Wisdom Audio, a designer and manufacturer of loudspeaker systems tailored for audiophiles, in partnership with Private Art Consulting, will launch Art for Athletes — a campaign and online auction designed to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF).
Participants from around the world will bid for a chance to own custom artwork and full sound systems. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the CAF charity, which for over 29 years has supported athletes with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF has donated more than $147 million to adaptive athletes, covering over 40,000 grant requests while spanning 70 countries and 104 different adaptive sports and physical activities.
The Purple Sage P48 loudspeaker (auction item) was commissioned by Wisdom Audio in March 2022. Scottish Visual Artist Craig Black used the body of the loudspeaker enclosure as a blank canvas to apply his signature Acrylic Fusion technique, making a one-of-a-kind, dramatic, contemporary, and multi-faceted artwork / loudspeaker. The result is a unique set that combines stunning visual artwork with an award-winning, high-end audiophile 2-channel stereo system.
With a combined MSRP value of over $33,000 USD (not including the art by artist Craig Black), the complete set includes two Sage P48 point source loudspeakers. Each P48 uses the Wisdom Audio Planar magnetic driver to ensure superior clarity along with four high-operating woofers for solid bass reproduction. To make this a complete set, Wisdom Audio will add two SA2-DSP power amplifiers (4 x 500 watt per channel) as well as a courtesy white-glove installation and calibration by Wisdom Audio’s expert team. The final creation (auction item) represents the magic that happens when the right partners come together for a greater purpose.
The CAF charity Art for Athletes online auction will open Nov. 10 at 12 p.m. PST and closes Nov. 17 at 12 p.m. PST. Participants can register online at https://app.galabid.com/artforathletes to bid on the coolest custom artworks and sound systems available.