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IK Multimedia announces ARC System 2.5 with new MEMS microphone

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Out Now

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Acoustic correction system

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IK Multimedia

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http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/arc2/

Laura  Barnes
IK Multimedia announces ARC System 2.5 with new MEMS microphone

MEMS microphones offer extreme resistance to humidity and temperature variations as well as increased shock resistance.

IK Multimedia has introduced the ARC System 2.5 with MEMS microphone, which will be available for shipping in July 2017.

Version 2.5 of the Advanced Room Correction System is the first acoustic correction system that combines a highly accurate new MEMS measurement microphone, measurement software, and an audio correction plug-in for most Mac/PC DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations).

This employs Audyssey MultEQ XT32 patented technology to greatly improve the audio monitoring accuracy of speakers in any studio or room listening environment.

The first system of its kind for music and audio production facilities introduced by IK Multimedia in 2007, ARC System works by measuring the room in multiple positions, producing an accurate representation of its acoustic response. Then it generates a filter correction to make the response linear, creating a listening environment that provides an exact representation of the music and audio produced without the potential problems introduced by the acoustic characteristics of the room.

IK Multimedia was the first in pioneering the usage of MEMS (microelectro-mechanical systems) microphones for pro audio recording application with its popular iRig Acoustic range first released in 2015, and now is the first to bring them to the field of ultra-accurate measurement microphones.

The new MEMS measurement microphone included in ARC 2.5 works together with the room correction software to achieve greater correction accuracy than ever before with a precision of +/- 0.5 dB. Like the other IK MEMS products, the new ARC mic is manufactured in Italy with an omnidirectional type capsule that ensures maximum response accuracy and stability over time, in contrast to standard condenser measurement microphones which can exhibit frequency response variations from manufacturing or with age.

Thanks to the manufacturing process behind them, MEMS microphones offer extreme resistance to humidity and temperature variations as well as increased shock resistance. This means they are much more forgiving to "professional abuse" and can be easily carried around without the risk of damage. Also, all microphone units manufactured following this process maintain the same degree of accuracy with near-zero variation in terms of performance from unit to unit. As a result, not only will measurements always be accurate, but remain repeatable and reliable even after long periods of time.

The new ARC System 2.5 with MEMS microphone will cost €199.99 and will be available in July 2017.

All users that have previously purchased any IK product of a minimum value of €99.99 can take advantage of a special crossgrade price of €149.99.

Current ARC 2 users can upgrade to software version 2.5 for free (Mac/PC), whereas ARC 1 and ARC TDM users can upgrade their software for as low as €49.99.

The MEMS measurement microphone can be purchased separately at €69.99 by any previous ARC users.

For more information visit http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/arc2/

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