Located in Alexanderplatz, in the heart of central Berlin’s creative district, the Experience Centre is the result of a close collaboration between Genelec and kost.design, a company jointly owned by architect and studio designer Benjamin Koziczinski and acoustic designer Karlheinz Stegmaier. Kost.design was responsible for overseeing the extensive refurbishment and acoustic treatment of the entire building, resulting in premium quality listening spaces designed specifically around Genelec loudspeaker systems.
At the heart of the Centre is a 27 sq.m listening room equipped with a Genelec 7.1.4 immersive audio system featuring The Ones coaxial point source studio monitors - with the new flagship 8361A in the LCR positions, the 8341A as surrounds, the 8331A in the height locations plus a pair of 7370A subwoofers handling the low frequency content. Genelec’s own GLM software was then used to configure and fine tune the calibration of each monitor within the space for optimal in-room performance.
Visitors can also audition the entire The Ones family in stereo, from the ultra-nearfield 8331A to a full-range system comprising the 8361A and complementary W371A adaptive woofer system, demonstrating how The Ones are now able to bring uncompromised precision listening to a much wider range of room sizes, listening distances and SPL requirements. The listening room also allows other Genelec models to be auditioned on request, and the system there supports a wide range of playback formats including Pro Tools, Blu-ray, Apple TV, Netflix and major streaming providers including Spotify and Tidal.
Other spaces within the Experience Centre are designed to showcase Genelec Home Audio and AV models, including a 5.1 conference room system built around special RAL-coloured 4030C installation speakers, a kitchen area utilizing AIW25 in-wall architectural models, and office and bathroom spaces fitted with various 8300 series two-way smart active speakers.