The Endeavour Debuts in the USA
Leap into the future with Wilson Benesch
Please don’t tell me about
your $$$ priced speakers with three drivers in a box glued together using MDF
or screwed together using aluminum. We put men on the moon, built the Hubble
telescope and peer millions of light years into space. Here we are fifty years
later they are still trying to sell us speakers made from MDF. Music lovers
rise up and demand more.
Wilson Benesch courageously
embarked on a costly and highly technical venture. With government loans and
with an advanced technical community at their doorstep they achieved their goal,
take full advantage of new space age materials. You probably haven’t heard much
about Wilson Benesch. Their money doesn’t go towards advertising and pallets
loaded with MDF.
In what I would term a
stroke of genius Wilson Benesch advanced the use of Carbon Fiber, creating forms
in which to lay up those carbon fibers and shaping their cabinets.
Why Carbon Fiber? Simply
put Carbon Fiber converts sound waves into heat. Rather then just resonate like
wood and metal, the billions of carbon molecules vibrate creating heat. A large
scale example is the Stealth Airplanes made from Carbon Fiber. Radar waves
strike the plane and absorbed and converted to heat in an instant, preventing
those waves from bouncing back at the radar detectors.
Properly shaping the
cabinets and correctly arranging the weave of the carbon fibers along Aerodynamic
shaped drivers insure that most of those back waves move along away from the
drivers and are buried in those “magical” carbon fibers, eliminating unwanted
Check out the Aerodynamic
The diaphragm of a
loudspeaker is it’s thinnest part so one obvious design objective should be to
direct the rear waves back away from the driver not allowing them to bounce
back through that same diaphragm. Wilson Benesch manufactures their cabinets
and their drivers to do just that.
As I listen to these
remarkable speakers I find the bass to be totally unexpected from a
stand-mounted speaker. It is easily the most dynamic, cleanest and much deeper
then I could imagine. The dual Tactic II bass drivers in clamshell
configuration are so powerful and so fast they easily keep pace with and blend
seamlessly with the midrange and the tweeter, far out performing larger and more
The midrange sits in its
own high tech carbon fiber chamber plus the driver is wired directly to your
amplifiers. No soul sucking crossover in that important midrange. The midrange
covers the music from 500hz all the way up to 5kHz much higher in the
frequency range then other loud speakers. Unlike other stand mounted speakers I
have heard the Endeavour has a full and rich midrange.
Remarkably the new in
house silk dome tweeter has been re-enforced with carbon fiber combining the
sweet easy to listen to sound of a great silk dome plus additional clarity,
precision and with greater extension. A plus for the tweeter is that it gets
to operate in its sweet zone, above 5kHz.
Weighing 220 lbs. and
standing 58” tall the substantially constructed Endeavour’s rest on stands
milled from a solid 40lb block of aluminum. Rising up from this stand and
supporting the speaker is a two-piece “aluminum spine” creating unshakable
support for the cabinet as well as a pathway for spurious energy to exit the
Want a listen? Be our
guest. We will put you up at one of our local bay side hotels. Listen to the
Endeavour and the Evolution 1 and other Wilson Benesch speakers.
Upstream we have the awesome Bricasti M28 amplifiers and the Bricasti M1
DAC along with the Melco N1 music player. Exceptional sound. Sounds Real Audio
has been a respected audio dealer for almost 15 years, known for selling very
high quality products.
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Unlike any speakers ever
built. Read more in the complete review by Roy Gregory in the audiobeat. Link
Sounds Real Audio
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