Natick, MA (August 9, 2012)-Genelec has introduced its SpeakerAngle app for iOS devices that allows anyone to correctly set and match the angling (“toe-in”) of both stereo and 7.1 surround sound speakers, in an effort to attain optimum audio fidelity.
Reportedly the first app of its kind, SpeakerAngle was co-developed by Genelec and AudioApps (a new mobile apps company) and is compatible with iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, and iPhone Touch 4th Generation and later. SpeakerAngle is available now at the iTunes App Store.
In the app, dedicated onscreen speaker icons move as the actual speaker is rotated, while number boxes below each speaker icon continuously display the angle of the speaker. The number boxes also change color to let users know when their speaker is angled within industry recommendations, and when it is angled to the same degree as the other one in the pair (i.e. left and right in stereo systems; front left/front right, rear left/rear right and side left/side right in 7.1 surround systems). Detailed information screens provide a tutorial on speaker angling, as well as step-by-step instructions for using SpeakerAngle.
“The new Genelec SpeakerAngle app is a convenient and intuitive way to quickly set and confirm the angle of your speakers in your listening environment,” stated Will Eggleston, Genelec USA marketing director. “This is a perfect tool for home theater owners, recording engineers, system installers and anyone else working to get optimum sound from any loudspeaker system. The possibilities are exciting, and we look forward to audio enthusiasts everywhere putting it to good use.”