Friday, January 28, 2011

Genelec 8260A Tri-Amplified DSP Monitoring System

The new Genelec 8260A 3-way DSP system is a masterpiece in electro-acoustic design which features major advances in audio driver technology integrated to a sophisticated enclosure design.

Genelec MDC™ Minimum Diffraction Coaxial Mid/High driver technology takes a big step in perfecting audio quality in professional active studio monitors. This breakthrough in coaxial driver design provides more accurate imaging and improved sound quality both on the acoustical axis as well as off-axis. The extremely smooth frequency response leads to outstanding clarity and definition of the inner details of the music.

The 8260A combines, for the first time, a coaxial driver (MDC™) with a modern waveguide technology (DCW™), ensuring drivers to couple coherently over their full operating bandwidth, as well as creating coincident mid-frequency/high frequency point source.

As a new member of the TEC Award-winning 8200 Series, the 8260A features Genelec DSP signal processing responsible for all loudspeaker functions, such as the crossover filters, driver equalizers, driver position alignment, room response alignment, calibration, and equalization related filters as well as distance compensating delays.

The Genelec Loudspeaker Manager™ (GLM™) software manages all these functions allowing the 8260A to be used together with other 8200 Series DSP monitors and 7200 Series subwoofers in the same setup. Genelec AutoCal™ automated room calibration and sound system alignment method provides consistent and accurate frequency response for a multichannel audio system in widely varying room environments.

The 8260A is housed in a die-cast aluminum Minimum Diffraction Enclosure™ (MDE™) with acoustically optimized rounded edges to prevent diffractions and yielding superb sound stage imaging. The robust enclosure is also completely immune to vibrations. Each 8260A also comes with an Iso-Pod™ 
(Isolation Positioner/Decoupler™) which eliminates coloration of the sound by decoupling the monitor from its mounting surface. For ideal mounting in differing environments, the 8260A includes integrated rear support points for various floor and wall stands.

Genelec 8260 has been recognized as the Gear of the Year 2010 by Audio Media with the select few who have released products in 2010 that are seen to be innovative and outstanding in their field.

2010 Resolution AwardsGenelec 8260A has won the Monitoring category in the 2010 Resolution Awards. The Resolution Awards aim to recognize outstanding quality and innovation in professional audio.

Genelec 8260A has been nominated for the 2010 Technical Excellence & Creativity Award in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement, Studio Monitor Technology.

Mix Certified Hit Genelec 8260A monitor was selected by the editors of Mix Magazine as one of the Top-20 hits of the AES 2009 show.

Pro Audio Review Par Excellence 2009Genelec 8260A monitor was selected by the editorial staff of Pro Audio Review as one ot the 25 announced winners of the 2009 PAR Excellence Award. This award is presented to professional audio companies that introduced a particularly significant new product at the 127th AES Convention.