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Genelec 8331 SAM™ Coaxial Studio Monitor (Pair)

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The Genelec 8331 SAM™ Coaxial Studio Monitor (Pair) are incredible offer a three-way point source the size of a compact two-way. When space and precision is of the essence, nothing even comes close.

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These gracious monitors don’t look like the powerful three-ways they are, but your ears will never have heard anything like them.

Traditional loudspeakers have displaced drivers that generate crossover colouration off-axis – forcing a critical listener to sit at a specific spot, not moving the head. A point source monitor has therefore long been regarded the holy grail of loudspeaker design. However, if not properly designed, point source came with disadvantages; for instance limited frequency range, low SPL, uneven dispersion or discontinuities causing distortion, to name a few.

The Ones are uncompromised 3-way point source monitors that not only promote faster and more consistent production decision making, but also longer listening time than a traditional loudspeaker, because unnatural imaging, a main contributor to listener fatigue, is minimized. Dispersion is controlled over an unusually wide frequency range thanks to the large integrated waveguide and the hidden dual woofer design.

Because loudspeakers change spectral balance depending on placement in a room, they should be calibrated after positioning. To do so, just connect a Mac or a PC running Genelec's GLM application to any of these advanced SAM monitors. GLM contains an expert algorithm, built on decades’ worth of data, and facilitates true reference listening under previously intolerable conditions.

For all applications calling for precision imaging, extended frequency response, short to medium listening distance or long, fatigue-free working hours, these compact three-way monitors are in an elite league of their own.

Genelec 8331 SAM™ Studio Monitor 'Smart Active Monitoring Systems'

For applications calling for extraordinary imaging, extended frequency response, short to medium listening distance or long, fatigue-free working hours, The Ones - 8331, 8341 and 8351 - are in an elite league of their own. All being ultimate point source monitors, they combine a number of unique Genelec innovations with sustainable manufacturing, but without a single compromise on sound.

The Ones not only promote faster and more consistent production decision making, but also longer listening time than traditional loudspeakers, because unnatural imaging, a main contributor to listener fatigue, is minimized. Dispersion is controlled over an unusually wide frequency range thanks to the large integrated waveguide (DCW™) with the hidden dual woofers; and orientation may be either horizontal or vertical. Their looks are striking too, either way you turn them.

The final touch when positioning mics, mixing or mastering is the most demanding. For such critical tasks, even when performed in small rooms or in ultra near field applications, 8331 offers an outstanding solution where none existed before. With the latest SAM technology included, 8331 always makes the best of the room and monitor placement. Use the Genelec GLM application and its auto-calibration function, based on experience from thousands of studios around the world, to compensate for detrimental room influence and delay, regardless if you work in mono, stereo or immersive formats.

Key Technologies

  • Smart Active Monitor (SAM™) Systems
  • Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC™) Driver Technology
  • Acoustically Concealed Woofers (ACW™) Technology
  • Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) Technology
  • Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE™) Technology
  • Reflex Port Design
  • Protection Circuitry
  • Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS™) Technology
  • Optimized Amplifiers
  • Active Crossovers
  • Iso-Pod™ Stand
  • Versatile Mountings

GLM 3 software is a free download. It is not included in this package.

  • SPL: 104 dB
  • Frequency response: 45 Hz - 37 kHz (-6 dB)
  • Accuracy of frequency response: ± 1.5 dB (58 Hz - 20 kHz)
  • Driver dimension: 2x Oval Woofers 5 1/8 x 2 5/8 inch + Coaxial Midrange/Tweeter MDC™ 3 ½ / 3/4 inch + DCW™
  • Amplifier power Woofer 72 W + Midrange 36 W + Tweeter 36 W
  • Dimensions H 305 x W 189 x D 212 mm H 12 x W 7 1/2 x D 8 3/8 inch, with Iso-Pod™
  • Weight 6.7 kg / 15lb
  • Connections 1 x XLR analog/digital AES/EBU input, 1 x XLR digital AES/EBU output, 2 x RJ45 control network
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