NAMM 2016: PMC to launch IB1S-AIII monitor

UK manufacturer PMC is using the NAMM platform to launch its new IB1S-AIII ‘activated’ reference monitor, a high-resolution three-way speaker that offers a flexible plug-and-play design.

Designed for small to medium-sized control rooms, the IB1S-AIII is ideally suited to a wide range of applications, from recording and mixing to broadcast, post production and mastering. It will be on show at NAMM 2016, Booth 6598 (Hall A).

The IB1S-AIII delivers ‘unparalleled’ levels of audio transparency and accuracy, as well as a compression-free flat response at all levels to ensure that even the longest session remains fatigue free and highly productive, PMC says.

Precision soft dome 27mm HF and 75mm MF drivers provide ultra-high definition and an ‘extremely wide, natural dispersion’ creating a soundstage over a vast listening area. The low frequency is handled by PMC’s 10" carbon fibre and Nomex LF piston driver teamed with the company’s ATL (Advanced Transmission Line) bass-loading technology, which provides an ‘unmatched’ response down to 25Hz with identical dynamics and deep defined bass at all monitoring levels.

The IB1S-AIII also benefits from a precision, passive, hand-built, 24dB per octave crossover network, which employs 31 carefully specified components to divide the amplifier’s output signal into three frequency bands for the individual drivers.

Power to the IB1S-AIII is supplied by PMC’s own 400W Class-D amplification, which offers maximum fidelity, high damping and ultra-low distortion, resulting in ‘near-instantaneous’ stop/start control over the entire driver compliment.

The IB1S-AIII is also available in a horizontal format, identified as the IB1S-C-AIII. This version is for when low profile solutions are required, either as a centre channel in multichannel systems, or in other height restricted locations.