With the CRMS-SRHV/9040 system, Alcons Audio extends their audio solutions portfolio in the studio, screening-room and residential markets. The CRMS-SRHV is designed as a very compact reference main/screen system – or larger surround system in immersive sound-for-picture applications.
The system features Alcons renowned signature-sound, based on the Alcons pro-ribbon driver; this Alcons-proprietary multiple-patented transducer technology combines an exceptional clarity and intelligibility with an unusually high dynamic range, offering the most true sound reproduction possible.
The amplifier-efficient 2-way passive-filtering crosses a vented 8” mid-bass driver with the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver. With a lowest-usable LF response of 58Hz, the CRMS-SRHV can be used as stand-alone monitor, or can be combined with a subwoofer; the MHF section has an 800 W peak power input, enabling a 1:15 dynamic range with up to 90% less distortion to beyond 20 kHz.
The patented 90-degree horizontal offers a wide horizontal and a tight vertical coverage up to the highest frequencies; Very important for the seamless imaging in base channels of immersive systems.
Due to the “compression-less” principle of the pro-ribbon transducer, the system has a linear response at any SPL; in combination with Alcons Audio’s tight manufacturing tolerance within 1dB, making each system a “matched-pair”, the CRMS-SRHV is a perfect choice for critical reference monitoring.
By utilizing identical MHF components within the CRMS range of products, a perfect voicing match between screen- and surround system is realized, resulting in an exceptionally wide and uniform sound stage throughout the entire listening area.
The revolvable RBN waveguide and trapezoidal enclosure together with the optional grill and ACO color option, provides for easy, low profile integration.
For full system performance, the CRMS-SRHV is driven by an ALC controller-amplifier; synergetic technologies, such as VHIR-processing and SIS sensing turn the CRMS-
SRHV into a precision instrument delivering maximum sound quality with increased headroom and utmost operation reliability.
Philip “Dr. Phil” de Haan, head of Alcons Audio R&D said, “The strongly increased demand from the studio and residential markets for Alcons pro-ribbon systems lead to the development of the CRMS-SRHV/9040 speaker. Needless to say, “immersive” is the leading audio theme today and with our religious commitment to delivering the most true audio experience in any application, we are continuously expanding our range of solutions.”
With their pro-ribbon transducer developments, Alcons is perfectly suited to offer a unique combination of studio monitor clarity and intelligibility with the high dynamic range of sound reinforcement systems.
Philip added, “The CRMS-SRHV/9040 is further proof of this commitment and has already proven itself as an excellent addition to the sound engineer’s toolbox.”