Alcons Updates Cinema Reference Monitor System Alcons has released the mark II version of its CRMS Cinema Reference Monitor System, a three-way sound system designed to offer natural 1:1 digital cinema and HD audio sound reproduction.By RS Staff Published: November 8, 2015 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 Alcons has released the mark II version of its CRMS Cinema Reference Monitor System, a three-way sound system designed to offer natural 1:1 digital cinema and HD audio sound reproduction. Featuring the company’s patented RBN401 pro-ribbon driver, the CRMS combines clarity, intelligibility, and a high-headroom SPL, according to the company. The CRMS system consists of a separate, adjustable mid-high frequency section, featuring one RBN401 four-inch pro-ribbon driver HF with a non-vented eight-inch mid-range driver, and a vented low frequency section with a 15-inch woofer with low power-compression four-inch voice-coil design. The CRMS-SR, a matching surround system with identical MF/HF components offers screen/surround blending to provide a uniform sound stage and a seamless transition between surround positions in an immersive sound system. “With the mark II version of the CRMS, we were able to fine-tune the system on details to increase the resolution even further,” said Philip de Haan, head of Alcons Audio R&D. “The wider, slanted mid-high top cabinet construction increases the stereo imaging. The new eight-inch mid-range driver and 15-inch woofer significantly increase power handling and reduce power compression. As a result of tight manufacturing standards, all system cabinets are within ‘matched pair’ tolerance, on par with the finest studio monitors.” SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.