The CRS12GT from Alcons Audio will be showcased at ISE. The two-way passive-filtered loudspeaker features proprietary multiple-patented pro-ribbon driver technology. Alcons said the speaker is designed to meet all requirements of current and future Digital Cinema immersive surround sound formats.
According to the company, the CRS12GT combines full clarity and intelligibility with an unusually high dynamic range and up to 90% less distortion than traditional cinema surround systems.
Utilising identical MHF pro-ribbon transducers for screen and surround systems, the speaker aims to provide a wide and uniform sound stage throughout the listening area. Alcons said this was especially noticeable in multichannel cinema surround systems and in surround systems for performing arts theatre.
The CRS12GT system consists of one RBN601 6in pro-ribbon driver for HF and a vented 12in mid-bass for LF reproduction. The CRS12GT HF section has a 1,000W peak power input, enabling a 1:15 RMS-to-peak dynamic range with lowest distortion from 1,000Hz to beyond 20,000Hz. The absence of a compression threshold caters for a linear tonal balance at any SPL, claimed the company.
The patented horizontal dispersion of the Alcons RBN601 pro-ribbon transducer guarantees a very stable sound projection throughout the operating bandwidth, both on- and off-axis.
The all-Neodymium speaker configuration lowers the total mounted system weight and facilitates easier installation.