Genelec Adds PoE Subwoofer to Its Smart IP Line

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Genelec introduced the 3440A, a new PoE subwoofer, to its Smart IP family of active installation loudspeaker systems. The 3440A joins the existing Smart IP range of wall, ceiling and pendant loudspeaker models to provide a scalable full-range audio solution that combines sound quality and networked convenience.

Originally launched in 2019, the Smart IP range provides “flexible power, audio and management features via a single standard category cable.” Producing “studio-quality audio with superb clarity, intelligibility and uniform coverage, all models can be freely combined on a network.” The Smart IP range is compatible with both Dante and AES67 streams, deriving power via PoE or PoE+ Power-over-Ethernet formats.

As well as receiving both power and audio-over-IP, the 3440A’s RJ45 connector also allows access to Genelec’s Smart IP Manager configuration software. Genelec says the Smart IP Manager enables installers to configure an almost unlimited number of rooms, zones, loudspeakers and audio channels. It includes system organization, status monitoring and a room equalization tool set — including adjustment of the 3440A’s crossover frequency. For day-to-day end-user control, a public API command set and a growing range of drivers allow integration of Smart IP models with third-party automation/control systems.

Measuring just 475 mm x 475 mm x 220 mm (18.75 in x 18.75 in x 8.75 in) and weighing 14.5 kg (32 lb), the design of the 3440A features a 165 mm (6.5 in) driver, a 70 W internal Class D amplifier stage and dual reflex ports, delivering clean, controlled low-frequency performance between 35 and 120 Hz. The 3440A’s internal power supply technology stores power in order to produce 106 dB of short-term SPL whenever needed. Genelec’s power-saving Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) circuitry claims to provide further efficiency by activating a low-power “sleep” mode if no audio is detected for a defined period.

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Available in black or white finishes, Genelec says the 3440A can be discreetly integrated into any environment and can either be positioned on the floor or mounted on the wall or ceiling via an optional heavy-duty bracket.

Visitors to InfoComm 2024 (Las Vegas, June 12-14) are warmly invited to join the Genelec team at Booth #C5034 to see and hear the new 3440A.

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