Loudspeakers for your palaceDale Davies ▼ | February 18, 2010
A review of the thousands of loudspeakers will expose that most systems are based on designs fundamentally unchanged from more than 50 years ago. There are very small number of companies dedicated to the highest levels of the craft and radically new solutions. Wisdom Audio is such a company.
Wisdom Audio was founded to create the world's finest loudspeakers unbound by limitations of current technologies and past design. Wisdom's pioneering use of large scale thin film planar-magnetic transducers, electronic crossovers in place of passive designs, and innovative woofer designs were all developed to solve problems inherent in the limitations of traditional designs and how they interact with the listening room. The result is an experience like no other.
The Infinite Wisdom Grande is the pinnacle of their achievements, representing a milestone in the evolution of loudspeaker design. Unlike any other system ever produced, it was conceived for environments too large for other systems, including multi-level rooms in the largest homes and palaces, great halls and ballrooms. Employing stacked three section planar-magnetic arrays over four meters tall, and a total system weight of almost two tons, this is a monumental system.
The Infinite Wisdom Grande is not only capable of high sound pressure levels in excess of 120 dB, but it achieves this in an effortless manner with unequalled sonic refinement. The unprecedented number of transducers employed yields an immense sound generating surface area capable of very high sound pressure levels, while also allowing for a significant reduction in all types of transient distortion.
At levels below 110 dB, each transducer is operating at a fraction of their potential and, consequently, within their lowest distortion range. This contributes to the extraordinary detail, clarity, absence of dynamic compression, natural timbre reproduction and effortless quality of the system.
The Infinite Wisdom Grande offers a unique solution for those discerning music lovers with large-scale environments unsuitable for lesser systems. Unlike any other system, the Infinite Wisdom Grande defies categorization and is in a class by itself. ■