The first studio-quality portable speaker designed for musicians and audiophiles
Powerful Studio Quality Sound, Anywhere You Go.
While there are hundreds of portable Bluetooth speakers on the market, none of them were developed with musicians in mind – until now. Meet iLoud – the first portable speaker for musicians. We’ve created a portable Bluetooth speaker that combines superior power with spectacular audio resolution and amazing bass response. And IK Multimedia's with over 16 years of pro-audio engineering expertise — plus our position as the leading developer of mobile music-creation apps and accessories — we know what we’re doing. For the first time ever there's now a portable Bluetooth speaker that offers you the full power, clear sound, deep bass and stereo image of your studio monitors. No matter whether you're mixing your next masterpiece, practicing on the go or just listening at home, iLoud provides an unparalleled high-quality music experience.
Big sound, small footprint
As its name implies, iLoud is much louder than your average portable Bluetooth speaker. With a full 40 Watts of sonic power, iLoud sounds 2-3 times louder than comparable-sized speakers. It provides a richer, more powerful sound for any type of music style from rock to hip-hop to electronic music and beyond. It allows you to reproduce your music – in every possible mobile situation – as accurately as you would in the comfort of your studio. Years of pro-audio experience and innovative engineering solutions have contributed to our ability to produce a speaker this powerful in such a small enclosure. The sound quality and fidelity of iLoud will absolutely blow you away.
Loud and clear
Though the first thing you'll notice about iLoud is its namesake volume, the second thing you'll notice is how clear it sounds. Its high-fidelity studio-style sound is far beyond what you can get from conventional portable Bluetooth speakers. Thanks to its time-aligned 2-way system, precision custom neodymium loudspeakers, tuned bass-reflex, non-resonant enclosure and DSP processing, iLoud offers an ultra-accurate frequency response, exceptional bass response and stereo imaging that cannot be found in any other portable Bluetooth speaker. With iLoud you can be confident that any type of music will be reproduced with the accuracy normally found only on high-grade studio monitors. Even highly demanding sound textures like you find in classical, jazz and acoustic music will come to life with a precision and musicality that you've never heard before from a speaker of this size.
Plug and play
Here’s where it gets interesting. Grab your guitar and plug it into iLoud, plug in your mobile device, launch your favourite mobile app like AmpliTube or VocaLive and start jamming and recording. iLoud features a built-in iRig circuit for directly connecting a guitar or a dynamic microphone which lets you take advantage of the real time sound processing of your favourite mobile apps.
iLoud might offer the big sound and fidelity of a high-end system but its small enclosure ensures that it can be easily carried anywhere in a laptop bag or backpack. It has the overall dimensions of an iPad, is only 6 cm (2.3”) deep and features a tilted shape for optimal listening on a desktop. Thanks to its long-lasting battery, iLoud is the ideal speaker to be carried around by mobile musicians whether they're composing, recording or they simply want to listen to high-quality music anytime and everywhere.
In the bag
To protect your iLoud when you’re carrying it around, you can order the iLoud Travel Bag, a durable, 100% polyester case featuring a stitched-in iLoud logo, adjustable straps and a zippered pouch for cables and other small items.
Size: 11.8" (30cm) x 7.8" (20cm) x 5.5" (14cm)
Untether your life with wireless purity
iLoud was designed with the demands of musicians in mind. It's sound quality is so good that you can use it to make music — just imagine how good it sounds when you use it as a portable wireless speaker system. It gives you the convenience of a wireless connection and the performance of a hi-fi speaker — offering a superior listening experience at home, with your friends or on the go.
- 40 Watts total musical power — twice as much as speakers of comparable size
- Superior bass response and sound accuracy
- Bluetooth and stereo analog line input
- Battery powered with 10 hours normal usage and auto standby
- iRig® input for guitars and dynamic mics for iPhone/iPad processing
- Highly portable — it easily fits in a laptop bag or backpack
- Ideal for music reproduction and music creation
Why does iLoud sound better than the other portable speakers?
iLoud is designed with audio performance in mind. No compromise has been made when iLoud was designed to achieve the best possible audio performance in a speaker of this size. Most portable speakers sound “ok” but are miles away from the sound you’d expect from a studio monitor, just because their purpose is to fill the room with music. There are models that sound more “bassy”, others that sound more sparkly, but it is very rare to find a “portable” stereo speaker that sounds just right.
iLoud has been designed with a particular goal in mind: to provide musicians with a solid reference for the music they’re working on, producing, composing or mixing while on the go. Something that you can pull out of your bag, connect it wherever you are, and be sure that what you are listening to is an accurate representation of what you’re doing. Anyone who has worked in music production knows how important this is.
So, what happened? At the conclusion of the development cycle for this stereo portable studio monitor, we discovered that iLoud is just superior to any comparable sized speakers on the market, even for non-musicians.
