Alcons Audio Enters Immersive Audio Space with CRS8

The Alcons Audio CRS8 is a two-way passive-filtered full range loudspeaker for immersive surround sound formats. Featuring the patented Alcons pro-ribbon driver technology, the CRS8 consists of the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver for HF and a vented 8” mid-bass for LF reproduction. The CRS8 HF section has an 800W peak power input, enabling a unique 1:16 dynamic range with up to 90 percent less distortion from 1kHz. to beyond 20.000 Hz.

Due to the “compression-less” principle of the pro-ribbon transducer technology, the system has a fully linear response, with the same tonal balance at all SPL’s for an intuitive 1:1 performance.

The patented (90-degrees) horizontal and patent-pending (90-degrees) vertical dispersion of the waveguide, offers a very wide and consistent coverage up to the highest frequencies (20kHz -3dB), very important for the imaging in height channels of immersive systems.

Driven by the Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controller, the Signal Integrity Sensing pre-wiring ensures dynamic cable/connector compensation between the CRS8 and ALC; This offers a 1:1, undistorted natural sound reproduction, regardless of cable length and amplifier impedance load. Typical applications include (height layer) immersive surround sound systems for performing arts theaters, screening rooms, post-production facilities and dubbing stages, premium home cinemas and quality-conscious PLF cinemas.

The RBN401 is Alcons Audio’s most-applied pro-ribbon driver, with thousands in use daily, as critical part of the line-array systems in particular. Now with the integration in the CRS8 reference surround, the wide 90° x 90° dispersion becomes available for larger point-source applications, where extended full-bandwidth coverage is required.

The CRS8/9090 is available in two impedance choices: 8 ohms for efficient parallel connection in 5.1/7.1 configurations and 4 ohms, for maximum amplifier efficiency in individually-amplified immersive surround systems. It comes with a six-year warranty.

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Heres a video of the Alcons Audio pro-ribbon driver from ISE 2019 below: