Continuing the tradition of providing well factored active monitoring products, comes the Genelec 8030.LSE PowerPak™, a new comprehensive multi-channel monitoring system specifically designed for post-production suites and recording studios with control rooms measuring less than 85 m3 (3000 cubic feet) (W x D x H). The 8030.LSE PowerPak™ system is a perfectly tailored solution and simplifies the process of creating a new multi-channel monitoring system or upgrading an existing stereo monitoring environment to 5.1 surround.
The 8030.LSE PowerPak™ system consists of five Genelec 8030A two-way, bi-amplified active monitors, one Genelec 7060A LSE™ Series Active Subwoofer, and a Genelec Acousti/Tape™ frequency/wavelength measuring tape. In addition, a Genelec 8030.LSE PowerPak setup guide is included for accurate speaker placement, wiring and fine-tuning.
The cornerstone of the system is Genelec’s revolutionary 7060A LSE™ Series Active Subwoofer which employs Genelec’s proprietary Laminar Spiral Enclosure™ (LSE™) technology. Designed for multi-channel professional surround sound monitoring environments, the LSE™ 7060A subwoofer features a single 10” proprietary driver with a 120 Watt power amplifier, a frequency response of 29 Hz to 85 Hz (120 Hz) +/-3 dB, and has the ability to deliver an SPL of 108 dB at 1 meter. In addition, the 7060A boasts Genelec’s new 6.1 bass management system, which has six signal input and output channels (L/C/R Front and L/C/R Rear), as well as a discrete LFE signal input with a selectable 85/120 Hz low-pass filter and a summed signal output, providing flexibility and easy connection.
The built-in bass management unit splits the six main channel input signals into low and high frequency components, accurately dividing the input signal between the subwoofer and main speakers. A dedicated LFE In input connector enables easy set-up and accurate monitoring of the LFE channel in 5.1 and 6.1 digital surround sound systems.
The system also includes five Genelec 8030A two-way, bi-amplified active monitors. The 8030A is a compact close-field system featuring Genelec’s proprietary Minimum Diffraction Enclosure™ (MDE™). The rounded corners and continuously curving forms of the enclosure blend seamlessly into the improved Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW™), effectively reducing diffraction and improving imaging. Powered by a pair of 40 Watt amplifiers, the Genelec 8030A monitors offer a wide frequency response of 58 Hz to 20 kHz (+/-2.0 dB) from a 5” woofer and 3/4” hard-domed tweeter. In addition to low harmonic distortion, the 8030A also offers rear panel bass and treble tilt room response controls. The MDE™ enclosure of the Genelec 8030A active monitors is made of die cast aluminum, featuring rugged construction while also providing efficient heat dissipation capability and shielding against RF interference. Each speaker is also magnetically shielded for additional protection when used in close proximity to video monitors. The Iso-Pod™ table stand delivered with each 8030A has adjustable tilt so that the acoustical axis can be pointed precisely towards the listener for best sound reproduction. The isolation feature prevents coloration caused by conduction of unwanted vibration to the mixing console or other mounting surface.
The 8030.LSE PowerPak™ once properly set up will provide an accurate and stable representation of any multichannel audio signal, yet its compact size makes it applicable to almost any listening environment.