Happy Birthday Genelec 8000 Series!
Successful 10 years of worldwide reference.


Genelec 8000 Series Special Birthday Edition 2014Genelec 8000 Series of active monitors has been successfully serving audio professionals around the world for 10 years. To celebrate this outstanding achievement, Genelec is releasing a Limited Edition Birthday Model featuring matt raw-aluminium enclosure and green protective grille.

In the continuous quest to provide the best possible monitoring solutions, Genelec marketing and R&D teams joined forces in 2004 to define and create a new range of two-way studio monitors that would clearly outperform its own famous industry standard models. More than two years was devoted to develop the 8000 Series together with worldwide appraised Finnish industrial designer Harri Koskinen who joined the team to bring unique aesthetic and timeless design to the new 8000 Series.

The challenging goal was to minimise all types of distortions, acoustical, electronical and mechanical, in order to achieve a major step forward in performance and functionality. To manufacture such a smooth and elegantly curved enclosure surface, new die-casting methods were investigated to find a feasible alternative to typical wooden MDF enclosure. Lightweight and stiff aluminium enclosure enables maximum internal volume for improved low frequency efficiency as well as reduction of outer dimensions. It also became possible to maximise the overall size of Genelec Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™), to provide improved control of the monitors’ directivity on- and off-axis.



Thanks to innovative technologies such as the Minimum Diffraction Enclosure™, advanced DCW™, optimised die-cast aluminium structure, high performance reflex port design, newly designed low distortion drivers, sophisticated filtering techniques, versatile mounting features and Iso-Pod™ (Isolation Positioner & Decoupler), the 8000 Series rapidly set a new standard in two-way monitors. It became the trusted and number one choice for music studios, mastering houses, broadcast and post-production facilities.

For over 35 years Genelec has been guided by a single idea – to make perfect active monitors that deliver neutral and accurate sound in every kind of acoustical environments.

Now is the time to celebrate the 8000 Series achievements with you!


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