New York, NY (May 9, 2013)—Dutch loudspeaker manufacturer Alcons Audio has introduced the LR24 pro-ribbon line array system, designed specifically for the concert touring and large-scale installation market.
Philip ‘Dr. Phil’ de Haan, co-founder and head of Alcons Audio R&D, explains: “A long-time ambition was to see how far we could take our pro-ribbon transducer technology, in terms of sheer power output.”
The result is a 14” tall, single-diaphragm pro-ribbon with 14” voice-coil and, combined with a number of patent-pending developments, with reportedly up to 90 percent lower distortion and a claimed flat frequency response beyond 20.000Hz at concert sound pressure levels.
Another element is the new Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controller, which contains multiple processors, as well as four individual audiophile HiFi amplifier stages, totaling more than 10kW of power, directed by an integrated Linux micro-computer, under touch screen control.
“The completely linear response, the stunning resolution and dynamic response of this system, in combination with perfect throw capacities, will change the way engineers create their mix,” said Alcons co-found Tom Back. “Even the most subtle details are now audible, becoming a relevant ingredient of the performance. Or, as we would put it: What You Mix Is What You Get”.
The LR24 is part of The Ribbon Network, Alcons’ global rental network, for dry-hire cooperation between members, joint product development, information exchange and factory-direct support. Back continues, “Unlike our peers, we don’t have an extensive user backbone in the live-sound/touring market. This enabled us to start with a blank piece of paper in terms of development, without any protocols or heritage to take into account. At the same time, it allows us to cater for the interest we receive from owners across all top brand systems.
“With the Launch Partner Program, we enable a select group of forward-thinking users to get access to this technology at an earlier stage; these innovators will be part of the final development stage and we’re inviting those who are interested in the program to get in touch with us.”