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GENELEC CUSTOM INSTALLATION TURNS A RESIDENTIAL MEDIA ROOM INTO A SOUNDSTAGE
combination of Genelec AIW25 Active In-Wall Loudspeakers, AIC25 Active
In-Ceiling Loudspeakers and the 5041A Active In-Wall Subwoofer provides
powerful sound in an aesthetically pleasing architectural design —
MA, November 16, 2009 — Genelec
Inc., the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology for three decades,
is also a leader in high-quality, discreet, low-profile in-wall and
in-ceiling loudspeaker design. This was illustrated by a recent installation
for an upscale residential media room in the Los Angeles area that used
three Genelec AIW25 Active In-Wall Loudspeakers as the LCR array, a
pair of AIC25 Active In-Ceiling Loudspeakers as the surround channels
and a 5041A Active In-Wall Subwoofer to complete a surround sound system
that exceeds the standards of even a system using external components.
the contractor and the systems designer/integrator, Laba
Communications of Northridge, California, all agreed that using
an in-wall speaker approach would make more space available in the room
and achieve the aesthetic the client sought. “Using in-wall speakers
can potentially compromise the sonic quality of the sound system because
of interaction with the drywall, so you have to choose your speakers
carefully, and we chose the Genelecs because they are simply the best
in-wall loudspeaker made,” explains Ron Tabachnik, President of
Laba Communications, which has specialized in system integration of
audiovisual, communications and security systems/services for residential
and commercial properties for 22 years.
the advantages that Genelec in-wall and in-ceiling speakers bring to
an installation like this, including having their own enclosed back
box and remote RAM2 amplifiers that are perfectly matched to the speaker
but can be located away from it, thus not limiting placement possibilities.
“The back box projects the sound forward and doesn’t let
it get lost inside the walls,” says Tabachnik. “Genelecs
sound great to start with and you don’t lose any of that in the
wall. They are also paintable, so it was very easy to make them disappear
into the walls. In the end everyone got what they wanted: great sound,
more space and a great-looking media room.”
AIW25 Active In-wall loudspeaker consists of a two-way loudspeaker enclosure
and a matched RAM2 remote amplifier module. The AIW25 features extremely
low distortion, neutrality and sound pressure capability unequalled
by other in-wall loudspeaker of similar size. The loudspeaker fits into
a standard 2 x 4" wall structure and can easily be retrofitted
into existing constructions. The visible parts of the loudspeaker can
be painted to match the wall color. The RAM2 amplifier module can be
rack mounted with its dedicated Rack Mount Kit (optional) or placed
on a shelf or into a cabinet. The Genelec AIC25 Active In-Ceiling loudspeaker
system consists of a two-way loudspeaker enclosure and a matched remote
amplifier module RAM2. The AIC25 features extremely low distortion,
neutrality and sound pressure capability unequalled by other in-ceiling
loudspeakers of similar size. The AIC25 loudspeaker has a 5" bass
driver and a 3/4" treble driver giving a precise and uncolored
acoustic response. The solid, carefully dimensioned enclosure gives
far better control of bass reproduction than typical in-ceiling loudspeakers.
The enclosure requires only 158 mm (63/16") of free depth inside
the ceiling structure and can easily be retrofitted into existing constructions.
5041A is a dedicated Active In-Wall subwoofer designed to complement
Genelec AIW25 Active In-Wall and Genelec AIC25 Active In-Ceiling loudspeakers.
When the 5041A is installed, all that can be seen of it is a discreet
small metal grille on the wall, but its powerful and dynamic bass response
will leave no doubt about the presence of a high quality subwoofer.
The 5041A extends the system’s bass response down to 30 Hz with
an upper cut-off frequency of 95 Hz.
As with all
Genelec loudspeakers, the AIW25, AIC25 and 5041A in-wall subwoofer feature
integrated room response controls that allow for adjustments to be made
in the frequency response of the individual drivers in each speaker.
This is done to compensate for acoustic anomalies caused by room dimensions,
speaker placement and the reflective properties of the room surfaces
to achieve a smoother system response at the listening position.
Photo File 1:
Photo Caption 1: Laba Communications President Ron Tabachnik, at the
site of a recent installation for an upscale residential media room
in the Los Angeles area. Pictured are three Genelec AIW25 Active In-Wall
Loudspeakers in an LCR array. Other Genelec units included a pair of
AIC25 Active In-Ceiling Loudspeakers as the surround channels and a
5041A Active In-Wall Subwoofer.
Photo File 2:
Photo Caption 2: The site of a recent installation for an upscale residential
media room in the Los Angeles area performed by Laba Communications.
Pictured are three Genelec AIW25 Active In-Wall Loudspeakers in an LCR
array and a pair of Genelec AIC25 Active In-Ceiling Loudspeakers as
the surround channels. Also included was a Genelec 5041A Active In-Wall
pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating over 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.
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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;
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