Standard Finishes: $8,500
Black Titanium, Regal Silver, Silk Black
Bespoke Finishes: $500 upcharge
White Gloss, Oak Satin, Natural Cherry Satin, Zebrano Gloss, Walnut Gloss, Ebonised Walnut Gloss, Red Tulip Gloss, Red Birdseye Gloss, Birdseye Maple Gloss, Burr Walnut Gloss
The mathematical nomenclature afforded the Vertex and it floorstanding sibling the Vector pay homage to the fundamental importance of organic, geometrically optimised forms that have been exploited in pursuit of ultimate performance within the company’s reference loudspeaker line, the Geometry Series.
Wilson Benesch invested heavily in new manufacturing technology and the latest 3D CAD/CAM software and tooling to realise a highly optimised product line which surpasses in every respect, the previous reference line, the Odyssey Range. The Geometry Series celebrates the importance of music and its importance within our life.
A compact 2-way design, the Vertex features the revolutionary Semisphere Silk-Carbon Hybrid Dome Tweeter and a single Tactic II drive unit. The drive units are secured in an aluminium baffle, precision machined in house from a solid billet. To the rear of the cabinet, the A.C.T. Carbon Monocoque leaves no question, this is a high-performance Geometry Series thoroughbred.
As the entry point into the company’s reference line, the Vertex is a compact high-technology stand mount loudspeaker that represents incredible value for money. Thanks to the common drive technologies shared across the Geometry Series, the Vertex shares a family sound with the companies reference loudspeaker, the Cardinal. But up with a choice of luxurious wood veneers and high-gloss polymer finishes, the Vertex is a powerful statement of high-end audio luxury.
"Some loudspeakers try to be musical instruments, this tries to be a reproducer of music in it’s entirety. Highlighting specific examples of this is to try and pigeon-hole a loudspeaker that defies classification. Play Blues and it sounds like the Blues. Play an orchestral piece and it sounds orchestral… It does what speakers are supposed to do, and so few really achieve; it plays what it is given."
Alan Sircom, HIFI+, April 2012