Engineer David Reitzas Reflects on the Genelec 8351A Studio Monitors

Noted live and studio engineer David Reitzas, a multi-GRAMMY® and Emmy® Award winner whose credits include such acts as The Weeknd, Josh Groban, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Seal, Stevie Wonder, Guns N’ Roses and most notably a longtime association with legendary artist Barbra Streisand as her engineer of choice for both live and studio work, discusses using the 8351As Smart Active Monitor.

Reitzas remarks, “I’ve been a longtime user of Genelec monitors, and there is a consistency of sound quality across the whole product line. I remember being blown away with 1031’s early in my career when I would go to different studios. I believe it was in 1994 that I then purchased a pair of the original 1032’s with a 1092 subwoofer, and those have been my go-to speakers for the past 23 years. Recently I was introduced to the 8351 and found the coaxial three-way experience to be astounding  I’ve quickly become accustomed to them. They translate incredibly well.

Reitzas adds, “I used the Genelec 8351’s working on a recent Barbra Streisand album, and I also own 8320’s. Both of these units have the Smart Active Monitoring system too. For someone like me who goes around to different studios and different home studios, the Smart Active Monitoring system allows me to calibrate the speakers to whatever room I find myself in. It’s like a dream come true – to have something that’s so beautiful, and now be able to calibrate it across different facilities. I fell in love.”