In the summer of 2021, Wilson Benesch will launch its next generation of infrasonic generator technologies. Developed in Sheffield, England, the new TORUS Series is based on the award-winning Torus design that precedes it. The Wilson Benesch TORUS series reformulates this technology into the next generation of low-frequency sound technologies from Britain’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-end audio.
Low frequency sound reproduction: what is the challenge and what is the solution? Timpani, bass drums, these are all great examples of instruments that inspired the innovation of Wilson Benesch infrasonic technologies. Each musical instrument creates a low-frequency sound with attack and dynamics that hits you in the chest.
The Wilson Benesch TORUS series seeks to recreate this live music experience through innovative technologies including the push-pull motor design, a rounded geometric case that mimics these instruments, and a super lightweight carbon fiber and polyethylene terephthalate diaphragm. By combining these highly evolved technologies, Wilson Benesch offers the ultimate solution: ultra-fast, highly integrated, and perfectly resolved low-frequency sound that physically moves the listener.
Released in 2006, the Torus Infrasonic Generator is still a significant departure from all of the prior art. Unlike all previous designs, the Wilson Benesch Torus infrasonic generator removed the cabinet from any and all structural responsibilities. Instead, Wilson Benesch placed a 16 kg steel core at the heart of the Torus infrasonic generator. The core legislates that all power from the two push-pull neodymium motors is grounded. Ingeniously simple. Totally unique. The result was the absence of noise from the cabinet and hum from the subwoofer.
The attack and dynamics of a kick drum adequately demonstrate what is required to recreate the low-frequency sound. Through collaboration with two leading companies in the field of fiber weaving and composite design, a new fabric was invented to achieve what was previously impossible. The carbon fiber – polyethylene terephthalate diaphragm is geometrically optimized and made from a woven material that incorporates both the fiber and the resin matrix. This material is woven exclusively in Europe for Wilson Benesch. The geometrically optimized diaphragm, sub-200g, carbon fiber – polyethylene terephthalate is an engineering marvel. The lightweight diaphragm can support 1,000 times its own mass, a testament to the rigidity of the structure. The diaphragm at the heart of the new TORUS series sets the industry standard in terms of both stiffness and damping. It is an incomparable solution that allows the reproduction of ultra-fast timpani.
Inspired by the instruments it aspires to reproduce, the new round outer shell of the TORUS Series is the geometrically perfect shape. Notable is the absence of flat panels or material redundancy, with cabinet resonance-defying curvature taking its place, a perfect example of form follows function.
The new TORUS Series will represent a new level of refinement, quality and performance. Offering music enthusiasts a new level of low frequency sound reproduction within their personal home audio system. The new TORUS series from Wilson Benesch.
AVAILABILITY: Q3 2021
RESERVATIONS: Opening MAY 2021