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ISE 2020: Alcons Audio to release new immersive pro-ribbon loudspeaker

"The CRMS range is our separate group of solutions for the studio and residential markets," said head of Alcons Philip de Haan

Alcons Audio will launch a new two-way passive-filtered loudspeaker at ISE 2020, the CRMS-SRHV.

The CRMS-SRHV is designed to meet all the requirements of current and future immersive surround sound formats and features Alcons’ patented pro-ribbon driver technology. Due to the “compression-less” principle of the pro-ribbon transducer, the system has a linear response at any SPL.

The CRMS-SRHV would make an ideal immersive surround sound system for performing arts theatres, screening rooms, post-production facilities and dubbing stages, premium home cinemas and quality-conscious 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, enabling a 1:15 dynamic range with up to 90 per cent less distortion from one kHz to beyond 20 kHz.

The patented (90-degrees) horizontal and patent-pending (90-degrees) vertical dispersion offer a wide and consistent coverage up to the highest frequencies. 

For full system performance, the CRMS-SRHV needs to be driven by an ALC controller-amplifier. It 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 optimised the four-inch RBN401 to bring the wide 90° x 90° dispersion into the CRMS range, while utilising 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.”

You can see the CRMS-SRHV for yourself at ISE, stand 6-K160.