At Musikmesse I had a chance to see a prototype of iLoud Micro Monitor, a new active monitoring system by IK Multimedia, and I was impressed by the compact size and the sound quality (in the few quiet moments offered by the otherwise incredibly noisy Musikmesse!).
Now the Italian company is pleased to announce that iLoud Micro Monitor, in their words “the smallest active studio reference monitoring system in the world”, is now available and shipping worldwide.
According to IK Multimedia, with an ultra-linear frequency response, best-in-class bass (down to 55Hz @ -3db), the smallest footprint and incredibly detailed sound, iLoud Micro Monitor is the perfect reference monitoring system for tight studio spaces that delivers high-end sound without the high-end price.
We’ll test iLoud Micro Monitor in the next few weeks. In the meantime, let’s find out more about it reading what IK Multimedia has to say…
Powerful and detailed
iLoud Micro Monitor delivers amazingly detailed, clear and accurate audio in a compact, efficient and portable enclosure. They are able to do this in conjunction with the DSP-controlled frequency response, ultra-accurate and time aligned crossover and smart design – the drivers are powered by four ultra-efficient class D power amplifiers that push out a combined 50W RMS of power. Each speaker sports a 3/4″ silk dome tweeter, a 3″ custom composite material performance woofer and a large flaring front-firing bass reflex port. iLoud Micro Monitor’s sound is characterized by pleasing high frequencies, an exceptionally “open” detailed midrange and a solid, controlled low end.
iLoud Micro Monitor provides a flat and linear speaker response in any listening environment thanks to its on-board 56-bit digital signal processor (DSP). The DSP handles the frequency and phase response of the monitors and also manages the dynamic range so that the drivers are always under control. The DSP also acts as a digital crossover allowing for invisibly smooth transitions between the drivers themselves. This DSP can be adjusted to suit different listening environments thanks to three EQ switches: One for treble, one for bass and a DESKTOP toggle that lets users optimize iLoud Micro Monitor for use in either a free field or desktop setup.
iLoud Micro Monitor can be positioned on a desktop at two angles of inclination with their dual-position isolation bases, or in free-field positioning on standard microphone stands thanks to their integrated threaded mic stand mounts (UNC 3/8″-16 thread).
iLoud Micro Monitor is designed so that the sweet spot is at the ideal location when users are creating, producing, mixing or listening to music. And because the sweet spot is closer to the speakers, users are able to monitor the audio without the unwanted effect of room reflections that can colour the sound, thus presenting the most accurate sound in a small space.
iLoud Micro Monitor accepts both RCA (cable included) and 1/8″ wired connections and can also be paired for Bluetooth streaming with all Bluetooth audio streaming-enabled devices (a nice bonus!).
Pricing and availability
iLoud Micro Monitor is now available and shipping from music and electronics retailers worldwide, and from the IK online store for only $/€299.99 per pair (excluding taxes). For more information, please visit www.iloudmm.com