Genelec Offers 8430A Audio-over-IP SAM™ Studio Monitor
8430A is the first studio monitor enabling direct monitoring of audio-over-IP streams, and the first to support AES67 and RAVENNA standards
NATICK, MA, April 11, 2016 — Genelec, the leader in active monitoring technology for over 35 years, is offering the 8430A SAM™ Studio Monitor enabling direct monitoring of audio-over-IP stream content – the first studio monitor on the market supporting AES67 and RAVENNA standards. Based on RAVENNA technology for audio transport over IP networks, and fully AES67-compatible, the 8430 is the culmination of many years of intense research that included feedback from leading engineers and producers in the recording and broadcast sectors. In recent years, much has happened in the world of audio-over-IP, including the publication of the AES67 interoperability standard in 2013. AES67 is now fast gaining acceptance as an industry standard and is rapidly establishing audio-over-IP in the mainstream.
As a member in the Genelec Smart Active Monitoring (SAM) Series, the 8430 shares the electro-acoustic features such as Genelec MDE™ and DCW™ technologies, a flow-optimized reflex port, very low distortion, high SPL and wide bandwidth, uncolored response in a very compact enclosure – all this achieves the accurate sound reproduction. Also, as member of the SAM Series, the 8430 uses the highly intuitive Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™ 2.0) control network and software allowing adjustments of all aspects of monitor settings and full multiloudspeaker system control. As a central part of GLM, Genelec AutoCal™ automatically ensures that every monitor on the network is aligned for level and timing, as well as being compensated for room response anomalies. The 8430 combines exceptional connectivity; first, for the industry standard AES67 Ethernet audio-over-IP signal via an XLR-housed RJ45 connector, and second, a standard balanced analog signal input via a standard XLR connector input. The 8430 Ethernet audio streaming capability supports the standard audio sample rates up to 96 kHz high resolution format. With its Genelec proprietary Class D amplifier technology, universal mains voltage input and the very high reliability, and support for high accuracy IEEE 1522 version 2 precision time protocol based audio clock synchronization, the 8430 fulfills all the stringent quality requirements of modern audio-over-IP streaming applications.
- Maximum sound pressure: 104 dB
- Frequency range 45 Hz – 23 kHz (-6 dB)
- Accuracy of the passband ± 1.5 dB (58 Hz – 20 kHz)
- Crossover frequency 3.0 kHz
- Drivers: Woofer 130 mm (5 in) + Tweeter 19 mm (3/4 in) metal dome + DCW™
- Amplifier power: Woofer 50 W + Tweeter 50 W
- Dimensions: H 11.88 x W 7.50 x D 7.06 inches [H 299 x W 189 x D 178 mm]
- Weight: 12.1 lb / 5.5 kg
- 1 x XLR balanced analog input
- 1 x XLR-housed RJ45 Ethernet connection for AES67 audio-over-IP input
- 2 x RJ45 GLM control network connectors
For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com.
Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating over 35 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers for true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited with promoting the concept of active transducer technology, which many manufacturers are just now incorporating into their products. Since its inception in 1978, Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into creating active monitors with unparalleled sonic integrity. The result is an active speaker system that has earned global acclaim for its accurate imaging, extremely high acoustic output from small enclosures, true high-fidelity with low distortion, and deep, rich bass. In 2016, Genelec marks the 10th anniversary of its Smart Active Monitoring™ (SAM™) concept. Genelec SAM products provide active audio monitoring systems that also have the capability and intelligence enabling them to adapt automatically and flexibly to their acoustical environments through a set of proprietary tools.
The Audio Engineering Society standard AES67 defines an interoperability mode for transport of high-performance, low latency, high bandwidth, high resolution audio signals over networks based on the Internet Protocol using existing standardized IP network protocols and technologies. The standard considers latency performance of 10 milliseconds or less. This standard provides comprehensive interoperability recommendations in the areas of synchronization, media clock identification, network transport, audio encoding and streaming, session description and connection management. The original 2013 standard has been updated in 2015. Most audio-over-IP system vendors support AES67 interoperability mode, enabling high quality, low latency audio connections between devices from different vendors.
RAVENNA is a technology for real-time distribution of audio and other media content in IP-based network environments. Utilizing standardized network protocols and technologies, RAVENNA can operate on existing network infrastructures. RAVENNA is designed to meet the strict requirements of the pro audio market featuring low latency, full signal transparency and high reliability. While primarily targeting the professional broadcast market, RAVENNA is also suitable for deployment in other pro audio market segments like live sound, install market and recording. Possible fields of application include (but are not limited to) in-house signal distribution in broadcasting houses, theaters, concert halls and other fixed installations, flexible setups at venues and live events, OB vans, links across WAN connections for production and recording applications. RAVENNA is an open technology standard without a proprietary licensing policy. RAVENNA is fully compatible with the AES67-2015 standard on High-performance Streaming Audio-over-IP Interoperability.
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