US/UK: A new family of bi-amplified, professional-grade studio reference monitors developed jointly by Digidesign and PMC was launched at NAB 2007 last week. The Reference Monitor Series (RMS) takes the form of the 5.5" two-way RM1 and 6.7" two-way RM2, reports PSN-e.
Features of the new monitors include PMC's Advanced Transmission Line (ATL) technology, which combines sophisticated cabinet engineering, proprietary drive unit and crossover components, and patented absorption materials to deliver "enormous benefits" over sealed and ported designs; a Bass Port Emulation feature developed by PMC and Digidesign that allows the monitors to emulate the tonal characteristics associated with ported bass reflex speakers; a 48-bit, fixed-point DSP engine; and analogue-controlled Class D amplification.
Gannon Kashiwa, market manager for Digidesign's professional products, commented: "The new Digidesign RMS monitors are a natural complement to our existing product line and a logical extension of our commitment to achieving consistent and pure sound from input to output.
"PMC and Digidesign share similar philosophies, which made them the logical partner for us. Their technology portfolio is impressive, and PMC reference monitors continually receive accolades from those who credit the designs with helping them achieve better mixes. We are pleased to have worked with PMC on the development of our RMS monitors and we feel strongly that the results speak for themselves."
The RMS models will be available from next month.