Genelec will showcase two Smart IP loudspeaker models at the ISE 2020 show next week in Amsterdam. The 4420 and 4430 loudspeakers are single-cable connections via the network with onboard Smart IP technology for power, audio and loudspeaker configuration.
Having been unveiled before a select audience of specially invited Nordic integrators in Helsinki in December, the 4430 will be making its ISE debut alongside its new and even more compact 4420 sibling — with yet more Smart IP models expected to be added to the family in the future.
The 4420 and 4430 are compatible with both Dante and open IP standards, including AES67 and ST2110-30, and derive power via PoE and PoE+ Power-over-Ethernet formats. Both models feature a single rear panel CAT connector which also allows access to Genelec’s Smart IP Manager — a software tool that will enable installers to configure an almost unlimited number of rooms, zones, loudspeakers and audio channels, and includes device discovery, a versatile room equalization toolset, system organization and status monitoring. This enables installers to deploy Smart IP loudspeakers even on highly complex, acoustically challenging projects.
While Smart IP Manager is designed specifically for installers to use during setup and configuration, the 4420 and 4430 can be integrated easily into house automation systems using a public API command set — allowing the end user instant access to volume, power on/off, loudspeaker activity and a selection of pre-programmed audio settings. Smart IP supports uncompressed low-latency audio streaming directly into each loudspeaker, with loudspeaker synchronization to sub-microsecond level for solid acoustic imaging. Streams can be managed by both Dante Controller and Dante Domain Manager software, as well as legacy balanced line analog audio. This flexible connectivity allows both IP control of an analog source or the use of analog audio as a failsafe backup.
In terms of technical specification, the 4420 stands just 226 mm tall yet offers a frequency response of 55Hz to 39kHz (-6 dB) via a 4-inch woofer and 3/4-inch metal dome tweeter, producing a max SPL of 100 dB via onboard 50-watt Class D amplifiers for each driver. In comparison, the 4430 measures 285 mm in height, delivers 45Hz to 39kHz (-6 dB) via a 5-inch woofer and 3/4-inch tweeter and produces a max SPL of 104 dB via its onboard 50-watt Class D stages.
Manufactured sustainably to offer low power consumption, reliability and long life, the 4420 and 4430 enclosures are produced from recycled aluminum. They are available in black, white or 120 custom RAL colors and are compatible with Genelec’s range of mounting accessories to allow both models to be floor, ceiling, wall or truss mounted.
Here’s a video we shot of the 4420 and 4430 loudspeakers from Genelec at ISE 2020: