Genelec has chosen Amsterdam’s IBC Show to unveil both GLM 3 software – now with beta Cloud services and Reference Level listening features – and the flagship 7380 SAM subwoofer.
GLM 3 is the product of decades of continuous research, and now allows users of Genelec SAM systems to access GLM Cloud services anywhere and anytime – providing a secure back-up and instant access to the very latest software updates, while a Cloud Helpdesk facility enables them to submit GLM files to access online expert support and advice.
The new Reference Level features have been developed in response to global broadcast standards, which demand that calibrated listening SPLs are adhered to in order to make programs interchangeable across a range of listening conditions. With GLM 3, users can calibrate listening levels in accordance with ATSC A/85 and EBU R128 loudness standards, without the need for a high quality external monitor controller or other measurement tools. GLM 3 also comes with new personalisation features, and several other refinements and bug fixes.
The new 7380 SAM subwoofer delivers 123dB of peak SPL and an extended low-distortion LF response down to 16Hz, in an impressively compact package. The 7380 can be simply and seamlessly integrated into any monitoring system - from stereo to multi-channel, as well as part of a large-scale 3D Immersive set-up - yielding a level of performance normally associated with much larger enclosures.
The 7380 can work in standalone mode with traditional main monitors, or can be tightly integrated into a Genelec SAM system using GLM, so that users can benefit from extensive room compensation features including an adjustable crossover frequency and 20 parametric notch filters, ensuring that the 7380 can be optimised to achieve the best possible performance even in challenging acoustic environments. Crucially, GLM also supports both centralised and distributed bass management modes depending on the type of monitors being used.