Immersive pro-ribbon surround sound8 February 2017
ISE 2017 visitors can enjoy a ‘pro-ribbon immersive experience’, aimed at the residential market, with Alcons Audio showcasing its high-end, C-series home cinema systems through a joint collaboration with Barco Residential, DreamScreen and Trinnov.
To support Alcons’ claim of “bringing HiFi at concert sound pressure levels” in any size application, the experience is set up in an acoustically optimised listening room on the company’s stand, where visitors can experience an 11.1.8 channel pro-ribbon surround system.
Alcons pro-ribbon drivers are suitable for home theatre installations because of their exceptionally low distortion at only a tenth of the THD of compression or dome drivers. They also perform with the same tonal balance at all sound pressure levels.
To address the high audio quality needs of home theatre, Alcons cinema systems also include an advanced integration between amplifier and loudspeakers with the aim of actively compensating for the effect of long speaker cables. They also offer exceptional patented coverage control, slim designs and performance reliability.
The system is based on the CRMS cinema reference monitor system, with CRMSCompact surrounds both based on Alcons’ pro-ribbon transducer technology, and is entirely AES3 digitally driven by Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controllers.