studio & residential cinema

CRMS-series

Cinema Reference Monitor Systems

■ Uncolored, ultra-low distortion 1:1 reproduction of high-definition media
Intuitive linear response with unparalleled definition and dynamics
Flat frequency response up to/beyond 20kHz with optimized phase response
Precise horizontal and vertical projection control > very wide “sweet-spot”
Uniform sound stage by using identical mid/high transducers throughout
Integrated eco-system with transducers, processing & amplification and control

An action blockbuster or a romantic arthouse movie, a hard-rock concert registration or a live symphonic orchestra streaming; the Alcons Cinema Reference Monitor Systems offer the most natural 1:1 sound reproduction possible, uniquely combining studio monitor audio quality with live sound dynamic capabilities.

The fully matched screen and surround systems, with identical mid/high frequency transducers bring a very uniform sound stage, perfect for immersive surround environments.
Speech, music and effect are reproduced with finest detail, fullest dynamics and lowest distortion.

"It's experiencing instead of hearing"

The power behind the glory

Conveying emotions through the pro-ribbon transducer

RBN202 (left) and RBN401 (right) pro-ribbon driver

The heart of the CRMS systems is the multiple-patented RBN pro-ribbon transducer technology.

Modern high resolution media put stringent demands on the reproduction chain, especially on the loudspeaker performance;  Complex sounds should be reproduced with finest detail and fullest dynamics.

The Alcons proprietary mid and high frequency technology reproduces the original sound without adding any coloration or distortion; input = output, just louder!

The different working principle of the pro-ribbon driver delivers an exceptional clarity with up to 90% less distortion, a perfect speech intelligibility, no listening fatigue and a super dynamic power handling.

Furthermore, the Alcons patented and patent-pending dispersion offers a very wide stereo-imaging and a seamless immersive experience up to the highest frequencies.

For the first time ever, it is possible to go “full-circle” utilizing the exact same high-resolution transducer technology from recording to mastering to playback and large-scale delivery, for any type of source material and in any size of application.

“People get excited when magic happens and audio sounds ‘just like the real thing, it makes them smile, be excited, and forget everything else. Alcons technology produces the most ‘you are there’ system that we have experienced in a more than 20 year journey into audio perfection.”
Dan Nagar, co-owner Cinemart

“When we did the listening tests with all the potential systems, Alcons was clearly the best sounding, with the most advanced technologies,” Herman Pieëte, CAS. Sound supervisor / re-recording engineer.

“The system can handle the most complex materials flawlessly and the reproduction is much more detailed than other systems, resulting in precision decision-making. You can mix at a truly microscopic level.” Eelco Bakker, STMPD recording studios senior sound designer.

“I knew after hearing the Alcons CRMS system for the first time that the speakers were exactly what I was looking for. The pro-ribbon drivers provide such a pleasing, brilliant top end and the subs are the tightest I have ever heard. This system is simply unbeatable.” Brian Riordan, founder and president Levels Audio

“From my first listen, I knew that the Alcons pro-ribbons solution was the best I had heard. Subsequent listening sessions, and comparing to other speaker setups, only confirmed it,” Brad Scott, Alcons residential cinema owner

“It’s the best audio system I’ve ever heard for both movies and music. It has it all – dynamics, clarity, imaging, no distortion and it produces zero ear fatigue.” Brad Scott, Alcons residential cinema owner

“I can hear new sounds in movies that I never heard before and the intensity is so powerful yet extremely detailed. The Alcons loudspeakers never show any sign of distortion.” Murat Cuhadaroglu, owner Alcons residential cinema

CRMSC

Compact Reference Monitor System

 

■ Reference-quality compact sound reproduction system for small-to-medium rooms
■ Unique hybrid front- /surround-system design for uniform sound stage
■ 12” vented LF, 6,5” MF , RBN202 2” pro-ribbon HF
■ Choice of passive or bi-amp filtering for economic powering or maximum output
■ SIS™ pre-wired for very high system damping and further reduced distortion
■ Shallow system design (21,7cm / 8.5-in.) for space economic mounting

The CRMSCompact Cinema Reference Monitor System is a 3-way sound system, designed to offer the most natural high-definition audio sound reproduction possible in small to medium rooms.

The CRMSC system consists of a separate mid-high frequency section, featuring the RBN202 2” pro-ribbon driver with non-vented 6.5” midrange and a low frequency section with a vented 12” with low power-compression 4” voice-coil design.

