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. Smart IP provides power and audio via a standard CAT cable.
The 4430 is a compact design that accepts both Dante and AES67 IP audio streams. It 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 decibels of short term SPL, via two integral 50-watt 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. The Smart IP Manager is a downloadable software tool running on Windows 10 that enables installers to configure rooms, zones, loudspeakers and audio channels. It includes device discovery, a versatile room equalization tool set, system organization and status monitoring.
The 4430 supports up to eight audio channels in a stream with sample rates of 32 – 96 kilohertz and 16 – 24 bit resolution. Streams can be managed by both Dante Controller and Dante Domain Manager software, as well as legacy balanced line analog audio. The 4430 delivers a frequency response of 45 Hz – 23 kHz (-6 dB) via a 5-inch woofer and 3/4 inch metal dome tweeter, and the 4430’s compact, lightweight enclosure utilizes Genelec’s trademark Minimum Diffraction Enclosure and Directivity Control Waveguide technologies to ensure neutral, uncolored sound both on and off axis.
The enclosure itself — manufactured using certified sustainable methods — is produced from recycled aluminium. It’s also available in black, white or 120 custom RAL colors and is compatible with Genelec’s extensive range of mounting accessories to allow the 4430 to be floor, ceiling, wall or truss mounted.
Here is a video of the 4430 (and 4420) we shot at ISE 2020: