Love the theme but the slider is one thing we need to lose to reduce loading speed. We have optimised images, removed plug ins etc and still running on 2.5 MB and need/want to get it down to 1.5 or lower if possible.
Is it possible with this theme or is around 4/5 seconds likely to be best time we can hope to achieve?
I hope you are well today and thank you for your question.
Yes you can optimize your WordPress site various ways using this theme.
You can optimise slider as described in the below page.
You can use below plugin to know which plugins are consuming resources.
There are various reasons why your site is consuming that much resources as described in the following pages.
You can also find out the reason using below tools.