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Alcons Appoints Moscow’s Blackroom as Residential Pro-Ribbon Partner
Russia – Alcons Audio has appointed a new Moscow-based dealer, Blackroom, for its industry-leading CRMS home cinema systems. Founded by Anton Zadnepryannyy, the company has a true passion for delivering only the best home cinema experience.
A passionate movie enthusiast and home cinema aficionado, in 2013 Anton Zadnepryannyy co-founded Cinemalounge and Acoustic Solutions. After seven successful years building these businesses from the ground up with his partners, Anton decided to create a new company which focuses solely on premium, turnkey home cinema design and installation in Russia and overseas.
As well as design and installation, Blackroom manufactures its own acoustic treatment panels, soundproof doors and home cinema recliner chairs. Anton also hosts the only Russian home cinema YouTube channel, which has attracted over 27,000 subscribers since 2019.
“My first experience of Alcons pro-ribbon systems was at the CEDIA Expo in 2016 and I was overwhelmed with performance of the system,” says Anton. “I never thought ribbon drivers could be so loud and so clear. Since then I visited every Alcons demo at the CEDIA and ISE trade shows. Each time was better than the last. It became clear that the Alcons CRMS system is something different, it delivers audio quality that my emotions feel, something ultra-lifelike, a new reference for my professional ears. At ISE2020, I made up my mind to get acquainted with Alcons’ co-founder Tom Back and do all I can to bring this experience to our clients in Russia.”
For Anton, Alcons pro-ribbon CRMS systems are more about the sound itself. They provide a benchmark of quality that all the other equipment Blackroom installs will complement.
“Alcons systems deliver a remarkably lifelike experience, with dynamics that we expect from only the best, purest reproduction. And that is just the beginning,” he says. “With the flexibility of the DSP and audiophile-grade Class D amplifier stages, Alcons pro-ribbon systems deliver everything I want for the level of excellence we work at. It’s truly next level compared to the regular ‘compression driver and some professional amplifiers’ systems that we are all used to.”
With more than 30 installations successfully completed, ten more in progress and a high end 30m2 demo room with 9.4.6 digital audio under construction, Blackroom is the ideal pro-ribbon partner to work with Alcons in Russia.
“In our new demo room we decided to compile the best equipment, acoustic treatments, design and all the other things needed to show what a true home cinema experience should look, sound and feel like, when it’s done with cutting edge technology and design expertise,” says Anton. “And it’s all created with the true passion for cinema and the cinematic experience that we live for every day.”
Tom Back, co-founder of Alcons Audio: “the announcement of Blackroom becoming Alcons Audio’s next Pro-Ribbon Partner for the residential market, is completely in line with the rapidly growing global demand in our CRMS range of sound system solutions for the residential and studio market. Since we started in the custom install market a few years ago, we have been establishing a completely new distribution channel in the residential market, besides our cinema, pro-audio and touring channels.”
Alcons Audio’s pro-audio roots are an excellent base for bringing the quality the professionals are using as reference to the home experience. Users like Martin Garrix STMDP studio (Dolby Atmos Premier certified), Hamilton the musical on Broadway and West End, Alan Parsons tour, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonic concert hall, rock festivals with Iron Maiden, KISS, Def Leppard, but also Google/YouTube screening rooms and Levels Audio and Eikon studios in Hollywood a.o.; all utilising the exact same transducer, amplification and processing technologies, forming one reference regardless of application, source or audience size.
Tom continues: “Our everyday drive is to do things better, continuing the evolution of sound reproduction, honing and fine tuning our solutions, never satisfied with the status quo.
Anton is all about drive and passion and taking his customers and YouTube following to the next level and is as such an ideal partner to bring the Pro-Ribbon Experience to the Russian homes.
It’s great to share this drive and values based around increasing the customer experience and satisfaction. Our late night E-mail communication with comments and feedback pushes us forward, the praise just shows us we’re on the right track.
22nd April 2021
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