Major upgrades deliver new level of performance for popular Genelec monitors

Six of Genelec’s most popular monitors are about to become more powerful, lighter in weight and even greener, as a number of major upgrades are rolled out, including a switch to Class D amplification.

Raising up models within the professional monitoring, home audio and AV ranges, the upgrades will introduce a new level of performance for the professional 8020 and 8030, the G Two and G Three, and the powerful but discreet 4020 and 4030 installation speakers.

The dramatic effect of Class D amplification will be impossible to miss as it simultaneously delivers both heightened SPL and a drop in power consumption across all of the models. Equally impressive, thanks to the use of a new SMPS power supply, will be the radically lighter weight and increased portability of each upgraded speaker. In addition, new dip switch controls will give you more flexibility for fine-tuning and optimisation, while a wealth of further improvements have been made to each individual model.

The only thing that won’t change is the acoustic integrity and purity of reproduction for which all Genelec monitors are known. See all the details on all of the upgrades below.

Design and Specification Change Overview.

Models 8020, 4020, G Two

  8020D 4020C G Two
Power Supply Universal 100-240 V AC Universal 100-240 V AC Universal 100-240 V AC
Power Switch Back. Push button Back. Push button Back. Push button
Power Consumption Reduced Reduced Reduced
Weight Reduced due to power supply Reduced due to power supply Reduced due to power supply
Stand-by Control ISS switch added. Default off.

ISS switch added. Default off.

ISS switch added. Default off.

Acoustic Design Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged
Drivers Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged
Performance Improved. Max short-term SPL +4 dB  Improved. Max short-term SPL +4 dB Improved. Max short-term SPL +4 dB
Latency Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged
Peak Output Power Improved from 2x20W to 2x50W Improved from 2x20W to 2x50W Improved from 2x20W to 2x50W
Gain Trim ("volume") Moved to back. New range: 12 dB Unchanged, back New DIP switch, -10 dB
Room EQ Switches Desktop added. Bass control adjusted Treble and Bass controls adjusted Low Bass added
Audio Input Connector Unchanged, XLR New, Larger Euroblock Unchanged, RCA
Audio Output Connector Unchanged (N/A) Use Euroblock to daisy-chain Unchanged (N/A)
Spare Parts New universal PCB New universal PCB New universal PCB

Models 8030, 4030, G Three

  8030C 4030C G Three
Power Supply Universal 100-240 V AC Universal 100-240 V AC Universal 100-240 V AC
Power Switch Back. Push button Back. Push button Back. Push button
Power Consumption Reduced Reduced Reduced
Weight Reduced due to power supply Reduced due to power supply Reduced due to power supply
Stand-by Control ISS switch added. Default off.

No remote. ISS added. Default off.

ISS switch added. Default off.

Acoustic Design Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged
Drivers Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged
Performance Improved. Max short-term SPL +4 dB  Improved. Max short-term SPL +4 dB Improved. Max short-term SPL +4 dB
Latency Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged
Peak Output Power Improved from 2x40W to 2x50W Improved from 2x40W to 2x50W Improved from 2x40W to 2x50W
Gain Trim ("volume") Moved to back. New range: 12 dB Unchanged, back DIP switch. -10 dB instead of +10dB
Room EQ Switches Desktop added. Bass control adjusted Treble and Bass controls adjusted Unchanged
Audio Input Connector Unchanged, XLR New, Larger Euroblock Unchanged, RCA and XLR
Audio Output Connector Removed Use Euroblock to daisy-chain Unchanged (N/A)
Spare Parts New universal PCB New universal PCB New universal PCB