IK Multimedia has announced the iLoud line of portable stereo speakers for musicians. IK leveraged its 16 years of pro-audio engineering experience to design battery-operated speakers that combine power and fidelity in an ultra-portable form factor that make them a suitable alternative to studio speakers for music creation and composition while on the go.
The iLoud line consists of two models, iLoud and iLoud MINI, both of which provide musicians with sonic accuracy that is on par with professional studio monitors, making it possible for the first time to compose, record, and mix from a mobile speaker system.
IK say "iLoud is indeed loud. 2 to 3 times louder than comparable sized speakers."
The iLoud model offers a full 40W RMS of power. iLoud MINI offers 12W RMS.
- Portable audio monitoring system designed for iOS and mobile devices.
- High-quality, 40W total power.
- 2-way system, with time alignment.
- Stereo monitoring in a single unit.
- Four Class-D Amplifiers, bi-amped system - 2 x 3" neodymium woofers, 2 x 3/4" neodymium tweeters.
- High-quality and accurate sound. Ideal for music or media-creation portable monitoring and reference.
- DSP processing for fully optimized and true-to-life sound representation.
- Frequency response: from 60 Hz to 20 kHz.
- Exceptional low-frequency accuracy.
- Resonance-free tuned bass-reflex enclosure.
- Optimally tilted for proper acoustical response.
- Fully portable: small footprint and high-performance built-in rechargeable battery.
- Bluetooth for wireless streaming, compatible with A2DP profile.
- Auto Standby.
- Includes iRig circuit to connect your guitar, bass or other instruments, including dynamic microphones, to your iOS applications.
iLoud MINI Features:
- Portable compact stereo speaker for mobile devices.
- Battery Powered - Rechargeable high performance Li-Ion battery with smart management feature and auto standby.
- 2 W RMS power - Class-D power amplifiers.
- 2 x 3" neodymium high efficiency full range speakers.
- 2 x Passive radiators on the back.
- 1/8" stereo line input.
- Bluetooth compatible with A2DP protocol.
- DSP controlled.
- Superior low frequency articulation for the size.
- Rechargeable via MICRO USB socket.
- 190 x 120 x 60 mm (7.48 x 4.72 x 2.36 inches) external dimensions.
Pricinge & Availability
iLoud will be priced $299.99 / €239.99 (excl. taxes) and iLoud MINI will be priced at $199.99 / €159.99 (exc. taxes). Both will be available in the second quarter of 2013 from the IK network of music and electronic retailers around the world.