2017


At the 2017 ISE Show in Amsterdam we introduced the World’s First Planar Magnetic Driver (PMD) multi-purpose in-ceiling speaker.  The Sage ICS7a.

Behind the high-performance sound of the new Sage Series ICS7a in-ceiling speaker is a redesign of Wisdom’s award-winning Sage P20 driver. This reengineering introduces a breakthrough in the power shading capabilities of Wisdom Audio’s planar magnetic driver (PMD), delivering a fully passive Sage Series point-source product that’s capable of achieving high output down to 57Hz. To ensure maximum clarity, the angled PMD design allows the on-axis energy to be focused straight at the listening area. An optional laser alignment tool (LAT-IC) — sold separately from the system — was created to assist installers in achieving ultra-precise driver orientation, improving focus and delivering incredible imaging. The system does not require active crossover or bi-amplification, allowing dealers worldwide to offer Sage Series performance at a lower price point.

 

The key driver behind the development of this solution was flexibility — which is why the ICS7a includes an optional Extended Coverage Waveguide that is designed to enhance its polar pattern and allow for greater placement options. As a result, the system is a perfect fit for applications requiring surround and overhead channels.

2015


Together with HTE, Wisdom attended ISE in Amsterdam and demonstrated a complete line source theater using Insight model L8i, along with four pieces of the very popular model S90i in-wall subwoofer. Wisdom amplification was used for all channels and a Datasat RS20i as a surround processor and for room optimization. This entry level system demonstrated was a huge hit with ISE attendees.

North American Dealer and In’l Distributor training sessions are held at the Wisdom factory in January, March, June, and August.

At CEDIA Expo in Dallas in October, we introduce and demonstrate a Sage Cinema Series system for the first time, featuring the new Line 2 in-wall line sources for the LCR channels, eight new Point 2 surrounds, four S90i subwoofers and all Wisdom amplification for a 7.4.4 Dolby Atmos presentation decoded using the Datasat RS20i surround processor with their Atmos upgrade.

We partnered again with Maurizio Conti and team of HTE to build a custom HTE theater on the show floor. The theater was quiet inside (no small feat on the show floor!), gorgeuous, and sounded extremely good. We were told by many attendees they felt we were the best demonstration at Expo.

2014


Together with partners Datasat and HTE, Wisdom attended ISE in Amsterdam and demonstrated prototypes of the S110 subwoofers, combined with LS4i LCR and six Sage L75m surrounds, for a complete line source theater.

North American Dealer and In’l Distributor training sessions are held at the Wisdom factory in February, May, July and October.

At CEDIA Expo in Denver, we partnered again with Datasat and HTE to build a custom HTE theater on the show floor, featuring the same all-line-source theater that was used at ISE. Attendees were lined up at hear the demonstration as soon as the show opened, after hearing the Wisdom demonstration the previous year at Expo and anticipating what we’d do as an encore. The demonstration didn’t disappoint and we were told by numerous attendees they felt we were the best demonstration at Expo.

2013


Wisdom attends CES at The Venetian in Las Vegas and demonstrates the Wisdom Series LS4’s as on-walls, along with a single STS subwoofer, combined with a dCS Vivaldi, D’Agostino amplification and Transparent Audio cables. The bedroom portion of the suite featured a demonstration of the new Insight P6i’s and a single SCS subwoofer. We received many compliments regarding the results we achieved in both rooms and recommend you visit our News:Articles page for articles that have been written about these demonstrations. We hosted several distributors and US dealers for training at the Wisdom factory in Carson City, NV following CES.

North American Dealer and In’l Distributor training sessions are held at the Wisdom factory in March, May, June and August.

At CEDIA Expo in Denver, we demonstrate a Wisdom Series reference-level system for the first time, featuring the new LS3i in-walls in a stacked configuration as ten-foot-tall line sources for the LCR channels. The responses to this demonstration were universally of high praise, with numerous attendees stating it was the finest demonstration they’ve ever experienced. Visit our News:Articles page for articles that have been written about this demonstration.

