Genelec Inc., a provider of Active Monitoring technology for three decades, offers home theater and custom installers active speaker solutions with its line of discreet, low profile models. The latest addition is the new AIWS5041A Active In-Wall Subwoofer, which joins other Genelec models such as the AIW25 Active In-Wall Loudspeaker, the AIC25 Active In-Ceiling Loudspeaker and the AOW312 Active On-Wall Loudspeaker.
The AIWS5041A is Genelec's first active in-wall subwoofer. Equipped with a pair of 6½" drivers and a tuned port, it can be mounted in any standard 16" stud bay. Using four independent mounting brackets, the enclosure is isolated from the wall surfaces. A protective cover protects the drivers from potential damage during the construction phase of a project. The system includes a rack-mountable RAM3 amplifier that supplies 125 Watts of power.
Maximum sound pressure level: 105 dB
Frequency response: 35-95 Hz (± 3 dB)
Room volume: up to 3000 cubic ft (85 cubic meters)
Drivers: 2 6 1/2"
Amplifier power per channel: 125 W
Speaker dimensions: 46 1/16" H x 13 5/8" W x 3 1/4" D
Amplifier dimensions: 6 31/32" H x 2 1/8" W x 10 1/4" D
Speaker weight: 33 lb (15 kg)
Amplifier weight: 3.1 lb (1.4 kg)
Genelec also offers contracts and custom installers the AIW25 Active In-Wall Loudspeaker, the AIC25 Active In-Ceiling Loudspeaker and the AOW312 Active On-Wall Loudspeaker.
The AIW25 and the AIC25 feature matched, separate RAM2 remote amplifier modules. An optional 4U high RAM Rack Adaptor can accommodate up to eight RAM2 or RAM3 amplifiers. The AIW25 and AIC25 each come complete with a metal enclosure to maximize performance and ease of installation. New construction brackets are also available. In addition, the AIW25 employs Genelec's proprietary Directivity Control Waveguide• (DCW•), which optimizes performance even in difficult acoustic environments.
The AIW25 Active In-Wall Loudspeaker is a two-way active speaker with a 5" bass driver and 3/4" treble driver (metal dome) equipped with Genelec's DCW. It also features a RAM2 remote amplifier module, which includes active crossover circuitry and separate, matched 40 Watt power amplifiers for the bass and treble drivers. The AIW25 has a frequency response of 70 Hz-18 kHz (+/-2.5 dB) and a maximum peak SPL of 100 dB. Its dimensions are 14 3/16" H x 10 1/2" W x 4 3/32" D. In addition, visible parts of the loudspeaker can be painted to suit the listening environment. The AIW25 fits into a standard 2 4" wall structure and can easily be retrofitted to existing construction. This speaker is ideal as the main L-C-R array of a small home theater system, a basic stereo configuration or the surround channels of a high quality home theater.
The AIC25 Active In-Ceiling Loudspeaker is a two-way active loudspeaker with 5" bass driver and 3/4" treble driver (metal dome). It also features a RAM2 remote amplifier module, which includes active crossover circuitry and separate, matched 40 Watt power amplifiers for the bass and treble drivers. The AIC25 has a frequency response of 70 Hz-18 kHz (+/-2.5 dB) and a maximum peak SPL of 100 dB. Its dimensions are 11 3/16" W (diameter) x 6 3/16" D. In addition, visible surfaces of the loudspeaker can be painted to suit the listening environment. The AIC25 delivers a discrete yet powerful package ideal for use in home theater installations.
The AOW312B Active On-Wall Loudspeaker measures less than 7" deep for easy aesthetic integration. This speaker was designed to serve two types of environments: surrounds for large scale rooms (>9000 cubic feet) where HT324A or larger mains speakers are used, as well as the front wall for smaller rooms (5000 to 8000 cubic feet) where space behind the screen and the wall are limited. The AOW312B is a three-way active speaker with a 12" woofer, 5" midrange (DCW-equipped) and 1" metal dome tweeter. It also features a remote amplifier housed in a 19" 7U remote amp rack. Each amplifier provides 180 Watts for the woofer, 120 Watts for the midrange and 120 Watts for the tweeter. The AOW312B has an exceptionally wide frequency response of 37 Hz-21 kHz (+/-2 dB) and a maximum peak SPL of 123 dB. Its dimensions are 59 1/16" H x 15 3/4" W x 6 7/8" D.
The AIWS5041A Active In-Wall Subwoofer will be available in fall 2008. All other units are available immediately. These products complement the full range of Genelec Custom Installation products, including the 6020A, HT206B, HT208B and HT210B Two-Way Bi-Amplified Active Loudspeakers; HT312A, HT315A, HT320AC, HT324A, HT324AC and HT330A Three-Way Tri-Amplified Active Loudspeakers; 5050A, HTS3B, HTS4B and HTS6 Active Subwoofers; 1035B and 1036A Large Theater Sound Systems; and AIW26 Active In-Wall Speaker System.