Genelec Smart Active Monitor (SAM™) Systems
Today’s most advanced and flexible monitoring solution for today’s most professional users
The last decade has experienced a rapid increase in global media content creation, resulting in significant changes in the way network facilities deal with increased workload. Now, more than ever, a growing number of audio productions are done in tighter, more confined working environments. This increases acoustic problems and lowers the reliability of monitoring. At the same time, a professional audio engineer needs to have high confidence in a reliable and precise monitoring system that reproduces sound neutrally and without distortion. A monitor, which is capable of automatically adapting to acoustical environments and correcting for levels, delays and room effects is an indispensable tool for an audio professional.
Genelec Smart Active Monitors (SAM™) address all these demanding tasks building upon the solid electro-acoustical foundations of the 1200, 8000 and 7000 Series products. A SAM system can be controlled with digital networking enabling you to build a highly flexible monitoring system. All acoustical features of SAMs can be optimised with software calibration for different working styles or client demands. Genelec SAM is the most advanced monitoring technology available today.
Genelec now offers a comprehensive, solution-oriented, intelligently networked product range starting with the compact 8320 all the way up to the impressive three-way 1238. Eight SAM bi-amps and tri-amps with four SAM subwoofers support analogue and digital signals in virtually any working environment.
Genelec 8300/7300 Series and GLM 2.0The new and unconventional 8351A Acoustically Coaxial SAM system is a revolutionary achievement in three-way monitor design. It combines our breakthrough Acoustically Concealed Woofers (ACW™) technology together with our Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC™) driver and Maximised Directivity Control Waveguide (MaxDCW™) to produce controlled directivity over a very wide bandwidth. SAM technology integrates the 8351 into the listening environment by automatically compensating for detrimental room influences. It is an absolutely unique product design.
Genelec’s new compact die-cast aluminium 8320 and 8330 two-way SAM systems feature Genelec’s Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE™) and advanced Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) technologies. The new, very compact and powerful 7350 SAM subwoofer features Genelec Laminar Spiral Enclosure (LSE™) design. They are complemented with an entirely new and highly intuitive Genelec Loudspeaker Manager software, GLM™ 2.0, a new 8300A measurement microphone and new network adapter unit. Genelec’s SAM technology becomes an indispensable tool when dealing with the challenging reality of small room acoustics. Additionally, even if the monitors or the production projects move between rooms, you can expect SAM technology to achieve the highest consistency in monitoring, providing a neutral sound stage imaging with low distortion. With their floating point DSP engines for signal processing and Genelec-designed Class D amplifiers, these products form a trio of high resolution audio monitors which offer performance never seen or heard before in the audio monitoring business.
- To learn more about Genelec GLM 2.0 and AutoCal software, click here.
Genelec 1200/8200/7200 Series and GLM 1.0
Genelec 8240A and 8250A two-way SAM systems are designed for near-field monitoring applications. The unique three-way 8260A extends the range to mid-sized rooms and features the proprietary Minimum Diffraction Coaxial™ (MDC) treble/midrange driver that is perfectly matched with the large Directivity Control Waveguide™. Learn more about the 8260 and our breakthrough in coaxial design.
Designed for medium to large listening environments, Genelec 1237A and 1238A SAM systems combine Genelec experience in the design of three-way systems together with its state of the art AutoCal™ and Genelec Loudspeaker Manager, GLM™ 1.0, control network technologies in a single package. Key to the critical reproduction of midrange frequencies, Genelec 1237A and 1238A feature a proprietary midrange driver designed and hand-made in the Genelec factory in Finland.
To complement SAM monitors and using Genelec LSE technology, the 7260A, 7270A and 7271A SAM subwoofers deliver articulate and precise low frequency reproduction. Connected to the Genelec network and controlled via the GLM 1.0 software featuring AutoCal, powerful control resources and enhanced acoustic integration are provided for every SAM subwoofer model in any control room environment.
- To learn more about Genelec GLM 1.0 and AutoCal software, click here.
- Details on the SAM systems modes of operation can be found here.
Genelec SE Series and GLM SE
Compact, easy to set up and use, the Genelec SAM SE™ (Small Environment) monitoring system offers the benefits of Genelec’s SAM technology in a compact format. At the heart of the system is the SE7261A DSP subwoofer supporting eight channels of digital audio and network control.
The 8130A digital input active monitors receive DSP-processed audio and control signals from the high-pass filtered output signal of the SE7261A subwoofer, allowing the 8130A’s to be aligned and adjusted to perfection. Genelec SAM SE™ System uses the dedicated Genelec Loudspeaker Manager for Small Environments (GLM.SE™) software featuring AutoCal™.
To learn more about Genelec GLM SE and AutoCal software, click here.
Genelec AD9200A A/D Converter
Accessing the benefits of Genelec’s SAM systems is easy using Genelec AD9200A analogue to digital converter. The AD9200A allows the use of Genelec 7200 Series SAM subwoofers with analogue signal sources, bringing the full potential of Genelec’s SAM monitoring systems to all applications.
It features eight-channels of balanced analogue inputs delivered via a 25-pin DB25 connector. The AD9200A outputs digital audio via four XLR connectors in AES3 format with 24 bit word length and 192 kHz sample rate.