Zwaag, The Netherlands (June 26, 2015)—Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany GmbH in Munich has installed an Alcons pro-ribbon cinema sound system in its in-house screening room.
zweiB, the Munich-based provider of digital cinema systems, event technology and media production, has been supporting Disney Germany for many years and had previously installed digital cinema projectors in the screening room, among others. The company was also commissioned with the refurbishment of the cinema sound.
According to Tammo Buhren, CEO of zweiB, “In my opinion, the use of pro-ribbon speaker technology behind the screen is a gigantic thing. I was convinced from the beginning that Alcons would be the ideal solution for this project. At Disney Germany, main focus is to check the quality of the film sound and possibly verify defects therein. The Alcons system with its high-resolution, direct and clearly perceived sound image convinces.”
Disney Germany used the recommendation of the technical service provider and opted for the purchase of the Alcons system. Three Alcons CR1 screen speaker systems, each fitted with a 12-inch woofer, 6.5-inch mid-range and Alcons’ proprietary RBN401 4-inch pro-ribbon tweeter were installed. The ultra-compact system is 7 inches deep.
For surround sound, six Alcons CCS8 (1-inch driver with 8-inch woofer in a coaxial configuration) are used. With this configuration, the room is also prepared for future installation of Dolby Atmos.
The system is complemented with a CB181 18-inch subwoofer that is less than 11 inches deep. All systems are driven by the new Alcons Sentinel3, four-channel DSP class D amplified loudspeaker controller.