Genelec Releases New Smart Active Monitor for Large Studios

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Genelec unveiled the 1235A Smart Active Monitor this week. The monitor, based on the 1035 main monitor, includes 96 kHz processing and integration with Genelec’s GLM calibration software. The 1235A is a main monitor for large music, film and post-production studios that demand high SPL and neutral, stable imaging that can be optimized for the room’s unique acoustic environment.

The 1235A includes a short-term SPL of 130 dB and low-frequency extension down to 29 Hz, and the 12.36 cubic foot (350-liter) enclosure of the 1235A matches the dimensions of the 1035. It features dual high-performance 15-inch drivers, dual 5-inch midrange drivers and a low distortion 1-inch throat compression driver. The midrange and tweeter drivers work in conjunction with proven DCW waveguide technology. The 1235A’s remote-mountable RAM XL electronics module contains power amplification, crossovers and processing, with Class D amplification delivering 2000 watts, 800 watts and 250 watts for the low-frequency, mid-frequency and high-frequency drivers, respectively. Input connectivity is provided via both analog and AES/EBU digital formats — along with an AES/EBU digital output — and the updated design of the 1235 also delivers a flatter on-axis frequency response and improved noise performance than was possible with the original 1035.

Through its integration with GLM software, the 1235A can be configured, controlled and calibrated for any acoustic environment. This allows the user to tailor the frequency response, level and distance delay — and the 1235A mixes that translate to other rooms and systems. GLM will enable users of any Genelec Smart Active Monitors to create methods to suit all types of stereo, multiple stereo, multichannel or 3D immersive audio formats.

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The new 1235A is also available as a retrofittable on-site upgrade for existing owners of 1035A and B monitors. The upgrade, which includes installation of the new RAM-XL module, brand new drivers and a complete system calibration, can be completed with no structural changes and little downtime.

More information on the Genelec 1235A Smart Active Monitor is here.