Genelec introduces newly expanded ‘The Ones’ family members

Genelec has expanded its ‘The Ones’ series of point source monitors with the addition of the new 8351B and 8361A coaxial three-way monitors alongside the complementary W371A Adaptive Woofer System.

The new 8361A three-way coaxial monitor offers what the company describes as the most advanced acoustic performance of any studio monitor currently available – with high dynamic range, superior directivity and imaging and a short term SPL of 118 dB with peak levels even higher.

The 8361A features two newly-designed Acoustically Concealed Woofers – designed to generate high SPL output with extremely low distortion – and brand new MDC coaxial midrange and tweeter drivers which provide smooth directivity, low distortion, high SPL and extended frequency response up to 40 kHz. Like all models in The Ones range, the 8361A’s Minimum Diffraction Enclosure eliminates colouration and its entire front baffle acts as a Directivity Control Waveguide. Efficient proprietary Class D amplification is complemented by advanced DSP processing, including delay equalisation and 20 precision EQs for room compensation.

Meanwhile, the newly upgraded 8351B shares much of the technology of its other Ones siblings, drawing inspiration from the electronic design of the 8341A and the driver technology of the 8361A. It has been designed to improve on the performance of its predecessor by offering increased SPL, additional room compensation EQs, equalised delay and enhanced HF response.

The W371A Adaptive Woofer System on the other hand is designed specifically to complement 8341, 8351 and 8361 monitors, and in conjunction with these models is designed to create a series of full-range monitoring solutions with unrivalled neutrality and levels of control over directivity and the effects of room acoustics. Standing at 1100 mm (43 1/4 inches) high and featuring dual high performance woofers, one forward-facing and one rear-facing, the W371A introduces a palette of novel ways to custom tailor system performance carefully to the room over the critical lowest four octaves.

Augmenting the dual woofers of The Ones coaxial models with a complementary W371A yields four woofers in total per channel, and these are combined using advanced acoustic measurement to reduce destructive cancellation and standing wave artefacts – through a host of tools including crossover frequencies, polar response and directivity.

As part of Genelec’s Smart Active Monitoring family, all models in The Ones range integrate with Genelec’s GLM software application, which can configure, calibrate and control entire Genelec smart monitoring systems.

Commenting on the launch, Genelec managing director Siamak Naghian said: “No other family of studio monitors can offer this level of coherency, control, neutrality and sheer ability to adapt to any acoustic environment. From the ultra-nearfield precision of the 8331A to a full-range system comprising the 8361A and W371A, our point source technology is now fully scalable, broadening its appeal still further and maintaining The Ones’ position as the industry’s benchmark for truthful reference monitoring.”