January 23rd 2013
By Mike Flaminio
IK Multimedia announces iLoud, iLoud MINI studio monitor
Two new Bluetooth speakers, that also function as wired speakers, designed to be small portable speakers for munitions. The company states audio quality is sufficient to be monitors for live music performances. The speakers deliver 40W RMS for the larger speaker and 12W RMS for the MINI.
Both iLoud models provide highly accurate reproduction of a wide range of musical styles from rock, hip-hop and electronic dance music, to more nuanced and sonically demanding genres like classical and acoustic. The speakers are equipped with onboard DSP, for maintaining accuracy and efficiency at all volume levels, and high-quality, custom-designed neodymium loudspeakers. iLoud is equipped with a bi-amped 4-driver array, and iLoud MINI with a pair of full-range speakers. The enclosures feature bass-reflex and passive radiators construction, which helps create their superior bass response, with tilted profile for perfect listening position.
The new speakers are expected to ship during the second quarter this year. Pricing is $300 for the iLoud and $200 for the iLoud MINI.