Previewed at Frankfurt’s ProLight+Sound, Dutch manufacturer Alcons Audio is now shipping its LR14/90 pro-ribbon line-array.
The LR14/90 is a passive two-way ultra-compact line-array module, designed for use in vertically stacked or flown arrays.
And according to Alcons, the very compact design and a maximum SPL of 130 dB+ per unit makes the LR14/90 the ideal system for small to medium-sized applications.
In addition, the throw and even coverage are said to 'redefine standards in this category', while the 90 x 15 degree dispersion characteristics offer an 'even more flexibility and tailored projection.
Featuring Alcons’ proprietary RBN401 pro-ribbon driver technology for MHF reproduction with 800-watt peak power handling, patented Real-90 dispersion in combination with the “Morpher” lens in the newly developed Alutec wave-guide of the RBN401, brings the active frontal radiation of the LR14/90 up to 94 per cent for 'an absolute “spike-less”' vertical dispersion, alongside a very precise horizontal projection.Article continues below
In addition, special attention has been paid to the woofer/reflex-port combination, for extended LF output despite the system’s ultra-compact size.
The LR14 comes with a completely integrated flying system, without any separate/loose parts and has a very high safety-rating of 10:1 with 24 cabinets.
The new Alcons Ribbon Calculator (ARC) simulation software is based on actual system measurement output data and calculates positions in 15 steps of 1 degree. ARC also offers extensive project information (response at 21 frequencies, absolute/relative performance, a.o.) and can be used through the “auto-splay” function and manually.
As in all Alcons systems, the LR14 is SIS pre-wired; Signal Integrity Sensing ensures complete cable/connector compensation between the LR14 and ALC (damping factor of 10.000) resulting in tight and accurate mid and bass response. SIS also further reduces distortion.
The system comes in Durotect finishing and is covered by a 6-years limited warranty. Total system weight is quoted at 15 kg/33 lb.