8331 and 7360 5.1 Surround System

Compact 5.1 solution with stunning levels of detail and minimal colouration of direct and reflected sound. You’ll find yourself working faster and creating surround mixes that translate beautifully.


Products in this solution:

5 × 8331 SAM™ Studio Monitor
1 × 7360A SAM™ Studio Subwoofer

Products in this solution

8331 SAM™ Studio Monitor

SPL

104 dB

Frequency Response

45 Hz - 37 kHz (-6dB)

Dimensions

H 305 x W 189 x D 212 mm, with Iso-Pod™ (view in inches)

7360A SAM™ Studio Subwoofer

SPL

109 dB

Frequency Response

19 Hz - 150 Hz (-6dB)

Dimensions

H 527 x W 462 x D 363 mm, (view in inches)

Key Technologies

Smart Active Monitor (SAM™) Systems

Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC™) Driver Technology

Acoustically Concealed Woofers (ACW™) Technology

Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) Technology

Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE™) Technology

Reflex Port Design

Protection Circuitry

Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS™) Technology

Optimized Amplifiers

Active Crossovers

Iso-Pod™ Stand

Versatile Mountings

Bass Management System

Laminar Spiral Enclosure (LSE™) Technology

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Documentation

Reviews

Amazona.de: GENELEC 8331 A, AKTIVE DSP STUDIOMONITORE, October 2018 (DE)  proaudio.de: Genelec Aktiv-Lautsprecher 8331A mit Loudspeaker Manager User Kit, August 2018 (DE)  Production Expert: Genelec 8331 SAM & 8341 SAM "The Ones" Studio Monitors & GLM™ 3 - Do They Re-Write The Rule Book?, August 2018 (UK)  fairaudio: 8331 Review, April 2018 (DE)  Bonedo Magazin (online): Genelec 8331A Test - 3-Wege-Koaxial-Studio-Monitor, March 2018 (DE)  Recording Magazine (PDF): Genelec 8341 and 8331 Studio Monitors and GLM 3 Software, March 2018 (US) LowBeats Online-HiFi-Magazin: Test Genelec 8331 A – der unbestechliche Nahfeld-Monitor, February 2018 (DE)  Stereo Sound: 8331 & 8341 Review, November 2017 (Japan)  Sound & Recording Magazine: Double Woofer Coaxial 3 Way Monitor with DSP Correction Function, 2017 (Japan)  MusicTech Magazine: Genelec The Ones SAM 8331 & 8341 Review – Raising The Bar, November 2017 (GB)  Audio Media International (PDF): Genelec 8331, November 2017 (GB) Sound on Sound Magazine: Genelec The Ones by Hugh Robjohns, July 2017 (UK)  Resolution Magazine/Monitoring Supplement: “Creating Ultimate Point Source”, May 2017 (GB) Amazona.de: GENELEC 8331 A, AKTIVE DSP STUDIOMONITORE, October 2018 (DE)  proaudio.de: Genelec Aktiv-Lautsprecher 8331A mit Loudspeaker Manager User Kit, August 2018 (DE)  Production Expert: Genelec 8331 SAM & 8341 SAM "The Ones" Studio Monitors & GLM™ 3 - Do They Re-Write The Rule Book?, August 2018 (UK)  fairaudio: 8331 Review, April 2018 (DE)  Bonedo Magazin (online): Genelec 8331A Test - 3-Wege-Koaxial-Studio-Monitor, March 2018 (DE)  Recording Magazine (PDF): Genelec 8341 and 8331 Studio Monitors and GLM 3 Software, March 2018 (US) LowBeats Online-HiFi-Magazin: Test Genelec 8331 A – der unbestechliche Nahfeld-Monitor, February 2018 (DE)  Stereo Sound: 8331 & 8341 Review, November 2017 (Japan)  Sound & Recording Magazine: Double Woofer Coaxial 3 Way Monitor with DSP Correction Function, 2017 (Japan)  MusicTech Magazine: Genelec The Ones SAM 8331 & 8341 Review – Raising The Bar, November 2017 (GB)  Audio Media International (PDF): Genelec 8331, November 2017 (GB) Sound on Sound Magazine: Genelec The Ones by Hugh Robjohns, July 2017 (UK)  Resolution Magazine/Monitoring Supplement: “Creating Ultimate Point Source”, May 2017 (GB)

FAQ

The Classic 8000 Series monitors have an analogue input. The 7200 Series SAM subwoofers have AES/EBU digital outputs only. However, other 7300 Series SAM subwoofers have analogue inputs and outputs and can be used also with analogue monitors.

Which SAM™ Products You Are Going to Mix With the Classic 8000 Series?
Mixing 8000 Series and SAM™ monitors is not recommended

We do not recommend mixing Classic 8000 Series monitors with SAM™ Monitors.
If the analogue input sensitivity of 8000 Series and SAM™ Series monitors are the same, Genelec SAM™ Monitors exhibit a slightly larger latency (< 5 ms) than 8000 Series monitors. Therefore Classic 8000 Series and SAM™ Series monitors should not be mixed in a stereo pair or multichannel setup.

It is alright to mix Classic 8000 Series with SAM™ Subwoofers

However, it is okay to mix the Classic 8000 Series monitors with SAM™ Subwoofers. Any Classic 8000 Series monitors can be used with SAM™ Subwoofers, in any stereo or multichannel setup.

Setting the room response calibration controls

Genelec monitors are calibrated flat in anechoic free field conditions. When the monitor is placed in a room close to walls or other boundaries, the low frequency output of the monitor increases. To achieve a flat low frequency response an adjustment of typically -4 dB on the bass tilt control is used. Genelec also provides a bass roll-off control to compensate for any remaining excessive LF energy around the low cut-off frequency.
Genelec GLM AutoCal can implement a more precise compensation after measuring the acoustic effects produced by the monitor’s installation location.

Differences in room reverberation time and listening distance can lead to changes being required in the treble region so treble tilt is fitted to most of the models in the Genelec range.

In three-way monitors and large main systems there are additional driver controls for the bass level, mid level and treble level which enable very fine adjustment of the frequency response so that the monitors can be placed in many different listening environments, whilst still achieving a consistent and neutral sound reproduction.

The best way to set the room response controls of a Genelec monitor is by taking an acoustical measurement at the listening location, using a measurement system for those products that offer local controls (DIP switches) on the monitor or subwoofer, or by using GLM AutoCal for the SAM™ (Smart Active Monitoring) products.

Setting Up Your Speakers

How To Select The Correct Monitors

A monitor, by definition, observes, checks, controls, warns or keeps a continuous record of something. An audio monitor, studio monitor or monitoring speaker is more than just a good-sounding loudspeaker. It is a device used in the process of recording, mixing or broadcasting audio in any environment where accurate listening is needed. A monitor is a professional tool.

How To Place Your Monitors

To create the ideal listening experience, several aspects need to be taken into account when placing the monitors within the listening space. First, you need to identify the listening area within the space and consider where the listener will be placed in relation to the space as well as the studio monitors. These will be influenced by the wall reflections and radiation space around the monitors. With careful planning, your monitor placement will help you enjoy the best possible listening experience!

Monitor Calibration & Improving Acoustics

The acoustic environment of the listening space has a major influence on the sound quality. Walls, ceiling, and floor as well as large objects like mixing consoles, tables, equipment racks, and furniture cause reflections.