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P48 Point Source


Available in a Freestanding version.

P48

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Top 25 Best SpeakersAudiophileReview.com awards the Sage Series, November 2011
AudiophileReview.com recognized the Sage Series in listing them as one of the Top 25 Audiophile Speakers of all time.
Australia's Sound + ImageAustralia's Sound + Image Award
The Sage Series has won Australia's Sound+Image Award in 2010 for In-Wall Loudspeaker Series of the Year in the Custom Installation category.
China Super Ave MagazineChina’s Super AV Magazine, December 2009
The Sage Series P48 has been awarded an Outstanding Overall Performance Floorstanding Speaker - Premier Award.

P48 Loudspeaker
If you have not already done so, we recommend you read our Sage Series Overview before moving on to the specifics of the Sage model below.

The P48 shares much in common with the P38, except that its design was specifically targeted for freestanding applications. It is not available in in-wall or on-wall versions. The P48 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 P48 is available in a freestanding version only, and 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 is desired for the specific installation. Slim and elegant in design, the P48 blends nicely into a variety of décors where traditional loudspeakers might otherwise intrude excessively on the room’s appearance. Constructed entirely from machined and extruded aircraft grade aluminum, the clear anodized interlocking trim bezels and matte charcoal colored cabinet convey an exquisite balance of industrial design and build quality unique among consumer loudspeakers.

Four of the same proprietary high operating pressure woofers used in the larger 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 P48 and other more compact Sage Series models. The MTM array incorporates a groundbreaking 2-inch planar magnetic tweeter and two 2-inch midrange drivers. This combination of unique transducers is responsible for this series’ characteristic transparency, detail and instantaneous dynamics, extending all the way down to 650 Hz.

As with all Sage Series systems, the 7.3 channel SC-1 System Controller is the heart of the system. It provides the active crossover between bass and midrange/treble, system-specific EQ, as well as Audyssey™ MultEQ® XT room correction on all 17 output channels for consistent no-compromise performance in every installation.

The P48 sonically presents itself in a room with the convincing authority normally associated with much larger loudspeakers. 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 P48 provides stunning, lifelike dynamic music reproduction that belies its small footprint. Capable of the volume and dynamics normally associated with a live performance, the P48 can fill a large space with ease. This compact system is an ideal solution for those listeners demanding a high resolution, low compression loudspeaker with a refined, contemporary, slim appearance that integrates easily with a range of décors.

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.

P48 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
Impedance,
planar section
3 ohms
Impedance,
woofer section
3 ohms
Sensitivity,
planar section
90 dB / 2.83 V / 1m
Sensitivity,
woofer section
91 dB / 2.83 V / 1m
Shipping weight,
each P48
58 lbs. (26 kg)
Shipping weight,
pair of P48 bases
22 lbs. (10 kg)

Dimensions

P48 .dwg, .dxf, pdf
To view the CAD drawings above, download SolidWorks eDrawings here.

All Model Dimensions

Environmental Testing Data View»

Owner's Manual
P48 Owner's Manual

Literature
P48 Data Sheet
Sage Series Brochure