IB2i-00
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The IB2i is a, three way, high resolution reference monitor. Its signature is phenomenal dynamics, resolution and transparency, all of which derives from a fronted vented ATL™ (Advanced Transmission Line) design.

The original brief was to design a three-way reference monitor that had the transparency and dynamics of the larger designs but in a potent compact package, which is a brief the IB2i certainly fulfils with ease. The IB2i’s roots are firmly planted in the professional studio realm where it has become the reference for the world’s leading music makers and producers that includes: Teldex of Berlin who record for the premier classical label, Deutsche Grammophon, Kraftwerk, and Japan’s premier studio, JVC to name but a few.

The combination of its extremely condensed ATL™, i series tweeter, PMC’s legendary 75mm soft dome mid range and the unique carbon fibre and Nomex® ten inch piston driver produces a highly refined and natural tonal balance with the ability to flood medium to larger rooms with unequalled audio reproduction.

As with all the large i series stand mount models the three precision drivers are seamlessly integrated with a massively engineered 24dB per octave, precision crossover network, where every component is tested recorded and matched then soldered by hand to ensure the highest quality standards. Only components of this quality and rating can allow for such huge power handling and unrestricted dynamic range.

Matching horizontal centre speakers (IB2-C) and sub bass units (SB100) combine perfectly to create a supreme surround combination and the IB2i features its own bespoke pre tuned ‘designer’ stands.

Available Finishes:
Walnut, Cherry, Oak, Black Ash
Crossover Frequency:
380Hz & 3.8kHz
Dimensions:
H 740mm 29.1" W 330mm 13.0" D 465mm 18.3"
Drive Units:
LF 250mm PMC Carbon Fibre/Nomex piston driver, HF 27mm SONOLEX Soft dome Ferro-fluid cooled, MF PMC 75mm Fabric dome
Effective ATL™ Length:
2.43m 8ft
Frequency Response:
25Hz-25kHz
Impedance:
4 Ohms
Input Connectors:
3 pairs 4mm sockets (Tri-Wire or Tri-Amp)
Recommended Amp Power:
180-900W
Sensitivity:
89dB 1w 1m
Weight:
41kg 90.2lbs
Award Description Date Publication
Best Buy

Awarded in January's issue of HiFi Critic.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 HiFi Critic
Product of the Year 2009

 “The Pair swiftly reveal themselves to be the latest in a succession of illustrious reference speakers by which rivals will be judged”

Thursday, October 1, 2009 Hi-Fi Choice
  • "I am delighted by the performance of the IB2i speakers. They offer a full tonal range but remain neutral, not emphasising or diminishing any part of the sound spectrum. They are comfortable to listen to and not tiring to the ears."
  • "The IB2i are astoundingly good speakers. Extremely transparent with excellent micro- and macro-dynamics, tonal purity, layering, everything. They completely disappear in my room, throwing a palpable, articulate soundstage well behind the speakers.
  • " Wow, these speakers deliver! Amazingly low distortion, fabulous integration with clear mids and the deep but controlled bass I wanted. I Iove these speakers-they have a great finish and make music come alive! Mr. S, High Wycombe
  • "They allow you to hear music as it was recorded and mastered-you can imagine sitting in a control booth across from the artists and in the venue on live recordings. Fabulous speakers, just fabulous." Mr. S, High Wycombe
  • "Nothing...they're awesome." Mr. R, Clearwater
  • "I couldn't be happier with how they sound. It's such a pleasure to be able to hear every tiny little nuance of what I'm doing with a mix...Well done!" Mr. R, Clearwater