IBC Daily IBC2018 - Day 1 - Friday 14 September - Page 69

 Braced for impact Next gen: Genelec sees its new gear as finding a place in larger immersive audio systems Genelec By Mark Hallinger Genelec claims it has created the ideal companion for its new S360 and other large-format monitors with its most powerful subwoofer to date, the 7382. The 7382 houses three custom-designed 15-inch long-throw woofers which the company claims deliver precise, powerful low frequency extension down to 15Hz. 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 130dB SPL. Drawing on integrated processing, the 7382 also works with GLM software to control bass management, solve issues of subwoofer placement in unpredictable rooms, or even to build entire arrays of Genelec subwoofers. Siamäk Niaghan, managing director, Genelec, said: “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.” The company has also published a set of educational tools aimed at helping professionals to better understand and make use of immersive audio. Titled Immersive Audio 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 on Genelec’s IBC stand. 8.D61