A.C.T. One Evolution, CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree in the High Performance Home Audio / Video category. Judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories, the CES Innovation Award is the most prestigious consumer electronics award a product can receive.
The A.C.T. One Evolution is the distillation of all the engineering and materials science development that Wilson Benesch can throw at a loudspeaker, the A.C.T. One Evolution draws upon drive unit technology and high compression cabinet construction derived from two decades of loudspeaker design…
"Above all, it delivers a level of musical coherence and insight, a balance of the convincing and the communicative, that puts it at the forefront of current loudspeaker performance. More refined than most paper-coned systems, more natural and richer than most aluminum- or ceramic-coned speakers, far more expressive and engaging than the “high-tech, high-res” brigade, for all its obvious engineering, this is at heart an essentially simple and unfailingly musical device. No speaker is all things to all people, but in a market that seems increasingly divided and polemic, the A.C.T. Evolution One sits astride the middle ground, confidently answering many of the musical questions that other speakers ignore or quietly gloss over. The result is a beautifully integrated and musically coherent speaker, while the minimalist crossover compensates in part for the fact that polypropylene isn’t as light as some more fashionable materials, the low insertion loss making up for inertia in the cones. All speaker design is a balancing act, and this is one that Wilson Benesch has been practicing for a while. It might be a unique approach, but it’s also one that they’ve mastered
"There’s a clarity to the reproduction that rests not on the sort of etched or spot-lit sound so familiar from previous “‘high-resolution” designs, with their leading-edge emphasis and pared-away harmonics. This is clarity that comes from the effortless ability to let you hear both the length of a note and its natural decay without being swamped or smeared by the next note. It lets you appreciate a singer’s diction, the way he or she shapes a note, as well as the way a player shapes a phrase.”
“...I don’t want to get carried away by the bass. There is a lot more to this loudspeaker than bottom end. It’s just that the loudspeaker does bass so well, and so deep; that unbraced cabinet makes it TARDIS like and far bigger on the inside than you’d expect and that means more cabinet volume and that means more bass - but the level of control the A.C.T. One Evolution has over that bass is insane.”
At the centre of the Troika System is the Hybrid Dome Technology Semi-sphere Tweeter – a highly engineered solution for high frequency sound reproduction. Two midrange drivers each in its own high tech carbon fiber chamber.
As the pioneers of carbon fibre composite technology, Wilson Benesch drew upon more than two-decades of knowledge and expertise to create a hybrid diaphragm for the Semi-sphere consisting of carbon fibre and silk.
Weigh 110 lbs. 46.7” tall with a small footprint.
Inquiries are invited to call us at 360-220-0107. We are happy to answer questions you may have.
1. Light low mass objects resonate at higher much more easily controlled frequencies. Ping a good wine glass to hear it resonate.
2. Composite materials are extremely effective at dampening vibrations. Simply touch that wine glass with on finger and it stops resonating.
3. Wilson Benesch pioneered carbon fiber but refuse to use it in drivers. It does not produce a natural sound. The exception is their Torus with it’s 18” diaphragm where no other material would be strong enough and rigid enough.