Alcons Audio has announced the LR24/120, a new three-way, biamped mid-size line array designed to complement the narrower-dispersion, longer-throw LR24/90 for delivering sound reinforcement for medium to larger applications.
The LR24/120 incorporates the company’s proprietary RBN1202rs 12-inch pro-ribbon transducer with acoustically and electronically symmetrical component configuration, designed to deliver a natural cylindrical wavefront with unique pattern control in both the vertical and horizontal plane. The RBN1202 has stated power handling of up to 2500 watts and an RMS-to-peak ratio of 1:15 from 1 kHz to 20 kHz.
The pro-ribbon driver is complemented by a mid-frequency section comprising two 6.5-inch midrange transducers with neodymium motor structure; The low frequency section offers new-generation 12-inch transducers fitted with dual 3.5-inch voice coil neodymium motors for extended excursion with high sensitivity and low distortion.
As with all Alcons L-series systems, the LR24/120 incorporates Signal Integrity Sensing (SIS) pre-wiring, a proprietary circuit designed to ensure dynamic cable/connector compensation between the LR24/120 and the Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controller that powers it, to foster natural sound reproduction regardless of cable length and amplifier impedance load. Dedicated system configuration presets include proprietary VHIR flat-phase processing.
The patented flying system facilitates both compressed and non-compressed suspension while enabling angle-setting on the cabinets without lifting the array. It has a WLL of 24 cabinets under 10:1 safety.
Philip “Dr.Phil” de Haan, head of Alcons Audio R&D, states, “The LR24 system offers us inroads into the production market and extends our portfolio for the installed market as well. With different conversion frames to connect to other line-arrays, we have embedded the LR24 in the L-series eco system.
“From the users we’re getting great feedback and the system’s size/weight-to-output ratio, in combination with the unique sound quality, seems to hit the sweet-spot for many. The new wide-dispersion LR24/120 was a logical request from our user group, to extend the Alcons signature sound to a wider audience.”
The previously mentioned LR24/90 was introduced at the 2022 NAMM show followed by invitation-only demonstration/test drive events in Hollywood and Nashville to a number of U.S. touring sound engineers. Robert Scovill (Rush, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers a.o.): “The performance of the system is spectacular.” He recently toured with Kenny Chesney and worked with a nearfield system of VR5 mini monitors and BF121 compact subwoofers to help him dial in the mix in rehearsals and on the road.
Erik Rogers (Godsmack, Hunter Hayes, Avenged Sevenfold) is similarly positive, adds ,“I was so grateful for the opportunity to spend time with the LR24 system. I found the detail coming from it was stunning and the horizontal/vertical coverage was absolutely seamless. Alcons is definitely on my rider and I look forward to an opportunity to carry a system on tour.” He used the LR24 system at the recent CMA Fest in Nashville.
Brad Madix (Rush, Florence & the Machine a.o.) also visited the LR24 demo in Hollywood” “The LR24 really special. The thing that jumps out at you is really how much less work you have to do to get a really clear natural sound.”
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