New Wilson Benesch TORUS infrasonic generator

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 on the award- winning Torus design that precedes it. The TORUS Series reframes this technology in the next generation of low frequency sound technologies from Britain’s leading high end audio design and manufacturer.

Low Frequency Sound reproduction - What is the Challenge & What is the Solution?

Timpani, Kick drums, kettle drums, these are all great examples of instruments that inspired the innovation of Wilson Benesch infrasonic technologies. Each musical instrument creates low frequency sound with attack and dynamics that hit you in the chest.

The TORUS Series seeks to recreate this experience of live music though innovative technologies including the push-pull motor design, a rounded geometric enclosure that mimics these instruments and a super lightweight Carbon Fibre - Polyethylene Terephthalate diaphragm. By combining these highly evolved technologies, Wilson Benesch deliver the ultimate solution – lightning fast, highly integrated, perfectly resolved low frequency sound that physically moves the listener.

Launched in 2006, the Torus Infrasonic Generator remains a significant departure from all prior art. Unlike all design’s prior, the Wilson Benesch Torus Infrasonic Generator eliminated the cabinet from any and all structural responsibilities. Instead, Wilson Benesch placed a 16kg Steel Core at the heart of the Torus Infrasonic Generator. The core legislates that all energy from the two push-pull Neodymium motors is grounded. Ingeniously simple. Totally unique. The result was the absence of cabinet noise and subwoofer drone.

“Strokes of genius are rare in any field, but I think Milnes’ Torus qualifies – Jonathon Valin, The Absolute Sound USA

The attack and dynamics of a bass drum or kick drum adequately demonstrates what is required in order to recreate low frequency sound. Through collaboration with two leading companies in the field of fibre weaving and composite design, a new fabric was invented to achieve what was previously impossible. The Carbon Fibre - Polyethylene Terephthalate diaphragm is geometrically optimised and realised from a woven material that incorporates both the fibre as well as the resin matrix. This material is woven exclusively in Europe for Wilson Benesch. The geometrically optimised, sub-200g, Carbon Fibre – Polyethylene Terephthalate diaphragm is a marvel of engineering. The lightweight diaphragm can support 1000 times its own mass, a testament to the stiffness of the structure. The diaphragm at the heart of the new TORUS Series sets the industry standard both in terms of stiffness and damping. It is a peerless solution that enables the reproduction of lightning-fast Timpani.

Inspired by the instruments that it aspires to reproduce, the new TORUS Series round external structure is the geometrically perfect shape. The absence of flat panels or material redundancy is notable, taking its place is the curvature that defies cabinet resonance, a perfect example of form follows function.

The new TORUS Series will represent a new level of refinement, quality and performance. Delivering music enthusiasts a new level of low frequency sound reproduction within their personal home audio system.

The new Wilson Benesch TORUS Series.

  • AVAILABILITY: Q3 2021 
  • PRICING: Circa £13,000 
  • PRE-ORDERS: Opening MAY 2021.