Alcons has launched a reference-quality surround sound reproduction system with fully matched loudspeaker, processing and amplifier components.
Alcons has launched a reference-quality surround sound reproduction system with fully matched loudspeaker, processing and amplifier components. It has been designed to offer a realistic sound-for-picture reproduction for high-end home theatres, Digital Cinema mix/screening rooms, postproduction facilities, dubbing stages and quality-conscious cinemas with 100 seats or fewer.
The CRMS, Cinema Ribbon Monitor System is a unique hybrid three-way main or two-way surround system. Each system consists of a separate mid-high frequency (MHF) section, featuring one RBN401 pro-ribbon driver HF with non-vented 8-inch MF and a low frequency 15-inch (LF) section, with low power-compression 4-inch voice-coil. The MHF section is specifically designed to act both as MHF section for the main/ front system, as well as full-range surround system, resulting in a uniform and high-resolution sound stage throughout the entire listening area.
Featuring the patented RBN401 pro-ribbon driver, the CRMS combines a remarkable clarity and intelligibility, with unusually high headroom. The ‘directdrive principle’ of the pro-ribbon transducer with no compression threshold, gives the system the same tonal balance from the lowest to the highest SPLs. ‘Real-90’ horizontal dispersion of the RBN401 extends the stereo imaging to a larger number of seats in the auditorium, while widening the sweet spot in closefield studio applications. The very high peak power handling of the 800W RBN401 pro-ribbon driver offers ‘Digital-Cinema-ready per formance’, with a 1:16 dynamic ratio, while enabling maximum screen compensations without any audible stress on the HF driver.
Due to the absence of a large compression horn, the system depth is only 335mm enabling flush-mounted or freestanding installation in shallow spaces. Powered and controlled by the Amplified Loudspeaker Controller (ALC), the CRMS system has its own dedicated speaker drive, making a complete synergetic sound reproduction chain with precisely matched components. Offering a choice of analogue
(SDP) and digital (DDP) processing modules, the analogue system offers non-latency preset controlling, while the digital system offers system settings, onboard parametric equalisation, delay per section and user presets. The Signal Integrity Sensing in the ALC ensures complete cable and connector resistance compensation, raising the damping factor to 10.000, resulting in an accurate mid and bass response.
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