According to Alcons Audio, the LR28 larger-format line-array is the result of 5 years of development, with the last two years dedicated to beta-testing for the “proof of concept”. Together with continued extensive R&D, which has led to another 2 patents pending on the already 4 existing patents, the valuable user-input of the world’s top audio engineers has led to the final design of the LR28. This flagship system marks an important advance for the company within the concert touring and large-scale installation market.
The Dutch company will also introduce a second, smaller format, line-array system, in the “sub-compact” range. The new solution features a symmetrical acoustical layout, with 3-way component configuration and a precise pattern control in both horizontal as well as vertical plane.
Loaded with the multiple-patented RBN proprietary pro-ribbon transducers, with flat SPL up to 20kHz, Alcons says its new pro-ribbon line-arrays “set new benchmarks for throw, projection control and non-distorted linear sound response in their respective categories.”
The long awaited remote control for the Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controllers is another novelty being introduced by Alcons in Frankfurt. ALControl is the Alcons-proprietary ALC control software protocol, to control and monitor multiples Sentinel units. ALControl can be run from both Mac and PC platforms and allows auto-discovery, grouping, overlay control of equalizing, delay, as well as real-time monitoring.
Alcons is also hosting off-site demonstrations of its systems on the first two days of the show, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th of March. All four acoustic formats of Alcons products will be demonstrated - the V-series point-source monitor, the Q-series line source column, L-series line arrays and R-series point source array.