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Alcons Audio Partners With Astro Spatial Audio For AES Demos

Company to demonstrate three-dimensional sound technology utilizing Astro’s SARA 3D audio rendering in Los Angeles.

By PSW Staff September 9, 2016

At the end of September, Alcons Audio USA will be exhibiting at the AES Convention in Los Angeles for the first time. In a joint presence with Astro Spatial Audio, Alcons will be demonstrating three-dimensional sound technology.

Alcons’ AES debut follows a recent series of 3D sound demonstrations with Astro in LA and Las Vegas, as well as an imminent second year showcasing the Alcons Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience at the CEDIA home technology show in Dallas.

Demonstrating in AES demo room 511C, visitors to AES will discover how Alcons loudspeakers are the natural counterpart to Astro’s SARA 3D audio rendering technology.

The SARA system delivers an immersive experience for facilities including theatres, opera houses, concert venues, theme parks and houses of worship.

Alcons loudspeaker systems feature proprietary, multiple-patented, pro-ribbon transducer technology, which delivers clarity, detail and up to 90% less distortion, without sacrificing any of the power demanded by entertainment audiences. These qualities ensures that audiences in the immersive 3D envelope hear everything – from the quietest to the loudest sounds.

The AES demonstrations will feature a 10-position loudspeaker layout, plus front and rear cardioid subs, utilizing a range of Alcons pro-ribbon systems, including LR7 micro line-array (RBN401 4-inch pro-ribbon HF + 6.5-inch LF), QR24 line-source module (2x RBN1203 12-inch pro-ribbon HF + 6x 6.5-inch LF) and the BC332 18-inch + 15-inch self-contained cardioid subwoofer. All systems will be AES3-digitally driven by Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controllers.

“The previous demonstrations in LA and Las Vegas with Astro Spatial Audio were a great success, so we are looking forward to AES visitors witnessing the remarkable audio soundscapes that are possible with SARA and Alcons systems,” says Alcons Audio US national sales manager David Rahn “We received orders as a direct result of the earlier demos and we are sure that people will be equally impressed at AES.”

The 2016 AES Convention takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from 29th September to 2nd October.

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Astro Spatial Audio


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