The 90º x 30º (@20kHz) waveguide of the patented RBN202 pro-ribbon driver offers a very wide stereo imaging, while the RBN202’s 500W peak power handling enables maximum dynamics and screen compensations without any audible stress.

The CRMSC is driven by ALC controller-amplifier, delivering absolute maximum sound quality and utmost operation reliability, through features like SIS™ cable compensation and VHIR™ phase processing.

CRMSC-matching on-wall, in-wall and ceiling surround solutions with identical MF/HF components are available, for perfect screen/surround blending, resulting in a very uniform sound stage.

CRMSC surround solutions

CRMSC-SR
compact on-wall reference surround

CRMSC-SRIW
compact in-wall reference surround

The matching on-wall surround solution in the CRMSC range. By utilizing identical 6.5” LF and RBN202 MHF drivers as in the CRMSC, a perfect voicing matching between screen- and surround system is realized. The 10º tilted enclosure baffle together with the 30º vertical projection of the RBN202 pro-ribbon driver makes the CRMSC-SR perfect as base-layer surround.

The slanted “wings” of the baffle cater for an optimized smooth acoustic wall coupling. The optional grill and ACO™ color option, provides for easy, low profile wall mounting.

The matching in-wall surround solution in the CRMSC range. By utilizing identical 6.5” LF and RBN202 MHF drivers as in the CRMSC, a perfect voicing matching between screen- and surround system is realized. The ultra-slim enclosure design, available with 90º x 30º or wide 120º x 90º projection of the RBN202 pro-ribbon driver, makes the CRMSC-SRIW suitable for both base-layer (in-wall) as height-/top-layer (in-ceiling) surround.

The revolvable MHF waveguide and the cabinet depth of only 10cm/3.9” enables mounting in any wall or ceiling structure.

CRMSC-SRHV/9060
compact versatile reference surround

CRMSC-SRHV/12090
compact wide versatile reference surround

The matching versatile surround solution in the CRMSC range. By utilizing identical 6.5” LF and RBN202 MHF drivers as in the CRMSC, a perfect voicing matching between screen- and surround system is realized. The wide 90º x 60º projection of the RBN202 pro-ribbon driver makes the CRMSC-SRHV/90 suitable for both base-layer as height-/top-layer surround, or even as ultra-compact screen system.

The revolvable MHF waveguide and the trapezoidal enclosure design enables optimized projection from any mounting position.

The matching versatile surround solution in the CRMSC range. By utilizing identical 6.5” LF and RBN202 MHF drivers as in the CRMSC, a perfect voicing matching between screen- and surround system is realized. The very wide 120º x 90º projection of the RBN202 pro-ribbon driver makes the CRMSC-SRHV/120 suitable for both base-layer as height-/top-layer surround with a very close listening position.

The revolvable MHF waveguide and the trapezoidal enclosure design enables optimized projection from any mounting position.

“Alcons technology produces the most ‘you are there’ system that we have experienced in a more than 20 year journey into audio perfection.”
Dan Nagar, co-owner Cinemart

“When we did the listening tests with all the potential systems, Alcons was clearly the best sounding, with the most advanced technologies,” Herman Pieëte, CAS. Sound supervisor / re-recording engineer.

“The system can handle the most complex materials flawlessly and the reproduction is much more detailed than other systems, resulting in precision decision-making. You can mix at a truly microscopic level.” Eelco Bakker, STMPD recording studios senior sound designer.

“I knew after hearing the Alcons CRMS system for the first time that the speakers were exactly what I was looking for. The pro-ribbon drivers provide such a pleasing, brilliant top end and the subs are the tightest I have ever heard. This system is simply unbeatable.” Brian Riordan, founder and president Levels Audio

“From my first listen, I knew that the Alcons pro-ribbons solution was the best I had heard. Subsequent listening sessions, and comparing to other speaker setups, only confirmed it,” Brad Scott, Alcons residential cinema owner

“It’s the best audio system I’ve ever heard for both movies and music. It has it all – dynamics, clarity, imaging, no distortion and it produces zero ear fatigue.” Brad Scott, Alcons residential cinema owner

“I can hear new sounds in movies that I never heard before and the intensity is so powerful yet extremely detailed. The Alcons loudspeakers never show any sign of distortion.” Murat Cuhadaroglu, owner Alcons residential cinema

CRMS mkII

Cinema Reference Monitor System

■ Reference-quality sound reproduction system for medium-to-larger rooms
■ Unique hybrid front- /surround-system design for uniform sound stage
■ 15” vented LF, 8” MF , RBN401 4” pro-ribbon HF
■ Bi-amp filtering for maximum output and precise component matching
■ SIS™ pre-wired for very high system damping and further reduced distortion
■ Shallow system design (32,0cm / 12.6-in.) for space economic mounting

The CRMS Cinema Reference Monitor System is a 3-way sound system, offering the most natural high-definition audio sound reproduction possible in medium to large rooms.

The CRMS system consists of a separate mid-high frequency section, featuring the RBN401 4” pro-ribbon driver with non-vented 8” midrange and a low frequency section with a vented 15” with low power-compression 4” voice-coil design.

The 90º x 40º (line-source) waveguide of the patented RBN401 pro-ribbon driver offers a very wide stereo sweet-spot, while the RBN401’s 700W peak power handling enables maximum screen compensations without any audible stress.

The CRMS is driven by ALC controller-amplifier, delivering absolute maximum sound quality and utmost operation reliability, through features like SIS™ cable compensation and VHIR™ phase processing.

CRMS-matching on-wall, in-wall and ceiling surround solutions with identical MF/HF components are available, for perfect screen/surround blending, resulting in a very uniform sound stage.

 

CRMS mkII surround solutions

CRMS-SR
on-wall reference surround

CRMS-SRIW
in-wall reference surround

The matching on-wall surround solution in the CRMS range. By utilizing identical 8” LF and RBN401 MHF drivers as in the CRMS, a perfect voicing matching between screen- and surround system is realized. The 10º tilted enclosure baffle together with the 40º line-source vertical projection of the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver makes the CRMS-SR perfect as base-layer surround.

The slanted “wings” of the baffle cater for an optimized smooth acoustic coupling with the wall. The optional grill and ACO™ color option, provides for easy, low profile wall mounting.

The matching in-wall surround solution in the CRMS range. By utilizing identical 8” LF and RBN401 MHF drivers as in the CRMS, a perfect voicing matching between screen- and surround system is realized. The slim enclosure design together with the  projection of the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver makes the CRMS-SRIW ideally suitable as base-layer (in-wall) surround.

The revolvable MHF waveguide and the cabinet depth of only 15cm/5.9” enables easy mounting in wall structures.

CRMS-SRHV/9090
wide versatile reference surround

CRMS-SRHV/9040
versatile reference surround

The matching versatile surround solution in the CRMS range. By utilizing identical 8” LF and RBN401 MHF drivers as in the CRMS, a perfect voicing matching between screen- and surround system is realized. The very wide 90º x 90º projection of the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver makes the CRMS-SRHV/9090 suitable for both base-layer as height-/top-layer surround with a close listening position.

The trapezoidal enclosure design enables optimized projection from many mounting positions.

The matching versatile surround solution in the CRMS range. By utilizing identical 8” LF and RBN401 MHF drivers as in the CRMS, a perfect voicing matching between screen- and surround system is realized. The 90º x 40º (line-source) projection of the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver makes the CRMS-SRHV/9040 suitable for both base-layer surround or compact screen system.

The revolvable MHF waveguide and the trapezoidal enclosure design enables optimized projection from any mounting position.

CRMS LFE18

large format reference subwoofers

■ Reference-quality LFE subwoofer system
■ Extended in-room frequency response down to below 10 Hz
■ Superb impulse response for most realistic sound experience
■ Single 18” extreme-excursion woofer with dual 3” voice-coils
■ SIS™ pre-wired for very high system damping factor (10.000)
■ Available in space-economic design, with 27,5cm/10.8” depth

Solid, fundamental sub bass reproduction caters for the true impact of a movie experience. The response of the lower octaves should be tight, accurate and powerful.

The CRMS-LFE18 is the CRMS-series large-format reference subwoofer system, delivering an accurate bass and sub response for an unsurpassed audible and sensible performance.

The direct-radiating 18” woofer has 10dB more excursion capability than a traditional 18” woofer; This purpose-designed transducer is controlled by the SIS™ compensating circuit in the Sentinel. The resulting super-fast impulse response is a perfect match with the ultra-fast transient response of the Alcons pro-ribbon drivers.

The CRMS-LFE18 extends the Alcons CRMS-series to ultra-wide band reference monitor systems, with a frequency response from below 10Hz to above 20kHz for a high-impact, life-like experience.

