New Genelec Tri-Amped Active Monitoring System Aims at Midsize Control Rooms

By Dan Daley

Genelec’s new 1038CF Tri-Amplified Active Monitoring System is purposely compact for midsize mixing spaces, including OB vans.

The 1038CF system features loudspeaker drivers, slim (9.25-in./235-mm) speaker enclosure, dual 8-in. long-throw bass drivers, multiple power amplifiers, and active, low-level crossovers. Those familiar with Genelec’s 1038B 3-Way Monitoring System will recognize the sound and performance, now developed for a compact package.

The 1038CF features a limited (-2.5-dB point at 57 Hz) bass response, since it’s intended for mid/high performance and for use in combination with a subwoofer in either stereo or multichannel applications. The 1038CF’s compact, sealed enclosure measures 24.02 in. (610 mm) high x 18.5 in. (470 mm) wide x 9.25 in. (235 mm) deep, making it highly suitable for on-wall, freestanding or flush-mounted applications. The system has a built-in tri-amplifier unit, delivering a total of 420 W into two 8-in. (210 mm) long-throw bass drivers, a 5.12-in. (130-mm) proprietary Genelec midrange driver, and a 1-in. (25-mm) metal dome tweeter.

The 1038CF uses Genelec’s advanced Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW) technology, which provides excellent stereo imaging and frequency balance. Versatile crossover controls allow precise matching of the speaker system to different acoustic conditions. The system can be used in both vertical and horizontal orientation by rotating the DCW unit. All drivers are magnetically shielded as standard to minimize stray magnetic field. The system is capable of delivering sound-pressure levels of up to 124-dB maximum peak acoustic output per pair (measured with music audio), at a distance of 39.37 in. (1 m). A rack-mount adapter is available, so that the amplifier unit can be positioned separately from the enclosure for flush- or on-wall mounting applications, allowing for better and easier amplifier cooling and easier access to the Tone Control DIP switches during in-room system calibration.

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