Wisdom Audio is assembling a demonstration system for CEDIA EXPO featuring new Wisdom Series LS3i planar magnetic LCR channels, stacked as 10-foot line sources behind a 21-ft wide 2:40 screen.
The demo will also incorporate six Sage Series L75 line source surround channels, six STS Regenerative Transmission Line subwoofers, and over 60,000 watts of amplification.
“Wisdom systems of this scale are being installed and specified by our dealers, but we felt EXPO attendees deserved to hear how compelling a multi-channel system with planar magnetic line sources really is for medium- to large-scale private cinemas,” said Todd Sutherland, vice president of marketing for Wisdom Audio. “The industry is well aware that traditional cone and dome audiophile speakers can’t deliver the necessary SPL for larger theaters, but compression horns sacrifice both resolution and intelligibility. Planar magnetics deliver the best of both worlds, with no compromises. Add the fact that true line sources deliver half the propagation loss as any point source technology, providing a significantly larger sweet spot within the seating area, and the answer becomes very clear⎯a dealer looking to deliver the finest performance to their best clients needs to hear this demonstration and learn more about Wisdom Audio’s advantages.”
“Everyone at Wisdom is excited to unleash a system at this level at CEDIA,” said David Graebener, executive vice president at Wisdom Audio, and head engineer behind the new LS3i and LS4i Reference In-Wall Planar Magnetic Line Sources. “Look at the growing popularity of planar magnetics in large-scale commercial applications such as houses of worship, where high-SPL, but with high intelligibility of voice, is required. Horns sound canned by comparison.
“In my over 30 years of transducer design and having produced many planar magnetic designs for a wide range of applications, including for the military, my team and I are especially proud of the new LSi reference in-walls. With horn-like sensitivity, their ability to handle kilowatts of clean power, controlled vertical dispersion and line source advantages, they’re real problem solvers and sound simply amazing. Sure, they’ll knock you out with SPL at the screen, but most importantly, you get to hear more speaker and less room, and at higher SPL, in the actual seating area, throughout more of the seating area. Isn’t that what really matters?”