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PL+S 2013: Genelec debuts M Series active monitors

Bi-amplified monitors for project studios take centre stage in Frankfurt
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Genelec has taken to the Prolight+Sound 2013 exhibition floor to debut its new M Series bi-amplified active monitors.

Designed with energy efficiency in mind, the M Series adopts a new approach to monitor design as part of Genelec’s ongoing sustainable initiative GES (Genelec Embedded Sustainability).

The new M Series was developed with a core focus on sustainability without sacrificing accuracy and reliability.

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. Both 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 optimum imaging.

Each model also utilises a Laminar Integrated Port (LIP) for accurate low frequency response and minimising the enclosure vibration, whilst also employing an integrated Advanced Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW), yielding large internal volumes with optimised mechanical strength.

The M Series models also feature new class D amplifiers developed in-house by Genelec’s R&D/engineering team. The class D models are highly efficient, low distortion amplifiers that operate cooler and lighter than class A/B amps.

Furthermore, they also feature Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) power management with auto power-off/auto power-on, with the standby power consumption of less than 0,5W. Meanwhile, the automatic voltage selection allows the monitors to operate anywhere in the world.

Additionally, the M Series comes with 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).

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