2012


Wisdom attends CES at The Venetian in Las Vegas and demonstrates the Wisdom Series LS4’s as freestanding models on bases, and two STS subwoofers. Demonstrations for the new Insight Series were met with universally great praise from attendees. Please visit our News:Articles page for articles that have been written about these demonstrations. We hosted several distributors and US dealers for training at the Wisdom factory in Carson City, NV following CES.

North American Dealer and In’l Distributor training sessions are held at the Wisdom factory in March, May, July and September.

In June, Wisdom’s Jon Herron demonstrates the Wisdom Series LS4 in our debut at T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach, CA, with the demonstration ballroom hosted by Wisdom Audio dealer Digital Ear.

At CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis, we exhibit at two different locations for the first time – a booth on the convention floor used for meetings and static displays of products across all series, and a demonstration room at The Marriott hotel across the street that featured our new Insight Series. The responses to our demonstrations of the Insight L8i, P4i, P2i and multiple SCS subwoofers were universally of high praise.

In October, Wisdom’s Jon Herron and Todd Sutherland demonstrate a 2.1-channel Sage Series L75 and SCS system in our debut at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) in Denver, CO.

2011


Wisdom attends CES at The Venetian in Las Vegas and demonstrates the new Wisdom Series LS4 on-walls and STS subwoofers. Many attendees expressed that they felt we stole the show for best sound. Please visit our News:Articles page for articles that have been written about this demonstration. We hosted several distributors and US dealers for training at the Wisdom factory in Carson City, NV following CES.

North American Dealer and In’l Distributor training sessions are held at the Wisdom factory in March, April, May and July.

At CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis, we unveil a completely new booth on the convention floor, which features a Wisdom Series LS4 & LS3 wall, numerous Sage Series walls showing the range of in-wall, on-wall and freestanding models, and a Insight Series wall that includes a prototype of a new model for this new series below the Sage Series. Patrick Turnmire and Tony Grimani deliver training sessions on room acoustics and a new room layout and Wisdom speaker specification software tool which we’ll make available to our dealers and distributors in 2012.

North American Dealer and In’l Distributor training is held at the Wisdom factory in October.

Wisdom’s Jon Herron features the Wisdom Series LS4 and STS in public and press events at Stereo Exchange in Manhattan and Sound Components in Coral Gables, Florida.

2010


Wisdom attends CES at The Venetian in Las Vegas and demonstrates the L100i in-walls and a pair of S90i in-wall subwoofers. The response was consistent…folks couldn’t believe the sound we were getting in the suite, no less with in-walls! We hosted distributors from Russia, Greece, Brazil and Australia for training at the Wisdom factory in Carson City, NV, which also included a trip to visit Lake Tahoe nearby.

Genesis Technologies once again hosted Wisdom Audio at ISE 2010 in Amsterdam. Jon Herron of Wisdom trained our dealers and distributors on the Sage Series and specific setup of the SC-1 System Controller.

Mark Glazier visits Clarity AV in Singapore in May for training and press events.

Three days of distributor and dealer training is held in May at the Wisdom factory.

Ozhifi hosts Wisdom Audio at CEDIA Expo 10 in Melbourne, Australia in June.

Mark Glazier and Jon Herron are hosted in China by Fusheng Hi-Fi in June.

The STS Subwoofer is launched at CEDIA Expo in September and is named both as a Finalist in CE Pro’s BEST Awards and a EXC!TE Award winner as best subwoofer by Custom Retailer. Three days of distributor and dealer training is held immediately following CEDIA at the Wisdom factory.

2009


Wisdom attends CES at The Venetian in Las Vegas and demonstrates the L150i in-walls to great praise from dealers, distributors and press.

SCS space saving powered subwoofer prototype shown at CES based on complementary folded horn design of the S90i.

CE and FCC certification is obtained from TUV.

European launch of Sage Series products during ISE in Amsterdam.

International distributors are added in Greece, Russia, China, Norway and Thailand.

Newly constructed product evaluation room with removable wall panels to facilitate auditioning of any model configuration is completed in April.

First international distributor training occurs in May.

