Alcons CRMS-LFE18 is a large-format reference subwoofer system for very
demanding listening applications, delivering a super accurate bass and sub
response for a maximum quality audible and sensible performance. Typical applications
include LFE system for quality-conscious
post-production facilities and mastering suites, high-end mix/screening
rooms, recording studios and premium home theatres.
The direct-radiating 18”
transducer mounted in the internally-stiffened, sealed cabinet enables an
in-room response below 10 Hz; The fast impulse response is a perfect match with the
ultra-fast transient response of the Alcons pro-ribbon systems. The 4
ohms impedance caters for maximum amplifier efficiency.
For full system
performance, the CRMS-LFE18 is to be driven and controlled by the ALC amplified
loudspeaker controller, for optimal sound quality and output power with
long-term operation reliability.
The integrated factory
presets in the drive processor of the ALC offer optimisation settings, as well
as VHIR™ processing for perfect phase-matching
with an Alcons pro-ribbon system.
The Signal Integrity Sensing™
pre-wiring automatically ensures complete cable/connector compensation
between the CRMS-LFE18 and ALC, significantly increasing response accuracy and
reducing both linear and non-linear distortion to an absolute minimum,
regardless of cable length and system impedance.
CRMS-LFE18 is also available in a slim enclosure (“CRMS-LFE18sl”), for
maximizing space-efficiency with the Alcons slim-sized main systems.
Phil “Dr. Phil” De Haan, head of Alcons R&D: “we’ve spent quite some
time on the development of this 18” transducer, as it required totally
different parameters than our maximum output PA transducers. We really wanted
to get into the single-digit frequency domain with this subwoofer, with the
typical Alcons non-compromise quality standard. We developed the 18”
woofer with a large motor structure with dual 3” voice-coils, so we were able
to reach an extreme excursion of 30 mm / 1.2-in. resulting in a 10 dB more
excursion capability than with a traditional PA 18” woofer.”
Phil continues: “Driven by
the ALC, with our new VHIR™ processing and the SIS™ sensing circuit, the
CRMS-LFE18 is designed to deliver the most accurate reproduction for even the
lowest octaves, in combination with our CRMS pro-ribbon main and surround
systems. The feedback we receive from the very first customers is, they believe
it brings the most realistic experience of speech,
music and effects, as it was intended. And that’s exactly what Alcons is all
The CRMS-LFE18 will see it’s official launch at the upcoming CEDIA show
in San Diego, USA.
More information on www.crms.info