GCI Technologies recently announced the expansion of their iKEY Audio digital recording and audio accessories brand to include a new series of professional self-powered active studio monitors, the M-Series. One of the highlights of this year’s NAMM show in America, the M-Series was designed with the cost-conscious remixer/producer and home theatre enthusiast in mind, offering exceptional full-range sound quality at a competitive price point for its class.
All three M-Series monitors - M505 (5”, 50 watts), M606 (6.5” 65 watts), M808 (8”, 90 watts) - are bi-amplified, magnetically shielded and feature an attractively designed MDF cabinet with radiused edges, red woven glass aramid composite woofer and 1” soft-dome tweeter. The series also includes XLR, TRS, and RCA connectors, slotted ports for reduced distortion and improved imaging, volume control, adjustable HF cut/boost control with a frequency range of 50Hz – 20kHz on the M505 and M606 and 45Hz – 20kHz on the M808.
The 10”, 100 watt high-efficiency Class-D amplified M10s model subwoofer features a built-in crossover for low-end clarity and definition, 10 ohm balanced ¼” TRS and XLR inputs, unbalanced RCA input, with a frequency range of 35Hz – 150Hz.
Scheduled to be available in May 2007, the M505 5” monitor will carry an RRP of £199 per pair, the M606 6.5” monitor £249 and the M808 8” monitor £299. The M10s 10” subwoofer is also scheduled to be available in May at an RRP of £199.
All in all, the iKEY Audio M-Series Professional Studio Monitors offer maximum quality and a sleek professional look at a mid-price point, making them the most affordable and functional speaker solution for the up-and-coming remixer, project studio owner, or 5.1 / 7.1 surround sound aficionado.