Alcons Audio will be present at this year’s PLASA show in London with a number of new products, in addition to speaker systems they will also be featuring electronics.
The LR14 ultra-compact line-array system is about to receive a new brother, the LR14/90. This is a new pro-ribbon line-array, featuring the Alcons RBN401 pro-ribbon driver, with double 6.5” woofers in a 90 x 15 degree configuration. With a total weight of only 15kg, the LR14/90 pro-ribbon line-array has one of the best “throw-to-size/weight” ratios in the industry.
The second main introduction on the show is the QB363. Featuring a triple-12” array-configuration, the QB363 acts as a modular low-end extension of the QR-series pro-ribbon column arrays. With the similar front shape of the QR36 and QM36, this bass system operates completely within the acoustic line-array parameters, resulting in perfect projection control. The modular principle enables vertical (or even horizontal) tight bass arrays up to or even beyond 10 meters.
Also on show is the definitive production version of the SR9, the first product of the new “S-series” group of products, which was previewed on a number of shows. The SR9 is an ultra-compact ribbon loudspeaker, specifically designed for applications where ultimate fidelity response needs to be projected with wide horizontal and precise vertical coverage, such as low-profile stage-lip/front-fill, upper-/under-balcony, or stair risers or walls.
Another highlight on the Alcons stand is the Digital Drive Processor, DDP™. In short, this new development marks the entrance of Alcons in the digital processing domain. The exchangeable processing device is complementary to the Alcons ALC controller-amplifiers and caters for improved ease-of-use in the handling and controlling of Alcons sound systems. A very important step forward in Alcons’ “system synergy” philosophy.
For a glimpse of the future of professional sound reinforcement, visit Upper Deck booth AA6.