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Alcons Spreads The Word Wider In All Directions With CRMS Addition

The CRMS-SRIW/9090, featuring the multiple-patented Alcons pro-ribbon transducer technology

The CRMS-SRIW/9090 is a wide dispersion reference main / screen system -- or compact surround system in immersive sound-for-picture applications. It can also be used as full-range sound system in any installed audio application, where a very high quality sound reproduction with inconspicuous in-wall or on-wall mounting is required.

Typical applications include sound system for auditoria, performing arts theatres, houses of worship, screening rooms, post-production facilities and dubbing stages, premium Home Cinemas and quality-conscious cinemas.

The CRMS-SRIW/9090 is like its sibling CRMS-SRIW/9040 part of the CRMS system series. By utilizing identical MHF components, a perfect voicing matching and tonal balance within the product family is realizes.

Featuring the multiple-patented Alcons pro-ribbon transducer technology, the CRMS-SRIW/9090 system combines an exceptional clarity and intelligibility with an unusually high dynamic range, offering the most realistic sound reproduction possible, the company says. The two-way passive-filtered CRMS-SRIW system consists of the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver for HF and a vented 8" mid-bass for LF reproduction; the HF section has a 800 W peak power input, enabling a 1:15 dynamic range with up to 90% less distortion from 1kHz to beyond 20kHz.

The CRMS-SRIW/9090 features a patented 90-degrees and patent-pending 90-degrees dispersion up to the highest frequencies. This offers a very wide and coherent direct-field coverage throughout the listening space, it also guarantees a consistent reflected diffuse-field response.

The CRMS-SRIW system's low frequency section is tuned for a usable frequency response down to 58Hz, enabling a smooth transition with additional LFE subwoofer systems.

The Signal Integrity Sensing pre-wiring ensures complete cable/connector compensation between the CRMS-SRIW and the ALC amplified loudspeaker controller, the dedicated drive-engine; together with VHIR processing, SIS significantly increases response accuracy, deleting artefacts so common in traditional systems.

Philip "Dr. Phil" de Haan, head of Alcons Audio R&D: "on the heels of the development of the CRMSC in-wall with less than 4"/10cm depth, larger applications demanded a higher output, but at the same time, also required a wide projection for near-field applications and for overhead or height-layer immersive sound systems.

So the design brief was: more output, wider dispersion and a minimal mounting depth.

Further implementation of our new patent-pending waveguide technology into the larger RBN 4-inch driver platform lead to a possible cabinet depth of 150mm / 5.9", while delivering a constant, wide projection of a true 90-degree by 90-degree up to 20.000Hz.

By utilizing the same transducer components throughout our different product lines, albeit with different form factors, this system feels equally at home in home-theatres and studios, as well as in performing arts theatres or houses of worship to name a few. And as a result of our tight manufacturing standards, all our systems are well within "matched pair" tolerance, for a reference-grade response, regardless of the selected system."

Further to the shallow depth, the CRMS-SRIW also features an optional cloth grill and ACO Architect Color Option in 180+ RAL color schemes for easy, inconspicuous in-wall or on-wall mounting.

The system comes with a 6-year "no hassle" warranty.



(25 February 2021)

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