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Wilson Benesch Circle Turntable

Wilson Benesch Full Circle

The eye-catching, distinctly designed Wilson Benesch Full Circle Turntable package comprises of the Circle Turntable, the A.C.T. 0.5 tonearm, and the Ply cartridge. The Circle Turntable features minimalist, very stiff, low resonance carbon fiber isolation elements that prevent external room feedback from contaminating the system. The tonearm platform also uses very stiff carbon fiber rods that keeps the tonearm platform from vibrating relative to the platter for precise sound focus.

The carbon-fiber A.C.T. 0.5 tonearm is original in every aspect of design and execution. Wilson Benesch elegantly addresses tonearm tube resonance by using the combination of a complex hyperbolic profile - rather than a straight cylindrical tube - and contrasting tonearm tube and mounting collar/counter weight materials. These elements are inherently self-damping and avoids the additional mass of elastomer damping. Carbon-fiber has half the mass of aluminum, 5 x the stifness of steel, and is an order of magnitude superior in damping compared to conventional tonearm materials. A unique stiction-free "kinematic" tonearm bearing is deployed. This both "floats" the tonearm while allowing 2 degrees of movement only.

The Ply cartridge has a super stiff, low mass, non-resonant, magnetically transparent body married to a prescision Swiss motor and stylus assembly. The Wilson Benesch Full Circle Turntable is easy to set up and with the completely stable carbon fiber materials used is maintainance-free and performance consistent. Sonically the Full Circle Turntable is detailed with a low noise floor and essentially neutral. May be upgraded with the A.C.T. 2.0 tonearm.

Awards and Reviews:

'PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2008', Hi-Fi Review Magazine, 2008 (HONG KONG)
Best £1000+ turntable, What Hi-Fi Magazine, 2005 (UK)
Best For Sound Award, Stuff Magazine, 2005 (UK)
***** Review, What Hi-Fi Magazine, 2004 (UK)
Best £1000+ turntable, What Hi-Fi Magazine, 2004 (UK)
Best Buy, Hi-Fi Choice Magazine, 1999 (UK)
Stereophile   What HiFi

Price: $6,000

Wilson Benesch is located in Sheffield England - the traditional home of steel engineering in the UK - and is the only U.K. audio company to have won substantial government funding for its innovative development work.
The Full Circle Turntable is hand-made to order with a delivery time of approximately 8 weeks.

Wilson Benesch A.C.T. 0.5 tonearm bearing Wilson Benesch full circle suspension Wilson Benesch full circle without platter
Wilson Benesch full circle turntable