Genelec Launches 3440A Smart IP PoE Subwoofer

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Genelec says it is expanding its Smart IP family of active installation loudspeaker systems with the introduction of the 3440A – a new PoE subwoofer. The 3440A joins the existing Smart IP range of wall, ceiling and pendant loudspeaker models.

Originally launched in 2019, Genelec says the Smart IP range provides power, audio and management features via a single standard CAT cable. Producing what Genelec says is studio-quality audio and uniform coverage, all models can be 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. The company 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 versatile room equalization tool set – including adjustment of the 3440A’s crossover frequency.

Measuring 475 mm x 475 mm x 220 mm (18.75 in x 18.75 in x 8.75 in) and weighing in at a modest 14.5 kg (32 lb), the compact design of the 3440A features a 165 mm (6.5 in) driver, an efficient 70 W internal Class D amplifier stage and dual reflex ports, delivering clean, controlled low-frequency performance between 35 and 120 Hz. Genelec says the 3440A’s proprietary internal power supply technology stores power in order to produce an impressive 106 dB of short-term SPL whenever needed.