First review of Sage Series is released on June 1, authored by Dr. Ken Taraszka of HomeTheaterReview.com.

The Sage Series L150i In-Wall is named as a Finalist in Residential Systems’ Resi Awards, in CEDIA’s Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards and in CE Pro’s BEST Awards. The Sage Series S90i In-Wall subwoofer is also named in CE Pro’s BEST Awards.

Wisdom Audio named in HomeTheaterReview.com’s 10 Best Up-and-Coming Companies In Audio-Video list for 2009.

2008


Eric Graul joins as VP Manufacturing in May.

Wisdom Audio doubles its size, taking a lease on an adjoining space, to achieve better manufacturing efficiencies and allow for improved work flow.

Wisdom appoints its first dealers in North America for the new Sage Series.

WisdomAudio.com is refreshed, with a focus on the Sage Series.

The L150i Reference model and S90i subwoofer are launched at CEDIA Expo in September. The L150i is the largest line source offered in the Sage Series and offers unprecedented performance among architectural products. The complementary folded horn design of the S90i produces high output, response to 20 Hz and a timbre matched response to the planar magnetic hybrid Sage models.

Sage Series receives awards from Custom Retailer and Residential Systems.

International distributors are added in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.

Independent environmental testing of planar magnetic transducers is completed yielding manufacturing and reliability benefits relevant to marine and high heat/humidity installations.

2007


Wisdom develops next generation planar magnetic line source and point source drivers for in-house manufacture, first to be used in the Sage Series. These new generation PMDs offer unprecedented thermo-dynamic performance in point source planar magnetic drivers.

Wisdom becomes a licensee of Audyssey room correction software, to be first implemented in the Sage Series SC-1 system controller/electronic crossover.

The Sage Series of floor-standing and architectural products premieres at CEDIA in September with the L75i and P20i in-wall based system capturing “Best Sound at Show” accolades from two trade journals.

2006


Wisdom relocates to a larger facility to accommodate a growing staff, increased production, and additional in-house manufacturing of its products and their components.

2005


At Cedia, Wisdom unveils an in-wall loudspeaker concept, utilizing planar-magnetic transducers and an innovative, in-house developed oval woofer to provide a space efficient, high-performance speaker solution for custom installation applications. This series of speakers is scheduled for release in 2007.

2003


The NS-27 speaker is introduced incorporating planar-magnetic drivers into a innovatively designed point source speaker, allowing Wisdom’s technology to be available at entry high-end pricing.

The M-27C center channel is introduced, allowing true multichannel Adrenaline level systems to be assembled

2002


Wisdom debuts the Infinite Series in a demonstration of the “Cost No Object Million Dollar” system during CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wisdom introduces the model 7-B dedicated subwoofer utilizing the first 18 inch woofer with an underhung quad voice coil, capable of producing a low frequency response of 7Hz.

2001


Wisdom’s SMART planar technology is incorporated into the Adrenaline product line, providing technical and performance advantages over other thin-film technology.

The Baby Adrenaline makes its debut as Wisdom’s first point source design and below $15,000 speaker.

2000


Wisdom develops the Adrenaline “Rush” system, raising the standard for high-end audio performance.

The Absolute Sound magazine awards Wisdom the coveted “Golden Ear Award” for the M-75 system.

1999


The CBS Studio Center’s “Reflections” playback facility selects Wisdom M-75 speakers for their reference listening system.

1998


Wisdom moves to a manufacturing and design facility in Carson City, Nevada. The company sells 57 systems after receiving praise from Soundstage.com, the New York Audiophile Society, Hong Kong based Hi Fidelity, and winning Best-of-Show awards in London, Copenhagen, Bangkok and Las Vegas.

1997


Wisdom develops the first Adrenaline speakers, the M-50 Monopole and D-75 Dipole.

1996


Tom and Debi Bohlender found Wisdom Audio. The company will cater to the music lover and audiophile seeking the highest levels of performance, providing products based on thin-film planar-magnetic technology implemented in a line-source configuration and used in conjunction with underhung voice coil woofer designs.