Alcons Expands Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience at ISE 2017
ISE 2017 sees Alcons Audio returns to its ‘home show’ both as a an official ISE Technology Partner and with an expanded Alcons Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience.
The Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience was one of the highlights of ISE 2016 and returns this year in expanded form, having also enjoyed critical acclaim at the CEDIA home technology exhibition in Dallas last year. Taking place in an acoustically-optimised demo room on Alcons stand 6H148 in Hall 6, the company will be demonstrating systems for both the residential/home theatre and professional installation markets.
The residential/home theatre demos are taking place in co-operation with Barco, DreamScreen and Trinnov. They are the ideal way for ISE visitors to experience Alcons ability to deliver Hi-Fi sound at concert sound pressure levels in any size application, complete with high resolution laser projection. This kind of co-operation between manufacturers shows visitors the very best home theatre experience, combining exceptionally detailed, HiFi sound at concert SPLs with high impact, high resolution visuals.
For the professional installation (and rental) market, Alcons will be hosting seminars with Astro Spatial Audio (ASA), which will explore and demonstrate in depth immersive surround sound for live events. The Alcons system will be working with ASA’s SARA II Premium Rendering Engine, which harnesses patented Spatial Sound Wave (SSW) technology to deliver scalable and easy to use object-based 3D audio for a wide range of applications.
The audio system will be a hybrid 9.X.8 immersive surround configuration, comprising three Alcons Cinema Reference Monitor Systems CRMS mkII (three-way, 15” LF, 8” MF and 4” pro-ribbon HF) as L-C-R screen channels, plus 14 CRMSC-SR systems (6,5” LF and 2” pro-ribbon HF) for base, height and top layer surrounds. Four ultra-slim 15” CB151 subwoofers will be used as LF extension. This set-up is designed to reproduce native and upmixed Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D and DTS:X content, as well as Astro 3D Spatial Audio material.
The system will be driven by 24 channels of Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controllers, with ‘lossless’ digital feed of an AES3 96kHz signal by a Trinnov Altitude 32 processor. This also connects the media player with a Barco laser phosphor projector with native DLP chip set and up to 12.000 lumens output, projecting on a 2.35:1-formatted DreamScreen ultra-HD high-gain screen.
Once again, Alcons is also an official ISE Technology Partner, with systems in the Residential Solutions Theatre (Hall 5) and the Audio Solutions Theatre (Hall 7). The show floor theatres are an important part of ISE, featuring case-study presentations by manufacturers, distributors, systems integrators, content creators and other experts on many current key technologies and issues. The Alcons systems ensure that all attendees hear every word of every presentations in exceptional detail.
“We are very pleased to be an official ISE Technology Partner again and to present an enhanced and expanded Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience at ISE 2017. It has been recognised as one of the stars of every audio technology show it has appeared at. The best way to experience the quality and power of our systems is to hear them for yourself,” says Alcons co-founder Tom Back. “Audiences for all types of live and installed sound are looking to enjoy the very best that the latest audio technology can offer. At ISE 2017 we will be pleased to again demonstrate that Alcons delivers that.”
ISE 2017 takes place at the Amsterdam RAI from 7 – 10 February 2017, with Alcons Audio exhibiting on stand 6-H148 (Hall 6).