Sonarworks has announced the global availability of a complete pro studio monitoring solution that is built around Fluid Audio’s new Image 2 studio monitor and SoundID Reference.

Now the room calibration software is integrated directly into Image 2 studio monitors, giving users the ability to load SoundID Reference export files into each monitor’s native DSP right after calibration. This means the room correction is active 100% of the time for referencing, mixing and any other audio for the ultimate flat response with accurate mix translation to other systems.

The Image 2 is dedicated to near-field and midfield use. Using the latest in DSP development and Class-D amplification Fluid Audio has pushed the limits of a studio monitor to achieve stunning results. The Image 2 delivers incredible imaging, frequency response, output, low distortion, and depth of field. With its unique look, compact size and performance that is hard to believe. The Image 2 is a 2-in-1 monitor, a full range mixing and mastering system that also offers a mixcube mode. Mixcube mode helps dial in low end and mids for a wide range of “bass challenged” devices. It also helps adjust the overall balance, depth, vocals, and nail the kick drum.

Using the Fluid Audio DCT (DSP Configuration Tool) you can push SoundID Reference calibration profiles to the built-in embedded DSP platform onboard the Image 2. This will compensate for room imperfections that acoustically treated and untreated rooms sometimes have. Using SoundID Reference (v5.6 and newer) and a measuring microphone, you can measure your room, create calibration curves specifically for your environment and upload them directly onto the Image 2 with the DCT tool. The Image 2 supports up to 4 different profiles. As an example: Flat target, Dolby Atmos Music, Custom Target as well as Translation Check. All of these can be loaded as different profiles and switched between using the DCT tool running on Windows or OSX. (USB has to be connected to both monitors to switch between the profiles). You can also enable and disable Mixcube mode using the DCT tool (which will not affected by the calibration profiles).

The Image 2 studio monitor is available worldwide through selected retailers, priced 1,999 EUR, $1,899 USD, or £1,649 GBP.

Following the initial 60-day trial for Image 2 customers, SoundID Reference software is available for purchase at Sonarworks for $249 USD. The bundle including both the SoundID Reference software and calibration microphone is available for $299 USD.

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