CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept. 11, 2008 — After a tremendously successful 2008 CEDIA Expo, Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce that its new award-winning Sage Series high-end architectural and freestanding speaker systems is now available to ship to new dealers. The acclaimed Sage Series’ L75i speaker won a Residential Systems Magazine 2008 Resi Award in the “Speakers – On-Wall or In-Wall” category during the recent CEDIA Expo.
Wisdom Audio has brought to market more than 20 Sage Series models, encompassing in-wall, on-wall and freestanding versions of most configurations ranging from 20 inches to 76 inches tall. Multiple center channels, the in-wall subwoofer, integrated Audyssey Laboratories™ room correction software, and dedicated electronics round out the new product offerings. Sage Series speakers incorporate new generation proprietary thin film planar magnetic drivers which allow for its narrow and shallow physical characteristics, thus permitting the unprecedented possibility of the same driver complement and back box to be used for such varied applications, ranging from in-wall to freestanding.
“We are offering a unique addition to the state-of-the-art through the incorporation of new, proprietary Wisdom Audio designed transducer technology, an innovative in-wall mounting system yielding improved sonic and structural characteristics, bi-amplified systems employing dedicated amplifiers, and an electronic crossover/equalizer that utilizes Audyssey™ room correction software,” explained Mark Glazier, Wisdom Audio president. “The inclusion of all of these elements in each of our systems and the resulting performance achieved differentiates our offerings from all other known architectural solutions.”
Glazier added that the freestanding product allows Wisdom to deliver a high performance planar magnetic/hybrid series of products, designed in a narrow and shallow cabinet, which has a small physical and visual footprint.
“Appealing through its performance to the most discerning music and film lovers, and via its industrial design to the lifestyle segment, these offerings have broad interest depending on application,” Glazier continued. “The breadth of this complete series, ranging from in-wall to on-wall to freestanding, while sharing a common complement of electronics and set-up/in-stall guidelines, is quite desirable to the dealer and installer. Offering an install solution that allows the dealer to address such a wide variety of installation requirements is rare and, we believe, has already been wholeheartedly welcomed by the dealer, installer, and, ultimately, by the customer.”
Wisdom Audio also offers several electronic components for the Sage Series, including the SC-1 System Controller boasting a 7.3 in/14.3 out electronic crossover and acoustic room correction incorporating Audyssey MultEQ® XT. It also includes selectable RS-232 operable memory settings for optimized acoustic performance in varied music and film environments. A PC-based installation application configures the SC-1 for a particular complement of speakers in a given installation.
When installed by a professional installer using Audyssey MultEQ® Pro software, the Sage Series has the capability to deliver audiophile quality sound in an unprecedented variety of acoustical environments. Audyssey MultEQ® XT is the first technology to properly measure sound information throughout a listening area, and then analyzes this data to accurately represent the acoustical problems in the particular room. Based on these measurements, MultEQ® XT calculates an equalization solution that corrects for both time and frequency response problems in every listening position. MultEQ® Pro takes up to 32 measurements around the listening area and uses high resolution equalization filters for both satellites and subwoofers.
To ensure optimal in-room low frequency response, the bi-amplified Sage Series includes dedicated low frequency amplifiers for both the full range speakers and subwoofer. Respectively, these amplifiers are the SA-3 (3 x 500W), SA-2 (2 x 500W) for full range speakers and SA-1 (1000W) for the subwoofer.
For more information, please visit www.wisdomaudio.com or call (775) 887-8850.
About Wisdom Audio
Wisdom Audio is the leader in designing and manufacturing high-performance planar-magnetic transducers with more than 85 man years experience on staff. Wisdom Audio was founded in 1996 to create no-compromise planar loudspeaker systems for the most demanding and critical audiophiles. Wisdom Audio systems employ proprietary, custom-made planar magnetic and dynamic transducers optimized for high-performance, high-end audio reproduction applications. Its hybrid-technology systems have earned praise from the specialized media, earning them the coveted “Golden Ear” award from The Absolute Sound while satisfying a growing base of customers and dealers worldwide.
Wisdom Audio’s line of planar-hybrid loudspeaker solutions range from the Sage Series architectural products that include the world’s most advanced in-wall speaker systems and culminate with the flagship Infinite Wisdom Grande, among the world’s most expensive home loudspeaker systems. Wisdom Audio products are handcrafted in limited quantities by specialized craftsmen at its headquarters in Carson City, Nevada.
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