Genelec 8020C White Active Studio Monitors (Pair)

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  • Reflex port design
  • Room respond compensation
  • Optimised amplifiers
  • Active crossovers
  • Versatile mountings
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Genelec 4" White Active Studio Monitors

When workspace is at a premium, don’t compromise on quality. With the 8020C, Genelec’s renowned accuracy and reliability will fit your project and your space.

The Genelec 8020C is small in dimensions, but big in ambition. Designed to suit the broadest possible range of listening environments, it thrives when space is at a premium, and draws on the innovation of the 8000 Series for an unrivalled near-field experience.

Trust in the colour-free, accurate reproduction of the Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE™), while relying on the precise on- and off-axis frequency reproduction of the Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™). And when you’re finished, Genelec Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS™) circuitry detects when your system is no longer in use, placing it into an environmentally friendly, power-saving standby mode. From post-production studios to OB vans and DAW-based rooms, the 8020C is your near-field solution of choice.

A revolutionary approach was taken by Genelec in 1983 with the development of its Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) used at the time in an egg-shaped enclosure. The Genelec DCW technology developed and refined over more than 30 years greatly improves the performance of direct radiating multi-way monitors.

The DCW technology shapes the emitted wavefront in a controlled way, allowing predictable tailoring of the directivity (dispersion) pattern. To make the directivity uniform and smooth, the goal is to limit the radiation angle so that the stray radiation is reduced. It results in excellent flatness of the overall frequency response as well as uniform power response.  This advanced DCW technology minimizes early reflections and provides a wide and controlled listening area achieving accurate sound reproduction on- and off-axis.

Minimized early reflections and controlled, constant directivity have another important advantage: the frequency balance of the room reverberation field is essentially the same as the direct field from the monitors. As a consequence, the monitoring system's performance is less dependent on room acoustic characteristics.

Sound image width and depth, critical components in any listening environment, are important not only for on-axis listening, but also off-axis. This accommodates not only the engineer doing his or her job, but also others in the listening field, as is so often the case in large control rooms.

A common problem with standard free-standing loudspeakers is that the front baffle discontinuities cause diffractions and the loudspeaker sharp corners act as secondary sources through reflections.

In order to improve the flatness of the frequency response and the power response of free standing loudspeaker systems, Genelec have designed a highly innovative enclosure optimized to match the properties of the monitor drivers, featuring rounded edges, and gently curved front and sides. In addition to achieving an unsurpassed flatness of the frequency response, the enclosure having minimum diffractions yields superb sound stage imaging qualities.

To achieve such a smooth and elegantly curved cabinet surface and to reduce the outer dimensions of the enclosure, maximising at the same time the internal volume for improved low frequency efficiency, we designed a cabinet made off die-cast aluminium. Aluminium is lightweight, stiff and very easy to damp to yield a “dead” structure. The cabinet walls can be made fairly thin, providing at the same time good EMC shielding and excellent heat sink for the power amplifiers. Die-casting is made in two parts, front and rear, and they are easy to separate for potential servicing needs.

The DCW waveguide has been integrated in the MDE aluminium enclosure to provide improved control of the loudspeaker’s directivity. Basically, the low frequency limit for constant directivity is determined by the size of the waveguide, so the larger the surface the better the control. With a very controlled off-axis radiation, the listening window becomes consistent, which is of utmost importance with multi-channel audio monitoring. Controlled directivity also reduces possible first order reflections on surfaces near the loudspeaker, helping to provide consistent audio reproduction in different acoustical environments. In fact, the entire front baffle is gently curved and the acoustically transparent grilles are part of the outer cabinet aesthetics, blending perfectly with the various other curved surfaces.

The Intelligent Signal Sensing, ISS™ circuitry tracks the signal input of the loudspeaker and detects if it is in use. If the ISS circuit does not find any audio on the input for a period of time, it sets the loudspeaker to a low-power sleep state and the loudspeaker will consume less than 0.5 watts. When an input signal is detected, the loudspeaker immediately turns itself on. Basically, the loudspeaker system will start saving power as soon as work is interrupted.

  • Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) technology
  • Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE™) technology
  • Reflex port design
  • Room respond compensation
  • Optimised amplifiers
  • Active crossovers
  • Protection circuitry
  • Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS™) technology
  • Iso-Pod™ stand
  • Versatile mountings
  • Flat on- and off-axis response for wider usable listening area
  • Increased direct-to-reflected sound ratio for reduced control room coloration
  • Improved stereo and sound stage imaging
  • Increased drive unit sensitivity up to 6 dB
  • Increased system maximum sound pressure level capacity
  • Decreased drive unit distortion
  • Reduced cabinet edge diffraction
  • Reduced complete system distortion
  • Bass Roll-Off and Bass Tilt
  • Treble Tilt and Treble Roll-Off
  • Bass Level / Midrange Level / Treble Level control
Speaker type 2-way powered studio monitor
SPL 95dB
Frequency response 66Hz – 20kHz
Crossover 3kHz
Cone 4” bass driver & ¾” tweeter with metal dome + DCW™
Power 20 Watt bass & 20 Watt treble
Input XLRf
Dimensions W x D x H) per 151 x 142 x 242 mm
Weight per 3.7 kg

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Genelec 8020C White Active Studio Monitors (Pair)

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