Genelec 8351A Active 3-way Smart Active Monitors
It looks elegant, slick and very classy and just quietly...it sounds out of this world! – the acoustically coaxial 8351 is a true landmark in three-way monitoring design. As impressive to the ear as it is striking to the eye, the 8351 combines four key Genelec innovations to deliver remarkable results.
Genelec Revolutionary technology
The Genelec 8351A 3-way studio monitors employ revolutionary technology. By combining Acoustically Concealed Woofer (ACW) technology with their other innovative technologies, the 8351A is able to control its directivity over a remarkably wide bandwidth, resulting in phenomenal imaging and frequency separation. Here at Musiclab, we've between impressed by Genelec's Smart Active Monitor (SAM) technology, Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) software which optimizes level, timing, and equalization of room response anomalies. The result is an amazingly tight, accurate sound with enormous dynamic range and unprecedented frequency response, regardless of where you choose to work. We tested it all out when we setup the 8351's here, in a very reflective environment, and the result was very impressive. On top of that, these monitors perform optimally in both horizontal and vertical positions...so whichever way you want to go, you can't go wrong with a set of Genelec 8351A 3-way studio monitors!
Acoustically Concealed Woofers (ACW) provides superior imaging
The 8351A's dual 8.5" x 4" woofers employ Genelec's innovative Acoustically Concealed Woofers (ACW) to extend their coaxial acoustical radiation concept to bass frequencies. Cleverly hidden inside the monitor's cabinet, these woofers use the entire front baffle as a giant Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) to control directivity over a very wide bandwidth, which results in the creation of a massive "sweet spot." It also provides phenomenal separation from the 8351A's Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC) driver, which reproduces midrange and high frequencies. The result is incredibly accurate monitoring with unparalleled frequency separation, a wide dispersion pattern, and unbelievable imaging...in other words, they sound sweet!
With all this combined technology, you end up with a compact, powerful and very efficient 3-way studio monitor!