- by Debi Moen
ST. LOUIS - Alcons Audio USA returns to the annual USITT conference and stage expo March 8-11, showing and demonstrating products from across its pro-ribbon product lines at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St Louis, MO. Products on show will include VR8 compact versatile monitors, QR24 modular scalable column arrays, RR12 point source array modules, BF151 compact subs and Sentinel10 amplified loudspeaker controllers at Booth #1731.
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Alcons’ presence in the US theater industry is growing, this currently includes a Broadway presence on Hamilton: An American Musical, Dear Even Hansen and Amélie, as well as a seperate production of Hamlton running in Chicago and the show’s first US tour, which starts March 10 in San Francisco.
Visitors can experience the power and clarity of Alcons systems at the Live Sound International (LSI) Loudspeaker Demo – aka The Ultimate Loudspeaker Experience – March 9-10, 11 am-5 pm, during the show in the Ferrara Theater.
On demonstration for the first time will be the LR18 compact-midsize line array, complemented by BC543 high output cardioid subwoofers. Making a welcome return to the loudspeaker demos will be the LR7 micro line array with BF151 MkII compact subwoofers. The systems will be powered by Sentinel10 amplified loudspeaker controllers.
Designed for medium to larger applications, the LR18 is a three-way system, combining the highest sound quality possible with high SPL capabilities and throw. The cylindrical wavefront of the RBN702rs, seven-inch, pro-ribbon transducer and the acoustically and electronically symmetrical component configuration delivers a super-fast impulse response with up to 90 percent less distortion.
Due to its RBN401 pro-ribbon driver on a ‘Morpher’ lens, the micro-sized LR7 delivers high power, intelligibility and throw for its size, while offering maximum gain-before-feedback, up to directly under the array. The weight-saving, all Neodymium drivers help to make the system easy to handle and the ideal compact main system for theater or other events where exceptional sound reproduction is required with minimal sightline obstruction.
Individual Alcons demonstrations will take place at 12:30 pm on Thursday, March 9 and 3 pm on Friday, March 10, with the Alcons systems also participating in the full demo sessions at 11am, 2 pm and 4 pm on both days. Attendance at the demo is free, with registration via http://www.usittshow.com
Alcons Audio Managing Director Tom Back, North American Sales Manager David Rahn and US Operations Manager Pauline Ortiz y Pino will all be present on the company’s Booth #1731, where products on show will include VR8 compact versatile monitors, QR24 modular scalable column arrays, RR12 point source array modules, BF151 compact subs and Sentinel10 amplified loudspeaker controllers.
“We are pleased to be able to visit USITT annually and demonstrate that Alcons not only manufactures loudspeakers of exceptional audio quality for front of house systems, but that our pro-ribbon technology can deliver that intelligibility, power and seamless coverage to virtually any application,” says Rahn. “We are looking forward to USITT visitors experiencing the LR18 for the first time and are sure that it will gain many fans in the US theater market.”