Alcons Audio Introduces Ultra-Slim CRMS-SRIW/120 Reference Full-Range Speaker

November 24 2020, 00:20
Dutch sound systems manufacturer and pro-ribbon pioneer Alcons Audio continues to expand its Cinema Reference Monitor Systems (CRMS) series, which features fully matched screen and surround speaker systems using identical MF/HF transducer components, ideal for reference cinema installations and immersive surround environments. Alcons has now introduced its latest CRMS-SRIW/120 main/screen 2-way passive-filtered full range loudspeaker, with just 100 mm (3.9") depth, equipped with the patented Alcons pro-ribbon driver technology and improved dynamic range.

The Alcons CRMS-SRIW/120 was developed as an ultra-compact reference main / screen system - or compact surround system in immersive sound-for-picture applications. It can also be used as a full-range sound system in any installed audio application, where a very high quality sound reproduction with inconspicuous in-wall or on-wall mounting is required.

As such, typical applications include sound system for auditoria, performing arts theaters, screening rooms, post-production facilities and dubbing stages, premium Home Cinemas and quality-conscious cinemas.

The CRMSC-SRIW/120 is part of Alcons CRMSC system series, which features identical MHF components, creating voicing matching between screen- and surround systems, and resulting in an exceptionally wide and uniform sound stage throughout the entire listening area.

Featuring the patented Alcons pro-ribbon transducer technology, the CRMSC-SRIW/120 speaker excels at intelligibility with an unusually high dynamic range. The two-way passive-filtered CRMSC-SRIW/120 system consists of the RBN202 pro-ribbon HF driver and a vented 6.5" mid-bass. As Alcons details, the HF section is rated for 500W peak power input, enabling a 1:16 dynamic range with up to 90% less distortion from 1 kHz to beyond 20 kHz.

This configuration allows for 120-degrees and 90-degrees dispersion up to the highest frequencies, accommodating a very wide and coherent direct-field coverage throughout the listening space; it also guarantees a consistent reflected diffuse-field response. The CRMS-SRIW/120 low frequency section is tuned for a usable frequency response down to 53Hz, enabling a smooth transition with additional LFE subwoofer systems.

Alcons' Signal Integrity Sensing (SIS) pre-wiring in this speaker ensures complete cable/connector compensation between the CRMSC-SRIW/120 and the ALC amplified loudspeaker controller, the dedicated drive-engine; together with VHIR processing, SIS significantly increases response accuracy, regardless of cable length and system impedance.

"One of the strongest and continuously returning requests we have been receiving from customers and installers on the CRMS series, has been minimal cabinet depth. The new patent-pending waveguide we’ve developed, enables us to minimize cabinet depth to 100 mm / 3.9-in fitting in typical “2-by-4” wall constructions, while maintaining full projection control up to and beyond 20.000Hz, which is unique with ribbon line-source transducers,” says Philip de Haan (“Dr. Phil”), head of Alcons Audio R&D.

Further to the ultra-shallow depth, the CRMSC-SRIW/120 also features a revolvable RBN waveguide, optional cloth grill and ACO Architect Color Option in 180+ RAL color schemes for easy, inconspicuous in-wall or on-wall mounting. And as a result of Alcons' tight manufacturing standards, all CRMSC system cabinets are well within "matched pair" tolerance, for a reference studio-grade response. Every system comes with a 6-year "no hassle" warranty.
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