Acoustic Sounds
Wilson-Benesch GMT One Turntable
By: Michael Fremer

June 24th, 2024


Editor's Choice

Listen to the Wilson-Benesch GMT One Turntable Play David Bowie's "Fashion"

Listen to me, don't listen to me....

125,000 views of Steely Dan's "Gaucho" played back on Wilson-Benesch's GMT One turntable made clear that people enjoy listening to top quality vinyl playback, even degraded as it is by YouTube's meh bit rate audio.

So here's another one: David Bowie's "Fashion" from his 1980 album Scary Monsters, Super Creeps from an original U.K. Townhouse mastered pressing. The record is not a "minty" copy but it still sounds great and communicates what this turntable can deliver with ease.

The GMT One review was published in the July/August issue of The Absolute Sound, now available in print and also downloadable on Zineo

In the review I explain the technology in detail so if you are at all interested to know why the GMT sounds as it does, buy the issue or get the download. Or just enjoy the track here.


  • 2024-06-24 08:45:04 PM

    Jeff 'Glotz' Glotzer wrote:

    Landmark product! Everything that goes into this product is stunning. I can't think of one parameter that was slighted, let alone ignored.

    • 2024-06-25 10:02:40 PM

      Jeff 'Glotz' Glotzer wrote:

      PS- Read the TAS review if you can. BEST EVAH, per Michael! I want to hear this thing!

  • 2024-06-25 04:45:45 AM

    Silk Dome Mid wrote:

    Wow! Really impressive (within the limitations of YouTube). Of course, a $370,000 turntable SHOULD be amazing. Perhaps even perfect. However, I'm more impressed with tables that manage to be ALMOST perfect while costing $5000 or less. To me, that's a true feat of engineering.

  • 2024-06-25 06:35:21 PM

    Keith Sowerby wrote:

    BTW it is Zinio not Zenio and at least here in the UK there is no option to subscribe unlike Stereophile.

    • 2024-06-25 06:46:05 PM

      Michael Fremer wrote:

      Can you buy and download a single issue?

    • 2024-06-25 06:46:49 PM

      Michael Fremer wrote:

      It says "Zineo" and I didn't fix anything so I don't understand your comment?

      • 2024-06-30 04:56:50 PM

        Sloan Lamb wrote:

        Yes. And “Zineo” is wrong. It is Zinio —

  • 2024-06-25 06:50:44 PM

    NLak wrote:

    Very impressive, saw a video way back on the technology involved, some very clever thinking. Compared the Bowie song through my headphones, and then listened to the same song through Apple Music, no contest the WB wiped the floor with the Apple rendition.

  • 2024-06-25 08:06:23 PM

    Seamus MacGleannain wrote:

    Michael, wasn't that Scary Monsters LP recorded in the US and the US pressing was mastered at Sterling. Would the UK pressing be from a copy of the master tape??


    • 2024-06-29 08:43:25 PM

      Michael Fremer wrote:

      Could be, but issues of mastering, plating and pressing are variables too...

  • 2024-06-28 09:23:07 PM

    tim davis wrote:

    Awesome!! Thanks Mikey! Also, not to be greedy or anything but next time you gonna spin some Bowie on a turntable so expensive my interest rates get raised just because I looked at it, how about something from Hunky Dory or Aladdin Sane? They're my faves. Also, also do you know if "Cracked Actor" was about anyone in particular or just casting couch woes in general or perhaps something else I never picked up on at all? And finally while I'm thinking of it, just who was Glenn Frey going on about in "King of Hollywood"?

  • 2024-07-02 03:40:31 PM

    otaku wrote:

    That playback is truly impressive. I have been listening to the LP and the CD since the time that each of them was first released, and never heard it like that!