$575 each (list)
Genelec | www.genelec.com Genelec’s 8020A two-way active monitor system has been updated to become the 8020B. The basic change in the B model is the addition of a mains power switch now located on the enclosure’s rear panel. The rotary front-panel control is used for sound level adjustment only. The audio signal can still be muted (the front LED stays on) in turning the front-panel volume knob fully anti-clockwise, but actual mains power is only switched off using the rear-panel on/off power switch, which allows the user to retain level settings on power-up/down.
Stay tuned for next month’s “PAR Session Trial,” which features the 8020B alongside four other top performers in the “small powered monitor” product category.