IK Multimedia has announced the availability of iLoud MTM, which they describe as a compact, no-compromise, reference monitor designed to deliver pristine sound and an unprecedented level of accuracy for the modern professional and home studio. A spokesperson said, “It delivers sound quality that rivals monitors several times the price and provides innovative features not found anywhere else.”
Here’s the story in IK Multimedia’s own words…
iLoud MTM offers an ultra-flat frequency response, but more importantly, a truly linear phase response - a premiere feature in this price segment available only on a handful of products costing considerably more. This gives iLoud MTM a natural, true-to-life sound made possible by IK's advanced DSP expertise.
Building upon IK's acclaimed iLoud Micro Monitors, iLoud MTM delivers unsurpassed accuracy, power and bass, with a generous 100W RMS power and a class-defying 40 Hz to 24 kHz frequency response. The symmetrical MTM design provides point-source performance for superior imaging, even at close distances, so users can create mixes that will translate across multiple playback systems, with no ear fatigue.
iLoud MTM also offers self-calibration derived from IK's award-winning ARC™ System, with an included reference microphone to easily adjust to any room's acoustics.
Incredible accuracy and transparency, deep and defined bass, precise stereo imaging at any distance, and automatic room calibration, all in a monitor that's small enough to fit on any desktop. This makes iLoud MTM the ideal monitor for nearfield work and a workhorse monitor for use in a home or project studio.
Reference-class, ultra-linear response
The primary role of any studio monitor is to deliver accurate, uncoloured sound for easier mixing decisions that will translate across multiple playback systems. iLoud MTM uses the most advanced DSP techniques to provide total control of the speaker's performance, delivering results not obtainable with traditional analog designs. Highs are neutral and defined; mids and lows are clear and balanced. Users can mix for hours with no ear fatigue, and their work will translate better than ever.
And of course it's loud, with 100W RMS total power per speaker and 103dB SPL maximum sound pressure, delivering the exceptional volume the iLoud name is known for.
Digitally-controlled for precision audio
iLoud MTM uses audiophile-grade, high resolution algorithms and top-of-the line A/D converters to carefully manage cross-overs, filtering, time alignment, equalization, dynamics control and auto-calibration. Totally DSP-controlled and precision time-aligned, iLoud MTM also manages the off-axis response to minimize the effects of room reverberation.
Extended low-end that rivals larger systems
iLoud MTM offers bass response down to a surprising 40Hz, ideal for modern music styles. It also debuts IK's new patent-pending Physical Response Linearization (PRL™) system that uses a precise model of the enclosure's design, construction and materials, combined with electro-mechanical measurements of the real units, to correct the system's performance in real time. The result is a stunningly "firm," balanced and defined low end, to surpass the sound of speakers even twice iLoud MTM's size.
A new phase in precision sound reproduction
iLoud MTM leverages IK's two decades of DSP experience to offer a true phase coherent response across the useful frequency spectrum, for realistic, natural sound. Users will hear instruments and dialogue as if they were happening live, discover more detail in their tracks than ever before, and avoid wasting hours trying to EQ away issues that were never there. This linear phase response is rarely found in speakers even several times iLoud MTM's price.
Symmetrical design for superior imaging and precision
iLoud MTM uses a midrange-tweeter-midrange symmetrical design, with a pair of 3.5" high performance woofers and one 1" high definition tweeter, which provide ultra-precise, defined, point-source sound that can't be achieved by traditional 2-way systems at close distances.
The result is a more natural, life-like sound that minimizes the ear fatigue caused by traditional 2- or 3-way designs where different frequencies arrive at the listener's ears at different times, so users can mix longer with less effort.
iLoud MTM's design also offers exceptional sound dispersion, enhancing the transparency and neutrality. The controlled dispersion minimizes the impact of room acoustics, for truer monitoring.
Instantly adjust to the acoustic environment
To help optimize the monitoring for any room's particular acoustics, iLoud MTM monitors feature built-in, one-touch acoustic auto-calibration derived from IK's award winning ARC™ System, with IK's reference ARC™ microphone included, to easily adjust the frequency response to their positioning. iLoud MTM also offers a low-frequency extension control and low and high-frequency trim controls to adjust the response to suit individual tastes.
Always get the perfect angle
iLoud MTM includes a tilting mount that helps isolate it and also adjusts from 0° to 20° for correct positioning in a wide range of setups. It's higher than most "tilting" monitors that often can't reach the required angle for desktop or other close-listening setups. Also included is a rubber base for horizontal shelf-placement and a bottom thread for convenient mic stand mounting.
With its symmetrical design and phase-coherent response, iLoud MTM offers ultra-focused, accurate monitoring anywhere.
Pricing and Availability:
iLoud MTM is available from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide at a MSRP of $/€349.99* each or $/€699.99* per pair.
*All prices excluding taxes
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