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GENELEC EXPANDS RANGE OF ACTIVE ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS
WITH THE NEW AIWS5041A ACTIVE IN-WALL SUBWOOFER
NATICK, MA, September 24, 2008 — Genelec Inc., the
pioneer in Active Monitoring technology for three decades, offers home
theater and custom installers the most advanced 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 leading
Genelec models such as the AIW25 Active In-Wall Loudspeaker, the AIC25
Active In-Ceiling Loudspeaker and the AOW312 Active On-Wall Loudspeaker.
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 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 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.
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"
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 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
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 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
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Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology,
is celebrating 30 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 Custom Installation 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.
Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the
respective companies with which they are associated.
—For more information on the complete range of Genelec Custom
Installation Systems, please contact: Genelec Inc., 7 Tech Circle, Natick,
MA 01760. Tel: (508) 652-0900;
Fax: (508) 652-0909; Web: www.genelecusa.com.