Alcons Returns to ISE 3D Theatre 


For the second year running and underpinning the technology’s appeal, the ISE trade show’s Rooms E105 and 106, adjacent to Hall 10 features a 3D Theatre, allowing visitors to experience the very best that the technology has to offer. Having supplied a highly praised system in 2011, Alcons Audio has been invited once again to provide the 3D Theatre’s sound system.


The ISE 3D Theatre will feature a daily presentation by Alcons co-founder Tom Back on the company’s latest 3D audio technology. Taking place each day, the presentation will demonstrate how Alcons’ proprietary pro-ribbon transducer products enhance the 3D experience.


“There is a real upward trend for Digital Cinema and Alcons systems are proving to be very popular,” says Tom. “With 24-bit resolution and up to 16 channels of non-compressed audio, the demands are much greater in terms of dynamic capabilities, frequency response and transient response.”


Alcons pro-ribbon transducer technology, in combination with developments like array technology and coverage control, have brought 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 R&D department took up the challenge of producing a cinema sound solution that allows a non-compressed 1:1 reproduction of a movie’s soundtrack, from the most delicate vocals to the biggest explosion,” adds Tom.


The ISE 3D theatre is a collaboration between Alcons Audio, DVS (server and content), Image Screens (projection screen), Infitec (3D glasses) and Lang AG (projection. It features a 5.1 surround system, based on an Alcons 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 feature ‘studio-grade’ AES/EBU digital-to-analogue conversion.



“It should be a stunning experience that will demonstrate just what can be achieved,” says Tom. “We look forward to once again showing ISE visitors how good the sound in 3D cinema can be.”


Alcons will also be showing the latest in its industry-leading systems on the show floor in Hall 6 on Stand N132. Products on display will include the QR36 full range line-source column, the LR7 micro line-array; BC322 all-carbon cone, cardioid, compact, self-contained subwoofer; CR2 cinema system; as well as some exciting new developments in its cinema range.


ISE2012 takes place at the Amsterdam RAI from 31st January – 2nd February.

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