S.F. Cremona vs Wilson Benesch Curves

Has anyone ever compared these 2 speakers. They are in the same price catagory, so I think its a fair question.
I can not audition these without a long drive. Any thoughts would be of help. I don't have an amp yet, I am thinking 845 set or a p/p tube of some kind.
I have not heard the Cremona's but can attest to the high build quality and sound quality of the WB line of speakers (from the ARC's to the Chimera's). I actually just bought a brand new pair of ACT's myself.

The Curve's are fantastic. The only negative is their lack of lower octave. If you don't require bass below 45Hz, then I can highly recommend the Curve's.


There are a pair of curren model ACT's available on 'Gon right now that you can probably get for under the $9K asking price.

No brainer in my opinion.

Best of luck.
The curve is a smaller, less musical sounding speaker. It is rather on the lean and cool side of the neutral, but very fast and transparent. But if you use it with an electronics on the warm side (gryphon, mac or tube) you get very nice, transparent and qucik soundprint. The Cremona is a very musical, warmly coloured and somewhat slow speaker. You really need to pair it with a powerful amplifier which could grip it.
Well boys, I went on my speaker evaluation trip, a smooth 1200 miles of deliteful winter driving. MY impressions, the Wilson Benesch are the ones to own. The S.F. Cremona are a nice speaker. Absolutely beautiful built quality, muscial and very authoritative almost demanding one's attention. Alas they are too forward for me, I heard them on good Macintosh gear. Do not 'read' bright, just forward. The highs were totally grain free and very extended, but just too much for me. The WB's where the most musical, smooth, listenable, just totally involving speakers I heard on my trip. I would have to say they are one of the most under publized speakers out there and they deserve more attention. It's hard to attach "value" on high priced speakers, but the technolgy in the WB is first class and they have the sound to go with it.
Thanks for all the help, I glad I went on my trip...I will be a WB owner soon.
Good news, Mike...

Yes, Wilson Benesch does not get enough press here in the states, but their equipment is absolutely amazing. I'm so happy with my new ACT purchase.

Good luck.