Alcons heads down with Final Link Audio


Alcons heads down with Final Link Audio

Alcons heads down with Final Link Audio

Australia – Dutch pro-ribbon innovator adds home cinema specialist Alcons Audio has appointed Melbourne-based Final Link Audio Pty Ltd to distribute and install its pro-ribbon home cinema systems in Australia and New Zealand.

Founded in 1998, Final Link Audio is one of the region’s leading audio import/export and distribution companies. Its headquarters has a showroom and shipping warehouse, while the company also has a dedicated Dolby Atmos, DTS-X and Auro-3D home theater demonstration facility in the city. It also has a custom installation division that serves the residential, professional, government and commercial markets.

“We’ve always liked pro-ribbon tweeters in our HiFi product lines, so we’ve known Alcons for years. We’ve heard nothing but praise for their pro-tape products,” says Shane Lewis, Founder of Final Link Audio. “When Alcons entered the residential market with the CRMS Cinema Reference Monitor System, we had to do more research. It was after only some research that we knew we had to get in touch.

He continues, “Most of today’s high-end home theater systems are basically HiFi speakers, some modified to be called theater speakers and some that are commercial PA speakers trying to be home theater speakers. home theater speakers. Alcons’ pro-ribbon design and processing of the ALC Series amplifiers is a game-changer for the residential sector. These are true cinema products with exceptional, fine-tuned sound quality that we wanted to be a part of.

Recently, Shane and his team installed a full CRMS system in the company’s home cinema demo room, to show how the quality of Alcons’ pro-ribbon systems can deliver a professional commercial cinema experience, or better, in the home environment. It will also serve as a springboard to introduce Alcons CRMS to Final Link Audio studios and professional mixing customers, where many installations are migrating to the immersive multi-channel formats at which the CRMS series excels.

The Alcons demo room configuration is as follows: three CRMSCompact 3-Way 12″ Reference Cinema Monitor Systems for LCR, four CRMS-SR 2-Way 8″ Reference Speakers for Side/Rear Speakers, five CRMSC-SRHV /120 6 Compact .5-inch reference speakers for overhead, two CRMS-LFE18 18-inch full-size reference subwoofers, and Sentinel3 four-channel powered speaker controllers to power the system.

“The Sentinel produces endless power and headroom with the clarity of a high-end tube amplifier. With the pro-ribbon tweeters and quality mid/bass drivers of the CRMS Series speaker system , the result is next level for the home residential market not seen or heard of today’s offerings.If a customer or designer is looking for unparalleled performance, clarity, dynamics, power and dynamism for a live concert, Alcons is the number one choice!’ Shane said.

The aim was to show that live sound can be achieved in the home environment with the high end performance of a HiFi system.

“We can demonstrate in a real home environment, so customers can have a true dedicated home theater experience,” says Shane. “The pro-ribbon tweeters deliver a wide and precise soundstage combined with the dynamics and effortless drive of a live show. We don’t believe there is another product like the Alcons CRMS series in our market and we are very happy to make it available to our customers.We can see strong adoption of Alcons CRMS and look forward to a growing and long-term relationship together.

Tom Back, Co-Founder of Alcons Audio: “The announcement of Final Link Audio becoming Alcons Audio’s next Pro-Ribbon Partner for the residential market is very much in line with the rapidly growing global demand for our range. CRMS of audio system solutions for the residential and studio market. With the recent additions of Pulse Cinemas in the UK and Moscow-based Blackroom, we are delighted to add another member to the growing pro-ribbon family. Since we started in the custom installation market a few years ago, we have established a whole new distribution channel in the residential market, in addition to our cinema, pro audio and tour.

Alcons Audio’s professional audio roots are an excellent foundation for bringing the quality professionals use as their benchmark to the home experience. Users like the Martin Garrix STMPD recording studios (Dolby Atmos Premier certified), the musical Hamilton on Broadway and West-End, the Alan Parsons tour, the Elbphilharmonic concert hall in Hamburg, rock festivals with Iron Maiden, KISS, Def Leppard, but also Google/YouTube screening Level Audio and Eikon halls and studios in Hollywood among others; all using the exact same transducer, amplification and processing technologies, setting a benchmark regardless of application, source or audience size.

Tom continues: “Our daily drive is to do better, to continue the evolution of sound reproduction, to refine and refine our solutions, never satisfied with the status quo. Shane is an ideal partner to bring the Pro-Ribbon ‘Down under’ experience to life. It’s great to share this motivation and values ​​based on improving customer experience and satisfaction.

September 7, 2022


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