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GENELEC OFFERS TWO COMPACT MONITORING SOLUTIONS FOR ACCURATE SURROUND
SOUND ENVIRONMENTS: 8020.LSE ESPRESSO™ AND 8030.LSE POWERPAK™
MULTI-CHANNEL MONITORING SYSTEMS
119th AES CONVENTION, NEW YORK, NY, October 7, 2005
— Genelec, the world’s longstanding leader in active monitoring
systems, is making available two new comprehensive multi-channel monitoring
systems specifically designed for recording studios and postproduction
suites with control rooms measuring up to 3000 cubic feet (H x W x D).
The 8020.LSE Espresso™ and 8030.LSE PowerPak™ systems are
perfectly tailored solutions which simplify the process of creating
a new multi-channel monitoring system or upgrading an existing stereo
monitoring environment to 5.1 surround.
The 8020.LSE Espresso system — for control
rooms measuring up to 2500 cubic feet
The 8020.LSE Espresso system consists of five Genelec 8020A two way,
bi-amplified active monitors matched with the new Genelec 7050B LSE™
Series Active Subwoofer. In addition, Genelec provides detailed setup
information in the 7050B Operating Manual to allow easy wiring and configuration
of an Espresso 5.1 monitoring system or sub-assisted stereo system.This
system is perfect for control rooms measuring up to 2500 cubic feet
(H x W x D). The suggested retail price for the complete 8020.LSE Espresso
system is $2,995.00 US.
At the heart of the system is Genelec’s new 7050B
LSE subwoofer, which employs Genelec’s proprietary Laminar Spiral
Enclosure™ (LSE) technology. Because of this unique technology,
the compact 7050B extends the LF response down to 25 Hz with amazing
bass articulation. Like all Genelec LSE active subwoofers, the 7050B
features extremely low distortion and outstanding accuracy. Designed
to complement Genelec’s 8020A active monitors in stereo and surround
applications, the 7050B can also be used to complement Genelec’s
8030A monitor in a stereo setup.
The 8020A monitor is part of Genelec’s revolutionary
8000 MDE™ (Minimum Diffraction Enclosure™) Series, which
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. The 8020A utilizes an entirely aluminum MDE design with integrated
Advanced Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW™), yielding
large internal volumes with exceptional mechanical strength.
The 8020A is magnetically shielded for use in environments
where video monitors are in close proximity. As found on all 8000 Series
products, Genelec also provides integrated fixing holes for easy wall-mounting
using standard third-party wall mounts. Genelec’s smallest speaker
to date, the 8020A comes in white and silver, as well as standard producer
black, to enable seamless visual integration into nearly any environment.
Also included with each 8020A monitor is the unique Genelec
Iso-Pod™ (Isolation Positioner/Decoupler™). The Iso-Pod
is a clever mounting stand that allows for monitoring and enables the
end user to accurately aim the acoustic axis of the monitor to the listener,
as well as mechanically decouple the 8020A from the surface on which
Genelec 8020.LSE Espresso system specifications:
• 7050B LSE Subwoofer with 8" proprietary driver and 70-Watt
power amplifier, frequency response from 25 Hz – 85 Hz (±
3 dB), and the ability to deliver short-term sine wave of
100 dB SPL.
• 8020A MDE Active Monitor (x5), measuring a compact 8 7/8"
H x 6" D x 5 5/8" W (height with Iso-Pod 9 1/2"), with
a 4" bass driver and 3/4" tweeter each powered by a 20-Watt
amplifier. Free field frequency response is 65 Hz to 20 kHz (- 3 dB)
and maximum peak SPL output per pair with music material is 105 dB.
The 8030.LSE PowerPak system — for control
rooms measuring up to 3000 cubic feet
For larger control rooms, Genelec offers the 8030.LSE PowerPak system
comprised of five Genelec 8030A two way, bi-amplified active monitors,
one Genelec 7060A LSE Series Active Subwoofer, and a Genelec Acousti/Tape
frequency/wavelength measuring tape. In addition, a Genelec 8030.LSE
PowerPak setup guide is included for accurate speaker placement, wiring
and fine-tuning. It is perfect for control rooms measuring up to 3000
cubic feet (H x W x D). The suggested retail price for the complete
system is $5,400.00 US.
As the cornerstone of the system, the Genelec 7060A LSE
Series Active Subwoofer, like its little brother the 7050B, employs
Genelec’s proprietary Laminar Spiral Enclosure technology. Designed
for multi-channel professional surround sound monitoring environments,
the 7060A also features extremely low distortion levels and outstanding
articulation. In addition, the 7060A boasts Genelec’s 6.1 bass
management system, which has six signal input and output channels (L/C/R
Front and L/C/R Rear), as well as a discrete LFE signal input with a
selectable 85/120 Hz low-pass filter and a summed signal output, providing
flexibility and easy connection. The built-in bass management unit splits
the six main channel input signals into low and high frequency components,
accurately dividing the input signal between the subwoofer and main
speakers. A dedicated LFE In input connector enables easy set-up and
accurate monitoring of the LFE channel in 5.1 and 6.1 digital surround
sound systems with a selectable +10 dB boost.
The five 8030A monitors included in Genelec’s PowerPak
system are from the revolutionary 8000 Minimum Diffraction Enclosure
Series. The 8030A is a compact close-field system featuring a high degree
of accuracy and exceptionally wide dynamic range. Powered by a pair
of precisely crafted 40-Watt amplifiers, the Genelec 8030A monitors
offer a wide frequency response in addition to extremely low harmonic
distortion. The 8030A has a front-mounted volume control, and rear panel
bass and treble tilt room response controls. Housed in a diecast aluminum
enclosure, the 8030A features rugged construction with massive heat
dissipation capability and excellent shielding against RF interference.
Each speaker is EM shielded for additional protection when used in close
proximity to video monitors. Like the Genelec 8020A, each 8030A monitor
comes complete with the unique Genelec Iso-Pod.
Genelec 8030.LSE PowerPak system specifications:
• 7060A LSE Subwoofer with 10-inch proprietary driver and 120-Watt
power amplifier, frequency response of 29 Hz – 85 Hz (120 Hz)
± 3 dB, and ability to deliver SPLs of 108 dB @ 1 meter.
• 8030A MDE Active Monitor (x5), 11 1/4" H x 7" W x
7 1/16" D (height with Iso-Pod: 11 13/16") with a frequency
response of 55 Hz to 20 kHz (- 3 dB) from a 5" bass driver and
3/4" hard-domed tweeter, each powered by a 40-Watt amplifier.
According to Bruce Bartone, National Sales Manager for
Genelec Inc., “The Genelec PowerPak and Espresso surround system
packages have been specified in a wide range of installations, including
Pixar, NASA, ESPN, various U.S. government training facilities, and
wide range of mobile HD production vehicles, showing their true versatility
where the primary criteria is realistic and absolutely neutral sound
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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;