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Alcons Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience Returns to CEDIA 2016

Alcons will showcase its high-end, C-series home cinema systems in Arts District 4 (High Performance Audio).

Alcons Audio C-Series home cinema system

Following a successful debut at the 2015 CEDIA home technology show, Alcons Audio returns in 2016, again with its Alcons Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience.

Alcons will showcase its high-end, C-series home cinema systems in Arts District 4 (High Performance Audio).

A joint collaboration between Alcons, Barco Residential, Dreamscreen, and Trinnov, the Alcons Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience is allows CEDIA visitors to experience the company’s ability to deliver Hi-Fi sound at concert sound pressure levels in any size application. 

The audio system, co-designed by residential integrator Cineramax of Miami, FL, is set up as a 9.1.8 channel immersive surround configuration, comprising three Alcons Cinema Series CR3 Screen System three-way, pro-ribbon systems as LCR screen channels, plus 14 CRMS pro-ribbon surround systems for the top, side, rear, and overhead surrounds. Two ultra-slim 21-inch CB211 subwoofers will be used as LF extensions.

The system is driven by 24 channels of Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controllers, with “lossless” digital feed of an AES3 96kHz signal by a Trinnov Altitude 32 processor. This also connects the media player with a Barco Athena DCI projector with up to 4,500 lumens output, projecting on DreamScreen/ScreenAcoustics Ultra-HD acoustically transparent screen fabric. 

The Alcons Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience appeared at last year’s CEDIA, as well as the 2016 Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam. 

“It’s the most incredible home theater demonstration that I’ve ever experienced, including my own reference systems,” said Gary Reber, editor of Widescreen Review magazine, after experiencing the Alcons Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience at CEDIA 2015. “This is the best of it. Out of all the shows, I’ve never seen a system like this.”

“Prosumer residential clients are looking for the same quality equipment as the professionals, with exceptional Hi-Fi sound,” said Alcons co-founder Tom Back. 

“As the only manufacturer able to combine Hi-Fi sound with pro-grade SPL outputs, Alcons, with its multiple-patented pro-ribbon transducer technology, is unique in being able to deliver what this market demands.

“The residential market is an increasingly important part of our business. This has followed the success we have experienced in the premium cinema market, in high-end screening rooms and post-production studios like Walt Disney, Universal, Lucasfilm, or recently Google/YouTube and Eikon group. We are very pleased with how popular the C-series is proving for our domestic customer base.”

“After last year’s success at CEDIA, we are looking forward to again showing what is possible in home theater audio,” said Alcons North American sales manager David Rahn. “The best way to demonstrate the quality of Alcons systems is to let people experience it with their own ears and we are looking forward to wowing CEDIA visitors again!”

Alcons Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience is located in High Performance Room 4, Arts District (Barco Residential/Alcons Audio).