At AES, Genelec expanded its Smart Active Monitoring (SAM) technology to five new speakers for both analog and digital audio applications.
The new Genelec speakers include the new 8340 and 8350 monitors, combined with new 7360 and 7370 subwoofers. SAM subwoofers are also complemented by the 9301 AES/EBU Multichannel interface, which allows easy connection to any 7.1 digital audio sources.
Genelec next-generation SAM systems include floating-point DSP engines, linearized phase response and additional refined auto-calibration and spectral tuning capability. This allows better room integration and ease of use in any environment.
Genelec-designed Class D amplifiers, combined with latest-technology drivers, allow the 8340 and the 8350 to achieve high sound pressure levels and dynamic range, improved frequency response flatness and low distortion. This means clean and neutral audio reproduction at all volumes without listening fatigue.
The new SAM monitors also feature all the benefits of the 8000 Series such as Genelec’s Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE) design, which provides very low cut-off frequencies and a vibration-free structure for clean sound at high output levels. Genelec’s innovative Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) also provides accurate sound reproduction for on- and off-axis listening positions.
Genelec’s new SAM subwoofers are built upon the proven Laminar Spiral Enclosure (LSE) technology, which delivers articulate, precise low-frequency reproduction with high dynamic capability.
The new 9301 AES/EBU Multichannel Interface unit complements the SAM subwoofers by providing 7.1 digital audio inputs and a bass-managed subwoofer output link for a seamless integration of all multichannel audio sources.
The Genelec Loudspeaker Manager software (GLM 2.0) is part of the GLM system, a highly intuitive and powerful monitor control networking system that manages connectivity to all Genelec SAM systems. The intelligent GLM AutoCal technology improves the precision of monitoring by compensating for deficiencies in the listening environment.
After automated calibration, based on one or more listening positions, all components in a system play back at the same level and timing, with acoustical colorations removed from the monitors’ responses, yielding superb consistency and neutral sound stage imaging.
The GLM 2.0 software also allows all SAM system’s owners to benefit from the continued evolution of SAM technology via an easy to use Mac and Windows user interface.
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