1236A SAM™ Studio Monitor

More than 35 years of Genelec innovation have led to the 1236A, a masterpiece of contemporary monitoring technology.

A masterpiece of design and application, the 1236A is the flagship of the Genelec range. Equipped with a wealth of state-of-the-art technology, its intelligence is seamlessly integrated into the finest example of acoustic engineering yet produced over more than 35 years of Genelec history.

Extremely powerful with a peak SPL of 130dB, the tri-amplified system incorporates an individually calibrated RAM-XL, 3U high rack-mountable Remote Amplifier Module, with temperature controlled forced-air cooling for super silent operation. Inside the sturdy, flush-mountable enclosure are dual 18 inch woofers, a midrange section comprising dual 5 inch drivers, and a 1 inch compression tweeter, while the very large Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) ensures neutral sound reproduction with absolute precision in both on- and off-axis imaging. New levels of control then become available thanks to the incorporation of Smart Active Monitoring (SAM™). Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) software allows for the fine adjustment of up to 30 individual Smart monitors and Smart subwoofers to facilitate any multi-channel audio set-up, while AutoCal™ compensates for detrimental room influences and perfectly calibrates your set-up for your listening environment.

The highest reference available, the Genelec 1236A is where power and finesse combine for a truly extraordinary result.

Technical specifications

130 dB
Frequency response
17 Hz – 26 kHz (-6 dB)
Accuracy of frequency response
± 2 dB (21 Hz - 20 kHz)
Driver dimension
Woofer 2 x 18 inch + Midrange 2 x 5 inch + Compression Tweeter 1 inch + DCW™
Amplifier power
Woofer 2 x 1000 W + Midrange 2 x 400 W + Tweeter 250 W (all Class D)
H 1180 x W 960 x D 650 mm, 46 1/2 x 37 3/4 x 25 5/8 inch, RAM-XL: 3U / 19 inch
Enclosure: 182 kg / 401 lb RAM-XL: 11.2 kg / 25 lb
1 x XLR analog input, 1 x input / 1 x output XLR digital AES/EBU, 2 x RJ45 control network