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Nearfield monitoring with real muscle. The B has power in abundance, making it ideally suited to larger spaces and longer listening distances. The B represents a class-leading balance of extraordinary SPL output, expansive dynamic range and an intensely detailed, transparent performance. With superb directivity and a wide sweet spot, you're free to move position and still trust what you're hearing. With its neutral performance and ability to adapt to your room via simple rear-panel room compensation switches, the B ensures a flat playback response to help you really analyse the spectral balance of a recording and produce mixes that always translate reliably.
Audio electronic crossovers allow to split the audio signal into separate frequency bands that can be separately routed to individual power amplifiers which then are connected to specific transducers optimized for a particular frequency band.
Active crossovers come in both digital and analogue varieties. Genelec digital active crossovers include additional signal processing, such as driver protection, delay, and equalization. Genelec analogue active crossover filters contain electronic components that are operated at low signal levels suitable for power amplifier inputs.
This is in contrast to passive crossovers that operate at the high signal levels of the power amplifier's outputs, having to handle high currents and in some cases high voltages. In a typical 2-way system the active crossover needs two power amplifiers — one for the woofer and one for the tweeter. Using the active approach enables frequency response adjustments and optimization of the full loudspeaker system, placed in various room environments, without expensive external equalizers.
The end result is a simpler, more reliable, efficient, consistent and precise active loudspeaker system. The Genelec DCW technology developed and refined over more than 30 years greatly improves the performance of direct radiating multi-way monitors.
The DCW technology shapes the emitted wavefront in a controlled way, allowing predictable tailoring of the directivity dispersion pattern. To make the directivity uniform and smooth, the goal is to limit the radiation angle so that the stray radiation is reduced. It results in excellent flatness of the overall frequency response as well as uniform power response.
This advanced DCW technology minimizes early reflections and provides a wide and controlled listening area achieving accurate sound reproduction on- and off-axis. Minimized early reflections and controlled, constant directivity have another important advantage: the frequency balance of the room reverberation field is essentially the same as the direct field from the monitors.
As a consequence, the monitoring system's performance is less dependent on room acoustic characteristics. Sound image width and depth, critical components in any listening environment, are important not only for on-axis listening, but also off-axis.
This accommodates not only the engineer doing his or her job, but also others in the listening field, as is so often the case in large control rooms. If the ISS circuit does not find any audio on the input for a period of time, it sets the loudspeaker to a low-power sleep state and the loudspeaker will consume less than 0.
When an input signal is detected, the loudspeaker immediately turns itself on. Basically, the loudspeaker system will start saving power as soon as work is interrupted. In this mode, the monitor is only powered on and off using the mains power switch. Although it is advisable to use sturdy and stable floor stands together with free-standing loudspeakers, a very common solution is to place loudspeakers directly on a table or on a console meter bridge.
This causes several detrimental side effects. Aiming of the loudspeaker axis towards the listener is rarely implemented, also, unwanted mechanical vibration do propagate from the loudspeaker to the mounting surface, and first order reflection on the work surface causes comb filtering and hence ripples in the frequency response. To solve these very common problems Genelec developed an efficient and very practical solution.
It has four shallow feet and it is made from special lossy rubber-like material. The vibration isolation and damping properties reduce midrange coloration caused by unwanted vibration transmitted to supporting surfaces.
This innovative solution is an integral part of Genelec loudspeaker design and provides clear benefits in usability and sound quality. A common problem with standard free-standing loudspeakers is that the front baffle discontinuities cause diffractions and the loudspeaker sharp corners act as secondary sources through reflections. In order to improve the flatness of the frequency response and the power response of free standing loudspeaker systems, Genelec have designed a highly innovative enclosure optimized to match the properties of the monitor drivers, featuring rounded edges, and gently curved front and sides.
In addition to achieving an unsurpassed flatness of the frequency response, the enclosure having minimum diffractions yields superb sound stage imaging qualities. To achieve such a smooth and elegantly curved cabinet surface and to reduce the outer dimensions of the enclosure, maximising at the same time the internal volume for improved low frequency efficiency, we designed a cabinet made off die-cast aluminium.
The cabinet walls can be made fairly thin, providing at the same time good EMC shielding and excellent heat sink for the power amplifiers. Die-casting is made in two parts, front and rear, and they are easy to separate for potential servicing needs. Basically, the low frequency limit for constant directivity is determined by the size of the waveguide, so the larger the surface the better the control.
With a very controlled off-axis radiation, the listening window becomes consistent, which is of utmost importance with multi-channel audio monitoring. Controlled directivity also reduces possible first order reflections on surfaces near the loudspeaker, helping to provide consistent audio reproduction in different acoustical environments. In fact, the entire front baffle is gently curved and the acoustically transparent grilles are part of the outer cabinet aesthetics, blending perfectly with the various other curved surfaces.
In a typical 2-way loudspeaker system, the active crossover needs two power amplifiers — one for the woofer and one for the tweeter.
