CEDIA EXPO, ATLANTA, GA, September 23, 2010 — Genelec Inc. (Sound Room 4), the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology for over three decades, offers home theater and custom installers the most advanced active speaker solutions with its line of discreet, low profile models. A particular example is the AIWS5041A Active In-Wall Subwoofer, which, along with other leading Genelec models such as the AIW25 Active In-Wall Loudspeaker, the AIC25 Active In-Ceiling Loudspeaker and the AOW312 Active On-Wall Loudspeaker, constitutes Genelec’s range of architectural solutions. Each model is designed to meet the needs of the custom installer and underscores Genelec’s ongoing commitment to the high-end home theater and custom installation market.
The AIWS5041A is Genelec’s first active in-wall subwoofer, and like all Genelec Custom Installation products, it offers the unmatched performance and uncompromising sound quality for which Genelec has been known for over 30 years. 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 completely isolated from the wall surfaces, eliminating any potential vibration from being transmitted to the walls. A protective cover shields 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.
Genelec AIWS5041A Active In-Wall Subwoofer Features:
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 x 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 contractors 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 supply the ultimate in design integration. Each features perfectly 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 ensures excellent stereo imaging and frequency balance 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 x 4" wall structure and can easily be retrofitted to existing construction. This speaker is ideal in demanding applications, such 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 low distortion and high sound pressure handling capabilities in a discrete yet powerful package ideal for use in home theater installations.
The AOW312B Active On-Wall Loudspeaker measures up to Genelec’s renowned performance standards at 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" x 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 and all other units are now available.