Genelec Announces 8200 & 7200 DSP Series Monitors
Genelec has announced the new 8200 and 7200 DSP Series Monitors. The new Genelec 8200 Series Bi-amplified Active Monitors and 7200 Series Active Subwoofers are designed for end-users who want a network speaker system that can be set up, measured, analyzed and calibrated quickly. A direct result of years of in-the-field acoustical research and testing with key customers as well as analysis in Genelec’s facilities, the 8200/7200 DSP Series Monitors employ the companyâ€™s proprietary DSP (Digital Signal Processing), GLM (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager software) and AutoCal (Automated Calibration software) technologies yielding a robust and reliable speaker system that maximizes ease of integration into the end-user’s studio environment.
As a logical extension of the 8000 Series Active Monitors, Genelec has utilized sophisticated digital signal processing in the 8200 Bi-amplified Monitors and 7200 Subwoofers to allow for all standard AES/EBU formats of digital audio. The 8200/7200 Series will accept sampling rates ranging from 32 kHz to 192 kHz. The 8200 Series will also accept traditional analog signals and perform with all the features and benefits of Genelec 8000 Series products.
The Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software is a sophisticated computer program (Windows XP or Mac OS X platforms) providing the necessary connectivity/control for all loudspeakers on the GLM Control Network. As many as 25 of the 8200 loudspeakers and 5 of the 7200 subwoofers are definable and controllable via standard CAT5 cabling. GLM allows multiple custom User Setups with all settings and functions able to be stored in GLM setup or directly to each loudspeaker. An intuitive Wizard guides the user through complete cabling connections and speaker labeling. Rapid Cabling setups for the most common system configurations, as well as Manual Cabling setups for customized system configurations, are available. The user may also customize groups for both channels and speakers. Solo/Mute functions are available as well. Volume can be controlled via computer, third party USB device or custom console. In addition, there is Video Display compensation for inherent video delays in digital video devices.
Genelec’s automated system calibration software, AutoCal, combines decades of acoustic research along with the company’s proprietary DSP and GLM network control. AutoCal supplies the industry’s first integrated process for complete automated measurement, analysis and adjustment of every speaker on the network to correctly integrate and maximize each speaker within the mixing environment.
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 Hz to 20 kHz (Â±1.0 db). Peak SPL per pair is 115 dB driven by a pair of 90 Watt amplifiers for each driver. The 8250A has an 8-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter set into the DCW with a free-field frequency response of 38 Hz to 20 kHz (Â±1.0 db). Peak SPL per pair is 120 dB driven by 150 Watt LF, and 120 Watt HF amplifiers. Both models are fully compatible with the GLM and proprietary Genelec loudspeaker 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 are available now. More information on the Genelec 8200 and 7200 DSP Series Monitors.