IBC 2013: Genelec showing new additions to SAM range

Genelec has expanded its new SAM (Smart Active Monitor) series, and will be introducing the new models at IBC 2013.

The firm is set to debut the 1237A and 1238A monitors on Booth 8-D61, where it will invite visitors to see and hear why it believes the SAM range sets a new monitor performance benchmark for mid-sized control rooms in broadcasting, post and music production.

The three-way 1237A/1238A monitors are designed to adapt to their environment by tuning the frequency response to compensate for acoustical room influences, and to achieve the best possible alignment of volume levels at the listening position. Both models can be either free-standing or flush-mounted. The flush versions benefit from an RAM-L amplifier that can also be fixed to the loudspeaker cabinet when the monitor is free standing. IBC attendees will get the chance to preview these installation options.

“Since we launched SAM at last year’s IBC we’ve been hard at work on adding larger monitors to the range and the 1237A and 1238A are the result,” commented Lars-Olof Janflod, Genelec’s marketing and PR director. “We’ve developed these new monitors in response to the changing nature of broadcast and post-production workspaces; basically, with 1237A and 1238A you can achieve perfect monitor performance, whatever your environment. The SAM features ensure that these monitors adapt to their environment and are perfectly at home wherever they are installed.”

The 8000 Series – the culmination of Genelec’s 35 years of experience in loudspeaker design and development, according to the company – will also be in display at IBC. Ideal for near-field monitoring, mobile vans, broadcast control rooms, surround sound systems and more, the range produces high SPL output, low colouration and broad bandwidth. The Minimum Diffraction Enclosure and advanced Directivity Control Waveguide combine to provide "excellent" frequency balance, even in challenging acoustic environments.

Genelec will also use the event to show off its environmental credentials. The 8000 Series enclosures use recycled aluminium, while the new M Series for music creation offers a Natural Composite Enclosure, which is made from wood composite, needs no painting and can be recycled at the end of the product lifecycle.

Both the SAM and 8000 Series monitors feature Intelligent Signal-Sensing technology (ISS), which was developed to meet EU ErP Directives.

The IBC Conference takes place at Amsterdam RAI from September 12th to 17th 2013, with the exhibition running from September 13th to 17th.

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