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Genelec brings AoIP networking to UNIO platform with 9401A System Management Device

The NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA, January 25, 2024 — Genelec (booth 15500), the global leader in professional audio monitoring solutions, offers the 9401A System Management Device, bringing audio-over-IP networking to its UNIO Audio Monitoring Service Platform. The 9401A adds powerful AoIP connectivity to Genelec’s range of Smart Active Monitors and Subwoofers in ST2110, AES67 and Ravenna formats. With its 16 monitor outputs, the 9401A supports all formats from stereo to 9.1.6, and brings all the convenience and flexibility of multi-channel networked audio to the UNIO platform. 

As a partner to Genelec’s Smart Active Monitors and Subwoofers, the 9401A provides 16 channels of digital connectivity, plus dedicated subwoofer and auxiliary stereo outputs, all via AES/EBU. The auxiliary output serves as an ideal feed for headphones, enabling binaural and secondary stereo loudspeaker monitoring, while the 9401A’s tight integration with Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software allows entire system calibration, including subwoofer alignment and support for bass management. The 9401A’s separate subwoofer output enables Smart Active Subwoofers to be easily chained to increase the low frequency SPL output, and channel capacity can be quickly expanded with more 9401A devices, to provide compatibility with 22.2 and other high channel count immersive formats.  

In addition to its AoIP networking capabilities, loudspeaker management and calibration is achieved via the proprietary GLM network connectivity of the 9401A. Tactile control of the entire monitoring system can then be achieved via the new 9320A Reference Controller, which acts as a bridge to the UNIO platform and provides instant one-click access to a vast number of monitor features built into the Smart Active Monitoring family. 

Performance wise, the 1U rack-mounting 9401A is compatible with sample rates from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz, using 16-, 24- and 32-bit resolution per sample. Employing Gigabit Ethernet for low latency, the 9401A supports the ST2110 broadcast suite with ST2022-7 redundant network connectivity and NMOS integration to enterprise management and automation systems. Designed for decades of reliable service and built to the highest environmental standards at Genelec’s factory in Iisalmi, Finland, the 9401A also supports proprietary Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) technology, for lower power consumption. 

Genelec Managing Director Siamäk Naghian comments, “With the UNIO platform, we’re providing audio professionals with a bridge between in-room loudspeaker and personal headphone monitoring, so that they can move seamlessly between the two with no interruption in workflow. Now, with the 9401A device, we’ve brought the networking power of AoIP to our range of Smart Active Monitors and Subwoofers – once again showing how Genelec solutions represent a secure and future-proof investment in professional monitoring.” 

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Photo caption 1: The Genelec 9401A System Management Device

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Photo caption 2: Rear panel of the Genelec 9401A System Management Device

Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating 45 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers for true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited with promoting the concept of active transducer technology. Since its inception in 1978, Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into creating active monitors with unparalleled sonic integrity. The result is an active speaker system that has earned global acclaim for its accurate imaging, extremely high acoustic output from small enclosures, true high-fidelity with low distortion, and deep, rich bass.

Genelec is also continuing with its 18th year of Smart Active Monitoring™ technology, which allows studio monitors to be networked, configured and calibrated for the user’s specific acoustic environment. Each Smart Active Monitor or subwoofer is equipped with advanced internal DSP circuitry, which tightly integrates with the GLM (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager) software application, running on Mac or PC. GLM’s reference microphone kit allows the user’s acoustic environment to be analyzed, after which GLM’s AutoCal feature optimizes each Smart Active Monitor for level, distance delay, subwoofer crossover phase and room response equalization, with the option of further fine tuning by the user. By minimizing the room’s influence on the sound, Smart Active Monitors deliver an unrivalled reference, with excellent translation between rooms.

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—For more information on the complete range of Genelec Active Monitoring Systems, contact: Genelec Inc., 7 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760. Tel: (508) 652-0900; Fax: (508) 652-0909; Web:














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