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.