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Alcons Audio Enjoys A Successful ISE2012 In All Dimensions
As well as attracting the highest number of exhibitors and visitors in the event’s nine year history, ISE2012 gave Alcons Audio the opportunity to again demonstrate how its cutting edge, pro-ribbon audio technology is bringing an ever-more lifelike experience to 3D cinema.
For the second year running, a highlight of the show was the 3D theatre, which brought together several of the leading manufacturers of 3D cinema equipment to provide a real world demonstration of their technology.
A collaboration between Alcons, DVS (who provided the server and content), Image Screens (projection screen), Infitec (3D glasses) and Lang AG (projection), visitors were treated to a range of 3D Blu-Ray and CD presentations, including Teutonic rockers The Scorpions in concert action.
The Alcons 5.1 surround system comprised a CRMS (15” LF, 8” MF, 4” pro-ribbon HF) front system and 12 CRMS surround speakers (which feature 8” MF and 4” pro-ribbon HF). Powered and controlled by ALC2 and ALC4 amplified loudspeaker controllers and DDP™ digital drive processors, all channels featured ‘studio-grade’ AES/EBU digital-to-analogue conversion.
“Showing the Scorpions performance was a good way of demonstrating the audio qualities of our 3D cinema system,” says Alcons co-founder Tom Back. “The band’s music varies from soft ballads to full-throttle hard rock and so the dynamic capabilities, frequency response and transient responses of the system were shown to really good effect.”
The 3D theatre also featured a daily presentation by Tom on the company’s latest audio technology, demonstrating how it brings remarkable width and depth to the imaging of stereo and multi-channel content, making it possible to deliver the best and most lifelike experience to the audiences of 3D shows.
Alcons was also showing the latest in its industry-leading systems, including the QR36 full range line-source column, LR7 micro line-array, compact CR2 screen system, CSS3 ultra-compact surround system and a new 21” slim cinema subwoofer. The BC322 all-carbon cone, self-contained cardioid subwoofer was also being previewed.
“It was a really successful show for Alcons,” says Tom. “Both the stand and the 3D cinema were very busy throughout and we had many enquiries. A striking feature, as always, was the number of home cinema enquiries we had for our C-series range.”