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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GENELEC DISPLAYS NEW 8000 MDE™ SERIES
ACTIVE BI-AMPLIFIED MONITORS
— New series takes advantage of Minimum Diffraction Enclosure™
design and enhanced electronic performance —
NAMM WINTER SESSION, ANAHEIM, CA, January 20, 2005 — Genelec,
the world leader in active monitoring, is exhibiting its new line of
near-field two-way systems. The new Genelec 8000 MDE™ Series of
Bi-amplified Active Monitors is comprised of three models: the 8030A,
8040A, and 8050A. These new models have been designed to replace the
1029A, 1030A, and 1031A, respectively.
As in the development of the 7000 LSE™ Series subwoofers,
the new 8000 MDE (Minimum Diffraction Enclosure™) Series takes
a new approach to enclosure design, driver technology, and active electronics.
In order to improve frequency and power responses, Genelec has designed
a highly innovative enclosure, featuring rounded edges and gently curved
front and sides. In addition to unsurpassed frequency response, the
minimized cabinet edge diffraction provides superb imaging qualities.
All three models utilize an entirely aluminum MDE design with integrated
Advanced Directivity Controlled Waveguide™ (DCW™), yielding
large internal volumes with outstanding mechanical strength.
“As the company changes models only when real performance
improvements could be available, the design brief of the new 8000 Series
called for reduction of all sorts of distortions, both linear and non-linear,”
comments Ilpo Martikainen, MD of Genelec. “After careful analysis
of what improvements would be technically and economically feasible
with current technology, our engineering department devoted more than
two years to bringing all these resolutions together.” Martikainen
concludes, “The 8000 Series are most likely the finest professional
monitoring systems available in the marketplace today.”
The 8030A, the smallest of the series, features a 5-inch
bass driver along with a 3/4-inch tweeter loaded into a new Advanced
DCW. The free-field frequency response is 58 Hz to
20 kHz (±2.0 dB). Peak SPL per pair is 108 dB, driven by a pair
of 40 Watt amplifiers.
The intermediate sized 8040A incorporates a newly designed
6-inch woofer and a 3/4-inch tweeter also set into the Advanced Genelec
DCW. The free-field frequency response is 48 Hz to 20 kHz (±2.0
dB). Peak SPL per pair is 115 dB, achieved utilizing 90 Watt amplifiers
for each driver.
The 8050A is the largest model. Like its predecessor,
the 1031A, it utilizes a new proprietary
8-inch bass driver and a 1-inch tweeter also set into the Advanced DCW.
The 8050A will produce peak SPLs of 120 dB with a free-field frequency
response of 38 Hz to 20 kHz
(±2.0 dB). Bass and treble amplification is 150 and 120 Watts
Also included with each 8000 Series monitoring system
is the unique Genelec Iso-Pod™ (Isolation Positioner/Decoupler™).
The Iso-Pod is a clever mounting stand that allows for monitoring in
either vertical or horizontal orientation. It enables the end user to
accurately aim the acoustic axis of the monitor to the listener, as
well as mechanically decouple it from the surface on which it rests.
In addition to the new rounded enclosure design and driver
selection, the 8040A and 8050A models also feature new crossover filters
and room response controls. A Desktop (console) Bass Control has been
added along with the customary Genelec Bass Tilt, Bass Roll-off, and
Treble Tilt Controls.
All 8000 Series systems are magnetically shielded for
use in environments where video monitors are in close proximity. Omnimount
and Genelec monitor stand fixing holes are also standard for all three
The new Genelec 8000 MDE Series Bi-amplified Active Monitors
are available immediately, with MSRPs as follows: 8030A — $650.00
per channel; 8040A — $1195.00 per channel; and 8050A — $2095.00
per channel. The 8030A comes in white and silver, in addition to black,
while the 8040A and 8050A are offered in white as well as black.
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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
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—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;