What’s New: Audio Technology
Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM,
By Laura Dixon
BI-AMPED AUDIO SYSTEM
Wisdom Audio has integrated an actively bi-amplified and equalized system into its new Sage-series high-end architectural and in-room audio systems. The loudspeaker and electronics package includes several components for the Sage series, including the SC-1 system controller, five loudspeaker configurations ranging from 15in. to 95in. tall, multiple center channels, a dual-woofer in-wall sub enclosure, integrated Audyssey Laboratories room-correction software, and dedicated electronics. Sage-series loudspeakers incorporate proprietary thin film planar magnetic drivers, and most also employ oblong-shaped CLFC woofers for greater performance and to allow for the system’s narrow and shallow physical characteristics.
▪ Wisdom Audio | www.wisdomaudio.com
The Triad Speakers OmniRoundDT dual-tweeter enclosed ceiling speaker features two sets of gold-plated, spring-loaded terminals to input both the left and right channels from the amplifier. Like all Triad InWall and InCeiling speakers, the loudspeaker features a fully engineered, sealed enclosure for predictable sound. Triad’s sealed-enclosure design also protects the drivers and crossover components from moisture, dust, and settling construction materials.
▪ Triad Speakers
AudioSource, a division of Rodin, featured its new AS series of in-wall subwoofers at the 2007 CEDIA Expo. The 8in. and 10in. in-wall subs open up premium floor space while still attaining premium home theater and stereo audio reproduction. Features of the AudioSource AS8SW 8in. subwoofer include a power capacity of 10W to 100W, a frequency response of 40Hz-300Hz (+/-3dB), impedance of 8Ω, and a sensitivity of 87dB.
▪ AudioSource | www.audiosource.com
AUDIO NETWORK SYSTEM
The Mackenzie Laboratories MacFi-mpe audio network system offers enhanced capabilities such as serial RS-232 control/download, programmable sync relay, and front-mount LED indicators/controls for convenience in rack applications. A rackmount kit is optional. A serial port allows use of the ICM-25 input control module when additional contact triggers are required.
▪ Mackenzie Laboratories