Genelec has expanded its The Ones series of Ultimate Point Source Monitors to address a wider range of room sizes, listening distances and SPL requirements with the announcement of the 8351B and 8361A coaxial three-way monitors, and W371A Adaptive Woofer System.

The 8361A three-way coaxial monitor refines the point source concept, claiming the most advanced acoustic performance of any studio monitor currently available – with extremely high dynamic range, directivity and imaging, and a short-term SPL of 118dB with peak levels even higher.

GenelecNow the largest coaxial monitor in The Ones family, the 8361A will serve any listening distance up to 5m for small- to medium-sized rooms. The design features two newly Acoustically Concealed Woofers generating high SPL output with extremely low distortion, and new MDC coaxial midrange and tweeter drivers to provide smooth directivity, low distortion, high SPL and a frequency response of up to 40kHz.

Like all models in The Ones range, the 8361A’s Minimum Diffraction Enclosure eliminates colouration, and its entire front baffle acts as a Directivity Control Waveguide – producing a fantastically wide, sweet spot. Proprietary class-D amplification is complemented by advanced DSP processing, including delay equalisation and twenty precision EQs for room compensation.

The upgraded 8351B shares much of the technology of its siblings, and benefits from the recent advances in electronic, mechanical and acoustical design that Genelec has continued to pioneer. Drawing on the electronic design of the 8341A and the driver technology of the 8361A, the 8351B revision offers increased SPL, additional room compensation EQs, equalised delay and enhanced HF response.

The W371A Adaptive Woofer System is designed specifically to complement 8341, 8351 and 8361 monitors to offer full-range monitoring solutions. Studios can now take advantage of the benefits of a main monitor, but with the freedom to locate this free-standing system in optimal positions within the control room; providing the option to switch between close-field and main monitors without image-shifting.

Genelec 8361A coaxial three-way monitor and W371A Adaptive Woofer SystemStanding at 1100mm high and featuring dual high-performance woofers (one forward-facing and one rear-facing), the W371A introduces a palette of ways to custom-tailor system performance carefully to the room over the critical lowest four octaves.

Augmenting the dual woofers of The Ones coaxial models with a complementary W371A yields four woofers in total per channel, and these are combined using advanced acoustic measurement to reduce destructive cancellation and standing wave artefacts – through a host of tools including crossover frequencies, polar response and directivity.

As part of Genelec’s Smart Active Monitoring family, all models in The Ones range integrate tightly with Genelec’s GLM software application, which can configure, calibrate and control entire Genelec smart monitoring systems. Based on experience from thousands of studios around the world, GLM is able to minimise the listening room’s influence on the sound, enabling the user to produce mixes that translate perfectly to other systems, whether the format is mono, stereo or high channel count immersive.

‘No other family of studio monitors can offer this level of coherency, control, neutrality and sheer ability to adapt to any acoustic environment,’ says Genelec MD, Siamäk Naghian. ‘From the ultra-nearfield precision of the 8331A to a full-range system comprising the 8361A and W371A, our point source technology is now fully scalable, broadening its appeal still further and maintaining The Ones’ position as the industry’s benchmark for reference monitoring.’


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