GENELEC SHOWCASES S360 HIGH SPL LOUDSPEAKER AT ISE 2019 — AV.technology
Genelec will be showcasing the new high SPL S360 smart active loudspeaker to the installed audio market for the first time at ISE 2019. It claims that the S360 is a ‘formidable contender’ for any installation environment where the emphasis is placed on premium quality, high SPL vocal and music reproduction in a compact form factor – meaning that Genelec are now aiming expand their reach into a wider range of applications, including lecture halls, auditoria, bars and clubs, live music performance, studio theatres and courtrooms.
Housed in a compact low diffraction enclosure, the S360 features a 10-inch high efficiency woofer and 1.7-inch titanium diaphragm compression tweeter, with a 1-inch throat opening to an extended directivity control waveguide. This results in neutral reproduction and a short-term SPL capability of 118 dB, with peaks even higher, plus a long-throw capability that delivers ‘studio quality accuracy’ at listening distances of over 10 metres.
The S360’s integration with Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software allows integrators to configure, auto-calibrate, supervise and control every unit in installations of any size. As a result, the S360 can be combined with any other Genelec smart loudspeakers to create large systems that can be commissioned with ease and optimised for any acoustic environment – including room and delay compensation.
The S360 comes with a range of mounting possibilities, including free-standing, in-wall, on-wall, ceiling and truss options. Further flexibility comes courtesy of the system electronics, which can be ordered either integrated into the enclosure or positioned remotely via a 2U 19” rack kit.
The addition of a complementary Genelec subwoofer – such as the 7382 – enhances system performance even further, with the 7382 integrating with the S360 and extending down to 15 Hz with SPLs in excess of 130 dB, delivering low distortion reproduction with greater clarity.