Genelec 8351APM Professional Studio Monitor, Grey
Genelec 8351APM Professional Studio Monitor, GreyDetails
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Smart Active Monitor Systems
Genelec's intelligent SAM systems are one of today's most advanced and flexible monitoring systems, and the 8351APM builds on that system. Capable of automatically adapting to the acoustic environments the monitors are used in, the SAM system can correct levels, delays, and room anomalies. SAM systems can be controlled via Genelec's GLM network and software, enabling you to take advantage of an astonishingly flexible and reliable monitoring system. Genelec's SAM systems offer a comprehensive, solution-oriented, and intelligently networked range that supports both analog and digital signals in practically any work environment.
Minimum Diffraction Coaxial Driver Technology
The 8351APM features Genelec's revolutionary MDC technology which benefits from typical coaxial design advantages, whilst also overcoming their shortages at the same time. To minimize displacement of the cone and avoid all sources of diffractions, the MDC design consists of an integrated MF diaphragm-suspension-tweeter construction. This method creates a smooth surface with no acoustically observable discontinuities between the tweeter and the cone, preventing diffraction. A carefully optimized cone profile forms an integrated Directivity Control Waveguide for the tweeter radiation. Thanks to this technology, the 8351APM has exceptionally smooth response both on and off-axis whilst being free from anomalies, with well controlled directivity.
Acousitcally Concealed Woofers
The Acoustically Concealed Woofers in the 8351APM radiate through slots located at both ends of the enclosure. The positions of the two woofers in the 8351APM's three-way system extend the coaxial acoustical radiation concept towards low frequencies. When two woofers are used, seperated by a calculated distance, the two woofers behave acoustically like a single giant woofer spanning the distance between the two. This also extends the control of the directivity to low frequencies along the largest front baffle dimension. Genelec's ACW technology makes these woofer openings and drivers acoustically invisible to the acoustical radiation from the MDC driver responsible for the midrange and tweeter frequencies. This technology enables the construction of a physically compact monitor, whilst behaving as if it was a much larger system.
The innovative Iso-Pod stand from Genelec solves a huge list of problems that can occur when finding the best position for your monitors. It attaches to the aluminium enclosure of your Genelec 8351APM, providing excellent stability and isolation for your monitor. It has four shallow feet and is made from a specialized rubber-like material, and allows for a +/-15 degree tilt of the loudspeaker. This allows the unit to be pointed precisely towards the listened by adjusting the enclosure's inclination with the Iso-Pod. The isolation and damping properties reduce midrange colouration caused by undesirable vibrations being transferred to supporting surfaces. The Iso-Pod provides astonishing benefits in both usability and sound quality.
Minimum Diffraction Enclosure
The design of the Genelec 8351APM's enclosure is optimized to match the properties of the monitor drivers. Featuring rounded edges with gently curved front and sides, the innovative MDE technology achieves unsurpassed flatness of the frequency response alongside having minimum diffractions for superb sound stage imaging qualities. The elegantly curved enclosure reduces the outer dimensions of the unit, whilst maximising the internal volume for improved low frequency efficiency. The cabinet is made from die-cast aluminium, which is lightweight and stiff whilst being incredibly easy to dampen for a "dead" structure. Thanks to aluminium's natural characteristics, the cabinet walls can be made quite thin whilst retaining astounding durability alongside excellent EMC shielding and heat sink capabilities for the amplifiers.
The 8351APM is ideal for critical audio production environments thanks to its ability to remain reliable and functional thanks to its protection circuitry. This circuitry design prevents driver failures by detecting signal levels, and automatically reducing the level should any sudden peaks or constant too-high levels arise. This circuitry does not affect the sound quality in any way, but prevents inadequate input signals from causing damage. With improved system reliability, the 8351APM enables you to maximise your system's output sound level to get the best performance.
ISS (Intelligent Signal Sensing) Technology was developed by Genelec in early 2013, designed to track the signal input of the loudspeaker and detect if it is in use. If the ISS circuitry finds that the speaker is not in use for a certain period of time it will automatically switch to a low-power sleep state, consuming less than 0.5 watts. This is highly useful when it comes to studios and home studios as it minimises power usage while optimising performance value. The loudspeaker will immediately turn itself back on again once it detects an input signal, saving you power and money in the long run. If you wish to disable this feature you can simply turn on the 'ISS Disable' switch located on the rear panel of the monitor.
Directivity Control Waveguide Technology
The 8351APM features DCW technology, a revolutionary approach taken my Genelec that has been developed and refined over more than 30 years. DCW technology shapes the emitted wavefront in a controlled manner, allowing predictable tailoring of the dispersion pattern. Resulting in superb flatness of the frequency response, the DCW technology in the 8351APM minimizes early reflections, and provides a wide and controlled listening area with precise sound reproduction both on and off-axis. The key benefits of this technology include:
- Flat on and off-axis response for a wider usable listening area
- Increased direct-to-reflected sound ratio for reduced control room coloration
- Enhanced stereo and sound stage imaging
- Increased drive unit sensitivity up to 6dB
- Increased system maximum SPL capacity
- Decreased drive unit distortion
- Reduced cabinet edge diffraction
- Reduce complete system distortion
Versatile Mounting Options
The most versatile feature of the 8351APM is the wide range of mounting options, allowing you to place the monitor virtually anywhere. The 3/8’’ threaded hole on the base allows you attach to a range of speaker stands, plus the threaded holes are ideal for mounting to omnimount brackets. This lets you place the monitors in the optimal positioning ensuring maximum stability and audio performance. The included Iso-Pod stand can also be attached to the base or side of the monitor for vertical and horizontal positioning.
- Maximum SPL: 111dB
- Frequency Response: 32Hz - 35kHz (-6 dB)
- Frequency Response Accuracy: +/-1.5dB (38Hz - 21kHz)
- Driver Dimensions:
- Two Oval Woofers: 8.5'' x 4''
- Coaxial Midrange MDC: 5''
- Coaxial Tweeter MDC: 0.75''
- Amplifier Power:
- Woofer: 150W
- Midrange: 120W
- Tweeter: 90W
- Dimensions (With Iso-Pod):
- Height: 452mm / 17.75''
- Width: 287mm / 11.33''
- Depth: 278mm / 11''
- Weight: 19kg / 42lb
- 1 x XLR Analog Input
- 1 x XLR Analog/Digital AES/EBU Input
- 1 x XLR Digital AES/EBU Output
- 2 x RJ45 Control Network
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