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Penteo Surround Has Strong Presence with Genelec at 127th AES

 Debut of 8260A Monitors Demos New Stereo-to-5.1 Process

Pictured at the AES Genelec booth are (L-R) Penteo president John Wheeler and Genelec Marketing Director Will Eggleston. Photo by David Goggin.

At this year’s AES Convention in NYC, Genelec’s DSP Multichannel Monitoring System was used to demonstrate the new Penteo Surround process, which automatically converts stereo material into 5.1 audio. The Genelec system consists of 3 x 8260A monitors (a new AES product unveiling) in an L-C-R arrangement, 2 x 8240A for the rear channels, and a 7270A subwoofer. Penteo Surround is featured in the hit film “Inglourious Basterds,” with classics such as David Bowie’s “Cat People” in newly upmastered 5.1 Surround.

Genelec’s Will Eggleston commented, “The Penteo system maintained the original frequency spectrum flawlessly.   It was great to hear some of those old

recordings expanded out all around the listening field.”

John Wheeler, Penteo president and inventor, added: “It’s a tremendous honor to have been invited to show our technologies by the Genelec crew.  Their continued support for 5.1 surround production and exhibition is unparalleled, with a line of audio monitoring products that have been deservedly accepted by audio pros at every level.”


Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating over 30 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers for true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited with promoting the concept of active transducer technology, which many manufacturers are just now incorporating into their products. Since its inception in 1978, Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into creating active monitors with unparalleled sonic integrity. The result is an active speaker system that has earned global acclaim for its accurate imaging, extremely high acoustic output from small enclosures, true high-fidelity with low distortion, and deep, rich bass.

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Penteo, LLC, based in San Francisco, California, has created cutting-edge technologies and services that convert any stereo audio into 5.1 surround sound, with automatic downmixing back to stereo. The company has developed proprietary, patent-pending technologies and applications that allow television, film, and music industry professionals to convert and deliver their stereo content and assets into superior-quality 5.1 surround sound, setting a new standard in completely downconvertible, stereo-compatible 5.1 audio processing.

Penteo is a registered trademark of Penteo, LLC.

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