Both models can be either freestanding or flush mounted. The flush-mounted versions benefit from a powerful new RAM L rack-mount amplifier that can also be removed from the loudspeaker cabinet when the monitor is flush mounted.
These models are based on the highly successful and respected 1037A and 1038A. They share the same directivity control waveguide (DCW) technology and cabinet design, with the addition of Genelec DSP to enable compatibility with all standard AES/EBU digital audio formats as well as traditional analog signals.
The new monitors combine Genelec’s 35 years of experience in the design of three-way systems together with its state of the art AutoCal and Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) control network technologies. GLM enables users to automatically align every monitor on the network in terms of level, timing, and equalization of room response anomalies. Both provide a reliable monitor solution for recording studios, post-production houses, digital mastering facilities, and radio and TV broadcasting.
The 1237A and the 1238A also feature Genelec’s intelligent signal-sensing technology (ISS ), which was developed to meet EU ErP Directives and the company’s own wider sustainability commitments. ISS minimizes energy waste and significantly reduces power consumption when items are left in standby mode by monitoring input connectors to detect if the monitor or loudspeaker is in use. If the audio input is large enough, the product will quickly come out of the stand-by mode and continue to function. However, if the ISS circuit doesn’t find any audio on the input for a (user definable) period of time, ISS automatically puts the loudspeaker amplifier to a low-power sleep state where the loudspeaker will consume less than 0.5 W of power.
The 1237A features a 12” (300 mm) bass driver, 5" (130 mm) Genelec midrange driver and a 1” (25 mm) metal dome tweeter, where the mid- and the high-frequency drivers are mounted in Genelec’s proprietary DCW, which enables the system to reproduce flat frequency response on and off its acoustical axis, provideing a wider sweet spot.
Each one of the system’s drive units has its own amplifier module—500 W for the bass driver, 250 W for the midrange, and 200 W for the high range. Frequency response runs from 37 Hz up to 20 kHz, ± 2.5 dB. In real life studio conditions, a pair of 1237As can produce peak levels of 122 dB SPL at a 2 m distance.
The 1238A features a 15” (380 mm) bass driver, 5” (130 mm) Genelec midrange driver and a 1” (25 mm) metal dome tweeter, where the mid- and the high-frequency drivers are mounted in Genelec’s proprietary DCW. The woofer amplifier is 500 W, the midrange amplifier is 250 W, and the tweeter amplifier is 200 W. Frequency response runs from 35 Hz up to 21 kHz, ± 2.5 dB. In real life studio conditions, a pair of 1238As can produce peak levels of 124 dB at a 2 m distance.
The 1237A costs $7,595. The 1238A costs $10,900.