19.11.19

Genelec Smart IP loudspeaker offers single cable connection

Genelec smart Ip loudspeaker with network cable plug in and info screen

Genelec has released the 4430 two-way active installation loudspeaker, the first speaker to incorporate the company’s Smart IP technology.

Smart IP provides scalable power, audio and loudspeaker configuration, supervision and calibration features via a standard CAT cable.

The 4430 accepts both Dante and AES67 IP audio streams and derives power via both PoE and PoE+ Power-over-Ethernet formats. Its propriatary internal power supply delivers 104 dB of short-term SPL via two integral 50 W Class D amplification stages feeding the woofer and tweeter. 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 multiple 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.

Genelec says the loudspeaker supports up to eight audio channels in a stream with sample rates of 32 - 96 kHz and 16 - 24 bit resolution. Streams can be managed by both Dante Controller and Dante Domain Manager software, as well as legacy balanced line analogue audio. The 4430 delivers a frequency response of 45 Hz - 23 kHz (-6 dB) via a 5-in woofer and ¾-in metal dome tweeter.

The enclosure is produced from recycled aluminium and is available in black, white or 120 custom RAL colours. It is compatible with Genelec mounting accessories that support floor, ceiling, wall or truss mounting.