135th AES Convention, New York, NY, October 18, 2013 — Genelec (booth 2639), the world’s pioneer in active monitoring, is displaying models from its 8000 Series (including the analog 8000 models and DSP 8200 models) at the 135th AES Convention. The 8000 Series represents the culmination of Genelec’s 35 years of experience in loudspeaker design and development. Suitable for a wide variety of tasks, including near-field monitoring, mobile production facilities, broadcast control rooms and surround-sound monitoring systems, the range produces high SPL output, low coloration and broad bandwidth in a small enclosure size. The 8000 Series includes the analog 8020C, 8030B, 8040B, 8050B and 8130A models, as well as the DSP-enabled 8240A, 8250A and 8260A units, which are known by Genelec’s “SAM™” (Smart Active Monitoring) classification. SAMs are Genelec active audio monitoring systems that also have the capability and intelligence enabling them to adapt automatically and flexibly to their acoustical environments through a set of proprietary tools. Fully compliant with several international power consumption standards, the 8000 Series features Genelec’s ground-breaking ISS™ (Intelligent Signal Sensing) technology for optimum power reduction in stand-by mode.
“The 8000 and 8200 models continue to represent Genelec’s flagship range of professional active monitors,” says Will Eggleston, Genelec Inc. Marketing Director. “These monitors aim to reveal the truth about a mix or playback – without adding or removing anything – and be neutral in their reproduction. We are proud to see our products relied upon as an integral part of the workflow of the top audio professionals around the world.”
Genelec’s 8000 and 8200 Models feature the following proprietary technologies:
- MDE™ Minimum Diffraction Enclosure
In order to improve frequency and power response, the 8000 Series’ enclosure, known as Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE), is highly innovative, featuring rounded edges and gently curved front and sides. In addition to unsurpassed frequency response, the minimized cabinet edge diffraction yields superb imaging qualities
The revolutionary Directivity Control Waveguide provides extremely accurate control of the speaker’s directivity. This specially shaped, smooth surface is integrated with the enclosure, and its area has been maximized to achieve an astoundingly flat on- and off-axis frequency response. It provides a wide and consistent listening window, and minimizes harmful early room reflections and other colorations associated with conventional designs.
The models’ drivers are designed for minimal distortion, a smooth response and maximum reliability. The crossover filtering complements each drive unit and gives a rapid and smooth transition between the drivers. Together with the MDE™ enclosure, these innovations offer perfect resolution and less listening fatigue over the entire audio spectrum.
- Sustainable die-cast aluminum structure
Genelec has developed a very stiff and sturdy yet thin and light die-cast aluminum enclosure. The cabinet wall curvature has been designed for the best rigidity-to-weight ratio and optimal damping to minimize wall resonances. This maximizes the internal volume, improving LF-efficiency. The extremely durable semi-matte finish and acoustically optimized metal grilles allow for intensive handling without damaging the monitor.
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