Genelec will release its new high SPL S360 smart active loudspeaker to the professional audio industry for the first time at ISE 2019.
The S360 extends Genelec to a wider range of applications, including lecture halls, auditoria, bars and clubs, live music performance, studio theatres and courtrooms.
Housed in a compact low diffraction enclosure with Finnish woodwork, the S360 features a 10-inch woofer and a 1.7-inch titanium diaphragm compression tweeter, with a 1-inch throat opening to an extended directivity control waveguide. These qualities result in Genelec’s renowned neutral reproduction and a short-term SPL capability of 118 dB, with peaks even higher, plus a long-throw capability that delivers studio quality accuracy at listening distances of over 10 metres.
The S360’s tight integration with Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software allows integrators to configure, auto-calibrate, supervise and control every unit in installations of any size. As a result, the S360 can be combined with any other Genelec smart loudspeakers to create large systems that can be commissioned with ease and optimised for any acoustic environment, including room and delay compensation.
The S360 comes with an extensive range of mounting possibilities, including free-standing, in-wall, on-wall, ceiling and truss options, and further flexibility comes courtesy of the system electronics, which can be ordered either integrated into the enclosure or positioned remotely via a 2U 19” rack kit.
The product provides a complementary Genelec subwoofer, such as the 7382, offering seamless integration with the S360 and extending down to 15 Hz with SPLs in excess of 130 dB.
Genelec AV business manager Sami Makinen elaborated: “While we originally conceived the S360 as a high performance loudspeaker for music, film and post, it quickly became apparent that there was also demand from the installed audio market for a compact Genelec loudspeaker that could deliver high acoustic power. With its long throw and studio-quality clarity, we are convinced that the S360 will find a home in many fixed installations that require both power and precision. Coupled with Genelec’s legendary reliability and ability to adapt to even challenging acoustic environments, the S360 is the perfect choice for discerning integrators everywhere.”