HARMAN today announced the new JBL Intonato 24 Monitor Management Tuning System, a comprehensive solution for easy set up, automated calibration and complete control of monitoring systems in stereo, surround and immersive audio production rooms. Housed in a 2U rack-mount enclosure and shipping with more included I/O than any monitoring control solution available today, Intonato 24 can calibrate and control systems of up to 24 speakers with customized recallable routing of up to 24 sources selected from 24 dedicated analog, 24 digital and 256 networked audio sources. Included software and an optional Desktop Controller put the system’s powerful monitoring features at your fingertips, and take control room monitoring to the next level.
Intonato 24 includes a calibration microphone and innovative Automated Speaker Calibration process that “tunes” each speaker to compensate for speaker placement and room acoustics, delivering neutral response to the mix position — even in less-than-ideal work spaces. The result is a system that takes the guesswork out of mixing by tackling room-related low-frequency issues and precisely matching the level and “time-of-flight” from each speaker to the mix position.
Intonato 24 comes standard with the most I/O in its class and features flexible internal routing and a mixer to provide unprecedented monitoring flexibility. With the power to manage monitoring systems of up to 24 speakers — including up to four subwoofers that can be assigned as “Bass Management” subs with selectable crossover settings — Intonato 24 is compatible with all monitoring formats including stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and makes immersive monitoring possible in any control room. In addition, with the ability to patch, route, and selectively monitor any combination of 24 analog, 24 digital and 256 networked sources including DANTE via an optional interface, Intonato 24 will easily be right at home in any professional studio environment.
A graphical user interface allows you to control Intonato 24 from Mac, Windows and a range of tablets. Complete configurations, including speaker setup parameters, EQ, subwoofer settings, input source patching and down-mix preferences can be stored as “profiles” and “scenes” and instantly recalled (even mid-session) to meet the requirements of specific projects and clients. The optional Intonato Desktop Controller puts monitor system control at your fingertips, providing elegant control of system volume, recall of user-configured scenes, activation of speaker mutes and solos and other frequently used features.
Intonato 24 pairs with JBL 7 Series and JBL M2 Master Reference studio monitors to create a complete monitoring system designed for immersive audio production in control rooms of any size. The unit can be used with any passive or powered speaker, not just JBL. In addition, HARMAN BLU link network protocol allows Intonato 24 to be digitally networked with Crown power amplifiers and an assortment of system components.