MESSE09: 8020A Becomes the 8020B

Genelec 2-way Active Monitor gets updated      07/04/09

MESSE09: 8020A Becomes the 8020B


Here's all the details from Genelec on their new 8020B monitor...
The successful Genelec 8020A 2-way active monitor system has been updated to become the 8020B. With this introduction, Genelec is clearly showing more emphasis on environmental care.
8020BThe basic change in the B model is the addition of a mains power switch now located on the enclosure's rear panel. The rotary front panel control is used for sound level adjustement only. The audio signal can still be muted (the front LED stays on) in turning the front panel volume knob fully anti-clockwise, but actual mains power is only switched off using the rear panel on/off power switch which turns the front LED on/off. This also enables turning the power off without changing the set level, as in all of our other products. Along with this change, the second rear-mounted XLR connector has been removed.
The new Genelec 8020B (Height with Iso-Podâ„¢ 242 mm, Width 151 mm and Depth 142 mm) has been designed for monitoring work in difficult listening environments, particularly those compromised by lack of space. The die-cast aluminum Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDEâ„¢) of the 8020B features relatively large internal volumes; softly curved edges and outstanding mechanical strength. The 8020B advanced Directivity Control Waveguide (DCWâ„¢) provides an amazingly smooth on and off axis response; while the long, curved reflex port ends in a wide flare for excellent bass articulation. As a result, the imaging accuracy and low frequency extension with such a compact enclosure are truly astounding.
The 8020B features a 105 mm (4 inch) bass driver along with a 19 mm (3/4 inch) tweeter loaded into a new advanced Genelec Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW™). The free field frequency response is 66 Hz to 20 kHz (± 2.5 dB). Maximum peak SPL output per pair with music material is 105 dB at 1 m. Bass and treble are each powered by 20 watt amplifiers.
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