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1238A SAM™ Studio Monitor

The 1238A recalls one of the most trusted large-format monitors, but with the added appeal of Smart Active Monitoring (SAM™).

The great legacy of the Genelec 1038 is brought straight to the cutting edge of monitoring technology with the 1238A. The large format, three-way system combines Genelec’s acoustic expertise with the extraordinary adaptability of Smart Active Monitoring (SAM™).

Building on the success of a legend, the 1238A draws on more than 35 years of experience to produce a three-way system that’s second to none. Flush-mounting the 1238A is now easier than ever before thanks to its RAM-L integrated amplifier module, which can be rack-mounted away from the enclosure. A 15 inch woofer, 5 inch midrange driver (both with Class D amplification) and 1 inch metal dome tweeter (Class AB amplification for ultra-wide bandwidth) combine to produce a peak SPL of 121dB, with a large Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) ensuring excellent on- and off-axis imaging. Engineering excellence then meets the power of SAM. Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) 2.0 software allows for the fine adjustment of up to 30 individual Smart monitors and Smart subwoofers, while AutoCal™ compensates for detrimental room influences to perfectly calibrate your set-up for your listening environment.

A new reference point for large format, three way monitors, the 1238A represents the optimum balance between experience and innovation.

Technical specifications

121 dB
Frequency response
30 Hz – 22 kHz (-6 dB)
Accuracy of frequency response
± 2.5 dB (35 Hz - 20 kHz)
Driver dimension
Woofer 15 inch + Midrange 5 inch + Tweeter 1 inch, metal dome + DCW™
Amplifier power
Woofer 500 W + Midrange 250 W + Tweeter 200 W
H 810 x W 480 x D 420 mm, 32 x 19 x 16 1/2 inch
Enclosure: 57 kg / 126 lb + RAM-L: 6 kg / 13 lb
1 x XLR analog input, 1 x input / 1 x output XLR digital AES/EBU, 2 x RJ45 control network

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