Zwaag, The Netherlands (January 8, 2010)–As the next step in Alcons’ Digital Cinema sound system program, the company has developed the CR4 large-format, pro-ribbon, cinema front system, specifically aimed at medium to large applications, where maximum projection control and non-compressed digital sound reproduction are required.
The CR4 implements line-source technology throughout the entire system. It has a three-way configuration, with double 15-inch woofers for low-frequency reproduction. The medium frequencies are reproduced by an array of four units of 6.5 inches in a dedicated wave-guide. The high frequencies, already starting at 1 kHz, are reproduced by a pro-ribbon HF section. They feature an array of triple Alcons’ patented 4-inch pro-ribbon drivers, each with optimized wave-guide and impedance.
The CR4 is available with biamp filtering for economical powering or triamp filtering for maximum system output; the Signal Integrity Sensing pre-wiring ensures complete cable/connector compensation between CR4 and ALC, reportedly increasing low- and mid-frequency response accuracy and further reducing distortion. SIS enables system impedances down to 2 ohms, without any quality sacrifice.