Originally Posted by Holy Grail
If the Wisdom Audio demo was as good as the Alcons demo, the big question is: What is the price of the Alcons set versus the price of the Wisdom Audio set? Wisdom Audio has the reputation to be very expensive, but I cannot imagine that they want to price themselves out of the market, no?
The Alcons system (power / speaker processing + speakers) showcased at CEDIA 2018 has an MSRP of 110K. However, there are several ways of downscaling the system, some being;
CRMS MKII LCR -> CRMS Compact LCR, saving you about 10k, plus not bi-amped, so saving you three channels of Sentinel amplification / processing, another 6k saved
Sentinel3 instead of Sentinel10 for subs, saving you about 3k
Two subs instead of four, plus saving you half a Sentinel, saving you 10k
4 ceiling speakers instead of 6, plus saving another half Sentinel, saving you about 10k
...So, a 9.x.4 system compromising of the following:
CRMS Compacts LCR, about 4K per speaker, totally 12K
CRMS SR-HV wides, surr and ceiling, about 2,5K per speaker, totally 22,5K
CRMS LFE-18", 2x, 2,7K per, totally 5,4K
Sentinel3 amps powering a total of 15 channels, requiring 4 amps, each 8K (not completely sure of the MSRP in the US, so correct me if I´m wrong....), totally 32K
System price: +/-72K
Add a Storm Audio AES enabled processor for maximum performance (the Sentinels supports AES digital inputs) adds another 20K, projector, screen(Acoustics??) and other components additional of course, but still, in MY book at least, this is really a suberb price / performance package!