Wilson Benesch Eminence
Eminence
FLOOR STANDING LOUDSPEAKER
 
Price:
$235,000 pair
 
 
Product Features:

Standard Finishes: $235,000
Graphite Black

Bespoke Finishes: $7,400 upcharge
White Gloss, Oak Satin, Natural Cherry Satin, Zebrano Gloss,

Birdseye maple Gloss, Red Birdseye Gloss, Red Tulip Gloss,

Burr Walnut Gloss, Walnut Gloss, Ebonised Walnut Gloss

Colored Carbon Finishes: $8,100 upcharge
Enzo Red, Ettore Blue, Silverstone Grey, Champagne Gold
(other colors available at additional cost)


EMINENCE Flagship Loudspeaker
Floor Standing, 2.5-Way (10 Driver) Design

SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE – Wilson Benesch the leader

in high-performance loudspeaker design and manufacture, is

pleased to announce Eminence, the new Wilson Benesch flagship loudspeaker.
 
The new  Eminence loudspeaker builds upon the legacy of the

Cardinal and takes key technologies a step further. Eminence

introduces the Tactic 3.0 midrange and bass driver, the incredible

Fibonacci Silk-Carbon Hybrid Tweeter with a new decoupled

motor design and the new A.C.T. 3ZERO Monocoque, realising the pinnacle of  Wilson Benesch loudspeaker design and engineering.
 
Wilson Benesch Signature Technologies –  Fibonacci Tweeter

The latest iteration of Wilson Benesch tweeter technology builds upon the revolutionary Semisphere tweeter design pushing it into the next generation. The exquisite Fibonacci tweeter faceplate is

formed from a carbon fibre composite structure, creating a

geometrically optimised waveguide, tailored exactly to the unique output of the Silk-Carbon Hybrid tweeter. This faceplate and the motor is in turn decoupled from the rest of the tweeter chassis,

achieving not only ruler flat frequency response and ultrawide

dispersion characteristics but also optimal frequency and timing

integration with the Tactic 3.0 midrange drive unit. The

proprietary Neodymium magnet – open architecture precision

machined componentry ensures optimal energy paths for both

acoustic and thermal energy; critical design considerations where super low distortion levels are aspired to.

Tactic 3.0 Drive Unit

A new generation of drive unit that adheres to a steadfast design philosophy, the Tactic 3.0 drive unit retains the isotactic

polypropylene cone which offers the optimal balance of stiffness and damping. This unique blend of material properties allows

Wilson Benesch to maintain the crossover free, directly amplifier

coupled design for the midrange drive unit that has been seen in our reference loudspeaker designs to date. The direct link

maintains zero-phase distortion. It is the harmonious relationship between these two elements that opens the heart of the music,

providing the listener with a realistic, immediate, highly articulate, yet natural character of the sound. Inspired by solutions found in

nature and interpreted by Fibonacci’s formula, the new Fibonacci element results in a drive unit that produces text-book perfect roll off without any inductor, extended frequency response up to

4KHz and a flat frequency response within its operating range.
 
A.C.T. 3ZERO Monocoque Enclosure

The Eminence loudspeaker enclosure is the most advanced

Wilson Benesch enclosure ever built, taking the industry standard in terms of specific stiffness and damping into the next

generation. A proprietary new core material developed directly

from the current R&D projects in progress using FEA, increases

the stiffness to damping ratio of the A.C.T. 3ZERO Monocoque by 30%. An internal matrix of high-tensile 14mm steel ties actively

compress all the vertical structures reducing any resonant

artifacts. High-gloss 2 x 2 twill weave carbon fibre pays homage to the original Carbon-Nomex structure that Wilson Benesch

introduced to the High-End audio industry in 1989 whilst

enhancing the aesthetic of the 20-degree slope in the complex

geometric carbon fibre top.
 
Bespoke British High-End Engineering

Eminence stands boldly apart from the flat panel, wooden box

and metal alloy enclosures that are ubiquitous to loudspeaker

today. The precision CNC machined aluminium components and

high gloss A.C.T. 3ZERO Monocoque, gives Eminence a luxurious

automotive fit, finish and aesthetic. Eminence is a statement in

State-of-the-Art contemporary loudspeaker design and

engineering. No other component bears testament to this than

the Eminence foot. The largest sub-component of this complex

structure requires a quarter of a million lines of CNC code and

16-hours of machining, reducing a 100kg solid billet of aluminium by more than half, to create a single 38kg Eminence loudspeaker

foot. This formidable component governs over the energy above by way of the 14mm tie bolts that generate a metric ton of

compressive pressure. This is the foundation, ground zero and

arbiter of performance.

"The Eminence’s stunning openness and transparency through

the midrange and treble foster a powerful impression of the

speaker disappearing—of hearing the music unadulterated by the loudspeaker’s colorations. The best way to describe the Eminence is that it’s like listening to music through an open window rather

than through an electro-mechanical device. If you are looking for a reference-class loudspeaker that is based on original and

innovative thinking, one that goes beyond the status quo, and one that brings a sensational verve and life to music, the

Wilson Benesch Eminence should be on your short list.”

- Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound, June 2019


The Absolute Sound's 2019 Golden Ear Award

 
Product Specifications:

Drive Unit Technologies:
- (1) 1 inch WB Fibonacci Hybrid Tweeter
- (2) 7 inch WB Tactic 3.0 Bass High
- (1) 7 inch WB Tactic 3.0 Midrange
- (2) 7 inch WB Tactic 3.0 Bass Low
- (4) 7 inch WB Isobaric Drive System Bass Low
 
Specifications:
- Sensitivity: 89dB
- Impedance: 4.5 Ohms Nominal
- Frequency Response: 24Hz – 30KHz +/- 2dB
- Recommended Power: 100 Watts Minimum
- Dimensions: 78.3” x 11.0” x 26.8” (H x W x D)
- Weight per speaker: 320 pounds

FINISHES:
- Aerospace graphite black baffle, spine and foot
- High gloss satin weave carbon fibre cabinet
- High gloss carbon fibre top
- Bespoke side cheek options

Wilson Benesch Eminence

$235,000.00Price
  • Wilson Benesch products are special order. Please contact us for assistance. These products come in a variety of standard and upgraded color options. 

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