The CRS8 is a 2-way passive-filtered full range
loudspeaker, designed to meet all requirements of current and future immersive
surround sound formats.
Featuring the patented Alcons pro-ribbon driver
technology, the CRS8 combines an exceptional clarity and intelligibility with
an unusually high dynamic range, offering the most realistic sound reproduction
The CRS8/9090 system 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% 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.
Philip “Dr. Phil” De Haan, head of Alcons R&D:
“immersive sound is now coming up in a wide variety of applications, demanding
a diverse choice of dispersion patterns. Following our initial designs with the
patent-pending waveguide technology on the RBN202 pro-ribbon platform, very
successfully deployed in the VR5 and CRMSC-SRHV systems, we focused on applying
our new waveguide development onto our 4” pro-ribbon transducer platform.”
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.
Phil continues: “The missing link has finally arrived,
for a perfect voicing-match with the other RBN401 pro-ribbon loaded main- and
surround systems, completing the seamless 3D immersive experience.”
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 6 year warranty.
More information on www.alconsaudio.com