The Genelec 8240A Bi-Amped DSP Active Monitoring System (pair). Compact, 24 Bit/192 kHz, Bi-amplified DSP monitor system, ideal for recording studios, post-production houses, broadcast installations, digital edit suites, home studios and mobile production vehicles.
The Genelec 8240A bi-amplified DSP monitoring system lifts audio monitoring precision to an entirely new level of accuracy. Boasting performance comparable to much larger systems, the compact and powerful 8240A package is ideal in applications where a wide frequency response is needed but space is limited.
The 8240 A builds on the rock-solid technology of the highly-acclaimed 8040A, featuring an ingenious, flow optimized, reflex port that provides solid, clear and articulated low frequencies without compression, distortion or port noises. Combined with the advanced Genelec Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) and the rounded edges and gently curved front and sides of the MDE (Minimum Diffraction Enclosure) enclosure, the result is an astoundingly flat frequency response both on and off axis.
Carefully designed dsp crossover filters with extremely steep roll-off characteristics feed dedicated power amplifiers for each of the low distortion drivers. The Genelec 8240A features magnetic shielding, overload protection circuitry and versatile room response controls as standard. Genelec 8240A Loudspeakers are designed for precise monitoring of 24 bit/192 kHz AES/EBU digital audio signal or line level analog audio signal. They are fully compatible with Genelec Loudspeaker Manager GLM and the proprietary Genelec loudspeaker control network.
The Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) control network and software enhances further the performance of the 8240 A: it features adjustment of levels, distance delays and flexible room response improvement equalization with the reliable and robust AutoCal automated calibration system via the GLM control network. The 8240A has both analog and AES digital inputs in combination with a digital thru connection.
The main features of the Genelec 8240A include:
Compact, 24 Bit/192 kHz, Bi-amplified DSP monitor system, ideal for recording studios, post-production houses, broadcast installations, digital edit suites, home studios and mobile production vehicles
2-way biamplified studio monitor with dual 90 Watt amplifiers and active crossover
Analog and Digital AES/EBU (single/dual wire) inputs with auto detection of digital signal over Analog
Magnetically shielded for use in close proximity to computer monitors
Metal grille covering for drivers
Isolation Position/Decoupler(Iso-Pod) rubber speaker mount allows for precise vertical or horizontal speaker positioning, separates speaker from placement surface, eliminating rumble and other aberrant vibration related resonances
Integrated rear support points for wall and floor stands, M10 threaded mounting hole on the enclosure base
Balanced XLR (female, pin 2 +) Analog Input
Versatile rear panel Treble and Bass Tilt, Desktop Low Frequency and Bass Roll-Off tone control switches for optimizing speaker to acoustic character of room environment
Rear panel Input Sensitivity switch
Transparent Overload Protection circuitry
Switchable power supply for international use
SPL (Maximum short time sine wave acoustic output at 1 m on axis in half space, averaged from 100 Hz to 3 kHz): 105 dB SPL
Maximum peak acoustic output (per pair) with music material: 115 dB SPL @ 1m
6.5 inch bass driver
3/4 inch metal dome HF driver
Crossover frequency at 3 kHz
Free field frequency response: 48 Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 2 dB)
Amplifier power /ch: Bass 90 W and Treble 90 W
Monitor dimensions (H x W x D): 350 x 237 x 223 mm (Height with Iso-Pod 365 mm) or 13 13/16 x 9 3/8 x 8 13/16 inches (Height with Iso-Pod 14 3/8 inches)
Monitor weight 9.4 kg (20.8 lb)