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— Updated monitor offers improved features and a further emphasis on power conservation —

NATICK, MA, April 22, 2009 — Genelec, the world’s longstanding leader in active monitoring, unveils the 8020B Bi-Amplified Active Monitoring System, an update to the successful 8020A, offering improved features with a particular emphasis placed on environmental care. The system (measuring 9.53"/242 mm H [with Iso-Pod™] x 5.94"/151 mm W x 5.59"/142 mm D) has been designed for monitoring work in difficult listening environments, particularly those compromised by lack of space. The 8020B, despite its space-saving size, incorporates Genelec’s acoustic design innovations to minimize all forms of distortion in all listening environments.

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, as in all of Genelec’s other products. 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; visually-pleasing, softly curved edges; and outstanding mechanical strength. The 8020B’s advanced Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW™) technology provides an amazingly smooth on- and off-axis response. The long, curved reflex port ends in a wide flare for excellent bass articulation. As a result, the 8020B offers astounding imaging accuracy and low-frequency extension.

The 8020B features a four-inch (105-mm) bass driver along with a 0.75-inch (19-mm) tweeter loaded into a new advanced Genelec Directivity Waveguide. The free field frequency response is 66 Hz to 20 kHz (± 2.5 dB). The system is capable of delivering sound pressure levels of up to 105 dB maximum peak acoustic output per pair (measured with music audio), at a distance of 39.37" (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 powerful, bass-managed and wide bandwidth stereo or surround-sound monitoring system.

Genelec’s 8020B Bi-Amplified Active Monitoring System will be available Q2 2009 with a U.S. MSRP of $575.00.

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Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating over 30 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers for true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited with promoting the concept of active transducer technology, which many manufacturers are just now incorporating into their products. Since its inception in 1978, Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into creating active monitors with unparalleled sonic integrity. The result is an active speaker system that has earned global acclaim for its accurate imaging, extremely high acoustic output from small enclosures, true high-fidelity with low distortion, and deep, rich bass.

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—For more information on the complete range of Genelec Active Monitoring Systems, contact: Genelec Inc., 7 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760. Tel: (508) 652-0900; Fax: (508) 652-0909;
Web: http://www.genelecusa.com/.


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