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GENELEC LAUNCHES NEW DSP SERIES
8200 BI-AMPLIFIED ACTIVE MONITORS AND 7200 SUBWOOFERS
— Company continues to provide customers in the high-end professional
audio, mastering, post-production, and broadcast market sectors with
powerful active monitoring solutions
for seamless integration into their own work environments —
NATICK, MA, March 29, 2006 — Since 1978
Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into the design and
manufacturing of active monitoring loudspeakers with unparalleled sonic
accuracy. When first introduced, these “active” monitors
were new and different. Almost three decades later, Genelec remains
on the forefront of pure sound reproduction and continues to promote
the concept of active monitoring, a trend in technology that many manufacturers
have just begun incorporating into their products.
Now Genelec, the preeminent manufacturer of active monitoring
solutions, announces another industry breakthrough with the launch of
its new 8200 and 7200 DSP Series Monitors. Built on the solid foundation
of Genelec’s celebrated 8000 MDE™ and 7000 LSE™ Series
products, the new Genelec 8200 Series Bi-amplified Active Monitors and
7200 Series Active Subwoofers are designed for end-users who want a
network speaker system that can be set up, measured, analyzed and calibrated
quickly. A direct result of years of in-the-field acoustical research
and testing with key customers as well as analysis in Genelec’s
R&D facilities, the 8200/7200 DSP Series Monitors employ the company’s
proprietary DSP (Digital Signal Processing), GLM™ (Genelec Loudspeaker
Manager software) and AutoCal™ (Automated Calibration software)
technologies yielding a robust and reliable speaker system that maximizes
ease of integration into the end-user’s studio environment.
Genelec DSP — Network and Audio Connections
As a logical extension of the 8000 Series Active Monitors, Genelec has
utilized sophisticated digital signal processing in the 8200 Bi-amplified
Monitors and 7200 Subwoofers to allow for all standard AES/EBU formats
of digital audio. The 8200/7200 Series will accept sampling rates ranging
from 32 kHz to 192 kHz. The 8200 Series will also accept traditional
analog signals and perform with all the features and benefits of Genelec
8000 Series products.
GLM — Genelec Loudspeaker Manager Software
The Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software is a sophisticated computer
program (Windows XP® or Mac OS X® platforms) providing the necessary
connectivity/control for all loudspeakers on the GLM Control Network.
As many as 25 of the 8200 loudspeakers and 5 of the 7200 subwoofers
are definable and controllable via standard CAT5 cabling. GLM allows
multiple custom User Setups with all settings and functions able to
be stored in GLM setup or directly to each loudspeaker. An intuitive
Wizard guides the user through complete cabling connections and speaker
labeling. Rapid Cabling setups for the most common system configurations,
as well as Manual Cabling setups for customized system configurations,
are available. The user may also customize groups for both channels
and speakers. Solo/Mute functions are available as well. Volume can
be controlled via computer, third party USB device or custom console.
In addition, there is Video Display compensation for inherent video
delays in digital video devices.
AutoCal — Fast and Easy Automated Acoustical
System Calibration Algorithm
Genelec’s automated system calibration software, AutoCal, combines
decades of acoustic research along with the company’s proprietary
DSP and GLM network control. AutoCal supplies the industry’s first
integrated process for complete automated measurement, analysis and
adjustment of every speaker on the network to correctly integrate and
maximize each speaker within the mixing environment. Employing self-generated
test signals and a Genelec 8200A Calibration Microphone (included),
AutoCal calibrates the correct acoustical alignments for all the loudspeakers
and subwoofers on the GLM Control Network. AutoCal uses a sine wave
(chirp) sweep generated by each loudspeaker and subwoofer. This sweep
is recorded using the microphone, over one or more positions, and the
impulse response calculated. AutoCal then determines the correct acoustical
settings for each loudspeaker and subwoofer to obtain: flat frequency
response at the listening position, or over an area; equal timing arrival
from all loudspeakers to the primary listening position; and proper
alignment of the subwoofer(s) in terms of output level and crossover
phase. SinglePoint™ and MultiPoint™ microphone positions
provide measurement for one-, two- or three-position mixing environments
— perfect for scoring stages or film/post-production applications.
When AutoCal has optimized the Room Response Control settings, the results
can be saved into the System Setup file. Further adjustment is then
possible using the Acoustical Settings Editor. The Interactive Response
Editor provides accurate graphical display of the measured response,
filter compensation and resulting system response for each loudspeaker
on the network. The 8200 Series Bi-amplified Monitors can utilize four
notch filters and four shelving filters while the 7200 Series Subwoofers
utilize four notch filters, plus Bass Roll Off controls.
Three Modes of Operation — Total Flexibility
The Genelec 8200/7200 DSP systems support three modes of operation:
• Stand Alone: This mode exemplifies the standard operation of
Genelec 8000/7000 products with standard set of room response controls
and sensitivity adjustment found on connector panel DIP switches.
• GLM Computer Assisted: Once the network is connected and running,
all DIP switches on connector panel are ignored. All acoustic parameters
of the loudspeakers set through AutoCal or User Adjustment are controlled
by GLM. This mode enables user-defined setups to facilitate a wide variety
of mixing requirements.
• Stand Alone Stored Settings: All acoustic parameters made in
GLM can be safely stored to all speakers and the network can then be
removed, providing users with the confidence of secure and consistent
The Genelec DSP Series — 8200 Series Bi-amplified
Monitors & 7200 Series Subwoofers
The new DSP Series is comprised of two Bi-amplified Active Monitors.
The 8240A utilizes a 6.5-inch woofer and 3/4-inch tweeter set into Genelec’s
Advanced Directivity Controlled Waveguide™ (DCW™). The free-field
frequency response is 48 Hz to 20 kHz (±1.0 db). Peak SPL per
pair is 115 dB driven by a pair of 90 Watt amplifiers for each driver.
The 8250A has an 8-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter set into the DCW with
a free-field frequency response of
38 Hz to 20 kHz (±1.0 db). Peak SPL per pair is 120 dB driven
by 150 Watt LF, and 120 Watt HF amplifiers. Both models are fully compatible
with the GLM and proprietary Genelec loudspeaker control network, as
well as the 7260A, 7270A and 7271A Active Subwoofers, and can also be
used independently of the network. All drivers are magnetically shielded.
The 7200 Series Active Subwoofers are as follows: The
7260A features a single 10-inch proprietary driver with a 120 Watt power
amplifier, frequency response of 19 Hz – 85 Hz
(± 3 dB), and ability to deliver SPLs of 108 dB @ 1 meter. The
7270A incorporates a single
12-inch proprietary driver with a 250 Watt power amplifier, frequency
response of 19 Hz –
85 Hz (± 3 dB), and ability to deliver SPLs of 112 dB @ 1 meter.
The 7271A features dual
12-inch proprietary drivers with a 500 Watt power amplifier, frequency
response of 19 Hz –
85 Hz (± 3 dB), and ability to deliver SPLs of 118 dB @ 1 meter.
All models are designed for precise monitoring of 24-bit/192 kHz AES/EBU
digital audio signals. They are fully compatible with the GLM/proprietary
Genelec loudspeaker control network and 8240A and 8250A DSP loudspeakers.
The Genelec 8200 and 7200 DSP Series Monitors will be
available in Q2 of 2006.
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Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology,
was founded in 1978 and has concentrated its efforts and resources into
the design and manufacturing of active monitoring loudspeakers with
unparalleled sonic accuracy. Genelec has been credited with promoting
the concept of active monitors, a trend in technology that some manufacturers
are just now incorporating into their products. Genelec has a complete
line of active main, mid-field, and near-field monitors for application
in the postproduction, project studio, broadcast, TV, and CD mastering
Other company and product names may be trademarks of the
respective companies with which they are associated.
—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;