Novel Genelec loudspeaker with Smart IP technology

Scalable power, audio and loudspeaker configuration via a standard CAT cable

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.

Source: Genelec

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

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