Genelec 8381A SAM Main Monitor (Pair), White

Active Studio Monitor

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Freestanding active studio monitor Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software, proprietary MDC (Minimum Diffraction Coaxial) mid-range and high-frequency driver surrounded by four five-inch dome drivers.

At a glance

  • SPL: 126dB
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz ("-6 dB")
  • Driver Dimensions: 2 x ⌀ 381 mm Bass + ⌀ 381 mm Bass + 4 x ⌀ 127 mm Midrange + ⌀ 127 mm Coaxial Midrange + ⌀ 25 mm Coaxial Tweeter
  • Weight: 200 kg / 440.9 lb
  • Amplifier Power: Total amplifier power 5926 W (Class D)
  • Accuracy of Frequency Response: ± 1.5 dB
  • Dimensions: H 1458 x W 500 x D 694 mm per speaker
  • Connections: 2 x XLR Analog Input, 2 x XLR Analog Output, 2 x XLR AES/EBU Input, 2 x XLR AES/EBU Output, 4 x RJ45 Control

The Genelec 8381A freestanding active studio monitor empowers engineers and creators to perceive every sonic detail accurately. Designed to deliver true-to-life sound level and dynamics, this monitor offers flexibility, allowing for optimal free-standing placement and advanced room adaption.

The Genelec 8381A, equipped with the Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software, intelligently adapts its response to the monitoring room, guaranteeing precise presentation in even the most demanding environments. This advanced system seamlessly integrates low-frequency reproduction with the entire sound content, comprehensively understanding the finest details in recorded waveforms.

Engineered to exceed the boundaries of audible content, the 8381A's response extends beyond the standard audible range while maintaining precise alignment in the time domain. This uncompromising tool for monitoring achieves high SPL capacity, making even the faintest details audibly perceptible.

Immerse yourself in the meticulous imaging detail provided by the 8381A, enabling swift and accurate mixing and mastering decisions. Its point source operating principle guarantees consistent sound colour and imaging at any listening distance, eliminating the vertical sound colour change typically encountered with larger monitors.

The thoughtfully designed Directivity Control Waveguide ensures clean off-axis sound colour, minimising the influence of reverberant sound in the monitoring room on critical mixing decisions. This enhances the accuracy and reliability of your monitoring work in all room environments.

Positioned on the floor, the 8381A locates the soundstage at the natural listening height while accommodating high main monitor positions through the included incliner system. This optimal configuration of the acoustic axis towards the listening position caters to various installation heights.

Pushing the boundaries of free-standing monitoring solutions, the innovative design of the 8381A envelops the listener in flawless, true-to-life sound images. Combining immense, controlled power with pinpoint imaging precision, this monitor reveals the finest audio details, even in challenging monitoring spaces.

The point source design principle and optimised directivity control maintain frequency balance in off-axis positions, ensuring accurate sound colour perception when moving, standing, or sitting in the monitoring room.

Crafted under the expert guidance of celebrated Industrial Designer Harri Koskinen, the 8381A is meticulously designed and built in Iisalmi, Finland, drawing upon Genelec's four decades of engineering expertise. Every component has been meticulously optimised to create a monitoring loudspeaker that excels in the most demanding applications, delivering effortless power and uncompromising sonic fidelity.

To support your monitoring journey with the 8381A, we provide access to our unique Genelec SonicAdvisor™ services, empowering a lifetime of creativity. From initial configuration to on-site consultation, our dedicated team is ready to assist you every step of the way.

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