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Genelec Displays New ‘M Series’ forerunner  Active Monitors for Project Studios at Pro Light + Sound 2013

Genelec (Hall 8 – H25), the world’s pioneer in active monitoring, is debuting its new M Series Bi-amplified Active Monitors in Frankfurt this year. The energy-efficient M Series takes a new approach to monitor design as part of Genelec’s larger on-going sustainable initiatives GES (Genelec Embedded Sustainability). The primary focus in developing the new M Series was to proceed with a sustainable mind-set without sacrificing the accuracy and reliability for which Genelec has been known for the past 35 years - while also offering something new and innovative for project studio customers.

The first two models being introduced are the M030 and the M040 Bi-amplified Active Monitors, which employ a Natural Composite Enclosure™ (NCE™) manufactured for Genelec in Finland from wood fibre and recyclable material. The M030 and M040 use Genelec enclosure design heritage, featuring rounded edges and gently curved front and sides to provide minimised cabinet edge diffraction and superb imaging. Both models also utilise a Laminar Integrated Port™ (LIP™) for accurate low frequency response and minimizing the enclosure vibration and each employ an integrated Advanced Directivity Controlled Waveguide™ (DCW™), yielding large internal volumes with outstanding mechanical strength.

The M Series models feature new class D amplifiers developed in-house by Genelec’s R&D/engineering team. The class D amplifiers are highly efficient, low distortion amplifiers that operate cooler and lighter than class A/B amps. They also feature Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) power management with auto power-off/auto power-on and with the standby power consumption of less than 0,5W. Automatic voltage selection allows the monitors to operate throughout the world. Additionally, the M Series has high-performance drivers, intuitive room response controls and system calibration with XLR/TRS and unbalanced RCA inputs.

The M030 utilises a five-inch woofer and 0.75-inch metal dome tweeter, powered by a 50-Watt and 30-Watt amplifier respectively. The free-field frequency response is 58Hz to 21kHz (+/-3dB), while low distortion peak SPL is 102dB at one metre. The M030 measures 10 3/4" H (273mm) x 7 1/2" W (190mm) x 7 1/2" D (190mm) and weighs 4.6kg (8.8 lbs).  The M040 employs a 6.5-inch woofer with a one-inch metal dome tweeter, powered by an 80-Watt and 50-Watt amplifier respectively. The free-field frequency response is 48Hz-21kHz (+/-3dB), while low distortion peak SPL is 107dB at one metre. The M040 measures 13 1/4" H (337mm) x 9 1/4" W (235mm) x 9" D (229mm) and weighs 7.4kg (15.4 lbs).

For more information on the new M Series, please visit us at Pro Light + Sound on booth 8 H25 and visit www.genelec.com

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For press information, please contact:

John Houston, Wildwood PR

Tel: +44 (0)1293 851115 /  email: john.houston@wildwoodpr.com

or

Lars-Olof Janflod, Marketing and PR Director, Genelec

Tel: +46 70 816 6643 / email: lars-olof.janflod@genelec.com

Editors Notes:

Since the founding of Genelec in 1978, professional audio monitoring has been at the core of the business. An unrivalled commitment to research and development has resulted in a number of industry firsts and established Genelec as the industry leader in active monitors. Over 30 years later Genelec monitoring products remain true to the original philosophy, offering reliability, neutral sound reproduction regardless of size, as well as the ability to adapt frequency response to the listening environment. Genelec clients receive paramount support in all aspects of the field, from acoustical advice and calibration services to technical service and long product life span. Buying a Genelec product is the soundest investment in audio monitoring.

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