Genelec 8020B - EMusician

Genelec 8020B

The 8020B bi-amplified active monitoring system, an update to the 8020A, offers improved features with a particular emphasis placed on environmental care. The system—measuring 9.53x5.94x5.59 inches (HxWxD)—has been designed for monitoring work in difficult listening environments, particularly those compromised by lack of space.
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Genelec 8020B back panel

The 8020B bi-amplified active monitoring system, an update to the 8020A, offers improved features with a particular emphasis placed on environmental care. The system—measuring 9.53x5.94x5.59 inches (HxWxD)—has been designed for monitoring work in difficult listening environments, particularly those compromised by lack of space.

The basic change in the “B” model is the addition of a mains power switch, now located on the enclosure''s rear panel. The rotary front panel control is used for sound level adjustment only. The audio signal can still be muted (the front LED stays on) in turning the front panel volume knob fully counterclockwise, but actual mains power is only switched off using the rear panel on/off power switch, which turns the front LED on/off. This also enables turning the power off without changing the set level. Along with this change, the second rear-mounted XLR connector has been removed. This new control configuration offers new options for environmentally conscious users and those looking to cut down on energy consumption

The 8020B''s die-cast aluminum Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE™) features relatively large internal volumes; softly curved edges; and outstanding mechanical strength. The 8020B''s advanced Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) technology provides a smooth on- and off-axis response. The long, curved reflex port ends in a wide flare for bass articulation.

The 8020B features a 4-inch (105mm) bass driver along with a 0.75-inch (19mm) tweeter loaded into a new, advanced Genelec Directivity Waveguide. The free-field frequency response is 66 to 20k Hz (±2.5 dB). The system is capable of delivering sound pressure levels of up to 105dB maximum peak acoustic output per pair (measured with music audio), at a distance of 39.37 inches (one meter). Bass and treble are each powered by 20-watt amplifiers.

The 8020B can be combined with Genelec''s 7050B Laminar Spiral Enclosure (LSE™) subwoofer to provide a bass-managed and wide-bandwidth stereo or surround sound monitoring system.

The 8020B will be available Q2 2009 with a U.S. MSRP of $575. Find out more information about the Genelec 8020B.