New York, NY (May 28, 2013)—Alcons Audio has debuted its CR3 three-way cinema screen system, aimed specifically at medium-sized applications for digital cinemas.
Aiming to fulfill the requirements of current and future digital dynamics, the CR3 reportedly has a linear response to above 20.000Hz; The absence of a compression mechanism caters for the same tonal balance from the lowest to highest SPLs, while the patented ‘Real-90’ horizontal dispersion of the pro-ribbon transducer is intended to provide a stable sound field throughout the operating bandwidth while widening the stereo experience for far left and right seated audiences.
The driver arrangement consists of a double RBN401 pro-ribbon HF driver array, two 6.5″ mid-range drivers and two vented 15″ woofers for LF reproduction. The CR3 HF section has an 1600W peak power input, reportedly enabling a 1:16 dynamic range.
The 40∞ vertical cylindrical projection of the HF section (inclusive screen spreading compensation), in combination with the 10∫ pre-tilt, is intended to provide a precise projection control to minimize unwanted ceiling reflections.
The bi-amped CR3 is powered and controlled by the ALC Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controller. Through the integrated processing and feedback, the Sentinel offers CR3-specific drive processing.