The Eikon Group, a provider of digital audio mastering, versioning and localization with a client list that includes major studios and entertainment distribution companies, recently opened a new facility in Burbank, CA that incorporates Alcons Audio pro-ribbon loudspeakers in four of its Dolby Atmos screening rooms.
The new 20,000-square-foot complex houses a range of post-production suites ranging in size from 125 to 1,200 square feet, including two large and two mid-sized Dolby Atmos listening rooms with the Alcons Audio systems. The complex was designed by Hollywood-based Studio 440, with Eikon Group Chief Information Officer Jon Gardner choosing Alcons systems based on listening tests.
“Jon wanted to be one of the first players in the Burbank post-production market, because he was so confident that it will become a staple of the industry,” says David Rahn, Alcons’ North American sales manager.
The larger two rooms each have three CR3 medium-format pro-ribbon screen systems, four 12-inch CRS12 large-format reference surrounds, two CB362 double 18-inch subwoofers and two CB211FVsl 21-inch subwoofers. The medium-sized rooms each have three CRMS mkII cinema reference monitor systems, four CRS8 medium-format 8-inch reference surrounds and four CB181FVsl single 18-inch subwoofers. Further, 92 CCS8 medium-format 8-inch surrounds are installed across the four rooms, with 12 Sentinel3 and four Sentinel10 amplified loudspeaker controllers providing power and management.
Installed by LA-based Audio Intervisual Design, the systems were commissioned by Rahn and Walter Fortmüller of Walter Fortmüller SAVO. “This cutting edge installation is a prime example of how a finely tuned Alcons Audio system excels in providing a benchmark and reference point in aural truth throughout the production and post-production cycles, from end to end,” says Fortmüller.
“With its clean transparency uncovering the most delicate nuances, unmatched impulse response and dynamic range, the pro-ribbon technology is true to any source and any genre,” he continues. “For any application in audio, Alcons systems are equally at home as a 24/7 working tool or delivering pure listening enjoyment and excitement, where they reveal the original intent of the artist in unsurpassed detail.”