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Genelec Launches New DSP Series Monitors

Genelec’s new DSP Series monitors comprise the 8200 Series bi-amplified active monitors and 7200 Series active subwoofers, which allow for all standard AES/EBU formats and are designed as a network speaker system that can be set up, measured, analyzed and calibrated quickly. The 8200/7200 Series will accept sampling rates ranging from 32 to 192k Hz. The 8200 Series will also accept traditional analog signals.

Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software (Windows XP or Mac OS X) controls all loudspeakers on Genelec’s proprietary control network and allows custom user setups. As many as 25 of the 8200 loudspeakers and five of the 7200 subwoofers are definable and controllable via standard Cat-5 cabling. Genelec’s automated system-calibration software, AutoCal, calibrates the correct acoustical alignments for all the loudspeakers and subwoofers on the network.

The new DSP Series is comprised of two bi-amplified active monitors. The 8240A utilizes a 6.5-inch woofer and 3/4-inch tweeter set into Genelec’s Advanced Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW). The free-field frequency response is 48 to 20k Hz (±1.0 dB). Peak SPL per pair is 115 dB driven by a pair of 90-watt amplifiers for each driver. The 8250A (pictured) has an 8-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter set into the DCW with a free-field frequency response of 38 to 20k Hz (±1.0 dB). Peak SPL per pair is 120 dB driven by 150W LF and 120W HF amplifiers.

Both models are fully compatible with the GLM and proprietary control network, as well as the 7260A, 7270A and 7271A active subwoofers, and can also be used independently of the network. All drivers are magnetically shielded.

The 8200 and 7200 DSP Series monitors will be available in the second quarter of 2006. For more information, visit