Genelec has debuted the 8430A SAM Studio Monitor, enabling direct monitoring of audio-over-IP stream content – the first studio monitor on the market supporting AES67 and RAVENNA standards, according to Genelec. AES67 is now fast gaining acceptance as an industry standard and is rapidly establishing audio-over-IP in the mainstream.
As a member in the Genelec Smart Active Monitoring (SAM) Series, the 8430 shares the electro-acoustic features such as Genelec MDE and DCW technologies, a flow-optimized reflex port, very low distortion, high SPL and wide bandwidth, uncolored response in a very compact enclosure. Also, as member of the SAM Series, the 8430 uses the highly intuitive Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM 2.0) control network and software allowing adjustments of all aspects of monitor settings and full multi-loudspeaker system control. As a central part of GLM, Genelec AutoCal automatically ensures that every monitor on the network is aligned for level and timing, as well as being compensated for room response anomalies. The 8430 combines exceptional connectivity; first, for the industry standard AES67 Ethernet audio-over-IP signal via an XLR-housed RJ45 connector, and second, a standard balanced analog signal input via a standard XLR connector input. The 8430 Ethernet audio streaming capability supports the standard audio sample rates up to 96 kHz high resolution format. With its Genelec proprietary Class D amplifier technology, universal mains voltage input and the very high reliability, and support for high accuracy IEEE 1522 version 2 precision time protocol based audio clock synchronization, the 8430 fulfills all the stringent quality requirements of modern audio-over-IP streaming applications.