CR1 - ultra-compact screen system

  • RBN401 pro-ribbon HF driver, 6.5” midrange and 12” woofer
  • Adjustable HF driver for precise projection
  • Industries most-shallow enclosure (18cm/7-in.)
  • Signal Integrity Sensing™ pre-wired cable compensation
  • ‘Real-90’ dispersion, H 90° x V 40° (nom.)
  • Flown, stacked, wall-mount positioning
  • Also available in “Front-Vent” version for baffle-wall mounting

Product description

The CR1 is an ultra-compact 3-way sound system, designed to meet all requirement of all current and future (digital) cinema sound formats, for applications where medium output, high quality cinema sound reproduction is needed; It is recommended for smaller cinema theatres, as well as screening rooms and Home Theatres.

Featuring the patented Alcons pro-ribbon driver technology, the CR1 offers a 1:1 reproduction of the original sound source; The absence of a “compression threshold”, caters for the same tonal balance at all SPL’s, while the combination of unprecedented low distortion with a very high 1:15 RMS-to-peak dynamic range delivers the most realistic cinematic experience possible.

The patented “Real-90” horizontal dispersion of the RBN401 pro-ribbon, mounted on a revolvable waveguide, widens the stereo experience “sweet-spot” for the off-axis seated audience significantly.

Besides the RBN401, the CR1 comprises a 6.5” vented mid-range and 12” woofer, all with Neodymium motor structures enabling a light weight and compact cabinet design. The unique ultra-shallow enclosure design of only 18cm/7-in. provides for very flexible mounting in even the smallest spaces behind the screen or as surround; Both for on-wall, or in-wall mounting, for which the CR1 is available with front-vented LF (FV).

The low system impedance and fully passive-filtering configuration allows for a very economical power package, where the CR1 is powered and controlled by one channel of an ALC amplified loudspeaker controller; Through the integrated CR1 drive-processing, the ALC offers response optimisation and dedicated protection.

Through the SIS™ (Signal Integrity Sensing) circuit, the cable-length and connector resistance between the CR1 and ALC is completely compensated (system damping factor >10.000), for further increased accuracy and controlled cone-travel, resulting in a tighter mid and bass response.

Dimensional drawing

Technical specifications

Frequency response 45 Hz - 20.000 Hz (+/- 3 dB)
36 Hz - (+/- 10 dB)
Sensitivity nominal 98 dB (200 Hz – 10 kHz)
Nominal impedance     4 ohms
Recommended drive Sentinel 3 min.
Nominal SPL peak 127 dB Sentinel3 (200 Hz – 10 kHz)
132 dB Sentinel10 (200 Hz – 10 kHz)
Dispersion H 90° x V 40° (line-source)

Physical specifications

System 3-way, full-range
Filtering passive
Driver LF 1x AW12.3-4 12”, vented
Driver MF 1x AM65ND-8 6.5” vented
Driver HF 1x RBN401 4” pro-ribbon driver
Connectors 2x Speakon NL4 input/link
Physical dimensions   mm                 inches
Height 1008                   40.0
Width   536                   21.1
Depth   180                     7.1
Weight (approx.)  29,8 kg             65.6 lb
Warranty 6 years limited     

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