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IK Multimedia unveils ARC System 2.5 with new MEMS microphone

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Out Now

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Room correction system

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IK Multimedia

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

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

The new MEMS measurement microphone works together with room correction software to achieve a new milestone in accuracy with a precision of +/- 0.5 dB.

IK Multimedia’s new ARC System 2.5 with MEMS microphone is now available for shipping.

Version 2.5 of the Advanced Room Correction System combines a new highly accurate MEMS measurement microphone and measurement software together with an audio correction plug-in for Mac/PC DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations).

The first system of its kind, ARC System works by measuring the room in multiple positions, producing an accurate representation of its acoustic response, then generates a correction filter that makes the response linear.

This allows users to mix and compose in an environment capable of an exact representation of the music and audio being produced, regardless of the acoustic characteristics of the room.

ARC System was first introduced by IK Multimedia in 2007 and quickly established itself as one of the most popular acoustic correction systems in the world.

IK Multimedia was the first to incorporate the use of MEMS (microelectro-mechanical systems) microphones for pro audio recording applications with its popular iRig Acoustic range, first released in 2015, and is now pioneering their use in 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 a new milestone in accuracy with a precision of +/- 0.5 dB. Just like the other MEMS products from IK, the new measurement mic is manufactured in Italy and features an omnidirectional capsule that ensures maximum response accuracy and stability over time, in contrast to standard condenser measurement microphones which can exhibit frequency response variations due to manufacturing or age.

ARC 2.5 utilises Audyssey MultEQ XT32 technology to evaluate the acoustic information captured at multiple locations in the listening area in both frequency and time domains. It uses a sophisticated clustering algorithm to combine this information so that acoustic problems are accurately analysed. Based on these measurements, a correction filter is calculated that adjusts both time and frequency response problems in the listening area and performs a fully automated system setup. The result is clear, well-balanced audio monitoring in any environment.

ARC System 2.5 with MEMS microphone is now available at a cost of €199.99. Users that have previously purchased any IK product with 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 free of charge (Mac/PC), whereas ARC 1 and ARC TDM users can upgrade their software for €49.99.

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

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

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