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Genelec New 8000 MDE Monitor Series

Genelec recently introduced the MDE™ Series, its new line of near-field two-way systems. The bi-amplified active monitor series comprises three new models: the 8030A, 8040A and 8050A. These new models have been designed to replace the 1029A, 1030A and 1031A, respectively.

The new 8000 MDE Series enclosure design features rounded edges and gently curved front and sides, with minimized cabinet edge diffraction. All three models incorporate an all-aluminum MDE design with integrated Advanced Directivity Controlled Waveguide™ (DCW), which yields large internal volumes with mechanical strength.

The 8030A, the smallest of the series, features a 5-inch bass driver and a 3/4-inch tweeter loaded into a new Advanced DCW. The free-field frequency response is 58 to 20k Hz (± 2.0 dB). Peak SPL per pair is 108 dB, driven by a pair of 40-watt amplifiers.

The intermediate-sized 8040A incorporates a newly designed 6-inch woofer and a 3/4-inch tweeter also set into the Advanced DCW. The free-field frequency response is 48 to 20k Hz (± 2.0 dB). Peak SPL per pair is 115 dB, with 90W amplifiers for each driver.

The largest model, the 8050A, utilizes a new proprietary 8-inch bass driver and a 1-inch tweeter set into the Advanced DCW. The 8050A will produce peak SPLs of 120 dB with a free-field frequency response of 38 to 20k Hz (± 2.0 dB). Bass and treble amplification is 150W and 120W, respectively.

Each 8000 monitoring system includes the Genelec Iso-Pod™, a mounting stand that allows for monitoring in either vertical or horizontal orientation, allowing the user to aim the acoustic axis of the monitor to the listener, as well as mechanically decouple it from the surface on which it rests.

The 8040A and 8050A models also feature new crossover filters and room response controls. A Desktop (console) Bass Control has been added, along with the customary Genelec Bass Tilt, Bass Roll-Off and Treble Tilt controls.

All 8000 Series systems are magnetically shielded for use in environments where video monitors are in close proximity. Omnimount and Genelec monitor stand fixing holes are also standard.

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