WINTER NAMM SHOW, ANAHEIM, CA, January 19, 2012 — Genelec (booth 6220/Hall A), the world’s longstanding leader in active monitoring, is displaying the 8020B Bi-Amplified Active Monitoring System, offering improved features with a particular emphasis placed on environmental care. The very compact system (measuring 9.53″ H [with Iso-Pod™] x 5.94″ W x 5.59″ D) has been designed for monitoring work in difficult listening environments, particularly those compromised by lack of space. The 8020B, despite its space-saving size, incorporates Genelec’s acoustic design innovations to minimize all forms of distortion in all listening environments.
The 8020B features a mains power switch 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 counterclockwise, but actual mains power is only switched off using the rear panel on/off power switch, which turns the front LED on/off. This also enables turning the power off without changing the set level, as in all of Genelec’s other products. Along with this change, the second rear-mounted XLR connector has been removed. This new control configuration offers new options for environmentally conscious users and those looking to cut down on energy consumption
The 8020B’s die-cast aluminum Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE™) features relatively large internal volumes; visually-pleasing, softly curved edges; and outstanding mechanical strength. The 8020B’s advanced Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW™) technology provides an amazingly smooth on- and off-axis response. The long, curved reflex port ends in a wide flare for excellent bass articulation. As a result, the 8020B offers astounding imaging accuracy and low-frequency extension.
The 8020B features a four-inch bass driver along with a 0.75-inch tweeter loaded into a new advanced Genelec Directivity Waveguide. The free field frequency response is 66 Hz to 20 kHz (± 2.5 dB). The system is capable of delivering sound pressure levels of up to 105 dB maximum peak acoustic output per pair (measured with music audio), at a distance of 39.37″ (one meter). Bass and treble are each powered by 20-Watt amplifiers.
The 8020B can be combined with Genelec’s 7050B Laminar Spiral Enclosure (LSE™) subwoofer to provide a powerful, bass-managed and wide bandwidth stereo (8020.LSE Tri-Pak) or surround-sound (Espresso System) monitoring system.
Genelec’s 8020B Bi-Amplified Active Monitoring System is now available with a U.S. MSRP of $595.00.