IBC 2019: Genelec precision meets adaptive woofers in The Ones
Genelec has expanded The Ones series of Ultimate Point Source monitors to bring precision listening to a much wider range of room sizes, listening distances and SPL requirements. The announcement of the new 8351B and 8361A coaxial three-way monitors alongside the complementary W371A Adaptive Woofer System means that The Ones family now delivers uncoloured and neutral reference monitoring performance — from ultra-nearfield through to mastering-calibre and main monitor applications.
The Ones range was launched in 2014 with the introduction of the 8351A, whose extraordinary imaging, extended frequency response, controlled directivity and fatigue-free listening enabled professionals to work faster and make more informed, consistent decisions when recording and mixing. In 2017 the 8351A was joined by the 8331A and 8341A models, creating a trio of compact nearfield monitors that stunned users worldwide with their outstanding performance, garnering multiple industry awards along the way. By colouring neither direct sound nor reflections, The Ones rapidly gained a well-earned reputation for making a good room sound incredible.
Today, the new 8361A three-way coaxial monitor refines the point source concept even further, offering the most advanced acoustic performance of any studio monitor currently available — with extremely high dynamic range, unrivalled directivity and imaging and a short term SPL of 118 dB with peak levels even higher. Now the largest coaxial monitor in The Ones family, the 8361A will deliver an exquisite monitoring experience at any listening distance up to five metres, making it useful for small to medium sized rooms.
The 8361A features two newly-designed Acoustically Concealed Woofers – generating high SPL output with extremely low distortion – and brand new MDC coaxial midrange and tweeter drivers which provide smooth directivity, low distortion, high SPL and extended frequency response up to 40 kHz. Like all models in The Ones range, the 8361A’s unique Minimum Diffraction Enclosure eliminates colouration and its entire front baffle acts as a Directivity Control Waveguide – producing a fantastically wide, uncoloured sweet spot.