Wisdom Audio has added multi-zone capabilities to its Sage Series SC-1 System Controller.
Available by the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in early January and at no additional cost for new or existing installations, the new feature set will allow the SC-1 to control up to three zones.
Wisdom Audio will feature the SC-1 at CES, held in Las Vegas, Nevada from Jan 7-10 at The Venetian, suite 30-235.
“The new software will expand the flexibility of the 7.3-channel capable SC-1, thus increasing its value for operating additional Sage systems in other zones,” Wisdom Audio president, Mark Glazier, explained. “For instance, if a customer has a main 5.1-channel theater system and wants a secondary Sage system, the SC-1 will allow them to utilize those unused channels elsewhere within the home or yacht.”
Wisdom Audio’s SC-1 System Controller incorporates an electronic crossover and acoustic room correction that incorporates Audyssey MultEQ XT technology.
It also includes selectable, RS-232 operable memory settings for optimized performance in varied acoustic settings for music and film environments.
A PC-based installation application allows a professional installer to configure the SC-1 for the particular complement of Sage Series speakers used in a given installation.
“Our customers asked for this increased flexibility, and so we delivered,” Glazier said. “They wanted to be able to utilize Sage systems in multiple rooms in the most cost effective manner possible, whether in residential or high-end marine applications. The new SC-1 software allows for greater flexibility in expanding applications to multiple zones, thus, bringing Sage’s award-winning performance to more zones without the need for additional system controllers.”
According to Glazier, Sage Series customers can also now utilize a number of Sage system configurations in multiple zones, taking into account different room conditions, slightly different target curves, and various seating arrangements.
Customers now have expanded options when utilizing and controlling Sage Series speakers.
Wisdom Audio has also 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 new generation proprietary thin film planar magnetic drivers, which allow for its narrow and shallow physical characteristics.