The new CRMS-SRHV from Alcons Audio is a 2-way passive-filtered loudspeaker designed to meet the requirements of current and future immersive surround sound formats. Its official launch is at the upcoming ISE 2020 show in Amsterdam at the Alcons Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience.
It incorporates the company’s patented pro-ribbon driver technology and is designed to provide clarity and intelligibility with high dynamic range, offering a very realistic sound reproduction. Typical applications include (height layer) immersive surround sound systems for performing arts theaters, screening rooms, post-production facilities and dubbing stages, premium home cinemas and PLF cinemas.
The RBN401 pro-ribbon driver is joined by a vented 8-inch mid-bass cone driver for LF reproduction. The HF section is stated to have an 800-watt peak power input, enabling a 1:15 dynamic range with up to 90 percent less distortion from 1 kHz to beyond 20 kHz.
The patented (90-degrees) horizontal and patent-pending (90-degrees) vertical dispersion is intended to offer a wide and consistent coverage up to the highest frequencies; By utilizing identical MHF components, a voicing matching between screen and surround system is realized. The trapezoidal enclosure with optional grille and ACO color option affords low-profile wall and ceiling mounting.
For full system performance, the CRMS-SRHV needs to be driven by an Alcons ALC controller-amplifier. The system is available in 8- and 4-ohm versions, for added amplifier efficiency in individually-amplified immersive surround systems.
The Signal Integrity Sensing pre-wiring is designed to ensure complete cable/connector compensation between the CRMS-SRHV and ALC to increase response accuracy regardless of cable length and system impedance.
Philip “Dr. Phil” De Haan, head of Alcons Audio R&D states, “The CRMS range is our separate group of solutions for the studio and residential markets. Following our compact immersive systems, with CRMS-SRHV, we now also have the versatile height or width channel solution for the larger studios, theatres and screening rooms.”