As with all the portable speakers or docks on the market, just load up iTunes or Spotify® and listen to your playlist and iLoud will blow you away. Why? Because when a speaker sounds correct it pleases everybody, as it stays true to the production behind the music, without distorting the accuracy and balance of the music.
For iLoud to sound transparent and correct we needed power. iLoud is the most powerful portable speaker of its size, pumping out a full 40W of real power. This translates into fantastic audio definition and precision because the speakers are controlled by powerful power amps which drives them without any sign of effort. So, simply, this means LOUD. You will be impressed by how loud iLoud can be when fully cranked. Playing your favourite guitar amp models from AmpliTube on your preferred axe will be an impressive experience, simply because iLoud sounds true and accurate, replicating the tones of the amp with incredible realism.
iLoud offers exceptional low frequency performance - you will simply not believe when switching it on the first time. The frequency response goes well down to 50Hz which is extremely impressive for a portable speaker of this size, thanks to a perfectly tuned high performance bass reflex port located at the rear of the unit. Some portable speakers seem to have lots of bass, but normally they lack the evenness of the bass response iLoud has, which produces an even, flat response through the entire bass range, from 50Hz up. iLoud is unlike most portable speakers which concentrate all of their bass energy in a very narrow frequency range. This means that the bass is heard, but only for a few notes or a few resonances - something that may be satisfactory for occasional listening or for listening to the news, but when it comes down to serious music appreciation, a properly tuned design like iLoud is the optimum way to go.
You will be impressed by the difference in bass extension, evenness and smoothness of iLoud’s bass response.
Most portable units use full range speakers. But have you ever seen Hi-Fi speakers or studio monitors with just one speaker? The reply will be No. The reason is that no single speaker can handle the whole audio range, from lows to highs, and with good midrange. iLoud is a full two-way system, with high quality neodymium tweeters, powered by their own amps. This means that iLoud has a naturally extended and focused response, without having to “boost” the response of a full-range speaker where it could never sound as good.
All of iLoud’s audio management and processing is handled by a high-end 24 bit DSP, using IK Multimedia’s proprietary processing algorithm. The most important task the DSP has to accomplish is to perfectly match the woofers with the tweeters. This happens thanks to a high precision digital crossover that makes it almost impossible to hear the transition from the low frequency drivers to the high frequency ones when listening to critical sources like vocals or acoustic instruments. This crossover perfectly matches the phase of the two drivers and time-aligns them, giving iLoud the beautiful presence and neutrality it has on the very critical vocal midrange spectrum. The fact that iLoud uses a precision phase-accurate and time-aligned digital crossover really sets it apart. To be able to use a digital crossover, iLoud has to use four separate power amps, two for the woofers and two for the tweeters, making it the smallest bi-amplified audio system on the market. Having independent power amps for low and high frequency drivers is a further reason why the performance of iLoud is so impressive. Bi-amplification is typically used on high-powered professional systems, but we wanted the offer the benefits of this technology in iLoud as well.
No good speaker can be made within a poor enclosure. The enclosure of a speaker should be as rigid as possible to minimise interference with the speaker performance. iLoud’s enclosure is totally rigid and resonance-free, allowing the tuned bass reflex design to perform at its best. The front panel of iLoud is designed to attenuate diffraction as much as possible, by having curved profiles around the drivers to provide a perfectly smooth transition between the driver’s membrane and the air.
- 40W total power (2x16W low-frequency, 2x4W high frequency).
- Frequency response 50Hz to 20kHz.
- Four Class-D Amplifiers, bi-amped system.
- Two way 2x3” neodymium woofers & 2x3/4” neodymium tweeters.
- High performance bass-reflex port.
- 1/4” iRig® input for connecting guitars and dynamic microphones to iOS devices.
- Bluetooth compatible with A2DP protocol.
- 1/8” stereo analog line input.
- DSP controlled.
- Superior low-frequency extension and sound accuracy.
- Auto Standby.
- Integrated high-performance Li-Ion rechargeable battery.
- Battery duration at maximum volume: up to three hours. Normal usage: up to ten hours.
- iLoud speaker
- Power supply
- Power supply cable
- TRRS audio cable (1m/3.3ft)
- Quick start guide
- Registration card
- Size: 250mm/9.84" x 160mm/6.3" x 60mm/2.36" (W x H x D)
- Weight: 1,330g/46.91oz
iLoud is designed to be used with most Bluetooth®-enabled devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android smartphones and tablets, and most Mac or PC computers. It’s also equipped with a wired input for connecting an MP3 player or other non-Bluetooth device, using a standard 1/8” (mini) cable.
The iRig input works with iOS devices running AmpliTube, VocaLive or other audio-processing applications.
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