October 10, 2008 by Arlen Schweiger
Genelec has the active loudspeaker technology thing down pat. The company’s been making active speakers for three decades, but it hadn’t created an active in-wall subwoofer until now.
Following the custom install trend of in-wall everything these days—the common “I want to hear it but not see any of the technology” plea—Genelec has introduced its AIWS5041A Active In-Wall Subwoofer, available this fall (no pricing listed yet).
These subs will give plenty of boom to your big theaters. They’re rated to handle room volumes up to 3,000 cubic feet, and feature a pair of 6.5-inch drivers fed by a rack-mountable RAM3 amplifier with 125 watts per channel.
The speakers measure 46 1/6 by 13 5/8 by 3 1/4 inches, and can be mounted in any standard 16-inch stud bay using four independent mounting brackets.
Frequency response is 35 to 95 Hz, which should nicely complement other architectural models from Genelec such as the AIW25 Active In-Wall Loudspeaker and the AIC25 Active In-Ceiling Loudspeaker. Plenty of power for your movies and concerts, and everything hidden in walls.
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