The Genelec 1031A was in production between 1991 and 2005. It was replaced by the 8050A model.
The Genelec 1031A is a two-way active monitor system, consisting of a vented enclosure with a multiple amplifier unit set into the back. The amplifier unit contains a low signal level active crossover, two power amplifiers and overload protection for each driver. This design provides high output, low coloration and broad bandwidth. The system's excellent dispersion and precise imaging together with its compact size make it ideal for near field monitoring, broadcast and TV control rooms, mobile vans, home studios and travelling engineers.
Genelec's unique Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW ™) Technology is used to provide excellent stereo imaging and frequency balance, even in difficult acoustic environments. This is enhanced by the versatile crossover controls, which allow the precise matching of the speaker system to its surroundings. It is capable of producing peak acoustic levels of over 120 dB SPL at 1m. The only connections to the system are the mains supply and the input signal, making it very easy to use
The 1031A is a M.I.P.A (Musikmesse International Press Award) winner and was chosen as "Best Gear of the 90's" by Pro Audio Review.
Genelec 1031A in the TECnology Hall of Fame 2014
The TECnology Hall of Fame was established in 2004 to honor and recognize audio products and innovations that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of audio technology. Inductees to the TECnology Hall of Fame are chosen by a panel of more than 50 recognized audio experts, including authors, educators, engineers, facility owners and other professionals. Products or innovations must be at least 10 years old to be considered for induction.