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Genelec Unveils High-SPL Smart Active Monitors

The two-way S360A monitor and the 7382A subwoofer are intended for professional applications that demand high acoustic power or listening at a distance.

NATICK, MA (August 7, 2018)—Genelec’s new high-SPL Smart Active Monitors—the two-way S360A and the 7382A subwoofer—are intended for professional applications that demand high acoustic power or listening at a distance. Applications include large immersive setups in post-production studios or film mixing stages and play-live monitoring in music production.

S360 SAM Studio Monitor

Housed in a compact enclosure featuring low and controlled diffraction, the S360 features a 10-inch high-efficiency and minimal distortion woofer based on Genelec’s Master Series, and a completely integrated extended directivity control waveguide DCW, supporting its 1.7-inch titanium diaphragm compression tweeter. Genelec says the S360 offers a short-term SPL capability of 118 dB, with peaks even higher, and a long throw capability that can provide reference-quality accuracy at listening distances greater than 33 feet. Further, the S360 is said to provide excellent on-axis characteristics and uncolored 95-degree (h) to 75-degree (v) dispersion.

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The S360 enclosure offers versatile in-wall and on-wall mounting options, while down-firing, flow-optimized laminar integrated reflex ports (LIP) ensure tight and noise-free bass output; they are also suited for use with perforated screens. Alternatively, when the S360 is used in free-standing mode, the unit’s Iso-Plate effectively decouples the monitor from its base, focusing low-frequency output while preventing vibration transfer and air turbulence. Further flexibility comes courtesy of the system electronics, which can be either integrated into the enclosure or positioned remotely.

The S360 offers full integration with Genelec’s GLM software, allowing the configuration, calibration and monitor control of more than 40 channels without the need for external processing.

U.S. pricing for the S360 is $4,595.

7382 SAM Studio Subwoofer

An ideal companion for both the S360 and Genelec’s other large-format monitors is the 7382 Smart Active Subwoofer. The 7382 houses three custom-designed 15-inch long-throw woofers. Each benefits from the vibration-free environment of a heavily braced fiberboard enclosure, with laminar flow bass reflex porting extending along the entire rear wall to ensure low distortion and compression-free performance. Genelec says the 7382 delivers precise, powerful low frequency extension down to 15 Hz and outputs in excess of 130 dB SPL.

The 7382 also works with GLM software to control bass management and solve issues of subwoofer placement in unpredictable rooms, and even to build entire arrays of Genelec subwoofers.

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“With the launch of the S360 and 7382, we now have an extended comprehensive range of monitors and subwoofers for all room sizes, SPL requirements and listening distances,” says Genelec managing director Siamäk Naghian.

“Besides their compatibility with all types of high-SPL music applications, we see the S360 and 7382 finding their place in larger immersive audio systems, where the listener by definition needs to find themselves utterly immersed in the experience, aware of every detail. That same precision is at the heart of every Genelec monitor. It is why we believe so deeply in the growth of these exciting new multichannel formats, and why we have produced the S360 and 7382: to realize that immersive potential like never before.”

U.S. pricing for the 7382 is $11,995.

Genelec Immersive Solutions

The arrival of the S360 and 7382 coincides with the publication of a new set of educational tools aimed at helping professionals to better understand and make use of Immersive Audio. Titled Genelec Immersive Solutions, the publication includes a comprehensive overview of the requirements for creating an effective immersive audio setup, including insights into the most commonly adopted formats and the Genelec solutions required to make the most of them. The publication is available for download from

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