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Genelec G Threes in the kitchen area at a new-build residential space in Sipoo, Finland

Genelec G Threes in the gym area at a new-build residential space in Sipoo, Finland

Genelec G Fours in the TV room at a new-build residential space in Sipoo, Finland

Closeup of Genelec G Three in the kitchen area at a new-build residential space in Sipoo, Finland

Genelec Sipoo residential installation case study


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New-build residential installation in Sipoo, Finland, relies on Genelec loudspeakers

— High-spec residential project incorporated AV considerations from the planning stages, and Genelec loudspeakers were employed to bring professional audio quality to this home environment —

NATICK, MA, June 30, 2021 — For some years now, Finnish loudspeaker manufacturer Genelec has been in partnership with a number of Finnish homebuilders so that AV planning is part of the fabric of the house and not just an afterthought. Incorporating AV considerations at the planning stage is a far more cost-effective approach than adding it later and ensures professional-quality audio with an immaculate finish throughout. A recent installation was for a client in Sipoo to the east of Helsinki, whose new-build property boasts a number of active loudspeakers from Genelec’s dedicated home speaker range, designed specifically to bring professional audio quality into the home environment.

The system was designed according to the customer’s wishes by Tomi Hyvärinen from AV sales and integration specialists HifiStudio in Helsinki – who also supplied and installed it – and Genelec’s domestic sales manager, Markku Syrjäpalo.

“The customer wanted a stylish, high-quality background music system for the large open plan kitchen and living area on the ground floor,” describes Hyvärinen. “We installed a pair of Genelec G Three loudspeakers on the front edge of the mezzanine above the kitchen area. We selected G Threes, as they are powerful enough to cover the double-height living area perfectly. Whether you’re cooking with friends or spending an evening relaxing on the sofa with a good book, high-quality, detailed audio covers the entire space effortlessly, even at low levels.”

The potential issues arising from the large volume of the space and the number of reflective surfaces – namely the highly polished marble flooring and the floor-to-ceiling windows over two levels – are minimized by the fact that the whole ceiling has been acoustically treated with Konto acoustic panels, resulting in very moderate reverberation times throughout. The audio experience is continued outside onto the covered, heated terrace thanks to two Genelec AIW25 architectural loudspeakers in the ceiling. A Sonos Port streaming device in each area handles source selection and control.

The ground floor also houses a spacious, fully equipped gym for CrossFit workouts. A pair of G Threes controlled by a Sonus Port delivers high-quality, high-energy audio to maintain the motivation levels.

Upstairs, another treat is in store in the dedicated TV/cinema room, which has also been acoustically treated with heavy acoustic drapes from Karlevy, a Finnish company dedicated to the design and manufacture of acoustic drapes and fixings from natural fibers. The curtains mask the glass doors opening out onto the roof terrace. A pair of powerful Genelec G Four loudspeakers – designed for sonic purity at higher playback levels with greater low-frequency extension – delivers flawless reproduction of music and movie productions, even at higher volumes. If required, the space may be completely opened out to provide sound for the upper floor terrace as well. As with the other audio zones, control is provided via a Sonus Port multi-room streaming unit, enabling the sound from the TV to be streamed anywhere in the house – so the residents can still catch the hockey game while they’re making dinner.

“Genelec has been successfully serving the residential audio market for some years now, and for good reason,” says Hyvärinen. “Their G and F Series loudspeakers have been specially designed for integration into the home, distilling the very best of professional sound quality and minimalist Nordic design. The active loudspeaker design principle with built-in amplification makes installation easy – with no external amplifiers to worry about – and Genelec’s legendary accuracy means that audio reproduction remains faithful to the original source for a flawless listening experience. The installation becomes even more seamless when we are involved at the planning stage, as we were with this project. It means that any wiring becomes virtually invisible, and we can plan optimal speaker placement in advance. Full streaming capability is available throughout the house so the client can manage the playlist from anywhere, to any audio zone. It’s a slick, high-class, aesthetically pleasing solution that fully matches the quality standards of the rest of the home.”

For more information please visit www.genelec.com.  

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Photo caption 1: Genelec G Threes in the kitchen area at a new-build residential space in Sipoo, Finland

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Photo caption 2: Genelec G Threes in the gym area at a new-build residential space in Sipoo, Finland

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Photo caption 3: Genelec G Fours in the TV room at a new-build residential space in Sipoo, Finland

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Photo caption 4: Closeup of Genelec G Three in the kitchen area at a new-build residential space in Sipoo, Finland

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Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating over 40 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers for true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited with promoting the concept of active transducer technology. 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.

Genelec is also celebrating over 10 years of its Smart Active Monitoring™ technology, which allows studio monitors to be networked, configured and calibrated for the user’s specific acoustic environment. Each Smart Active Monitor or subwoofer is equipped with advanced internal DSP circuitry, which tightly integrates with the GLM (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager) software application, running on Mac or PC. GLM’s reference microphone kit allows the user’s acoustic environment to be analyzed, after which GLM’s AutoCal feature optimizes each Smart Active Monitor for level, distance delay, subwoofer crossover phase and room response equalization, with the option of further fine tuning by the user. By minimizing the room’s influence on the sound, Smart Active Monitors deliver an unrivalled reference, with excellent translation between rooms.

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—For more information on the complete range of Genelec Active Monitoring Systems, contact: Genelec Inc., 7 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760. Tel: (508) 652-0900; Fax: (508) 652-0909; Web: http://www.genelec.com/.













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