CR3 added to Alcons Digital Cinema line
Dutch manufacturer Alcons Audio is aiming its CR3 three-way pro-ribbon cinema screen system towards medium sized applications where ‘excellent projection control and superb, 1:1 accurate, non-compressed digital sound reproduction is required’.
Describing the system as meeting the challenge of digital cinema adopting ‘24-bit, up-to-16-channels of PCM non-compressed audio’, the manufacturer has reportedly created the CR3 to ‘meet and exceed all requirements of current and future sound formats’.
Based on pro-ribbon transducer technology, the CR3 comprises a double RBN401 pro-ribbon HF driver array, two 6.5-inch mid-range drivers and two vented 15-inch woofers. The HF section has a 1,600W peak power input, reportedly enabling a 1:16 dynamic range with up to 90 per cent less distortion from 1kHz to beyond 20kHz. Additionally, the absence of a compression mechanism is intended to deliver the same tonal balance regardless of SPL.
The system also boasts Alcons’ patented ‘Real-90’ horizontal dispersion, plus 40-degree vertical cylindrical projection of the HF section (including screen spreading compensation), in combination with a 10-degree pre-tilt.
The bi-amped system is powered and controlled by the ALC Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controller, and includes Signal Integrity Sensing to ensure cable and connector compensation between the two.
In other Alcons news, the manufacturer recently previewed the SR6 micro pro-ribbon monitor and accompanying BF121 micro subwoofer. Both are driven by the 4-channel Sentinel. In addition, an early design study named ‘SheiQ2’ was introduced, comprising research into a scalable, 3-way club system. It comprises 14 transducers, a mid-high section with two 18-inch pro-ribbon transducers and an overall power handling of 6,000W from 1kHz to beyond 20kHz. Frequencies below 1kHz are catered for by six 6.5-inch MF and six 12-inch LMF vented sections.