18 Dec 2019

Sound on Sound on iLoud MTM: "It's unique, affordable and it does it brilliantly"

The editorial team crowned it amongst the very best gear of 2019

Sound on Sound has been getting very excited over iLoud MTM, courtesy of expert reviewer Phil Ward, who has a long and impressive pedigree in speaker design, manufacture and installations - in short, a man who knows what he is talking about!

Here are some of this key comments from his 6-page meticulous review:

"Though compact and affordable, IK's newest monitors manage to cram in a remarkable amount of tech - and the results speak for themselves."

"The iLoud MTM's built-in room correction is a first for an entry-level nearfield monitor."

"In contrast to some of the distressingly heavy monitors that have recently passed though my studio room, the iLoud MTMs are refreshingly light at just 2.5kg each."

"It seems to me that employing the D'Appolito format on a desktop monitor is a smart idea."

"So how do the sum of the iLoud MTM parts add up? As it happens, they add up extremely well- especially given the genuinely entry-level price."

"The iLoud MTM presents itself from the start as a very capable monitor."

Phil's final verdict was:

"I don't really have any criticisms of the iLoud MTM, especially at the price. it constitutes a really clever application of electro-acoustic technology and genuinely offers something new and worthwhile. IK Multimedia should feel immensely proud of the iLoud MTM. It's unique, it's affordable, it does exactly what it sets out to do, and it does it brilliantly."

PROS
Compact and inexpensive
Well thought-out design
Great electro-acoustic performance and subjective sound quality
Integrated acoustic room correction makes it uniquely capable

CONS
NONE

SUMMARY

"The only ultra-compact D'Appolito monitor that also includes onboard room correction turns out to be everything that it promises. A unique and genuinely great little monitor that ought to work well for all sorts of users."

Read the full review on Sound on Sound
Learn more about iLoud MTM


+++ STOP PRESS+++
Every year Sound on Sound's editorial team choose the best of the best gear from the entire year. Sound on Sound were so impressed with iLoud MTM that it is featured in their annual 'Gear of the Year' round-up for 2019:

"Aimed at advancing real-world monitoring performance at a genuine entry-level price. It's a great success."

Read the full Sound on Sound Gear of the Year 2019 round-up

 

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