Wilson Benesch ACT1 VS Dynaudio Confidence 5

Any experience?
First a disclaimer. I am a dealer for Wilson benesch. We took our A.C.T.s to the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest this weekend. I am sure there will be a few posts on agon pretty soon, though not all on the A.C.T.'s because we also brought the Wilson benesch Curves. We had a listener come in to our room who owns a pair of the A.C.T. 1's. I think he was mightily impressed by the sound. We paired the A.C.T.s with the deHavilland GM070's single ended amps with 50 watts. I think he was concerned that they wouldn't be powerful enough to drive his speakers but we put on the Hugh Masekela CD called Hope. Kind of an audiophile shock and awe CD. Played very loudly. The nice thing about the Wilson benesch speaker is they use a very simple crossover that doesn't suck the life out of the music, and allows you to use lower output amplifiers.

I have his contact information so I will ask him if he would post some comments here.
agree with multiple comments here...

i own the curren model ACT's (full disclosure).

and yes, they don't reproduce the lowest octave. and for many, that's a deal breaker. but for me, i don't mind the lack of deep bass for my listening tastes.

and yes, the ACT's despite their sensitivity level, play very well with a variety of amplification types and power levels. i've used the Creek Destiny Integrated, the Audionet SAM V2, Parasound Halo A21, Synthesis The Theatre EL-34 mono blocks.

the flexibility in amplification is what makes the WB line of speakers great. you can try out so many things and change the sound whenever you want to based on your tastes.

a speaker that can play very well with both solid state and tube is a great thing (for those of us who like both of course).

my dealer used to pair his WB Chimera's (top of the line) with Manley 300B mono blocks.

either way, it sounds great.

The deep bass that all but a few of the most expensive speakers produce is really just junk. Slow, with doubling and lots of cabinet resonance, muddy and it often smears the most important part of the music, the midrange. In addition you end up placing those speakers, not for the best sound staging but just to attenuate the bass so it doesn't overwhelm. Sound familiar anyone?

i agree. but i usually just stick to telling people that for my tastes, i don't mind not hearing the lowest octave.

the reason why i take that route (of explanation) is because i know so many people love that "muddy" sound.

; )
The confidence 5 in room response is 33Hz and rolls off from there. In most rooms this is about as much clean bass you would need, and the key wood here is clean bass with definition.