InfoComm 2013 has seen Alcons Audio USA showcase a wealth of audio innovations, based around the company’s patented Pro-Ribbon technology.
The technology uses drivers that offer 90º horizontal coverage. The wide dispersion it offers, combined natural cylindrical wave pattern and other technologies, makes it suitable for line array configurations.
Taking stage in their final production guise are the Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controllers: With 4-in/4-out, 192kHz AES/EBU inputs, Linux-based processor control, 10kW. audiophile-grade amp.stages, full color touch screen control, SIS dynamic cable compensation, this amplified processor platform is said to raise the bar in speaker drive engines.
Also the QR24 pro-ribbon line-source column will be on show: This modular, two-way column-array loudspeaker is to be used in acoustically-challenging rooms, delivering a full-range high SPL HiFi sound quality, with unparalleled speech intelligibility, without the necessity of DSP-based beamsteering.
As well as the a BC332 compact cardioid sub, which features 18in and 15in woofers in cardioid arrangement. This cancels the sub frequencies on the rear of the cabinet, reducing the reverberant field, greatly improving the system’s accuracy.
A highlight of the company’s presence at the show will be the previewing of the forthcoming RR12 horizontal pro-ribbon array system, which takes Alcons’ legendary pro-ribbon cylindrical projection and coupling behaviour in new and different directions.
A premiere for the US market is the presence of the LR16 compact pro-ribbon line-array, which will be introduced and demo’d at a special off-site concert.
During and after show hours, Alcons Audio will be hosting off-site demonstrations of its pro-ribbon based sound systems; With a special concert showing on Wednesday night, in conjunction with Orlando Productions and PlazaLive, featuring the LR16 line-array.