Genelec: Compact and clever acoustic monitoring12 September 2014
A new collection of Smart Active Monitoring (SAM) products, designed to adapt automatically and accurately to acoustic environments, has been launched at IBC.
Genelec has introduced two new compact two-way monitors, the 8320 and 8330, and a new subwoofer, the 7350. The company also unveiled a new version of its Genelec Loudspeaker Manager software (GLM), complemented with a new measurement microphone and network adapter unit.
The 8320 and 8330 monitors feature Genelec’s Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE) made of recycled die-cast aluminium as well as the advanced Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) technology. The 8320 and 8330 monitors and the 7350 subwoofer offer floating point DSP engines for signal processing and Genelec-designed Class D amplifiers.
Genelec claimed its SAM technology was an indispensable tool when dealing with challenging small room acoustics. SAM automatically optimises and aligns each monitor for relative levels and time of flight, as well as individual room response compensations.
If monitors or production projects move between rooms, SAM technology is intended to achieve high monitoring consistency by always providing a neutral sound stage imaging with low distortion.