Genelec Expands Smart Active Monitoring Range with 8320 and 8330 Monitors and 7350 Subwoofer

November 4 2014, 06:00
During the last eight years, Genelec has created a line of highly successful Smart Active Monitoring (SAM) products designed to adapt automatically and accurately to the acoustic environment in which they are employed. Genelec now offers a comprehensive portfolio of solution-oriented, intelligently networked SAM monitors, including the three-way 1238 and 8260A monitors.

Without much fanfare, Genelec recently introduced two new compact two-way SAM monitors, the 8320 (4-inch woofer, 0.75-inch metal dome tweeter, each powered by dedicated 50-Watt amplifiers) and 8330 (5-inch woofer, 0.75-inch metal dome tweeter, also powered by dedicated 50-Watt amplifiers), and a new complementary subwoofer, the 7350 (8-inch woofer, powered by a 150-Watt amplifier). This way, the Genelec SAM Series now includes eight bi-amped and tri-amped monitor models and four SAM subwoofers, adapting to virtually any working environment.

The launching of the new SAM monitors is complemented by the entirely new and highly intuitive version 2 of its Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software, paired with a new proprietary measurement microphone and network adapter unit.
More details about the Genelec Loudspeaker Manager GLM 2.0 software can be found in the original IBC 2014 show announcement.

The 8320 and 8330 monitors feature Genelec’s Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE), made of recycled die-cast aluminium, as well as the advanced Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) technology. While the 8320 and 8330 monitors and the 7350 subwoofer are small in stature, they offer accurate, powerful monitoring and are part of the highly integrated software and hardware solutions developed by Genelec’s R&D team, each model with its own floating-point DSP engines for signal processing and Genelec-designed Class D amplifiers.

Genelec’s SAM technology is an indispensable tool when dealing with the challenging realities of small room acoustics. SAM automatically optimizes and aligns each monitor for relative levels and time of flight, as well as the individual room response compensations. So, even if the monitors or the projects move between rooms, users can expect that SAM technology will achieve the highest level of consistency in monitoring by always providing a neutral sound stage imaging with low distortion.
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