Each driver-specific power amplifier has only a limited frequency range to amplify the power amplifier is placed after the active crossover and this adds to the ease of design. When working in critical audio production environments it is essential that monitoring systems remain reliable and functional at all times. The protection circuitry prevents driver failures by detecting signal levels, and in case of sudden peaks or constantly too high levels, taking the signal level down automatically.
Of course this feature does not affect the sound quality in any way when working within the specifications of the loudspeaker, but only prevents inadequate input signals from breaking the loudspeaker. Both driver and vent contribute to the total radiation of a reflex enclosure. Most radiation comes from the driver, but at the vent-enclosure resonant frequency the driver displacement amplitude is small and most of the radiation comes out of the vent.
To minimize the air speed in the tube, the cross sectional area of the vent should be large. This in turn means that the vent tube has to be long which presents quite a design challenge. The long, curved tube maximizes airflow so deep bass can be reproduced without compression. The reflex tube terminates with a wide flare located on the rear of the enclosure for obvious reasons, minimizing port noises and providing excellent bass articulation.
The curvature of the tube has also been carefully designed to minimize any audible noise, compression or distortion. The inner end of the tube has proper resistive termination to minimize once again audible chuffing noise and air turbulence.
The interaction between room acoustic and loudspeaker radiation is complex. All Genelec loudspeaker systems feature room response adjustments to compensate for the room influences and retrieve a flat frequency response at the listening position. Genelec analogue loudspeaker systems provide versatile Room Response Controls.
They include depending on models :. At low frequencies two main controls are provided. The Bass Tilt control, which acts as a shelving filter together with the Bass Roll-off control allowing you to optimize the low and very low frequency response of the system in different installations.
Bass, midrange and treble level controls are provided in large systems. These controls allow to optimize the relative balance between the various pass bands. The operating manual and datasheet of each loudspeaker contains a list of preferred room response control settings for different installations. These have been specified out of long practical experience and measurements of various kind of typical acoustic environments. The system measures the response in the listening area and applies relevant compensation in the low and low-mid frequencies to minimise the detrimental room acoustic anomalies as well as the differences between various listening positions.
AutoCal also aligns relative levels, time-of-flight, as well as adjusts correct crossover phase called AutoPhase for all subwoofers on the network. The Acoustic Response Editor provides accurate graphical display of the measured response, filter compensation and the resulting system response for each monitor, with full manual control of acoustic settings.
Our wide range of accessories and fixed mounting points on the back of our aluminium enclosure products offer solutions to all common installation situations. M6 support points have been integrated in the die-cast enclosure for wall and ceiling mounts.
Other larger and heavier models feature M10 fixing points. Special floor stand plates have been designed in order to fit the Iso-Pod stand that is part of our product design. With these features our loudspeakers have found their way to a variety of applications beyond the professional audio and studio world, for example in commercial and AV installation projects as well as in home environments all around the world. Fifty-eight music press magazine from all over the globe cast their vote to make Genelec winner of the category.
The Series of near-field, two-way systems took two years to develop. It features a new approach to enclosure design, driver technology and active electronics to further reduce distortion and provide an outstanding performance.
The free field frequency response is 45Hz to 21kHz. Peak SPL per pair is dB driven by a pair of 90 watt amplifiers. The largest model the A features an 8 inch bass driver and 1inch tweeter. The free field frequency response is 35Hz to 21 kHz. Peak SPL is dB and bass and treble amplification is and watts respectively. Low cutoff -6dB 32 Hz. High cutoff -6dB 25 kHz. Height mm.
Width mm. Depth mm. Enclosure Material Die cast aluminium. Enclosure Type Reflex port. Driver Type Cone. Magnetically shielded. Diameter mm. Driver Type Metal dome. Diameter 25 mm. Full output W. Weekend DJ spots provide a distinctly electronic edge to the warm, candlelit atmosphere, attracting a crowd who expect nothing less than excellent audio.
One of the most recent academies is situated in the vibrant Portuguese capital of Lisbon. He turned to Studio SPC, an acoustic design studio in the heart of Berlin, who instantly recommended Genelec as the obvious answer to his requirements. Ibar specified five B large format active studio monitors supplemented by a A subwoofer.
Nearfield monitoring with real muscle. The B has power in abundance, making it ideally suited to larger spaces and longer listening distances. The B represents a class-leading balance of extraordinary SPL output, expansive dynamic range and an intensely detailed, transparent performance. With superb directivity and a wide sweet spot, you're free to move position and still trust what you're hearing. With its neutral performance and ability to adapt to your room via simple rear-panel room compensation switches, the B ensures a flat playback response to help you really analyse the spectral balance of a recording and produce mixes that always translate reliably. Audio electronic crossovers allow to split the audio signal into separate frequency bands that can be separately routed to individual power amplifiers which then are connected to specific transducers optimized for a particular frequency band.
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