The CRMSC-SRHOR surround from Alcons is a two-way passive-filtered full range loudspeaker, designed to meet all requirements of immersive cinema surround sound formats. Targeted applications include as a (surround) sound system for small premium commercial cinemas, high-end screening rooms, quality-conscious mix and post-production facilities and dubbing stages.

Featuring the multiple-patented Alcons pro-ribbon driver technology, the manufacturer says the CRMSC-SRHOR monitor combines an ‘exceptional clarity and intelligibility’ with an ‘unusually high’ dynamic range, offering the most realistic sound reproduction possible.

The CRMSC-SRHOR system consists of one RBN202 pro-ribbon driver for HF and a vented 6.5in mid-bass for LF reproduction.

The CRMSC-SRHOR HF section has an 400W peak power input, enabling a 1:16 dynamic range with up to 90% less distortion from 1 kHz to beyond 20 kHz.

The patented 90° horizontal dispersion of the RBN202 offers a stable coverage to a larger number of seats in the auditorium as due to the ‘compression-less’ principle of the pro-ribbon transducer, the system has a linear response at any SPL.

The CRMSC-SRHOR is designed as matching surround system for the CRMSC Cinema Reference Monitoring system, or in any small to medium sized immersive surround system including large high-end domestic systems.

By using identical MHF components in a horizontal arrangement, Alcons says a perfect voicing matching between screen and surround system is realised, resulting in a wide and uniform sound stage throughout the entire listening area. The CRMSC-SRHOR can also be used as main screen system in smaller applications, with low-frequency support.

The 15° slanted enclosure baffle together with the optional ACO colour option is designed to deliver easy, low profile wall or ceiling mounting and also makes them ideal for height channels in low ceiling rooms.

These systems are available in any colour through the manufacturer’s Architect Colour Option programme. The entire colour spectrum is covered through 180+ colours from the European RALcolour scheme.

For full system performance, the CRMSC-SRHOR needs to be driven by an ALC Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controller, delivering maximum sound quality with increased headroom and operation reliability.

The Signal Integrity Sensing pre-wiring is on-board to ensure complete cable/connector compensation between the CRMSC-SRHOR and ALC Sentinel, increasing response accuracy, regardless of cable length and system impedance, with tight and accurate mid and bass response as result, says Alcons.