Genelec launches Smart IP powered loudspeaker
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
genelecsmartippressimageThe 4430 loudspeaker is shipping now
Finland - Genelec has announced the availability of the new 4430 two-way active installation loudspeaker, the first model to incorporate the company’s Smart IP technology, combining sound quality with single cable convenience. Smart IP 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+ Power-over-Ethernet formats, with the 4430’s proprietary internal power supply helping to deliver an impressive 104 dB of short term SPL, via two integral 50W 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 sophisticated 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. Additionally, APIs within the 4430 support the hooks to allow external control via third-party hardware, software or house automation.
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 spectacular new Finnish Music Hall of Fame in Helsinki, an innovative museum and dining experience that already features over 120 of the new 4430 loudspeakers installed throughout the museum.
The installation at the Hall of Fame was undertaken by integrator Bright, and their head of installation Santtu Sipilä comments: “When Smart IP was announced we knew instantly that it offered the perfect solution for the Hall of Fame. We were already familiar with Genelec’s outstanding audio quality and long-term reliability, so to be able to integrate every 4430 into the system via a single Cat cable made the whole process of installation and configuration incredibly straightforward, yet provides us with amazing levels of control.”
Genelec managing director Siamak Naghian adds: “Our research into IP loudspeaker technology dates back to 2005, and the response to the preview of Smart IP at ISE back in February was so overwhelmingly positive that we knew that this valuable work would now allow us to fulfil a very obvious gap in the installed audio market.”
(Jim Evans)

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