Genelec have today announced two brand new high-SPL SAM monitors — the two-way S360 and the 7382 subwoofer. Both are ideal for professional applications that demand high acoustic power or listening at a distance. This is a play by the company to move into the Immersive Audio space.
They are also publishing a new set of educational tools aimed at helping professionals better understand and use www.genelec.com/immersive Immersive Audio, including insights into the most commonly adopted formats and the Genelec solutions required to make the most of them.
The S360 is housed in a compact, low diffraction enclosure, and features a 10-inch, high-efficiency, low-distortion woofer based on Genelec’s Master Series. This is complemented by a completely integrated extended directivity control waveguide (or DCW), supporting its 1.7-inch titanium diaphragm compression tweeter.
The result, say Genelec, combines the neutrality for which the company’s products are known, with a short-term SPL capability of 118 dB — with peaks even higher — and a long throw capability that can provide reference quality accuracy even at listening distances of over 10 metres (33 feet).
According to Genelec, the S360 offers the benefits of main monitor performance in a condensed form factor, including excellent on-axis characteristics and uncoloured 95-degree (h) to 75-degree (v) dispersion.
The S360 enclosure offers versatile in-wall and on-wall mounting options, while downward-firing, flow optimised laminar integrated reflex ports (or LIPs) ensure tight and noise-free bass output, ideally suited to work with perforated screens.
The S360 can also comfortably be used in free-standing mode, whereupon its innovative ‘Iso-Plate ’ effectively decouples the monitor from its base, focusing low-frequency output while preventing vibration transfer and air turbulence.
The 7382 is Genelec’s most powerful subwoofer to date and is designed to accompany the S360. Delivering low-frequency extension down to a thunderous 15 Hz, the 7382 houses three custom-designed 15-inch, long-throw woofers. Each benefits from the vibration-free environment of a heavily braced fibreboard enclosure, with laminar flow bass reflex porting extending along the entire rear wall to ensure low distortion and compression-free performance, even when the 7382 delivers outputs in excess of 130 dB SPL.
Both the S360 and 7382 work with GLM software to control precise level-alignment, time-alignment and room-compensation, as well as bass management, solve issues of subwoofer placement in unpredictable rooms — or even to build entire arrays of Genelec subwoofers.
These are seriously high-end monitors carrying an equally high-end price of $4595/€3360 each for the S360 and $11,995 /€8800 each for the 7382 subwoofers.