For extraordinary imaging, extended frequency response, and fatigue-free listening at near- to midfield distances, you can’t beat point-source monitoring. Genelec has point source nailed with their 8341 SAM. Part of Genelec’s “The Ones” series, this revolutionary 3-way studio monitor combines Genelec’s Acoustically Concealed Woofer (ACW) technology with other innovative technologies to deliver an impressively linear payload over a remarkably wide bandwidth, resulting in phenomenal imaging and clarity. At Sweetwater, we’re impressed by Genelec’s Smart Active Monitor (SAM) technology, which optimizes level, timing, and equalization of room response anomalies. The result is an amazingly tight, accurate sound with enormous dynamic range and unprecedented frequency response, regardless of where you choose to work. On top of that, these monitors perform optimally in both horizontal and vertical positions.
“X-ray” view of Acoustically Concealed Woofers
Acoustically Concealed Woofer (ACW) technology delivers superior imaging
The 8341’s dual woofers employ Genelec’s innovative Acoustically Concealed Woofers (ACW) to extend their coaxial acoustical radiation concept to bass frequencies. Hidden inside the monitor’s cabinet, these woofers use the entire front baffle as a giant Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) to control directivity over a very wide bandwidth, creating a massive “sweet spot.” It also provides effective separation from the 8341’s Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC) driver, which reproduces midrange and high frequencies. The result is incredibly accurate monitoring with unparalleled frequency separation, a wide dispersion pattern, and unbelievable imaging.
Smart Active Monitor (SAM) technology provides remarkably accurate monitoring
These days, it’s not unusual for an engineer to work in a small, less-than-perfect acoustical environment. Genelec’s Smart Active Monitor (SAM) technology takes this into account by allowing the 8341 SAM to automatically calibrate its level, timing, and equalization to your room, ensuring that you hear the original nuances of your source accurately, without color or distortion. By using the highly-intuitive Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software, you can control an entire network of SAM speakers, giving you a highly-flexible computer-controlled system of monitors and subwoofers.
Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE) delivers focused near- and midfield sound
The 8341 SAM features Genelec’s Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE) with rounded edges and a gently curved front and sides. This allows the 8341 SAM to achieve a very smooth frequency response and superb imaging qualities with minimized cabinet edge diffraction.
Genelec 8341 Active Studio Monitor Features:
- Smart Active Monitor (SAM) provides remarkably accurate monitoring
- Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE) delivers focused near- and midfield sound
- Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC) driver provides superior imaging
- Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) for linear on- and off-axis response
- Dual Acoustically Concealed Woofers (ACW) extend directivity control to bass frequencies
- Optimum performance in both horizontal and vertical position