Genelec 8331APM Three-Amplified SAM Monitor System (Dark Grey) Pair with GLM
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.
It’s that special time of year when all the best new music technology products of 2017 are analysed, shortlisted and then you, the public, get to choose your favourites.
We’re delighted that we’ve started to attract quite a few nominations this year, and Music Tech magazine is the latest to recognise us, shortlisting the 8331 for their 2017 Gear Of The Year Awards.
Launched back in May of this year, the 8331 is the most compact of our range of coaxial three-way studio monitors called The Ones, which have set a new benchmark for nearfield performance. The Ultimate Point Source design of the 8331 delivers a super-wide sweet spot and unbelievable imaging, allowing you to monitor with total confidence - hour after hour. And thanks to the ever-evolving GLM calibration software, the 8331 can adapt to even the most challenging acoustic environments.