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GENELEC UNVEILS NEW 8020B BI-AMPLIFIED ACTIVE MONITOR
— Updated monitor offers improved features and a further emphasis
on power conservation —
NATICK, MA, April 22, 2009 — Genelec,
the world’s longstanding leader in active monitoring, unveils
the 8020B Bi-Amplified Active Monitoring System, an update to the successful
8020A, offering improved features with a particular emphasis placed
on environmental care. The system (measuring 9.53"/242 mm H [with
Iso-Pod™] x 5.94"/151 mm W x 5.59"/142 mm D) has been
designed for monitoring work in difficult listening environments, particularly
those compromised by lack of space. The 8020B, despite its space-saving
size, incorporates Genelec’s acoustic design innovations to minimize
all forms of distortion in all listening environments.
The basic change in the “B” model is the addition
of a mains power switch, now located on the enclosure’s rear panel.
The rotary front panel control is used for sound level adjustment only.
The audio signal can still be muted (the front LED stays on) in turning
the front panel volume knob fully counterclockwise, but actual mains
power is only switched off using the rear panel on/off power switch,
which turns the front LED on/off. This also enables turning the power
off without changing the set level, as in all of Genelec’s other
products. Along with this change, the second rear-mounted XLR connector
has been removed. This new control configuration offers new options
for environmentally conscious users and those looking to cut down on
The 8020B’s die-cast aluminum Minimum Diffraction
Enclosure (MDE™) features relatively large internal volumes; visually-pleasing,
softly curved edges; and outstanding mechanical strength. The 8020B’s
advanced Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW™) technology
provides an amazingly smooth on- and off-axis response. The long, curved
reflex port ends in a wide flare for excellent bass articulation. As
a result, the 8020B offers astounding imaging accuracy and low-frequency
The 8020B features a four-inch (105-mm) bass driver along
with a 0.75-inch (19-mm) tweeter loaded into a new advanced Genelec
Directivity Waveguide. The free field frequency response is 66 Hz to
20 kHz (± 2.5 dB). The system is capable of delivering sound
pressure levels of up to 105 dB maximum peak acoustic output per pair
(measured with music audio), at a distance of 39.37" (one meter).
Bass and treble are each powered by 20-Watt amplifiers.
The 8020B can be combined with Genelec’s 7050B Laminar
Spiral Enclosure (LSE™) subwoofer to provide a powerful, bass-managed
and wide bandwidth stereo or surround-sound monitoring system.
Genelec’s 8020B Bi-Amplified Active Monitoring System
will be available Q2 2009 with a U.S. MSRP of $575.00.
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Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology,
is celebrating over 30 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers
for true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited with promoting
the concept of active transducer technology, which many manufacturers
are just now incorporating into their products. Since its inception
in 1978, Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into creating
active monitors with unparalleled sonic integrity. The result is an
active speaker system that has earned global acclaim for its accurate
imaging, extremely high acoustic output from small enclosures, true
high-fidelity with low distortion, and deep, rich bass.
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—For more information on the complete range of Genelec Active
Monitoring Systems, contact: Genelec Inc., 7 Tech Circle, Natick, MA
01760. Tel: (508) 652-0900; Fax: (508) 652-0909;