The stunning new Wilson Benesch Eminence Speakers to launch at this years High End Munich 2018 show.
The Eminence introduces a number of new developments, in everything from tweeter to cabinet.
Fibonacci, the latest version of Wilson Benesch’s tweeter technology, builds on the Semi-sphere design (a hybrid dome based on carbon fibre) the brand introduced in 2012.
Its face plate is formed from a carbon fibre composite structure and, along with the motor, is decoupled from the rest of the tweeter chassis - which Wilson Benesch claims achieves a flat frequency response, wide dispersion and low distortion levels.
Naturally, it’s been optimized to work with the new 17cm Tactic 3.0 mid/bass drivers, which feature polypropylene cones for its stiffening and damping qualities. As with the brand’s previous range-topping models, the mid-range driver remains crossover-free.
It’s all housed within “the most advanced Wilson Benesch enclosure ever built” - and perhaps the most elaborately named too. The A.C.T. 3ZERO Monocoque enclosure is made from a new proprietary core material that increases the stiffness-to-damping ratio of the cabinet by 30%.
Steel ties work to compress the vertical structures to reduce resonance, too.
The largest sub-component used for the Eminence apparently requires 250,000 lines of CNC code and 16 hours of machining, reducing a 100kg solid billet of aluminum by more than half to create a single 38kg plinth.
(The total weight of each speaker is a back-breaking 145kg.)Pricing - £140,000 per pair.
Wilson Benesch website