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, is among the first to test out the new Genelec 1032C Studio Monitor.
An update of one of the world’s most popular two-way nearfield monitors (the Genelec 1032), the new 1032C has been upgraded to include additional cutting-edge features and the flexibility of Smart Active Monitoring™. Offering the wide dynamic range, pristine imaging and on/off axis response for which the Genelec 1000 Series is known, the 1032C adds the world’s most advanced monitor auto-calibration and networking software, plus significant across-the-board improvements including a digital input, higher SPL and increased low frequency extension.
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. I’m so used to them. When you love a speaker it’s because you get great results and they translate well, and your familiarity with that speaker helps you make all those important decisions when it comes to recording and mixing. So the new 1032C feels like home to me, and it’s made all the better with the addition of the Smart Active Monitoring system.”
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. To get to use the 1032C’s, it’s like a dream come true – to have something that’s so familiar to you, and now be able to calibrate it across different facilities, is the perfect update to a classic. I fell in love. In a way, it’s like adding navigation and cruise control and other modern features to a great custom car. It adds flexibility while keeping the vintage features intact.”