IK Multimedia Expands Pro Loudspeaker Range With New iLoud Precision Series Nearfield Monitors
IK Multimedia has just expanded its pro audio offerings with three new additions to its flagship iLoud line of active studio monitors. The new iLoud Precision 5 ($899.99), 6 ($999.99) and MTM ($1,199.99) offer improved design and performance, powerful DSP, automatic calibration and ultra-efficient custom Class-D amplifiers. If you’re looking for high-performance nearfield monitors packed with features, the new iLoud Precision line will be hard to beat. Now, let’s get into the specifics of these brand-new offerings from IK Multimedia.
IK Multimedia iLoud Precision Monitors
The new Precision Series monitors build on the successful iLoud Series with several design improvements. Right away, you’ll notice they sport an all-new new cabinet design with sturdier build quality and a refreshed visual aesthetic. While the iLoud Precision MTM follows the same symmetrical dual-woofer design as its predecessors, the iLoud Precision 5 and 6 sport a more traditional look with a single woofer in a compact form factor.
The iLoud Precision MTM’s dual 5-inch woofers and 1.5-inch chambered textile dome tweeter provide flat frequency response within 1 dB from 45 Hz to 30 kHz and low-frequency extension all the way down to 35 Hz at -4 dB. The iLoud Precision 5 and 6 feature 5- and 6.5-inch woofers respectively, and all models achieve exceptionally linear phase characteristics above 150 Hz. The custom Class-D amplifiers in each speaker provide 175, 150 or 135 W RMS power (depending on the model) for impressive output.
All monitors need to be calibrated to your mixing environment for optimal performance, and the iLoud Precision Series’ DSP-powered Automatic Room Calibration (ARC) and included measurement mic make this process painless. The X-MONITOR control app for Windows and Mac OS adds additional functionality including before-and-after ARC frequency response curves, extended Acoustic Space options and advanced speaker emulation that voices your speakers to sound like some of the most iconic studio monitors.
Each speaker features easily accessible, LED-lit controls on the back that make it easy to adjust volume, Acoustic Space EQ settings, ARC controls and low-frequency extension (including settings for full range, 35 Hz, 50 Hz, 65 Hz and 80 Hz). An optional remote control lets you mute and dim your monitors, quickly switch between speaker voicings or turn ARC on and off—all without leaving the sweet spot of your mix position.
Each iLoud Precision monitor is assembled by hand in Italy and individually calibrated to ensure consistently optimized performance from unit to unit. To top it all off, each speaker comes with four isolation pods to reduce mechanical coupling and vibration transfer. Whether it’s time to upgrade your stereo mains, expand into surround sound or go fully immersive, IK Multimedia’s iLoud Precision Series represents a hard-to-beat combination of performance, style and value.