“their ‘best sound’ is outstandingly good sound indeed”… closes Ian Frazer in his review of the Wilson Benesch P1.0 standmount loudspeaker in Australian hifi journal Audio Esoterica.
Ian covers the new standmount from Wilson Benesch in detail over multiple pages discussing in detail the P1.0 loudspeakers construction and his listening experiences with the product. The excellent review also has an interesting interview with Wilson Benesch directors Craig and Christina Milnes.
Ian makes interesting observations on the P1.0s presentation of each frequency band, summarised neatly here,
Of the low frequency, “What was particularly nice was the decay of bass sound, so that when a double-bass string is plucked, and then the sound is left to decay, the Wilson Benesch P1.0s delivered both the transient and the decay perfectly, so you could hear not only the string, but also the sound of the double-bass’s body”
Of the midrange Ian comments, “The midrange of the Wilson Benesch P1.0 is linear, with low distortion, and very fast, so the detailing of sound is excellent, particularly with instruments such as acoustic and electric guitars, wind instruments and, of course, the human voice… most particularly that of female vocalists.”
And finally Ian talks about the high frequency presentation from the Leonardo Tweeter, “To test out the high-frequency abilities of the Leonardo tweeter I pulled out ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, which has the distinct advantage that I could also evaluate the piano sound and the full orchestral sound, complete with timpani. Well, from that famous and totally distinctive clarinet glissando intro, I knew straight away that I was in for a good time, and the Wilson Benesch P1.0s didn’t disappoint. The piano sound was insanely good: just listen to the notes ‘hang’ in the air in front of the speakers…”
You can read the Audio Esoterica review in full here: P1.0-loudspeaker-Audio-Esoterica-Wilson-Benesch