FLOOR STANDING LOUDSPEAKERS

Eminence

“In the ability to convey music’s dynamic expression, rhythmic flow, and timing, the Eminence is simply unequalled.`` - Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound
PREAMPLIFIER

Overview

Since 1989 Wilson Benesch has been the pioneer in the development of advanced carbon composite loudspeaker enclosures. The A.C.T. Monocoque enclosure offers the lowest signal-to-noise ratio in the industry, setting the benchmark in performance for others to aspire to. Never the less, the launch of the Cardinal loudspeaker in 2013 represented a bold design statement, defining an ambitious line of products that would become our award-winning reference line Geometry Series. Since then, we have continued to develop the technology in the Geometry Series to achieve new levels of performance. 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.

As Wilson Benesch approaches its 30th-Anniversary year, the company is now recognised for the considerable intellectual property developed through three-decades and successive research and development programmes. This R&D has often been funded publicly through grant funding awarded on the merit of the engineering excellence that exists within the company. Publicly documented, these ambitious R&D projects and the body of work they have produced recently secured Wilson Benesch an invitation to form an alliance as part of a multi-million-pound pan-European R&D project to develop tomorrow’s cutting-edge composites for applications beyond 2020 in aerospace and other advanced engineering applications. The alliance of Wilson Benesch with 13 top-tier Universities, a handful of similar SME’s as well as blue-chip companies such as Akzo Nobel underlines Wilson Benesch’s position at the forefront of advanced materials science. Eminence is born directly of the IP developed from this huge body of work, it is wound directly into the DNA of the loudspeaker.

For more information on this R&D Project, please see our news post ‘R&D: The SSUCHY Project’.

Design

STANDARD FINISHES

SPECIFICATIONS

DRIVERS

1x 25mm (1”) WB Fibonacci Hybrid Silk-Carbon Tweeter
2x 170mm (7”) WB Tactic 3.0 Bass High
1x 170 (7”) WB Tactic 3.0 Midrange
2x 170 (7”) WB Tactic 3.0 Bass Low
4x 170 (7”) WB Isobaric Drive System Bass Low

CONSTRUCTION

Poly-Alloy Hybrid Construction
High Bass: High Performance Carbon Composite A.C.T. 3ZERO Monocoque (Sealed Enclosure)
Midrange: High Performance Carbon Composite A.C.T. 3ZERO Monocoque (Sealed Enclosure)
Low Bass: High Performance Carbon Composite A.C.T. 3ZERO Monocoque (Sealed Enclosure)
Isobaric Drive System: High Performance Carbon Composite A.C.T. 3ZERO Monocoque (Ported Enclosure)

PERFORMANCE

2.5-way, floor standing loudspeaker
Impedance: 4.5Ω nominal
Sensitivity: 89dB at 1 metre on-axis, 2.83V input
Frequency response: 24Hz – 30kHz +/- 2dB on-axis
Minimum amplification power recommendation: 100 W / channel

DIMENSIONS

Height: 199cm (78“)
Width: 28cm (11”)
Depth: 68cm (27”)
Weight per Channel: 145kg (320 lbs)

FINISHES

Graphite Baffle, Spine & Foot
High Gloss 2×2 Twill Carbon Fibre A.C.T. 3ZERO Enclosure
High Gloss Angled Carbon Fibre Top
Bespoke Side Cheek Options
Bespoke P1 Carbon Fibre Options