Alcons presents CR3 pro-ribbon cinema screen system

Extending Alcons’ evolutionary Digital Cinema sound system program, the Dutch company has developed the CR3 three-way pro-ribbon cinema screen system, specifically aimed at medium sized applications, where projection control and 1:1 accurate, non-compressed digital sound reproduction is required.
Due to the Alcons pro-ribbon transducer technology, the CR3 offers a linear response to above 20.000Hz; the absence of a compression mechanism caters for the same tonal balance from the lowest to highest SPLs, while the ‘Real-90’ horizontal dispersion of the pro-ribbon transducer guarantees a very stable sound field throughout the operating bandwidth. This also widens the stereo experience for far left- and right-seated audience.
The driver arrangement consists of a double RBN401 pro-ribbon HF driver array, two 6.5-inch mid-range drivers and two vented 15-inch woofers for LF reproduction. The CR3 HF section has a 1600W peak power input, enabling a 1:16 dynamic range with up to 90 percent less distortion from 1kHz to beyond 20kHz.
The 40-degree vertical cylindrical projection of the HF section (inclusive screen spreading compensation), in combination with the 10-degree pre-tilt, caters for a very precise projection control, preventing unwanted ceiling reflections.
The bi-amped CR3 is powered and controlled by the ALC Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controller; through the integrated processing and feedback, the Sentinel offers CR3-specific drive processing with optimal response and reliability.
The shallow system design of 35cm/13.7-inch guarantees space economic mounting.
The Signal Integrity Sensing pre-wiring ensures complete cable/connector compensation between the CR3 and ALC Sentinel; this offers an undistorted natural sound reproduction, regardless of cable length and amplifier impedance load (system damping factor >10.000 down to 2 ohms).