GTN Inc., an audio production, post-production and location audio facility specializing in broadcast commercial post-production, has added Genelec’s DSP-based 8200 bi-amplified monitors and 7200 subwoofers in two of its sound editorial suites: One suite uses the 8250A monitors in a stereo configuration, the other uses a 2.1 combination of the 8250A monitors and 7270A subwoofer.
“Over a decade ago, when we were building our third studio, we held a monitor shoot-out,” recalls Jay Scott, audio manager at GTN. “All five of us listening agreed unanimously that Genelec was the only choice. Ever since then, we’ve been adding more Genelec speakers as we move through our equipment cycles. So naturally, when Genelec’s DSP-based 8200 Series came out, we knew we wanted them.”
The Genelec AutoCal™ (Automated Calibration software) is used to adjust the room acoustics in both of those suites. Jim Karnes, audio mixer at GTN, explains, “The new suites that the Genelec 8200s are in do not have the same physical geometry as other rooms in our facility. Using the AutoCal software, we were able to immediately calibrate the monitors based on the acoustical properties of the rooms. That right there is a huge advantage; not only did we get great new monitors, but they also were instantly tuned for the rooms that we put them in.
“We use a large plasma video monitor in one of the suites, and plasma has an inherent 2-frame delay,” Karnes continues. “The Video Display compensation feature in the Genelec Loudspeaker Manager [GLM] software allowed us to adjust for that instantly, accurately and consistently.”
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