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Alcons Continues Expanding CRMS Series by Slimming Down

Alcons Continues Expanding CRMS Series by Slimming Down
Alcons Continues Expanding CRMS Series by Slimming Down

The CRMS-SRIW/120 is developed as an ultra-compact reference main / screen system, or compact surround system in immersive sound-for-picture applications. It can also be used as full-range sound system in any installed audio application, where a very high quality sound reproduction with inconspicuous in-wall or on-wall mounting is required.

As such, typical applications include sound system for auditoriums, performing arts theatres, screening rooms, post-production facilities and dubbing stages, premium home cinemas and quality-conscious cinemas.

The CRMSC-SRIW/120 is part of the CRMSC system series: By utilising identical MHF components, a perfect voicing matching between screen- and surround system is realised, resulting in an exceptionally wide and uniform sound stage throughout the entire listening area.

Featuring the patented Alcons pro-ribbon transducer technology, the CRMSC-SRIW/120 surround combines an exceptional clarity and intelligibility with an unusually high dynamic range, offering the most realistic linear sound reproduction possible at any SPL.

The two-way passive-filtered CRMSC-SRIW/120 system consists of the RBN202 pro-ribbon driver for HF and a vented 6.5” mid-bass for LF reproduction; the HF section has a 500W peak power input, enabling a 1:16 dynamic range with up to 90% less distortion from 1kHz to beyond 20kHz.

The patented 120-degrees and patent-pending 90-degrees dispersion up to the highest frequencies not only offers a very wide and coherent direct-field coverage throughout the listening space; it also guarantees a consistent reflected diffuse-field response.

The CRMS-SRIW/120 low frequency section is tuned for a usable frequency response down to 53Hz, enabling a smooth transition with additional LFE subwoofer systems.

The Signal Integrity Sensing pre-wiring ensures complete cable/connector compensation between the CRMSC-SRIW/120 and the ALC amplified loudspeaker controller, the dedicated drive-engine; together with VHIR processing, SIS significantly increases response accuracy, regardless of cable length and system impedance.

Philip 'Dr. Phil' de Haan, head of Alcons Audio R&D said: “One of the strongest and continuously returning requests we have been receiving from the customers and installers on the CRMS series, has been minimal cabinet depth. The new patent-pending waveguide we’ve developed, enables us to minimise cabinet depth to 100 mm / 3.9-in fitting in typical '2-by-4' wall constructions, while maintaining full projection control up to and beyond 20,000Hz, which is unique with ribbon line-source transducers.”

Further to the ultra-shallow depth, the CRMSC-SRIW/120 also features a revolvable RBN waveguide, optional cloth grill and ACO Architect Colour Option in 180+ RAL colour schemes for easy, inconspicuous in-wall or on-wall mounting.

As a result of Alcons’ tight manufacturing standards, all CRMSC system cabinets are well within “matched pair” tolerance, for a reference studio-grade response.

The system comes with a six-year “no hassle” warranty.

13th November 2020

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