Genelec has announced the availability of the new 4430, two-way active installation loudspeaker, that incorporate the company’s Smart IP technology, combining high sound quality with single cable convenience.
High quality of sound for the AV world over IP: here, in one sentence, the most important feature of the new Genelec 4430 loudspeaker, based on Smart IP technology, which provides scalable power, audio and loudspeaker configuration, supervision and calibration features via a standard CAT cable, offering integrators power, flexibility, cost-effectiveness and simplicity of installation.
The 4430 is a compact design that accepts both Dante and AES67 IP audio streams, and derives power via both PoE and PoE+ formats, with the 4430’s proprietary internal power supply helping to deliver an impressive 104 dB of short term SPL, via two integral 50 W Class D amplification stages feeding the woofer and tweeter.
As well as receiving both power and audio-over-IP, the 4430’s single rear panel CAT connector also allows access to Genelec’s Smart IP Manager, a downloadable software tool running on Windows 10 that allows installers to configure an almost unlimited number of rooms, zones, loudspeakers and audio channels, and includes device discovery, a versatile room equalisation tool set, system organisation and status monitoring. The 4430 delivers a frequency response of 45 Hz-23 kHz (-6 dB) via a 5-inch woofer and ¾-inch metal dome tweeter, and the 4430’s compact, lightweight enclosure utilises Genelec’s trademark Minimum Diffraction Enclosure and Directivity Control Waveguide technologies to ensure neutral, uncoloured sound both on and off axis. Manufactured using certified sustainable methods, the enclosure itself is produced from recycled aluminium, is available in black, white or 120 custom RAL colours, and is compatible with Genelec’s extensive range of mounting accessories to allow the 4430 to be floor, ceiling, wall or truss mounted.
Genelec have chosen to officially launch the 4430 at the new Finnish Music Hall of Fame in Helsinki, an innovative museum that already features over 120 of the new 4430 loudspeakers installed throughout the museum. Showcasing more than 200 Finnish artists and composers via the newest AV technology combined with Virtual and Augmented Reality solutions, the Music Hall of Fame will provide an unforgettable interactive, multidimensional experience for an estimated 100.000 visitors per year. Not bad as a debut for the new Genelec 4430 model!
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