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CEDIA EXPO, INDIANAPOLIS, IN, September 10, 2004 — The perfect interface between unbalanced single source outputs and Genelec’s Home Theater Sound Systems, the Genelec DI8A Active Balancer converts an unbalanced line signal to a balanced line signal, minimizing its susceptibility to electronic interference and maximizing its sonic performance.

The DI8A’s compact rack-mount design allows it to be installed in a standard equipment rack or on a shelf very near to the signal source, such as a Surround Sound Processor. This ensures that unbalanced lines from the source to the DI8A are as short as possible to minimize noise at the beginning of the chain. From this point, the longer cable runs from the DI8A to the speakers are made with balanced cables and XLR connectors to further reduce the introduction of additional noise.

Equipped with eight independent signal channels, the DI8A Active Balancer includes a channel with duplicate outputs to facilitate the connection of twin subwoofers to larger systems. For even greater audio integrity, all channels feature gold-plated RCA input connectors and high-quality XLR output connectors.

To provide easy integration within remote-controlled equipment setups, the DI8A includes remote power On/Standby switching capability via a 12V DC trigger or switch/relay which can be connected to the remote control inputs on the back of the unit. The DI8A is also equipped with a muting circuit to reduce noise caused by switching the unit on and off. Gain adjustment switches allow the gain of each channel to be increased by +6 dB if the output level of the decoder or other signal source is insufficient. A cover for these switches prevents them from being triggered accidentally. Two rack ears are included for easy installation into a standard 19" equipment rack.

The DI8A features a Frequency Response of 20 Hz – 60 kHz (±0.5 dB) and 20 Hz – 120 kHz (±1.5 dB), while offering a dynamic range of 118 dB. Noise is < -100 dBu with THD + Noise of <0.002% (@ 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0 dBu). The Genelec DI8A can be used with optional rack-mount ears or as a stand alone unit.

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Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating over 25 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers for true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited with promoting the concept of active transducer technology, which many manufacturers are just now incorporating into their products. Since its inception in 1978, Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into creating active monitors with unparalleled sonic integrity. The result is an active Home Theater speaker system that has earned global acclaim for its accurate imaging, extremely high acoustic output from a very small enclosure, and true high-fidelity with low distortion and deep, rich bass.

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—For more information on the complete range of Genelec Home Theater Sound Systems, please contact: Genelec Inc., 7 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760. Tel: (508) 652-0900;
Fax: (508) 652-0909; Web: www.genelecusa.com.

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