Built to match the style and performance of the Geometry Series speakers; the Fulcrum 650 offers the Home Cinema Enthusiast the power and accuracy of the new Geometry Drive Technologies. Beautifully crafted and hand built in Britain, the Fulcrum seamlessly blends into the electric sound-stage, presenting clear dialogue and a powerful soundtrack immersing the you in the movie experience like never before.
Housing two Tactic-II Drive Units, flanked by a single Semisphere Tweeter, the power of the small cabinet is phenomenal. When one considers that typically 80% of the energy being delivered in any Cinema system is the work of the Centre channel, then it goes without saying that the strength of any system is only as strong as the performance of its centre.
The structural engineering in the Fulcrum is taken directly from the Geometry philosophy. The huge volume of air afforded by the A.C.T. Monocoque, Carbon Fibre shell structure ensures that each Tactic-II drive unit will deliver on its promise while achieving the lowest possible level of noise. Sound propagation will remain stealthy and virtually diffraction free. Immersed in real sound, the listener can lose themselves in the Soundtrack of the cinema like never before.
Like a fine watch the components from which it is manufactured are celebrated rather than hidden in a Wilson Benesch loudspeaker. Precision machined details like the alloy external port tubes bear witness to the engineers attention to detail that the brand is recognised for. It is another novel facet that underlines our perspective of what High End audio is all about the benefits of small improvements in every detail in this case the small benefit enables that little extra air that would normally be robbed from the precious internal air volume of the cabinet. It might appear to be a huge amount of additional work to achieve such a small incremental gain but for Wilson Benesch this is how the difference is realised
If the sophisticated A.C.T. monocoque structure was judged by purely engineering function, it would lay claim to being one of the worlds lightest, stiffest and most highly damped structures ever manufactured. In terms of energy damping and therefore signal to noise ratio, it would exceed with consummate ease the traditional conventional materials typically seen in loudspeaker design to date.
TACTIC II DRIVER
S.M.A.R.T. Research funding of £130,000 kick started the Bishop Project in 1999. This Public funding from the UK Government established the company as a manufacturer of novel high performance technologies. Over the last 16 years, on going research and development has enabled Tactic II to be realised. The ultimate loudspeaker demands that every drive unit has completely unique parameters. This exacting science sees 35 precisely defined versions of the Tactic II. Nothing is ordinary about a Wilson Benesch loudspeaker.
The science of carbon fibre is just one small element of the materials science that has been developed in Sheffield but it is one that has taught us a great deal especially where vibrational energy is concerned. One of the most important lessons has been that strength is nothing without the control of damping. Even the stiffest materials can be excited by sound that is audible or perceptible. From this knowledge came the worlds first hybrid tweeter dome featuring carbon fibre and a soft dome. This is just one element of the radically different and superb sounding Semisphere tweeter. We believe that unlike most tweeters today the Semisphere can be appreciated for hour after hour without any fatigue.
HIGH INTEGRITY STAND
Speaker stands can be regarded as an integral part of a loudspeaker system since attaching an enclosure to a stand couples the two in terms of energy transfer. As such, the Fulcrum can be supplied with a high integrity stand The Fulcrum stand comprises an x-shaped laser cut steel top, elegantly designed to interface with the curved underside of the cabinet. The top attaches to the stand post, an extruded aluminium construction housing the Fulcrum wiring and bi-wireable terminal plate. At the base of the stand is a high-mass laser cut steel foot that ensures stability. Three precision machined spikes couple the Fulcrum stand to the floor, with the two adjustable rear spikes providing pitch and tilt adjustment. For use on hard floors, the stand can be supplied with in-house machined floor protectors.
|DRIVERS||1 x 25mm ( 1") Wilson Benesch Semisphere tweeter
1 x 170mm (7") Wilson Benesch Tactic II mid-range drive unit
1 x 170mm (7") Wilson Benesch Tactic II bass drive unit
|CONSTRUCTION||Poly-alloy hybrid construction
High performance carbon composite A.C.T. monocoque
Mid-range ported enclosure
Bass ported enclosure
|MEASUREMENTS||2.5-way stand mounted monitor
Impedance: 6Ω nominal / 4Ω minimal
Sensitivity: 89dB at 1 metre on-axis, 2.83V input
Frequency response: 40Hz - 30KHz +/- 2dB on-axis
Minimum amplification power recommendation: 100 W / channel
Crossover frequency: 500Hz / 5kHz
|DIMENSIONS||Height: 250mm (9.8") / 850mm (33.5") with stand
Width: 610mm (24")
Depth: 310mm (12.2")
Weight per channel: 21kg (46.3 lbs) / 33kg (72.8 lbs) with stand
|FINISHES||Anodised black baffle
High gloss satin weave carbon fibre cabinet
High gloss black acrylic ends
Satin black stand
Bespoke cheek options
- S.M.A.R.T. Research funding of £130,000 kick started the Bishop Project in 1999. This Public funding from the UK Government established the company as a manufacturer of novel high performance technologies. Over the last 16 years, on going research and development has enabled Tactic II to be realised.
- Speaker stands can be regarded as an integral part of a loudspeaker system since attaching an enclosure to a stand couples the two in terms of energy transfer. As such, the Fulcrum can be supplied with a high integrity stand
- The Fulcrum stand comprises an x-shaped laser cut steel top, elegantly designed to interface with the curved underside of the cabinet.