CRMS-LFE18 (left) CRMS-LFE18sl (right)
CRMS-LFE18 (left) CRMS-LFE18sl (right)

Large format subwoofer solutions

CRMS-LFE18
large format reference subwoofer

CRMS-LFE18sl
slim sized reference subwoofer

The CRMS-LFE18 is a large-format non-vented reference subwoofer with a “box-design” form-factor. With a cabinet height of 73,3cm / 28.9”, the low-frequency extension is suitable for stacked subwoofer arrangements, with a minimum footprint.

The CRMS-LFE18sl is a large-format non-vented reference subwoofer with a “shallow-design” form-factor. With a cabinet depth of 31,0cm / 12.2”, the low-frequency extension is enabling a total system depth of max. 32cm / 12.6” in combination with the CRMS system.

“Alcons technology produces the most ‘you are there’ system that we have experienced in a more than 20 year journey into audio perfection.”
Dan Nagar, co-owner Cinemart

“When we did the listening tests with all the potential systems, Alcons was clearly the best sounding, with the most advanced technologies,” Herman Pieëte, CAS. Sound supervisor / re-recording engineer.

“The system can handle the most complex materials flawlessly and the reproduction is much more detailed than other systems, resulting in precision decision-making. You can mix at a truly microscopic level.” Eelco Bakker, STMPD recording studios senior sound designer.

“I knew after hearing the Alcons CRMS system for the first time that the speakers were exactly what I was looking for. The pro-ribbon drivers provide such a pleasing, brilliant top end and the subs are the tightest I have ever heard. This system is simply unbeatable.” Brian Riordan, founder and president Levels Audio

“From my first listen, I knew that the Alcons pro-ribbons solution was the best I had heard. Subsequent listening sessions, and comparing to other speaker setups, only confirmed it,” Brad Scott, Alcons residential cinema owner

“It’s the best audio system I’ve ever heard for both movies and music. It has it all – dynamics, clarity, imaging, no distortion and it produces zero ear fatigue.” Brad Scott, Alcons residential cinema owner

“I can hear new sounds in movies that I never heard before and the intensity is so powerful yet extremely detailed. The Alcons loudspeakers never show any sign of distortion.” Murat Cuhadaroglu, owner Alcons residential cinema

Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controllers

■ High-output, high-end Hi-Fi sound quality amplifier stages
■ 4-in/4-out matrix with 192kHz capable AES3 digital inputs
■ SIS™ circuit for cable compensation (damping factor 10.000)
■ Dedicated presets for all Alcons system configurations
■ Future upgradeable DSP hardware + life-time software updates
■ Remote control via VNC, ALControl™ or embedded command sets

As part of the Alcons synergetic system approach, the proprietary designed and developed Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controllers are the drive engines behind the Alcons pro-ribbon sound systems.

The Sentinels combine a powerful 4-channel DSP-based controller with true audiophile-grade high-headroom ClassD amplifier stages and are designed to get the absolute maximum performance out of the pro-ribbon systems.

The future-upgradable DSP engine enables a range of functions, such as equalising, delay, user-presets and system feedback a.o., while the dedicated factory speaker presets feature Alcons’ VHIR™ processing, for an optimized phase response.

Its 192kHz-capable AES3 digital inputs offer the most direct “lossless” signal path from source to speakers.

The Signal Integrity Sensing™ circuit dynamically compensates the effects of long speaker cables, resulting in a fast and tight sub and bass response regardless of cable length or impedance; SIS™ also caters for even further reduced distortion (due to optimized cross-over drive).

Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controllers

Sentinel3

Sentinel10

The Sentinel3 amplified loudspeaker controller is the recommended “engine” for the pro-ribbon systems and subwoofers for small to medium rooms; For larger rooms, it can be used for powering and controlling the screen system’s mid/high section and the surround systems. With an output of 750W per channel, it packs 3kW of dynamic audiophile drive power.

The Sentinel3 also features a bridge-mode, with which 2 channels can be combined into 1 high-output channel with a minimum 4 ohms load.

The Sentinel10 amplified loudspeaker controller is the recommended “engine” for the pro-ribbon screen and larger surround systems and subwoofers for even the largest rooms; With an output of 2500W per channel, it packs a massive 10kW of dynamic audiophile drive power in a 2 rack-unit space.

It shares the same control and processing infrastructure and modular lay-out with the S3, with 2 redundant power supplies and 4 individual power amp stages.

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