Genelec 4430 Provides Pristine Sound Quality With Smart IP

Genelec’s new 4430 two-way active installation loudspeaker is now shipping, the first model to incorporate the company’s Smart IP technology that combines exceptional sound quality with single cable convenience.

Genelec's Smart IP provides power, audio and loudspeaker configuration, supervision and calibration features via a standard CAT cable, offering integrators flexibility, cost-effectiveness and simplicity of installation.

The 4430 features a compact design that accepts both Dante and AES67 IP audio networking streams. It derives power via both PoE and PoE+ Power-over-Ethernet formats, with the 4430’s proprietary internal power supply helping to deliver 104 dB of short-term SPL—via two built-in 50 W 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 - a sophisticated downloadable software tool running on Windows 10 that allows installers to configure an almost unlimited number of rooms, zones, loudspeakers and audio channels, and includes device discovery, a versatile room equalization tool set, system organization and status monitoring. Additionally, APIs within the 4430 support the hooks to allow external control via third-party hardware, software or house automation.

In terms of specification, the 4430 supports up to eight audio channels in a stream with sample rates of 32 - 96 kHz and 16 – 24-bit resolution. Streams can be managed by both Dante Controller and Dante Domain Manager software, as well as legacy balanced line analogue 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 loudspeaker’s enclosure is produced from recycled aluminum and available in black, white or 120 custom RAL colors.

Over 120 of Genelec’s new 4430 speakers are now installed at the Finnish Music Hall of Fame museum and restaurant in Helsinki. The installation was completed by Bright, a local systems integrator.

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