NATICK, MA, April 21, 2023 — Genelec, the leader in active monitoring technology for over four decades, has won two Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards at the NAMM TEC Experience, held on Thursday, April 13, at The 2023 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Genelec’s GLM 4.2 GRADE™ (Genelec Room Acoustic Data Evaluation) won for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Production Essentials category, and the 6040R Smart Active Loudspeaker won for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Studio Monitors category. Finalists from the 22 categories were selected by industry professionals across major music, sound, and game audio associations, along with pro audio focused media groups.
Will Eggleston, Genelec Inc. Marketing Director, stated, “We are filled with gratitude to this year’s TEC Awards voters, who have recognized our GLM 4.2 GRADE technology for outstanding technical achievement. Each year, the industry gathers at The NAMM Show to recognize the year’s triumphs, and we are proud to be honored alongside the audio community’s very best.”
Presented annually by NAMM, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and multimedia. Now in its 38th year, the Awards are widely recognized as the highest honor dedicated to the pro audio and sound recording industry. It’s where the most outstanding products in the worlds of music making, live performances, video games, television and films are recognized and where creative luminaries like Les Paul, Peter Frampton, Quincy Jones, Joe Perry, Pete Townshend, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell and Carol Kaye are celebrated for their musical contributions.
Through its Hall of Fame, the TEC Awards honors the pioneers of audio technology and the music industry’s most accomplished producers and audio technicians. The Les Paul Innovation Award pays tribute to musical artists and others whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology. TECnology Hall of Fame celebrates innovations and groundbreaking technical achievements of the past.
For more information, visit www.tecawards.org.
About Genelec GLM GRADE™:
GRADE™ (Genelec Room Acoustic Data Evaluation) is a powerful new reporting tool in GLM that creates a full analysis of room and monitoring system performance, revealing the information needed to effectively fine tune acoustic treatment, adjust monitor and listener positioning, and optimize bass management.
About the Genelec 6040R Smart Active Loudspeaker:
Genelec’s two-way 6040R Smart Active Loudspeaker was introduced as the first model in its Signature Series. 20 years after the launch of the original 6040A, the newly re-imagined 6040R now features professional grade LF drivers, proprietary Class D power amplifiers, and tight integration with our GLM calibration software. This allows the 6040R to deliver clean performance, a consistently smooth frequency response, precise imaging and low distortion – even in challenging acoustic environments. Created in conjunction with celebrated Finnish industrial designer Harri Koskinen, the floor-standing 6040R fuses the very best of Finnish technology and design, bringing exceptional performance and beautiful aesthetics to all lovers of high-quality audio.