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2029A Digital Active Monitor

The Genelec 2029A was in production between 1998 and 2005. It was replaced by the 8130A model.

Genelec 2029A allows you to monitor what you have in your digital format. The 2029A is a stereo monitoring system, and is acoustically similar to analog 1029A. You can use it with the 7050A subwoofer. You can also use it in surround audio systems. The Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW ™) technology provides excellent frequency balance even in difficult acoustic environments.

The alignment of the whole signal processing chain inside the 2029A from the digital input connector to the loudspeaker elements is carefully balanced, to make sure that you hear the whole digital truth and nothing but the truth. All you have to do is to supply the digital signal, and adjust for the volume you desire.

The digital audio input accepts a S/P-DIF digital audio signal having word length 16 to 24 bits. The DA converter inside the 2029A is a professional quality four times oversampling 20-bit delta-sigma converter, with high resilience to clock jitter and excellent linearity. The loudspeaker automatically detects the input sample rate, word length and pre-emphasis, and adjusts all settings to reproduce in the right format, supporting also varispeed operation for television and film industry.

The bass frequencies are reproduced by a 130 mm (5") bass driver mounted in a 4.5 litre vented cabinet. The -3dB point lies at 68 Hz and the frequency response extends down to 65 Hz (-6 dB). The high frequency driver is a 19 mm (3/4") metal dome. Magnetic shielding is standard on Genelec 2029A Digital.

The active crossover network is acoustically complementary and the slopes are 24 - 32 dB/octave. The crossover frequency is 3.3 kHz. Room response controls allow exact match to any installation.

The amplifier unit is built inside the speaker enclosure. The bass and treble amplifiers both produce 40 W of output power. The fast, low distortion amplifiers are capable of driving a stereo pair to peak output sound pressure levels in excess of 110 dB at 1 m. The unit incorporates special circuitry for driver overload protection.