Alcons launches updated version of its Cinema Reference Monitor System
Eight years after it launched the original, Alcons Audio has released the MarkII version of its Cinema Reference Monitor System (CRMS). The updated version is a three-way sound system designed to offer “the most natural 1:1 Digital Cinema and HD audio sound reproduction possible,” Alcons said in a statement.
“The new model features a patented RBN401 pro-ribbon driver and combines “remarkable clarity and intelligibility,” with a high headroom SPL, Alcons explained. The pro-ribbon drivers have up to 90 percent less distortion than and conventional mid/high transducer, while the high peak power handling provides 1:16 RMS-to-peak ratio, Alcons said.
Alcons further detailed the tech specs of its CRMS in the statement:
The CRMS system consists of a separate, adjustable mid-high frequency section, featuring one RBN401 4” pro-ribbon driver HF with non-vented 8” mid-range driver and a vented low frequency section with 15” woofer with low power-compression 4” voice-coil design.
A matching surround system with identical MF/HF components, CRMS-SR, is available, offering perfect screen/surround blending, resulting in a very uniform sound stage and a seamless transition between surround positions in an immersive sound system.
“With the MarkII version of the CRMS, we were able to fine-tune the system on details to increase the resolution even further,” head of Alcons Audio R&D Philip de Haan said in the statement. “The wider, slanted mid-high top cabinet construction increases the stereo imaging; The new 8” mid-range driver and 15” woofer significantly increase power handling and reduce power compression. As a result of Alcons’ tight manufacturing standards, all system cabinets are within ‘matched pair’ tolerance, on-par with the finest studio monitors.”
The new CRMS system has already been installed at Lucasfilm Singapore, NBC Universal Beijing, Factory studios London, and at numerous premium home-theaters around the world, Alcons said.