Genelec has added the 4420 to its initial 4430 Smart IP loudspeaker – with further Smart IP models planned to join the family in the future.

Genelec 4420 Smart IP loudspeakerSmart IP technology provides scalable power, audio and loudspeaker configuration, supervision and calibration features via a standard CAT cable. Smart IP therefore offers system designers, integrators and installers an easy, powerful and cost-effective solution for guaranteeing enjoyable, high-quality audio across entire installations.

In terms of technical specification, the 4420 stands 226mm tall yet offers a frequency response of 55Hz-39kHz (-6dB) using a 4-inch woofer and 0.75-inch metal dome tweeter, producing a max SPL of 100dB via onboard 50W class-D amplifiers for each driver.

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, which allows installers to configure an almost unlimited number of rooms, zones, loudspeakers and audio channels, and includes device discovery, a versatile room equalisation tool set, system organisation 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 set-up and configuration, the 4420 and 4430 can be integrated easily into house automation systems using a public API command set – allowing 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 synchronisation 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 analogue audio. This flexible connectivity allows both IP control of an analogue source, or use of analogue audio as a failsafe back-up.

The 4420 and 4430 enclosures are produced from recycled aluminium, are available in black, white or 120 custom RAL colours, and are compatible with Genelec’s extensive range of mounting accessories to allow both models to be floor, ceiling, wall or truss mounted.

‘With the 4430 already being used on prestigious Nordic installations including Helsinki’s Finnish Music Hall of Fame, Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus and the new G Livelab music venue in Tampere, we’re confident that the new 4420 will also be embraced by installers looking for an even more compact Smart IP loudspeaker solution,’ says Genelec Managing Director, Siamak Naghian. ‘The overwhelmingly positive feedback that we’ve received from the early adopters of Smart IP makes us extremely excited about ISE - and the potential of our A/V Installation business in the future.’


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