The IB2S XBD-A, offer discerning users the attributes of PMC’s large ATL™ reference active monitors in a more compact form, creating the ideal monitors for high-end reference monitoring and mastering applications.

The three-way IB2S-A master cabinet together with the single-driver XBD bass cabinet to form the IB2S XBD-A system, following the pattern established by the popular BB5-XBD-A reference monitor. The XBD bass unit adds +3dB of low-frequency headroom, makes for a smoother room reponse and allows users to drive even larger acoustic environments. Where an independent .1 sub channel monitor is required, an additional XBD active unit is the ideal solution.

Both DSP-controlled, Class-D powered cabinets make use of PMC’s ATL™ (Advanced Transmission Line) bass-loading technology, providing a smoothly controlled, high-resolution low-frequency response. The bass units in both cabinets, which are identical, feature the 10-inch carbon-fibre/Nomex™ piston drivers from the renowned IB1S and IB2S speakers, while the IB2S-A cabinet features PMC’s hand-built 75mm fabric-dome driver to handle the mid range and the 34mm soft-dome tweeter from the BB5 XBD-A. 960W of independent, audiophile-quality power is available to each active master cabinet: 200W for the high-frequency and mid-range drivers, with 560W directed to the LF driver for extended, low-distortion precision monitoring all the way down to 20Hz.

IB2S XBD-A feature user-adjustable HF and LF shelving filters, per-channel ±8dB input level trims, an AES3 digital input as standard , and the ability to adjust the input sensitivity of the balanced analogue inputs from +4dB to +20dB. The EQ, level trims and analogue/digital input selection settings may be adjusted from a distance with an RJ45-connected remote, also supplied as standard.

Customer Reviews

"Our PMC IB2S XBD-A speakers sound crystal clear and were delivered by the supplier, AKA Pro Audio, with the utmost care and professionalism. Their service has been impeccable."
Mr T, Bexley
"They are really nice monitors and I am very happy with the way they sound. I think they are just amazing. "
Mr Waylon van der Heijden , The Netherlands
"After calibration, the incredible clarity of the audio they reproduce is absolutely stunning. The even response and full sound, even from the IB2S-A units on their own, is quite remarkable. "
Mr Andrew Davison, UK
"The PMCs are hands-down the most true and transparent monitors I've mixed with. They're also so incredibly inspiring to track with, which just makes the music better all-around. "
Mr Joel Beckerman, USA
"The sound spectrum is just incredible. When you mix music with IB2S speakers, you can hear every detail because they are so accurate. You also know that, no matter where your music is played, it will reproduce exactly how you wanted it to sound. "
Mr Nathaniel Méchaly , France
"I've always been impressed with the ability their speakers have to handle kick drums and the low end of things… sounds that hit a speaker hard" . "But the main thing about them, for me, is that they make speakers that I forget are there. You stop thinking of them as speakers - they're a conduit for music and sound, and you just believe what you're hearing. "
Mr Thomas Newman (Spectre, Skyfall & many more),


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  • Greater detail & more natural
  • A full, rich sound at any volume level
  • Deeper bass from a smaller cabinet

The source of PMC’s legendary natural, realistic sound is the Advanced Transmission Line (ATL) bass-loading technology, professionally proven all around the world.

ATL uses energy generated by the bass unit in a much more intelligent, efficient way than speaker designs based on ported or sealed boxes.

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