Monitor Audio introduces new streamer

Monitor Audio has launched its new IMS-4 Music streamer, featuring BluOS technology and Apple AirPlay 2.

Offering complete flexibility for the home, the BluOS technology allows the IMS-4 to stream to four separate zones. Users can choose to stream from music services, have easy access to music libraries and voice control through a smart device. 

Multiple IMS-4 Music Streamers can be integrated with other BluOS devices, accessed through the BluOS Controller app, or one of the many supported integrated control systems, to provide up to 64 zones of music. Each zone can perform together in perfect sync or play different streams to different zones. 

Lossless music can be played at up to 24-bit/192kHz to every room on a home network, and through BlueOS, the IMS-4 can deliver millions of MQA recordings, which captures and recreates the sound of the original studio performance. 

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Apple AirPlay 2 users allows homeowners to choose what they would like to hear and what room they want it played it via Siri. Like with BluOS, Apple AirPlay 2 also allows the music to be played separately or in sync throughout all rooms on the network. 

IMS-4 has a discreet design, using just 1U of rack space, ensuring it can be easily integrated into custom install projects. Analogue and digital inputs allow the addition of a cable box or other non-network sources and makes them available in every zone. The IMS-4 also include a system interrupt to let doorbells and fire alarms be heard. 

Monitor Audio recommends that the IMS-4 Music Streamer is paired with an installation amplifier such as its IA150-8C. Integrated with Crestron, Control4, and RTI, the IMS-4 is compatible with other BluOS enabled devices.