Key technologies

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Active Crossovers
Dedicated amplifiers
Protection circuitry
Room response
DCW Waveguide

MDE Enclosure
MDE enclosure
Iso-Pod Stand
Iso-Pod stand
LSE Enclosure
LSE enclosure
Reflex Port
Reflex Port
Versatile mountings


Technology Insights

8260A and MDCMinimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC™) Driver Technology

Genelec’s Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC™) solution benefits from typical coaxial design advantages while overcoming their shortages. This breakthrough in coaxial design provides improved imaging and sound quality on- and off-axis as well as extremely smooth frequency response leading to outstanding clarity and definition of the inner details of the music. To learn more, click here!

AutoCal and GLM TechnologiesAutoCal™ System, GLM™ and GLM.SE™ Software

The proprietary GLM™, GLM.SE™ and AutoCal™ technologies of Genelec DSP Monitoring Systems greatly expand the loudspeaker alignment toolset to reach greater monitoring accuracy and flexibility. The solid acoustic foundations of the 8000 MDE™ and 7000 LSE™ Series products have been essential to develop the 8200, 7200, and SE™ DSP monitoring systems. To learn more, click here!

MDE TechnologyMinimum Diffraction Enclosure™ (MDE™) Technology

In order to improve the flatness of the frequency response and the power response, Genelec have designed a highly innovative enclosure optimized to match the properties of the loudspeaker drivers, featuring rounded edges, and gently curved front and sides. In addition to achieving an unsurpassed flatness of the frequency response, the enclosure having minimum diffractions yields superb sound stage imaging qualities. To learn more, see our MDE Animation

LSE TechnologyLaminar Spiral Enclosure™ (LSE™) Technology

All LSE™ series subwoofers feature the innovative Genelec Laminar Spiral Enclosure™ (LSE™) bass reflex cabinet. It provides excellent laminar flow characteristics with minimal turbulence noise and enables an optimal packing of a very long reflex tube into a small space. The learnings from the LSE™ Technology are also utilized in the Reflex Port design of the 8000 series.

DCW TechnologyDirectivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW™) Technology

Genelec’s revolutionary Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW™) technology first developed in early 80’s can greatly improve the performance of a direct- radiating multi-way loudspeaker. The DCW™ waveguide is designed to match the frequency response and directivity characteristics of the drivers in the loudspeaker. This results in an excellent flatness of the overall frequency response for on and off-axis listening positions.

8000 Cut-outReflex Port Design

To increase the woofer's low frequency extension and SPL capacity, Genelec have designed an ingenious flow optimized reflex port. The long, curved tube maximizes airflow so deep bass can be reproduced without compression. The tube terminates with a wide flare, minimizing port noises and providing excellent bass articulation. To learn more, see our Reflex Port Animation

Bass Management6.1 Bass Management System

In stereo reproduction, signals from 20 Hz to 20 kHz need to be replayed. Multi-way speaker systems will reproduce that bandwidth evenly. With multi- channel audio, professional and consumer audio systems must be able to reproduce all frequencies from each channel. Main speakers, subwoofers and crossovers should work together to provide a flat response for each channel. To learn more, see our Bass Management Animation