At Prolight+Sound 2018, Alcons Audio will have its highest profile presence yet. With major demonstrations, new products, commitment to immersive sound and a significant anniversary, Alcons aims to be the word on every sound professional’s lips, says the company.
A major highlight of Prolight+Sound is the Production Resource Group’s (PRG) demonstrations in the Festhalle. This year, an Alcons LR28 large format line array will deliver the soundtrack to the hourly presentations. Complemented by further Alcons products, including the BC543 high-output cardioid subwoofer, the system will show that “great sound can be every bit as impressive as great visuals”.
The system will also be an important part of Prolight+Sound’s annual opening event, the PRG Live Entertainment Awards, on 9 April. An Alcons RR12 point-source array system, with BQ211 21″ subs, will also be used at the Awards after party.
Highlighting Alcons commitment to immersive sound for cinema, studio, live audio and installations, the company’s Stand B36, Hall 3.1 will be connected to live immersive sound specialists Astro Spatial Audio (ASA). Alcons and ASA have collaborated on many demonstrations voted ‘best of show’ and an Alcons system will again be showcasing ASA demos that literally have to be heard to be believed.
Alcons will also be showcasing five new products. These will include the VR5 ultra-compact versatile monitor, previewed at the Amsterdam ISE show in February. The VR5 is the first professional audio monitor that features the Alcons patent-pending waveguide technology, which allows any dispersion to be achieved in the vertical / coupling plane. The VR5 features a 90º x 60º dispersion pattern, all the way up to 20kHz.
More new developments to be announced will include extensions of the L-series true line-arrays and the company’s next-level VHIR processing.
The company will be continuing the celebrations of its 15th anniversary, including hosting a special dealer event on the evening of Thursday 12 April.
“2018 is a major year for Alcons Audio, with Prolight+Sound a key platform for us to highlight that to the European live sound industry,” says company co-founder Tom Back. “With a rapidly expanding user base and product portfolio, we are really looking forward to demonstrating how far we have come in 15 years.”