The CRS8’s HF section has an 800W peak power input
The CRS8 is a two-way, passive-filtered, full-range loudspeaker, built by Alcons Audio for use with the range of immersive surround-sound formats currently available and under development. It features the manufacturer’s Alcons pro-ribbon driver technology, consisting of the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver for HF and a vented 8-inch mid-bass for LF reproduction.
The CRS8’s HF section has an 800W peak power input, allowing for a 1:16 dynamic range with up to 90% less distortion from 1kHz all the way up to 20Hz. Due to the pro-ribbon transducer technology’s ‘compression-less’ design, the system reportedly delivers a fully linear response, with the same tonal balance at all SPLs for a 1:1 performance.
With both 90° horizontal and vertical dispersion of the waveguide, the CRS8 offers wide and consistent coverage up to 20kHz at 3dB, making it particularly suited for the imaging in height channels of immersive systems. The CRS8 is driven by the Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controller (ALC), its Signal Integrity Sensing pre-wiring ensuring dynamic cable/connector compensation between the CRS8 and the ALC.
Meanwhile, Alcons has filled the gap between its LR18 compact mid-size and LR28 large-format pro-ribbon line array systems with the launch of the mid-size LR24. The Dutch manufacturer states that the LR24 offers its signature high-fidelity pro-ribbon audio with up to 90% less distortion than other conventional line array systems. In addition, it boasts extended 1:15 RMS-to-peak power ratio dynamics, a lobe-free HF wavefront with laser-accurate projection and extended throw.
For smaller applications, Alcons has unveiled the QR20 modular line source array column. It is intended for use where the directivity of its larger Q system sibling solutions is required, but SPL and throw requirements are lower.