Genelec has further expanded its UNIO audio monitoring service platform with the introduction of the 9401A system management device for audio-over-IP networking. Genelec says the 9401A adds powerful AoIP connectivity to its 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,” the company adds.
The unit includes an auxiliary output — ideal feed for headphones — enabling binaural and secondary stereo loudspeaker monitoring. At the same time, its 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.
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.
Genelec Managing Director Siamäk Naghian says, “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.”