Peter - IK Multimedia wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:02 am
The goal of the calibration is not simply the ever-elusive flat graph. The calibration (and ARC System itself, too) is made to take the room out of the equation. iLoud MTM
are super nearfield studio monitors so the calibration works in tandem with the DSP control and you'll have the best and most phase-coherent sound with ultra-linear response in your sweet spot. The idea is to provide the proper performance to have your mixes translate better anywhere and for you not to have to fight to mix around limitations of monitors and your room combined like many are. And to mix with your ears and not your eyes, too
That said, there may be other factors in measurements like that and they may want to recalibrate if their ears confirm that there's something not right. Also, many use iLoud MTM
with no calibration done at all (you can reset to the stock non-calibrated settings by following the steps in the manual) as iLoud MTM are frequently sounding amazing right out of the box in many rooms and when used as super nearfield monitors. Like the old adage says, if it ain't broke don't fix it.
Thank you very much for your answer Peter. Over the last few days I read so much and also was listening to some comparissons and even analysed those videos to see who was closer to the original track and the MTM was all the time very good. So i think I will buy them. And i also saw on the IK Webpage that you can buy the full ARC 2.5 as an upgrade on Top....that is a great price. So I also can use it to calibrate my other speakers.
I hope I can ask you some more questions that would help me to get the most out of the speakers.
When i use "Calc", can i still switch to "flat and desktop" and then switch back to "calc" or is that switching delete the measurement I have to do it again. Would be great if I could switch between different modes, cause that also simulates how a mix translate in different situations.
And is there a difference if I position the MTM on the desctop or on Mic-Stands? And does the foam pads for desktops that you van buy have any benefit for the MTM or are the stands that are included with the MTM good enough to seperate them from the desk?
And a last one, if I understand correct, the Mic´s that are included are normal Mics that i also can conect via XLN and Phantom Power with my Soundcard, correct. Btw, is there a FR Profil availibe for that Mic? Oh yes, i nearly forgto that...each Speaker comes with a Mic...so does every Mic is slighly different, or can I simply use one Mic for both speakers?
Sorry for my bad english.
And yes, I will buy them. I do not found anything better. Especially because I want to use them as nearfields, arround 70 cm away from my ears. And all i read on the internet is, that you can not find anything better for this, then the MTM.