Genelec 8331A SAM Active Studio Monitor (Single)
Revolutionary three-way active studio monitor featuring 2 x Acoustically Concealed Woofers (ACW™), and Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC™) driver comprised of a 3.5" MF driver and .75" HF driver to provide performance that has to be heard to be believed. SAM system requires GLM V2.0 User kit - Sold Separately.
The Genelec 8331A active studio monitor is designed for applications calling for extraordinary imaging, extended frequency response, short to medium listening distance or long, fatigue-free working hours. They promote faster and more consistent decision making, and they also extend listening time, because unnatural imaging - a main contributor to listener fatigue - is minimized.
The smallest in The Ones series, the 8331A is perfect for small rooms or ultra-nearfield applications, and offers an outstanding solution where none existed before. And in conjunction with our GLM calibration software, the 8331A will compensate for detrimental room acoustics and distance delay, regardless of whether you work in mono, stereo or immersive formats. So now you can deliver mixes that translate beautifully - every time.
Genelec’s Acoustically Concealed Woofer (ACW™) technology combines with the Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC™) driver and Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) to produce extremely controlled directivity over a very wide bandwidth. The monitor’s performance remains identical in both vertical and horizontal orientations, ensuring true accuracy in every application, from recording studios to post-production houses, edit suites, broadcast facilities and outside broadcast vehicles. All this is coupled to the versatility of Smart Active Monitoring (SAM™). Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) 3.0 software allows for the fine adjustment of all monitor settings, while AutoCal™ compensates for detrimental room influences to perfectly calibrate your set-up for your listening environment, no matter if you work in simple stereo or ambitious immersive audio applications.
Genelec 8331A Key Features:
- Acoustically Concealed Woofers (ACW™) Technology
- Active Crossovers
- Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) Technology
- Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS™) Technology
- Iso-Pod™ Stand
- Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC™) Driver Technology
- Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE™) Technology
- Optimized Amplifiers
- Protection Circuitry
- Reflex Port Design
- Smart Active Monitor (SAM™) Systems
- Versatile Mountings
Acoustically Concealed Woofers (ACW™) Technology
The 8331 Acoustically Coaxial Three-way system features Genelec's Acoustically Concealed Woofer (ACW™) technology. The Acoustically Concealed Woofers radiate through slots located on both ends of the enclosure.
The 8331 features two woofers and the positions of the two woofers have been chosen to extend the coaxial acoustical radiation concept towards low frequencies. In terms of low frequency directivity, when two woofers are used, separated by a distance, the system of two woofers behaves acoustically like one giant woofer spanning the distance between the two woofers. Also, such a dual woofer design extends the control of the directivity to low frequencies along the largest front baffle dimension.
The ACW technology makes the woofer openings and the woofer drivers acoustically invisible to the acoustical radiation from the minimum diffraction coaxial (MDC™) driver responsible for the midrange and tweeter frequencies. The radiation openings are optimized for size and curvature to minimize any acoustic diffractions.
The ACW solution also allows Genelec to use the whole front baffle surface of the 8331 as one giant Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) that is part and built into a Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE™).
The 8331 ACW arrangement creates a monitor that has a physically compact size yet behaves like a much larger system in terms of low frequency directivity.
Such controlled low frequency directivity translates to improved quality of monitoring and smaller low frequencies interaction between the monitor and the room.
Genelec SAM™ Series
Designed to adapt, Genelec’s Smart Active Monitor (SAM™) Compact
range draws on a suite of technologies to make the most of all modern
As studio space becomes limited and listening areas more confined, so
recordings are taking place in a wider variety of locations, many with
minimal acoustic treatment. The Smart monitors and Smart subwoofers of
the Compact Series are designed to adapt and assist. SAM Systems can be controlled via Genelec proprietary Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) network and software, enabling you to build a highly flexible and reliable monitoring system.
The GLM 3 software is a highly intuitive and powerful monitor control networking system that manages connectivity to all SAM studio monitors and subwoofers on the network – up to 30. The GLM 3 software features adjustment of levels, distance delays and flexible room response compensation equalization with the state-of-the-art and robust AutoCal™ automated calibration system. All parameters and settings are stored in system setup files or saved in each individual monitor or subwoofer if the GLM network needs to be disconnected.
Also, all acoustical features of SAM Systems can be optimised for different working styles or client demands. Additionally, even if the monitors or the production projects move between rooms, you can expect SAM technology to achieve the highest consistency in monitoring, providing a neutral sound stage imaging with low distortion.
Genelec SAM Systems offers a comprehensive, solution-oriented, intelligently networked product range supporting analogue and digital signals in virtually any working environment.