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NAB CONVENTION, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 18, 2005 — Genelec, the world’s longstanding leader in active monitoring systems, is showing a new comprehensive multi-channel monitoring system specifically designed for postproduction suites and recording studios with control rooms measuring up to 3000 cubic feet (H x W x D). The 8030.LSE PowerPak™ system is a perfectly tailored solution and simplifies the process of creating a new multi-channel monitoring system or upgrading an existing stereo monitoring environment to 5.1 surround.

The 8030.LSE PowerPak system consists 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. The suggested retail price for the complete system is $5200.00 US.

At the heart of the system is Genelec’s 7060A LSE Series Active Subwoofer, which employs Genelec’s proprietary Laminar Spiral Enclosure™ (LSE) technology. Designed for multi-channel professional surround sound monitoring environments, the LSE 7060A features a single 10-inch proprietary driver with 120 Watt power amplifier, a frequency response of 29 Hz – 85 Hz (120 Hz) +/-3 dB, and has the ability to deliver SPLs of 108 dB @ 1 meter. The 7060A also features extremely low distortion levels. 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.

The PowerPak system also includes five of Genelec’s new 8030A two way, bi-amplified active monitors. The 8030A 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 8030A utilizes an entirely aluminum MDE design with integrated Advanced Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW™), yielding large internal volumes with outstanding mechanical strength.

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 of 58 Hz to 20 kHz (+/-2 dB) from a 5-inch bass driver and 3/4-inch hard-domed tweeter. 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. The Genelec 8030A active monitors measure a compact 11-1/4" H x 7" W x 7-1/16" D (height with Iso-Pod™: 11-13/16") and are housed in a diecast aluminum enclosure, featuring rugged construction while also providing massive heat dissipation capability and excellent shielding against RF interference. Each speaker is also EM shielded for additional protection when used in close proximity to video monitors.

Also included with each 8030A monitor 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.

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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 markets.

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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;
Web: http://www.genelecusa.com/

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