Genelec launches new high-SPL smart active monitors
August 22, 2018

Genelec launches new high-SPL smart active monitors

NATICK, MA — Genelec ( continues to work to offer monitoring solutions for all room sizes and applications. The company recently launched two new high-SPL smart active monitors – the two-way S360A and 7382A subwoofer. Both models are well suited for any professional application that demands high acoustic power or listening at a distance, including large immersive setups in post production studios or on film mixing stages.

Housed in a compact enclosure featuring high-quality Finnish woodwork and extremely low and controlled diffraction, the S360 also features a further enhanced 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. The result combines neutrality with a short-term SPL capability of 118dB.

The S360 ($4595) offers the benefits of main monitor performance in a condensed form factor, including high on-axis characteristics and uncolored 95-degree (h) to 75-degree (v) dispersion. Its enclosure offers versatile in-wall and on-wall mounting options, while down-firing, flow-optimized laminar integrated reflex ports Laminar Integrated Port (LIP) ensure tight and noise-free bass output. They are also well suited for use with perforated screens. 

Alternatively, when the S360 is used in free-standing mode, the 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.  
A companion for both the S360 and Genelec’s other large-format monitors is the 7382 Smart Active Subwoofer ($11,995) – the company’s most powerful subwoofer to date. Delivering precise, powerful low frequency extension down to 15Hz, 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, even when the 7382 delivers outputs in excess of 130dB SPL. The 7382 also works with GLM software to control bass management and solve issues of subwoofer placement in unpredictable rooms.