Monitor Audio Introduces New IMS-4 Music Streamer

Monitor Audio has introduced its new IMS-4 Music Streamer, which features BluOS technology along with Apple AirPlay 2.

Thanks to BluOS technology, the IMS-4 can stream to four separate zones, and with the BluOS Controller app, available for iOS, Android, Windows, and MacOS, you can stream from music services, access music libraries, and enjoy voice control through a smart device.

Accessed through the app, or one of the many supported integrated control systems including Control4, Crestron, and RTI, multiple IMS-4 Music Streamers can be integrated with other BluOS devices to provide up to 64 zones of music. Each zone can perform together in sync or play different streams to different zones.

Lossless music can be played at up to 24-bit/192kHz to every room in a home network and, through BluOS, IMS-4 can deliver millions of Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) recordings.

Apple AirPlay 2 lets you use Siri to request the track you want to hear and state the room they would like it to be played in. Like BluOS, Apple AirPlay 2 lets the music be enjoyed separately or in sync throughout the home.

A system interrupt feature allows doorbells and fire alarms to be heard. 

The unit features a shallow depth and discreet design that only takes up 1U of rack space so it can be easily incorporated into any custom installation project. It can also be partnered with Monitor Audio’s range of installation amplifiers.

The Monitor Audio IMS-4 Music Streamer is available through the company’s Canadian distributor, Pickering, ON-based Kevro International, for an MSRP of $2,299 ea.