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Coloured carbon fiber loudspeakers

News International-French

12 May 2016

The A.C.T. One Evolution P1, designed and manufactured by British high end audio specialist Wilson Benesch, features coloured carbon fibre from Hypetex.

The floor-standing loudspeaker will be available in ‘Enzo’ red, with a number of other motor sport-inspired colours in the pipeline, reflecting the F1 racing origin of the Hypetex material. But it is not just about aesthetics – Wilson Benesch pioneered the use of carbon fibre composites in audio engineering in 1990. The British company uses geometric forms to extract the maximum stiffness and damping from the material. The advent of Hypetex’s patented process has now enabled the addition of coloured carbon fibre composite whilst retaining maximum performance.
Craig Milnes, Design Director of Wilson Benesch, said: “The control and management of resonant energy is an engineering problem, which requires the best engineering materials if you want to achieve better results. The A.C.T. Monocoque is a complex hybrid structure and an industry benchmark in acoustic performance. The aesthetic language of this high performance component has to date been limited to black. Hypetex has not only changed that paradigm it has provided new opportunities to enhance the acoustic performance of this component.” Hypetex’s partnership with Wilson Benesch will be first seen in the A.C.T. One Evolution P1, with the promise of additions to the British manufacturer’s reference line Geometry Series in future that will benefit from Hypetex’s high-tech composite material.

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