Line Sources Point Source In-Ceiling In-Wall Mounts

C38 Center Channel

Available in In-Wall, On-Wall and Freestanding versions.


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C38 Loudspeaker

The C38 is the Sage Series flagship center channel where horizontal placement of the loudspeaker is a requirement of the installation. In rooms where a large acoustically transparent screen is being used, the C150, L150, L100, or L75 line source models can be used as a center channel in its upright position (it is not possible to use the line sources horizontally).

The C38 is not a line source like some of our larger models, but is instead a point source loudspeaker. The vast majority of loudspeakers available in the world are point sources, meaning that they radiate their sonic energy outward in an expanding sphere, as though from a point in space.

The C38 can be used in in-wall (C38i), on-wall (C38m) or freestanding (C38) applications. Sharing the same driver technology, it is timbre matched and can be combined with other Sage Series in-wall, on-wall and freestanding models as desired for the specific installation. All versions are constructed entirely from aircraft grade aluminum. Slim and elegant in design, the freestanding and on-wall versions of the C38 blend nicely into a variety of décors where traditional loudspeakers might otherwise intrude excessively on the room’s appearance. Their clear anodized interlocking trim bezels and matte charcoal colored cabinet convey an exquisite balance of industrial design and build quality unique among consumer loudspeakers. The narrow aspect C38i in-wall design becomes one with the wall, via its paintable grill and bezel, while its all aluminum chassis and integral back box enclosure ensure optimal and consistent performance regardless of mounting environment.

As you would expect, the C38 center channel is identical to the performance of the P38. Four of the same proprietary high operating pressure woofers used throughout Sage Series models mate with a unique MTM Planar Magnetic Driver array for the midrange and treble. The MTM array provides the same level of transparency, detail, and instantaneous dynamics as the 24-inch Planar Magnetic driver used in the L150 (in multiples), but is a much smaller package optimized for the space requirements associated with the P38 and other more compact Sage Series models.

The C38 center channel provides no compromise performance and mates seamlessly with other Sage Series speakers. The task of the center channel can be challenging depending on the source material, often resulting in compression, distortion and lack of intelligibility. Employing planar magnetic drivers for the majority of its output, it is incredibly detailed and dynamic, and does not suffer from the sonic compression that plagues many conventional loudspeaker designs. The C38 provides stunning, lifelike dynamic music and voice reproduction that belies its slim profile and compact design. Capable of the volume and dynamics normally associated with a live performance and accompanied by excellent horizontal dispersion, the C38 measures up to the requirements of a Sage Series based multichannel system. The C38i, C38m and C38 architectural center channel loudspeakers deliver high definition sound that is a perfect complement to high definition video, while opening up new worlds of sonic performance for your musical enjoyment.

C38 Specifications
All specifications are subject to change at any time, in order to improve the product.

Frequency response 40Hz – 20kHz ± 2dB relative to the target curve
Frequency response, 30° off horizontal axis 40Hz – 18kHz ± 2dB relative to the target curve
planar section
3 ohms
woofer section
3 ohms
planar section
90 dB / 2.83 V / 1m
woofer section
91 dB / 2.83 V / 1m
Shipping weight,
each C38
37 lbs. (17 kg)
Shipping weight,
each C38m
39 lbs. (18 kg)
Shipping weight,
each C38i
37 lbs. (27 kg)


C38 .dwg, .dxf, pdf
C38i .dwg, .dxf, pdf
C38m .dwg, .dxf, pdf
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Owner's Manual
C38 Owner's Manual

C38 Data Sheet
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