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Wilson Benesch R1 Carbon HiFi Rack (Modular)
R1 Carbon
$8,500 per module
Product Features:

• $8,500 per module
• Stackable design
• Modules fully assembeled
• Finish: black/silver/carbon
• Designed as Amp stand & Rack

Engineered to perfection


The R1 Hi-Fi Rack is a modular rack solution designed to provide

optimal conditions for the operation of state-of-the-art digital and analogue audio equipment.

Developed through extensive testing with the industries leading

audio components, the R1 is the most advanced Hi-Fi rack ever

developed. Design details across the R1, are indicative of the

exceptional attention to detail and ‘total engineering’ approach to the products design. Each component working in harmony to

create an energy management system that draws unwanted

structural borne resonance away from sensitive audio



The striking monolithic R1 ‘vertical nodes’ are machined and

finished in house, to a tolerance of 0.02mm. Each level in the R1

rack consists of two vertical nodes, which is assembled from six

high mass blocks of polyoxymethylene (POM). The material has

been selected for its hardness and machinability, much like

aluminium, with the advantage that it is exceptionally well



The R1 vertical nodes are cross-linked by elegant carbon fibre

‘Isobars’ which form the support for the carbon shelves. 14mm

steel bars, tied at the ends with precision machined sockets run

through the centre of the Isobars, compressing them under tons

of pressure along their length. This improves the energy

transmission pathway along the carbon fibre tube, creating a pathway between the sensitive audio components and the nodes that draw unwanted energy, which would otherwise manifest as

resonance in the audio components, away and into the nodes that absorbs and dissipates the energy.


Elegant examples of these highly optimised energy pathways can be seen across the R1 design.


At the interface between the carbon fibre Isobar and the carbon

shelf, Wilson Benesch have designed fluted cups that are

precision machined to create two points which meet with the

carbon fibre.


Each R1 rack interfaces with the next by four huge 500g chrome

steel spheres that locate kinematically with four sockets on the

adjoining R1 rack. The interface creates an assured feel to the

whole design; there is a palpable feeling of precision when placing each R1 rack onto the next. But the nodes are a functional design element, the nodes legislate that tons of pressure is focussed

equally through the four nodes.


Modular in design, micro-adjustable in setup, the R1 is fitted with

four spikes taken directly from the same shelf as the Cardinal

loudspeaker. Four ball bearing tipped spikes kinematically located into four floor cups holding captive three ball bearings to create

the final energy node.


The R1 is Total Engineering.

Wilson Benesch R1 Carbon HiFi Rack (Modular)

  • 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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