Alcons heads into the round
A new model has been added to Alcons Audio’s CRMSC speaker family to cater to the requirements for immersive surround systems. The CRMSC-SRHOR is designed as a matching surround system for any small-to medium-sized CRMSC Cinema Reference Monitoring solution and houses identical MHF components as the rest of the series but in a horizontal arrangement. It can also be used as a main screen system in smaller applications, with low-frequency support. According to the manufacturer, the model combines clarity and intelligibility with an ‘unusually high’ dynamic range. Internally, it comprises a single 90-degrees horizontal dispersion RNB202 pro-ribbon HF driver that has a 400W peak power input and is reportedly capable of a 1:16 dynamic range with up to 90 per cent less distortion between 1kHz and 20kHz. A vented 6.5-inch mid-bass driver handles LF reproduction.
Tbe CRMSC-SRHOR enclosure features a 15-degree slanted baffle, aiding wall or ceiling mounting, and can be finished in any colour in the European RAL colour scheme. For increased headroom and optimum performance, the manufacturer encourages the use of its ALC Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controller. Furthermore, the Signal Integrity Sensing pre-wiring in the ALC provides cable and connector compensation between it and the speaker. According to Alcons, this ‘significantly increases response accuracy, regardless of cable length and system impedance’.