SAM™ Studio Monitor

The flagship of our range. The intelligence of the 1236A is seamlessly integrated into the finest example of acoustic engineering yet produced in more than 40 years of Genelec history.

Active Crossovers

Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) Technology


130 dB

Frequency Response

17.5 Hz - 26 kHz (-6 dB)


H 1180 x W 960 x D 650 mm, (view in inches)

Power and finesse

This is where power and finesse combine to create a truly extraordinary main monitor. Producing peak SPLs of over 130 dB, the 1236A’s staggering muscle is backed up with exquisitely precise imaging and a wide, neutral sweet spot that is the natural choice for satisfying multiple listeners in larger control rooms. All the vibe and energy you want, with detail to match.

Ultimate control

The 1236A offers new levels of control through its tight integration with our GLM calibration software. GLM analyses your room’s characteristics and intelligently tailors the monitors’ frequency response, level, distance delay and more to provide a truly optimised listening experience - and mixes that translate perfectly to other rooms and systems.


1236A SAM™ Studio Monitor

Package contains:

1 x 1236A monitor
1 x individually calibrated RAM-XL
amplifier unit
1 x mains cable 1,8 m
1 x RJ45 cable 5 m
1 x RJ45 cable 10 m
2 x 4-pole Speakon cable 10 m
1 x operating manual

2 years parts-and-labour (extended to 5 years with free registration).

GLM Calibration:
Requires free GLM software and either our 9320A SAM™ Reference Controller or GLM Calibration Kit device (both sold separately) for calibration.


1236A SAM™ Studio Monitor

Color options:

Technical Specifications


130 dB

Amplifier Power

2 X 1000 W Bass (Class D) + 2 X 400 W Midrange (Class D) + 250 W Treble (Class D)

Frequency Response

17.5 Hz - 26 kHz ("-6 dB")

Accuracy of Frequency Response

± 2 dB (21 Hz - 20 kHz)

Driver Dimensions

2 x 458 mm Bass + 2 x 125 mm Midrange + 25 mm (view in inches)


H 1180 x W 960 x D 650 mm, (view in inches)


182 kg / 401.2 lb


1 x XLR Analog Input

1 x XLR AES/EBU Input

1 x XLR AES/EBU Output

2 x RJ45 Control

Key Technologies

Active Crossovers

Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) Technology

Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS™) Technology

Optimised Amplifiers

Protection Circuitry

Smart Active Monitoring (SAM™) and GLM™ calibration technology

Room Response Compensation

How GLM™ (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager) Software Works

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