2016 proved to be another highly successful year for Alcons Audio at Amsterdam’s
ISE trade show, with audio professionals from across the industry able to both see
and hear the breadth of the company’s portfolio of pro-ribbon loudspeaker systems.
At this year’s show, Alcons reached out to a wide audience of audio experts and
enthusiasts with something discerning sound engineers, venue operators and audio
consultants could experience for themselves: a superior sound and vision
For the first time ever, Alcons set-up a demo room on its stand at the trade show
Tom Back, company managing director explains: “Following the success of our
demos at the CEDIA show in October in Dallas USA last year, we thought it would
be a great idea to bring the same experience to ISE, to be able to demonstrate
people what our pro-ribbon fuzz is all about.’
In a collaboration of different suppliers, each on top of their game, the Alcons room
was able to shine in the ultimate sound and vision experience.
The audio system was set-up as 13 channel immersive surround configuration:
Three (3) Alcons Cinema Reference Monitor System (CRMS) 3-way pro-ribbon
systems were used as left, center, right screen channels; Ten (10) CRMSC-SR
systems (2′ pro-ribbon HF + 6.5′ LF) with precisely matched pro-ribbon mid/high
frequency transducers were used as surrounds, in top/side/rear and height
positions; Two (2) ultra-slim CB151 (15′) and two (2) ultra-slim CB181 (18′)
subwoofers were used as LF extensions.
The complete Alcons system was driven by 20 channels of Sentinel amplified
loudspeaker controllers and “lossless’ digitally fed with AES3 96kHz signal by the
Trinnov Altitude 32 processor.
The same processor connected the media player with the Barco Optix Cinemascope
projector with 2.37:1 native DLP chip set and up to 4500 lumens output, projecting
“wall-to-wall’ on the DreamScreen ultra-HD high-gain screen fabric.
Tom continues: “As always, the quality lies in the detail; By teaming-up with these
partners, we were able to arguably offer the best immersive cinematic experience
possible; Combined with the special wall and ceiling construction with TexLnt
baffles, enabling us to drive HiFi at true concert sound pressure levels, this resulted
in many “Best Of Show’ appreciations we received from the visitors.’