The Genelec 1038AC was in production between 1998 and 2003. It was replaced by the 1038BC model.
The Genelec 1038AC is a dedicated center channel speaker for three channel (LCR) and Surround systems. Its slim and compact cabinet has been designed for optimum placement in the limited space above, below or in vertical orientation, on either side of a video monitor or screen.
As its name suggests, the Genelec 1038AC is best suited for use as a center channel speaker with a pair of standard Genelec 1038A active monitors. The 1038AC employs the same mid and treble drivers and Directivity Control Waveguide ™ (DCW™) as a standard 1038A and the amplifier unit is also the same to ensure complete tonal compatibility.
Genelec 1038AC is a three-way active monitoring system including magnetically shielded loudspeaker drivers, speaker enclosure, multiple power amplifiers and active, low signal level crossovers. Although designed for film and video post-production and medium sized control rooms this system is also ideal for project studios and broadcast monitoring. DVD mastering is also well tailored for where broad bandwidth, high SPL's and extended low frequency response are essential.
The separate amplifier unit is built into a rack mount chassis for easy fitting into a standard 19" equipment rack.
The system can be used both in vertical and horizontal orientations by simply rotating the DCW unit.