinal is capable of delivering wide bandwidth sound
from 25Hz to 30kHz.
During the development of the Cardinal extensive research and development was undertaken in drive unit topology. The result was the Troika System; a new topology - previously unused by Wilson Benesch that placed the new Semisphere Tweeter at
the heart of the upper and lower Tactic II midrange drive units.
“The Cardinal represents the tip of a long and perfectly mapped development path, stretching back across multiple models. But the pace of advance isn’t necessarily even and the Cardinal
represents a genuine step change in both ambition and
performance. It might be demanding but it can also be mightily rewarding and is, by some considerable margin and on any
terms, the best speaker that Wilson Benesch has ever made.”