Genelec has expanded its “The Ones” series of point source monitors to serve a wider range of room sizes, listening distances and SPL requirements, including the new 8351B and 8361A coaxial 3-way monitors and the complementary W371A Adaptive Woofer System.
The Ones range was launched in 2014 with the introduction of the 8351A, and in 2017 it was joined by the 8331A and 8341A models.
The new 8361A 3-way coaxial monitor is stated to refine the point source concept, specified as offering short-term SPL of 118 dB with peak levels that are higher. Now the largest coaxial monitor in The Ones family, it can be used effectively at listening distances of up to 5 meters (about 16 feet), making it suitable for small- to medium-sized rooms.
The 8361A incorporates two newly-designed Acoustically Concealed Woofers designed to generate high SPL output with very low distortion, as well as new MDC coaxial midrange and tweeter drivers to offer smooth directivity, low distortion, high SPL and extended frequency response up to 40 kHz.
As with all models in The Ones range, the 8361A’s Minimum Diffraction Enclosure is designed to eliminate coloration, and the entire front baffle acts as a Directivity Control Waveguide to produce a wide, uncolored sweet spot. Proprietary Class D amplification is complemented by advanced DSP processing, including delay equalization and twenty precision EQs for room compensation.
Standing at 1100 mm (43.25 inches) high and equipped with dual high-performance woofers (one forward-facing and one rear-facing), the W371A introduces several ways to custom-tailor system performance carefully to the room over the critical lowest four octaves. 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.
Genelec managing director Siamäk Naghian states, “No other family of studio monitors can offer this level of coherency, control, neutrality and sheer ability to adapt to any acoustic environment. 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 truthful reference monitoring.”