Wisdom Audio has announced the first in-ceiling loudspeaker as part of its successful high-fidelity, high-resolution Sage loudspeaker series.
Targeting high-performance entertainment audio applications where architectural design aesthetics can’t be compromised, the Sage Series ICS7a in-ceiling loudspeaker system seamlessly blends into the environment, providing a high-resolution stereo audio in a living space, a multichannel solution in a media room or overhead channels in an immersive home theater.
“With the introduction of our Sage Series line and point-source loudspeakers, our reputation for providing superior audio within home and private theatres is unparalleled,” said Luc Guillaume, managing director for Wisdom Audio.
“Now we’re expanding the series with the ICS7a, broadening the lineup’s application flexibility and answering the need for a high-performance, architecture-friendly audio solution. It produces stunning audio quality inside an innovative design, making this product a natural fit for high-end media or living rooms.”
Behind the high-performance sound of the new Sage Series ICS7a in-ceiling speaker is a redesign of Wisdom’s award-winning Sage P20 driver. This reengineering introduces a breakthrough in the power shading capabilities of Wisdom Audio’s planar magnetic driver (PMD), delivering a fully passive Sage Series point-source product that’s capable of achieving high output down to 57Hz. To ensure maximum clarity, the angled PMD design allows the on-axis energy to be focused straight at the listening area. An optional laser alignment tool (LAT-IC) — sold separately from the system — was created to assist installers in achieving ultra-precise driver orientation, improving focus and delivering incredible imaging. The system does not require active crossover or bi-amplification, allowing dealers worldwide to offer Sage Series performance at a lower price point.
The key driver behind the development of this solution was flexibility — which is why the ICS7a includes an optional Extended Coverage Waveguide that is designed to enhance its polar pattern and allow for greater placement options. As a result, the system is a perfect fit for applications requiring surround and overhead channels.
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