Significant expansion of the UNIO Audio Monitoring Service Platform with powerful AoIP connectivity, supporting ST2110, AES67, and Ravenna formats, and features 16 monitor outputs, accommodating audio formats from stereo to 9.1.6. As a companion to Genelec’s Smart Active Monitors and Subwoofers, the 9401A offers 16 channels of digital connectivity, seamless integration with Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software for system calibration, and a separate subwoofer output for easy chaining. The system's capabilities can be expanded with more 9401A devices, ensuring compatibility with high-channel-count immersive formats. With a 9320A Reference Controller for monitoring system control and environmentally conscious design, the 9401A is a versatile solution for audio professionals seeking precision and flexibility in their setups.
At a glance
- Enables the complete product range of SAM Monitors and SAM Subwoofers to be used in AoIP environments using ST2110, AES67 and Ravenna AoIP technologies. (Except 8320A due to no AES connectivity)
- Enables digital-in/digital-out audio connectivity without quality compromise.
- Converts AoIP to eight AES/EBU digital audio outputs (16 audio channels) on a DB25 connector.
- Offers direct digital audio connectivity for 73xx series SAM Subwoofers over AES/EBU on XLR.
- Supports subwoofer-enhanced systems up to 9.1.6 (16 channels).
- Offers an auxiliary general-purpose stereo output (AES/EBU on XLR) for other applications including continuity monitoring and binaural feed for headphones.
- Using several 9401A units extends the channel count.
- Works seamlessly with GLM version 5 and up (GLM 5 launches Jan 2024).
The Genelec 9401A System Management Device for Audio-over-IP Networking is an innovative device that enhances Genelec’s Smart Active Monitors and Subwoofers with robust AoIP connectivity, supporting ST2110, AES67, and Ravenna formats.
The Genelec 9401A features 16 monitor outputs, providing comprehensive support for audio formats ranging from stereo to 9.1.6, bringing the versatility of multi-channel networked audio to the forefront of the UNIO platform.
Companion to Smart Active Monitors
The Genelec 9401A is a companion to Genelec’s Smart Active Monitors and Subwoofers and includes 16 digital connectivity channels, a dedicated subwoofer, and auxiliary stereo outputs through AES/EBU. The auxiliary output is ideal for headphone feeds, enabling monitoring of binaural and secondary stereo loudspeakers. The 9401A seamlessly integrates with Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software, allowing comprehensive system calibration, including subwoofer alignment and support for bass management. Its separate subwoofer output facilitates easy chaining of Smart Active Subwoofers for increased low-frequency SPL output, and system capacity can be expanded by adding more 9401A devices for compatibility with high-channel-count immersive formats like 22.2.
Complete Monitoring Control with 9320A Reference Controller
In addition to its audio-over-IP networking capabilities, the 9401A handles loudspeaker management and calibration through the proprietary GLM network connectivity. Tactile control of the entire monitoring system is achieved with the new 9320A Reference Controller, acting as a bridge to the UNIO platform and providing one-click access to numerous monitor features within the Smart Active Monitoring family.
High-Performance, Reliability and Environmentally Friendly Design
Performance-wise, the 1U rack-mountable 9401A is compatible with sample rates ranging from 44.1 to 192 kHz, supporting 16, 24, and 32-bit resolution per sample. Leveraging 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. Crafted for long-term reliability and built to the highest environmental standards at Genelec’s factory in Iisalmi, Finland, the 9401A also incorporates proprietary Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) technology, contributing to lower power consumption.