Genelec Oy: the world leader in active studio monitor speakers, was awarded a prestigious MIPA (Music Industry Press Award) for Best Studio Monitor (Nearfield) for its latest 8000 series of monitors at the Musikmesse, last month.
This award has become the 'Grammy' of the Musical Instrument and Pro Audio industries. Fifty-eight music press magazine from all over the globe cast their vote to make Genelec winner of the category.
The 8000 Series of near-field, two-way systems took two years to develop. It features a new approach to enclosure design, driver technology and active electronics to further reduce distortion and provide an outstanding performance.
All three models in the 8000 series feature die-cast aluminium, minimum diffraction enclosures (MDE™) which have large
internal volumes, softly curved edges and outstanding strength to help reduce linear and non-linear distortion.
They also incorporate Advanced Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW™) to provide extremely accurate control of the speaker's directivity.
The 8030A has a 5 inch bass driver and 3/4 inch tweeter. The free field frequency response is 55Hz to 21kHz, Peak SPL per pair is 108dB driven by a pair of 40 watt amplifiers.
The 8040A has a 6 1/2 inch bass driver and 3/4 inch tweeter. The free field frequency response is 45Hz to 21kHz. Peak SPL per pair is 115dB driven by a pair of 90 watt amplifiers.
The largest model the 8050A features an 8 inch bass driver and 1inch tweeter. The free field frequency response is 35Hz to 21 kHz. Peak SPL is 120dB and bass and treble amplification is 150 and 120 watts respectively.