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The S30 story
Originally launched in 1978, the S30 was our very first studio monitor. For Genelec, this was where it all began.
In the spring of 1976, Juhani Borenius, an acoustician for Finnish broadcaster YLE, asked young student engineers Ilpo Martikainen (pictured) and Topi Partanen whether they could design and build an active monitoring loudspeaker that could deliver consistent performance, total reliability, easy serviceability, and the ability to adapt to the acoustic environment that it was placed in. Ilpo and Topi accepted Juhani’s challenge, created the now legendary three-way S30 model - and with that Genelec was born.
These classic S30Bs represent the second generation of S30, delivering a smooth and neutral frequency response between 42 Hz and 25 kHz. With a maximum SPL of 125 dB with program material, these three-way monitors really pack a punch.
The pair we auctioned date from the early 1990s, and are in very good condition. They were fully serviced by our factory team, and came with a 2 year parts-and-labour warranty.
For more information, view the S30B product page.
We were delighted to kick off our Genelec Certified Pre-Owned™ initiative by auctioning these beautiful S30B three-way monitors and donating all proceeds to sustainable development projects. To all who participated, we thank you and hope you’ll keep an eye out for more news about this initiative in the near future, as it will support the circular economy and offer you a way to safely and securely buy genuine Genelec classics.
Genelec Certified Pre-Owned™
Our Certified Pre-Owned loudspeakers will become available in early 2022. Lovingly serviced by our own technicians and fully warrantied, they’re good for the planet and give you total peace of mind. To find out more, simply follow the link below.Learn More ›