LR18 - Compact mid-size line-array module

  • High-performance line-array system for medium to larger applications
  • HiFi sound quality at concert Sound Pressure Levels
  • 7” pro-ribbon HF section with exceptional intelligibility and “throw”
  • Maximum dynamic headroom reserve with lowest possible distortion
  • Fully symmetric and coherent pattern control in horizontal and vertical plane
  • SIS™ pre-wired for very high system damping and further reduced distortion

Product description

The LR18 is a 3-way, “compact-mid-size” format line-source sound system, combining the highest sound quality possible with very high SPL capabilities and throw.

By implementing Alcons’ pro-ribbon technology for mid and high frequencies, a super-fast impulse response with up-to-90% less distortion is achieved. This enables the LR18 to offer a fully intuitive linear response, with perfect intelligibility and non-compressed identical tonal balance at any SPL.

The all-natural cylindrical wavefront of the multiple-patented, purpose-designed RBN702rs 7” pro-ribbon transducer and the acoustically and electronically symmetrical component configuration bring a unique pattern control in both the vertical as well as the horizontal plane, without any distortion-inducing horn constructions.
The patented 90-degree horizontal dispersion is maintained up to the highest frequencies.

The pro-ribbon’s power handling of 1500W and RMS-to-peak ratio of 1:15, caters for a superb intelligibility and throw with maximum dynamic headroom reserve.

The MF-section features a high-efficiency  6.5” midrange transducer with Neodymium motor-structure, coaxially mounted behind the HF driver in a horn-loaded configuration.

The LF section consist of 2 extended-excursion, reflex-loaded 8” woofers with oversized 3” voice-coil Neodymium motor-structure, surpassing the output of even larger drivers, while maintaining an unobtrusive face print.

The LR18 is driven by the Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controller, optimising the system’s response by LR18-specific drive processing and feedback for each array configuration, including presets for phase-matched low-frequency extensions.

The Signal Integrity Sensing™ pre-wiring ensures dynamic cable/connector compensation between the LR18 and ALC; This offers a 1:1, undistorted natural sound reproduction, regardless of cable length and amplifier impedance load (system damping factor 10.000).

The rigging system enables angle-setting on the cabinets without lifting the array, resulting in safer and faster set-up with minimal handling and a WLL of 24 cabinets under 10:1 safety.

Array configurations can be simulated in the Alcons Ribbon Calculator (ARC), Alcons’ high-resolution 3D simulation program.

Dimensional drawing

Technical specifications

Frequency response 70Hz – 20.000Hz (+/- 3dB)
  51Hz - (+/-10dB)
Sensitivity nominal 106 dB (200Hz – 10kHz)
Nominal impedance LF 2x 8 ohms, MF 8 ohms
Recommended drive Sentinel10, max. 3 pcs. per channel (2.7 ohms)
Nominal SPL peak 140 dB (Sentinel10 200 Hz – 10 kHz)
Dispersion H x V (array) 90° x depending on array length
Dispersion H x V (single) 90° x 10° (@ 10 kHz)

Physical specifications

System 3-way, full-range
Filtering 2-way active, 2-way passive
Drivers LF 2x AW8.3ND-16 8”, vented
Drivers MF 1x AM65ND-8 6.5”, vented
Drivers HF 1x RBN702rs 7” pro-ribbon driver
Connectors 2x Speakon NL8 input/link
Physical dimensions  
Height 226 mm / 8,9 inch
Width 790 mm / 31,1 inch
Depth 436 mm / 17,2 inch
Weight (approx.) 28 kg / 61,7 lb
Warranty 6 years limited

 Due to Alcons Audio continuous R&D, all specifications are subject to change, without prior notice. 

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