Available in In-Wall versions.
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The Exc!te Award, August 2012
The Insight Series received Custom Retailer magazine’s Exc!te Award for Excellence in Custom Installed Technologies and Electronics.
Introducing the Insight Series
The Insight Series brings key core technologies and performance characteristics of the award-winning Sage Series® to more accessible price points. Each Insight Series model incorporates both newly developed planar magnetic thin-film drivers and moving coil woofers, all proprietary and designed by Wisdom Audio. Unlike the fully active Sage Series, the Insight Series utilizes precision passive crossover networks making it possible to drive each speaker with a single amplifier channel, and use of the SC-1 System Controller optional.
The Insight Series benefits from everything we learned in engineering the Sage Series and maintains the core advantages of our planar magnetic transducers. Whether the Insight models are used for an entire system or mixed with Sage models, the performance will always provide a compelling and rewarding listening experience.
Insight Series vs The Competition
Planar magnetic driver technology offers significant benefits over traditional driver technologies. PMDs provide superior detail, outstanding dynamic range, and, in the case of line sources, provide controlled directivity as compared to alternative technologies, all of which add up to create a more consistent and realistic level of performance in your home. We encourage you to learn more about the advantages of our proprietary planar magnetic drivers here.
For installations and budgets where the use of Insight Series line sources is possible, there are real-world advantages. Since true line sources, not to be confused with stacked, point source arrays trying to be line sources, effectively eliminate floor and ceiling reflections, they are especially valuable for large rooms or those with architectural challenges including cathedral or coffered ceilings, hard-surfaced floors, etc. But their singular benefit is heard in any room: you hear more of the speaker and less of the room. Everything is significantly clearer. Learn more about the advantages of line sources here.
In the classic manner of trickle down technology, Wisdom Audio is proud to offer an extension of our essential core technology with the Insight Series. Maintaining some key benefits of our Sage Series, these models are ideally suited for the listener that demands both superior performance and a less complex installation. Comparable only to the more sophisticated, award-winning Sage Series, the Insight Series continues the evolution of Wisdom Audio’s performance-driven architectural solutions at the pinnacle of the category.
Please visit our Where To Buy page to locate your closest authorized Wisdom Audio dealer in North America, or International Distributor in markets outside North America.
All specifications are subject to change at any time, in order to improve the product.
||80Hz – 20kHz
|Frequency response, 30° off horizontal axis
||91 dB / 2.83 V / 1m
|Max SPL (1 Meter)
||68 lbs. (31kg)
L8i Dimensions and Volume Requirements
||.dwg, .dxf, pdf
|To view the CAD drawings above, download SolidWorks eDrawings here.
||Minimum Volume: 1.47 cubic feet (41.63 litres)
Recommended Volume: 2.63 cubic feet (74.60 litres)
(Enclosure volumes larger than recommended can also be used.)
All Model Dimensions
Environmental Testing Data View»
Designing reliable audio products involves the exhaustive and thorough evaluation of every component part used in their construction. Every material type, adhesive, and finish coating must be chosen carefully.
In order to insure the highest degree of reliability of our products when exposed to the most extreme environmental conditions, Wisdom Audio has submitted all key components to severe environmental testing. As many of the transducers are new to a large part of the audio market, the question of reliability is raised from time to time, especially as it relates to marine applications.
The components were exposed to the following conditions in a variety of test chambers by Environmental Associates of Chatsworth, California.
- Exposure to 85 degrees Celsius at 85% relative humidity for a period of ten days.
- Temperature cycling from minus 40 degrees Celsius to plus 105 degrees Celsius with a two hour dwell time at each extreme for a period of five days.
- Salt fog exposure at 95 degrees F with a 5% mist of salt solution for 48 hours.
The test results were very interesting and useful, allowing us to make minor modifications to what otherwise endured these extremes beyond even our own expectations.
Insight Series L8i Owner's Manual
Insight Series Brochure