Genelec Achieves Awards Grand Slam with 8260A!

8260 Awards_Grand_Slam_2010 Rounding off a string of award success since its launch, the Genelec 8260A has recently picked up yet another prestigious prize from the audio industry: the TEC Award 2010 for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Studio Monitor category. Awarded at the recent NAMM show, this latest honour means that the8260A has achieved the impressive feat of winning a prize in all the recognized audio awards during its first year on the market. 

“We are justifiably proud of the success the 8260A has achieved,” comments Lars Olof Janflod, International Sales Manager of Genelec. “It is gratifying to see the product get recognition worldwide from our industry peers. We knew we had some thing special when we launched the 8260A, but the over-whelmingly positive reception the product has received has significantly surpassed our expectations. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank every single one of the judges for all the awards, as well all the people who voted for us.”

Photo: William Eggleston, Genelec Inc Marketing Director, is receiving the TEC Award. Ken Scott and Alan Parsons in the background.

The 8260A awards roll of honour takes in the leading journals and audio industry bodies: 
• TEC Award 2010
• Resolution Award 2010
• Audio Media Gear of The Year 2010
• Mix Certified Hit 2009
• PAR Excellence Award 2009

All awards have remarked on the technical achievements of the 8260A. Of particular note is the combination of advanced audio driver technology within a sophisticated enclosure design. Furthermore, the ability of the MDC™ Minimum Diffraction Coaxial Mid/High driver technology to deliver accurate imaging and sound quality (both on the acoustical axis as well as off-axis) ensures outstanding clarity and definition of the inner details of the music – a critical feature in a studio environment.


The Genelec DSP signal processing is responsible for all loudspeaker functions, such as the crossover filters, driver equalizers, driver position alignment, room response alignment, calibration, and equalization related filters as well as distance compensating delays. The Genelec Loudspeaker Manager™ (GLM™) software manages all these functions allowing the8260A to be used together with other 8200 Series DSP monitors and 7200 Series subwoofers in the same setup. Genelec AutoCal™ automated room calibration and sound system alignment method provides consistent and accurate frequency response for a multi-channel audio system in widely varying room environments.
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