New York, NY (April 9, 2020)—Alcons Audio has launched a new two-way passive-filtered loudspeaker, the CRMS-SRHV.
The CRMS-SRHV was designed with the expectation of meeting all requirements of current and future immersive surround sound formats. The loudspeaker features Alcons’ patented pro-ribbon driver technology, and according to the manufacturer, due to the “compression-less” principle of the pro-ribbon transducer, the system has a linear response at any SPL.
The CRMS-SRHV is intended for immersive surround sound system use within performing arts theatres, screening rooms, post-production facilities and dubbing stages, premium home cinemas and PLF cinemas.
The CRMS-SRHV consists of the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver for HF and a vented eight-inch mid-bass for LF reproduction. The CRMS-SRHV/9090 HF section has an 800 W peak power input, reportedly enabling a 1:15 dynamic range with up to 90 percent less distortion from one kHz to beyond 20 kHz. The loudspeaker is said to offer broad coverage due to its patented (90-degrees) horizontal and patent-pending (90-degrees) vertical dispersion.
The CRMS-SRHV needs to be driven by an ALC controller-amplifier, which is available in an eight ohms and four ohms version.
Philip “Dr. Phil” De Haan, head of Alcons, commented: “The CRMS range is our separate group of solutions for the studio and residential markets. Following our compact immersive systems, with CRMS-SRHV, we now also have the versatile height or width channel solution for the larger studios, theatres and screening rooms.
“As we continue to upscale the possibilities of our patent-pending waveguide technology, we have optimized the four-inch RBN401 to bring the wide 90° x 90° dispersion into the CRMS range, while utilizing the exact same transducers for a perfect voicing-match throughout the CRMS family. We have already received very positive feedback from the first critical listening applications that deployed the system.”
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