The hi-res audio files we all so much enjoy are recorded in the studio. That’s a starting point (from technical standpoint). Of course it all starts in the brain of the musicians. But hey, we are into the high end audio and video stuff. Producers have to rely on their studio monitors to deliver the best mix possible. From that perspective, a well designed and engineered studio monitor can be a high end tool. Even for us audiophiles. One of the most respected brands in that area introduces two new coaxial SAM studio monitors. SAM stands for smart active monitors. With the SAM models comes the GLM 2.0 software. This software allows you to measure your listening area and make adjustments. Pretty high end if you ask me!

The power of SAM

The Coaxial Smart monitors are controlled using the proprietary Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) 2.0 software and network manager. As with all SAM systems, ground-breaking AutoCal™ is used to create an optimized and controlled monitoring environment. After automatic calibration, monitoring set-ups ranging from simple stereo to immersive audio will perform with the consistency upon which you rely, compensating for deficiencies in the listening environment.

Genelec 8351A SAM studio monitor

The Genelec 8351A SAM studio monitor combines three different techniques: the Acoustically Concealed Woofers (ACW™) technology, the Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC™) driver and the Maximised Directivity Control Waveguide (MaxDCW™). Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™ 2.0) computer control allows for repeatable, consistent performance over flexible proprietary network. Genelec AutoCal™ measures and automatically align every monitor on the network for level, timing, and equalization of room response anomalies. The Genelec 8351A provides identical performance in both vertical and horizontal orientation.


Genelec 8260A SAM studio monitor

The Genelec 8260A SAM studio monitor combines outstanding three-way monitor design with Genelec state of the art AutoCal™ and Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) control network technologies. These studio monitors provide accurate imaging and outstanding clarity and definition of the inner details of the music. The Genelec 8260A SAM studio monitor is the most sophisticated monitoring solution for recording studios, post-production houses, digital mastering facilities, radio and TV broadcasting.


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