Wisdom Audio demonstrated its new SA-8 and SA-8 DSP multichannel power amplifiers at CEDIA this year, as well as its ICS3 in-ceiling speakers.
The US-built SA-8 and SA-8 DSP are 2RU 8-channel amps capable of 200W RMS per channel into eight ohms and 400W per channel into four ohms (all channels driven), and which can also be bridged for 600W into a four-ohm load. The SA-8 DSP model has a DSP board providing the necessary digital active crossover and digital EQ profiles for all Wisdom Audio loudspeakers.
“These high-efficiency, multichannel amplifiers are the perfect addition to our existing powerhouse SA-X amplifier range,” said Luc Guillaume, managing director, Wisdom Audio. “The SA-8 and SA-8 DSP deliver pristine audio, achieving high current delivery in a no-fan design that is flat-stackable. Both models boast eight balanced XLR inputs for low-noise connectivity and include rack ears as standard. Stable down to two ohms, these amplifiers feature our unique solid aluminum “Wave” front panel to match the existing amplifier range.”
The company’s has also introduced an in-ceiling loudspeaker system, the Sage Series ICS3 and Sub1, as part of its high-resolution loudspeaker series. These are designed to target high-performance audio rooms where there is a need for no aesthetic compromise, such as in a living room, dedicated media room or kitchen.
“With the introduction of our minimal appearance speakers, our reputation for providing superior audio continues to grow,” continued Luc Guillaume, managing director for Wisdom Audio. “Now we’re answering the need for a high-performance, architecture-friendly audio solution that matches 3- and 4-inch recessed lighting fixtures, making this product a natural fit for high-end media or living rooms.”
The ICS3 includes a Wisdom-Audio-developed spiral planar magnetic driver (PMD), falling in the line with the company’s tried-and-tested high-end design philosphy, and allowing a frequency range from from 20kHz down to 900Hz. This is claimed to be the widest frequency range in the market segment before crossing over to a mid-woofer. The hidden PMD speaker solution promotes super-wide dispersion for even distribution of sound energy, while also achieving “superior” imaging and bass reproduction down to 35Hz.
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