Genelec launches 3440A Smart IP PoE subwoofer

Genelec has further expanded its Smart IP family of active installation loudspeaker systems with the introduction of the 3440A – a truly pioneering new PoE subwoofer. The 3440A joins the existing Smart IP range of wall, ceiling, and pendant loudspeaker models to provide a scalable full-range audio solution that combines exceptional sound quality and networked convenience. With the addition of the 3440A, the Smart IP family now represents an even more flexible and future-proof choice for integrators and installers everywhere.

Originally launched in 2019, the Smart IP range supports PoE, AoIP and loudspeaker management via a single standard CAT cable. Producing studio-quality audio with superb clarity, all models can be freely combined on a Dante or AES67 network. Smart IP Manager software enables installers to configure an almost unlimited number of rooms, zones, loudspeakers, and audio channels. It includes system organisation, status monitoring, and a versatile room equalisation tool set – including adjustment of the 3440A’s crossover frequency. For day-to-day control, a public API and growing range of drivers allows easy integration with third party automation/control systems.

Measuring just 475 mm x 475 mm x 220 mm (18.75 in x 18.75 in x 8.75 in) and weighing in at a modest 14.5 kg (32 lb), the compact design of the 3440A features a 165 mm (6.5 in) driver, an efficient 70 W internal Class D amplifier stage and dual reflex ports, delivering clean, controlled low frequency performance between 35 and 120 Hz. The 3440A’s proprietary internal power supply technology stores power in order to produce an impressive 106 dB of short-term SPL whenever needed. Genelec’s power-saving Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) circuitry provides further efficiency by activating a low power ‘sleep’ mode if no audio is detected for a defined period.

The active design of the 3440A provides both optimum audio performance and removes the need for bulky racks of external amplifiers and their associated cabling. Alongside the support for lossless, low latency IP audio streams, analogue connectivity is also supported via a Euroblock connector – which can be used either as a failsafe backup, or to enable IP control of an analogue source.

Available in black or white finishes, the 3440A can be discreetly integrated into any environment, and can either be positioned on the floor, or mounted on the wall or ceiling via an optional heavy duty bracket. Designed, assembled, and tested by Genelec in Iisalmi, Finland, the 3440A will provide decades of reliable performance in even the most challenging environments.

“With a growing range of loudspeaker models, it was clear that the addition of a PoE subwoofer was going to make the Smart IP family an even more comprehensive solution for premium AV installations,” comments Genelec AV Business Manager Kati Pajukallio. “With the 3440A’s combination of clean, precise low frequency performance and networked flexibility, we’re sure that the Smart IP family will now be embraced by an even wider range of integrators and installers around the world.”

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