Owners of iPhone (News - Alert) 4 and iPad 2 iOS devices who are interested in configuring and angling their stereo or surround-sound speaker systems can now start leveraging a new application (app) called as SpeakerAngle by Genelec.
Specialized in Active Monitoring technology, Genelec has more than three decades of experience in designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers for true and accurate sound reproduction.
The new app for iOS devices, SpeakerAngle, was co-developed by Genelec and AudioApps - a new company specialized in developing mobile apps. Currently available at the iTunes App Store at a price of just 99 cents, the new app is compatible with Apple (News - Alert) devices such as: the iPhone 4 and later; the iPad 2 and later; and the iPhone Touch 4th Generation and later.
The SpeakerAngle is the first digital tool that facilitates users to correctly set as well as match the angling ("toe-in") of both stereo and 7.1 surround sound speakers. Ensuring optimum audio fidelity, it is easy and intuitive to use. Users are required to select the desired mode of operation, such as Stereo or Surround, and then place the compatible Apple device on top of the speaker that is required to be angled.
Users are required to set the speaker and face it straight towards them and then touch the corresponding speaker icon so that it lights up. These are dedicated onscreen speaker icons that move as the actual speaker is rotated, while number boxes below each speaker icon continuously display the angle of the speaker.
To let the SpeakerAngle know that the selected speaker is currently at “zero-axis,” users can touch the icon's number box and then physically rotate the speaker towards the listening position. As the selected speaker icon moves, the number box below it will display the degree to which the speaker is angled. The number box will also change color from red to green as the speaker is angled within the industry recommendation of 20 degrees to 45 degrees to show that the speaker is set.
If the user selects the speaker icon again, the number box will change color to orange, and "freezes" the currently displayed angle. Users are required to touch the paired speaker icon and then follow the similar steps provided in the tutorial to set the other speakers.
The SpeakerAngle app is integrated with detailed information screens that provide a tutorial on speaker angling, as well as step-by-step instructions for using it.
“The new Genelec SpeakerAngle app is a convenient and intuitive way to quickly set and confirm the angle of your speakers in your listening environment,” said Will Eggleston, marketing director, Genelec, in a statement.
Adding, “This is a perfect tool for home theater owners, recording engineers, system installers and anyone else working to get optimum sound from any loudspeaker system. The possibilities are exciting, and we look forward to audio enthusiasts everywhere putting it to good use.”
In recent news, the company made a number of new sales appointments to further expand its global operations.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman