Wilson Benesch Discovery II Standmount Loudspeaker (pair)

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OVERVIEW:

A design now inextricably linked to the Wilson Benesch brand, the original Discovery was a classic design with a legion of dedicated followers the world over. In 2016, Wilson Benesch breathed new life into this multi award-winning classic, announcing its return in the Geometry Series.

A 2.5-way monitor loudspeaker, the principle drive unit topology at the heart of the Discovery II remains a unique approach to monitor loudspeaker design. It places the company’s Isobaric Drive System, which is mounted in a clamshell formation directly on the underside of the loudspeaker, in close proximity to the Semisphere Tweeter and the dedicated Tactic II midrange drive unit. This compact, highly optimised topology delivers a thoroughly captivating soundstage, rich with dynamic, punchy bass, which is perfectly integrated with the midrange and the high frequency band. The character of the sound produced by the original design, won the hearts and minds of music lovers across the globe, garnering an almost cult following. Now in 2016, the design returns with even more power, more control and more bandwidth.

Aesthetically, the Discovery II retains its proportions. However the classic, high-technology appearance of loudspeaker has evolved into the modern era of Wilson Benesch design. Featuring a new machine finished alloy baffle, that terminates at its top and bottom extent into precision engineered CNC-machined alloy plates. Geometry Series aesthetic cues are visible across the design, but are most evident in the foot where the bevelled foot plate is finished with adjustable hand-wheels - a design common also to the A.C.T. One Evolution, Endeavour and Cardinal.

REVIEWS:

"Every Wilson Benesch product I’ve heard presents music with startling clarity. It comes at you with blistering speed from a velvety-black backdrop. Dynamics are incredible and the detailing always surprises and delights."

David Price, HIFI Choice Editor, April 2012

 
Product Specifications:

DRIVERS:
- (1) 1 inch Wilson Benesch Semisphere tweeter
- (1) 7 inch Wilson Benesch Tactic II mid-range drive unit
- (2) 7 inch Wilson Benesch Tactic II Isobaric bass drive units

CONSTRUCTION:
- Poly-alloy hybrid construction
- High performance carbon composite A.C.T. monocoque
- Mid-range ported enclosure
- Isobaric bass ported enclosure

PERFORMANCE:
- 2.5-way stand mounted monitor
- Impedance: 6 ohm nominal / 4 ohm minimal
- Sensitivity: 89dB at 1 metre on-axis, 2.83V input
- Frequency response: 38Hz - 30KHz +/- 2dB
- Minimum amplification power recommendation: 100 W / channel

DIMENSIONS:
- Height: 43.5 inches
- Width:  9.1 inches
- Depth: 14.6 inches
- Volume: 15L
- Weight per speaker: 66.1 pounds