At this week's NAB Show in Las Vegas, Genelec in booth #SL8024 is displaying its 8430A SAM Studio Monitor enabling direct monitoring of audio-over-IP stream content and said to be the first studio monitor on the market supporting AES67 and RAVENNA standards.
As part of Genelec's Smart Active Monitoring (SAM) Series, the 8430 shares the electro-acoustic features such as Genelec MDE and DCW technologies, a flow-optimized reflex port, very low distortion, high SPL and wide bandwidth, and reportedly uncolored response in a compact enclosure.
Also, as part of the SAM Series, the 8430 uses the Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM Version 2) control network and software, allowing adjustments of all aspects of monitor settings and full multiloudspeaker system control. As a central part of GLM, Genelec AutoCal automatically ensures that every monitor on the network is aligned for level and timing, as well as being compensated for room response anomalies. The 8430 conveys the AES67 Ethernet audio-over-IP signal via an XLR-housed RJ45 connector, and a standard balanced analog signal input via a standard XLR connector input. The 8430 Ethernet audio streaming capability supports the standard audio sample rates up to 96 kHz. It further offers Genelec's proprietary Class-D amplifier technology, universal mains voltage input and high reliability, and support for high accuracy IEEE 1522 Version 2 precision time protocol based audio clock synchronization.