UK debut of Genelec 8260A DSP monitors at BVE 2010!
Friday 8th January 2010
HHB’s distribution division Source Distribution is delighted to be hosting the UK debut of Genelec’s brand new 8260A 3-way active DSP monitors at next month’s Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) at Earl’s Court 2.
The 8260As will be on permanent demonstration on Source’s booth (H42), and as equipment sponsors of the BVE Audio Room, HHB will be supplying a full 5.1 Genelec DSP system, alongside a range of audio products from HHB, Rode, PreSonus & Sennheiser.
The Genelec 8260A is the latest addition to the TEC Award-winning 8200 Series, and sits alongside the existing 8240A and 8250A models, but a corresponding larger enclosure size ensures that the 8260A offers an even wider frequency response of 29Hz to 21kHz, with a maximum SPL of 120dB, and crucially the 8260A features the revolutionary Genelec MDC™ Minimum Diffraction Coaxial Mid/High driver technology, which takes a big step in perfecting audio quality in professional active studio monitors.
Like all models in the 8200 Series, the 8260A features internal Genelec DSP signal processing responsible for all loudspeaker functions, such as the crossover filters, driver equalisers, driver position alignment, room response alignment, calibration, and equalisation 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™ fully 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 accepts standard line level analogue inputs as well as all AES/EBU digital formats, and is equipped with three driver units, all powered via internal matching power amplifiers. The 10” LF unit is complemented by a 5” MF unit and a 3/4” HF unit, with the MF/HF units combined in the new MDC™ coaxial driver, which helps ensure that the drivers are coupled coherently over their full operating bandwidth, as well as creating coincident mid-frequency/high-frequency point source. This breakthrough in coaxial driver design provides extremely 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.
Commenting on the 8260A, Source’s Genelec product specialist Steve Fisher says “Genelec have become a byword for quality and reliability in the broadcast arena, yet I think even diehard Genelec devotees will be astounded by the sound quality of the 8260As. The MDC coaxial driver is a quantum leap in terms of speaker technology, and the 8260A packs in even more DSP than its smaller siblings – making this model probably the best sounding and most advanced product currently available from any loudspeaker manufacturer.”
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