The PMC6-2 is an active 3 way reference monitor with dual 6 inch bass drivers, 2 inch soft dome midrange, DSP crossover & EQ, and featuring PMC's patented ATL™ bass loading.
The PMC Loudspeakers PMC6-2 is a serious near/midfield active studio monitor that fits easily within any control room or immersive system. The PMC6-2 is unmatched in its outstanding clarity, forensic resolution, and sheer impact. It provides main-monitor scale, depth, and dynamics, and allows mix decisions to be made quickly, with absolute certainty and without fatigue.
This 3-way active monitor speaker combines two custom 6-inch ultra-long throw bass-drivers with PMC's radically engineered PMC55 2-inch soft-dome mid-range unit and a precision-built one-inch soft-dome tweeter. The PMC55’s distinctive ‘N-compass’ waveguide enhances the wide dispersion and remarkable mid-range projection of the driver; in combination with the high performance of the tweeter, the result is an ultra-wide and stable image, with a smooth and natural in-room response. Each bass driver is individually powered by a cutting-edge 400W Class-D amplifier, and seamlessly integrated by our sophisticated, highly accurate DSP-based crossovers. As with the PMC6, the monitor is configured using rear-panel controls or the browser-based SoundAlign software, with comprehensive boundary and EQ options.
The PMC6-2 offers astonishing size-to-performance ratio thanks to its ATL™ bass-loading technology, which results in exceptional LF extension and consistent tonal balance at all listening levels. PMC's Laminair™ airflow technology, visible in the monitor’s hexagonal vent ducts, further reduces colouration and enhances dynamics and efficiency.
A simple upgrade path converts the PMC6-2 to a full-range XBD system; just add a PMC8.2 SUB and select XBD mode to perfectly dovetail the two units, extending the response down to 25Hz with additional headroom.
The SoundAlign web interface is a highly intuitive and responsive means of controlling and configuring our nearfield and mid-field active DSP monitors (and the two associated subwoofers). Each monitor speaker incorporates an internal web-server accessible over a standard wired Ethernet connection using any typical web-browser on any smart-phone, tablet, PC, or Mac computer.
Loudspeakers can be controlled individually or in defined groups of multiple speakers (up to 16), and every DSP menu function and parameter can be viewed and adjusted, with configuration settings stored and recalled instantly as presets or copied between speakers. Facilities are provided to configure the input format and level, boundary mode correction, delay, and polarity options, as well as an EQ section with interactive graphical display offering five parametric bands plus high and low shelf sections.
The SoundAlign interface also makes it very simple to upload new firmware to all selected speakers, when necessary, and a group filter mode allows defined subsets of speakers to be displayed and controlled entirely separately from other groups – a brilliant asset in complex multi-room installations or with multichannel speaker arrays.
A dedicated network is not necessary – the loudspeakers can be connected to any standard LAN as the SoundAlign data happily co-exists with other network traffic (Internet access is not required, either). Alternatively, individual speakers can be configured by connecting a standard Ethernet cable directly back to the Ethernet port on a PC or Mac, or by using the controls on the rear panel.
PMC’s unique ATL™ (Advanced Transmission Line) enclosures have taken loudspeaker design to the highest level, using sophisticated cabinet construction, proprietary drive units, and patented absorption materials and techniques. The benefits are enormous compared to the relatively simple sealed and ported designs currently available elsewhere.
PMC’s innovative approach places the bass driver near one end of a long cavity ATL™ (the Advanced Transmission Line). This cavity is heavily damped with acoustic material specified carefully to absorb the upper bass and higher frequencies radiating from the rear of the bass driver. The lowest frequencies are allowed to pass down the line and emerge from the large frontal vent in the same polarity as the driver’s direct radiation, the vent acting essentially as a second bass driver.
ATL™ bass-loading technology offers the following advantages over ported and sealed monitors:
PMC's holistic design process has led them to study the physics of every part of monitors thoroughly, including air flow. Their powerful Studio drivers produce high-velocity air movements at the exit vents from the transmission lines, and careful analysis shows that the flow can become resistive and turbulent if uncontrolled. This wastes energy and leads to colouration, audible in our otherwise ultra-low-noise designs.
To address this, PMC's Laminair™ technology, visible on the PMC6, 6-2 and 8-2 in the form of the distinctive hexagonal profiling at the vents, produces a controlled, laminar air flow. The result is faster, higher-definition bass with accurate timing, and the widest possible dynamic range.