ISE will see the announcement by Wisdom Audio of the first small aperture in-ceiling loudspeaker as part of its loudspeaker series. Targeting high-performance audio applications where architectural design aesthetics can’t be compromised, the Sage Series ICS3 and Sub1 in-ceiling loudspeaker system are designed to blend into the environment, providing high resolution stereo audio in a living space, a media room or kitchen.
Luc Guillaume, managing director, Wisdom Audio, said: “With the introduction of our minimal appearance speakers, our reputation for providing superior audio within home is unparalleled. Now we’re answering the need for a high-performance, architecture-friendly audio solution that matches 3in and 4in recessed lighting fixtures, making this product a natural fit for high-end media or living rooms.”
Behind the sound of the new ICS3 in-ceiling speaker is a new Wisdom Audio-developed Spiral Planar Magnetic Driver (PMD). Described as an engineering breakthrough, the Spiral PMD plays from 20kHz down to 900Hz, which the company claims is the widest frequency range in this market segment, before crossing over to the mid-woofer. The PMD is said to offer super-wide dispersion that allows the sound energy to be evenly distributed throughout the listening space.