Wisdom Audio, a manufacturer of speakers mostly based on planar magnetic technologies, has added a new architectural speaker mounting solution for installation within concrete and masonry walls.
Wisdom Audio’s new enclosure enables installation of its Sage Series into concrete and masonry walls.
Made from aircraft-grade aluminum extrusion, the SE enclosure is designed specifically for the company’s Sage Series architectural speakers systems.
“As a result of listening to our dealers and distributors, we have created a purpose-designed enclosure for our in-walls, specifically for use in concrete or brick wall construction common in Europe, as well as higher-end homes here in the U.S. and Canada,” Wisdom Audio president Mark Glazier stated.
According to the company, Sage Series in-wall speakers (with its integral aluminum back boxes) are mounted via screws into the aircraft-grade aluminum extrusion SE enclosure. The flexible rubber-magnetic mounting system then allows for an ultra-thin, stainless steel grill to conform to variations in wall surfaces. An included tool is used to obtain a uniform grill distance from the wall’s surface. The grill ultimately floats above the wall surface, eliminating the need for a bezel.
Additional SE enclosure features include end caps with punch outs for cable terminations, and adjustable mounting flanges for flexibility in attachment to concrete forms.
“Adding this unique, elegant architectural mounting option comes as a direct result from our partners and customers who have asked for additional solutions that can achieve the highest level of performance where in-wall speakers are desired in historically difficult or impossible architectural situations,” Glazier added. “Until now, installers have not had access to a refined, turnkey solution for installation in concrete and masonry walls. Dealers and clients have had to make a choice between true high performance and ultimate speaker placement. With Wisdom Audio’s new SE enclosure, they finally can have both.”
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. Sage Series speakers incorporate proprietary thin film planar magnetic drivers that allow for its narrow and shallow physical characteristics, thus permitting the same driver complement and back box to be used for applications ranging from in-wall to freestanding.