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Genelec has announced that its Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM)
software with AutoCal for the 8200 and 7200 DSP Series Monitors is now also available for the Intel and Power PC Macintosh OS X platform (existing users should contact Genelec Inc. directly for update discs). Additionally, AutoCal has been updated to include Symmetrical Placement EQ which allows AutoCal to design one set of filters to be used for both loudspeakers forming a sonically symmetrical pair, for example the Left and Right Front loudspeakers. The latest software revision is version 1.1.0 for both platforms.
The Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software is a sophisticated computer program (Windows XP and now Mac OS X platforms) providing the necessary connectivity/control for all 8200 and 7200 DSP Series loudspeakers on the GLM Control Network. As many as 25 of the 8200 loudspeakers and 5 of the 7200 subwoofers are definable and controllable via standard CAT5 cabling. GLM allows multiple custom User Setups for various listening locations with all settings and functions able to be stored and exchanged between computer platforms in GLM setup or directly to each loudspeaker. Genelecâ€™s automated system calibration algorithm, AutoCal, combines decades of acoustic research along with the companyâ€™s proprietary DSP and GLM network control. AutoCal supplies the industryâ€™s first integrated process for complete automated measurement, analysis and adjustment of every speaker on the network.
Regarding the AutoCal technology, Bruce Bartone, National Sales Manager for Genelec Inc., told us, â€œIn less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee, each speakerâ€™s acoustic performance in a full 5.1 system is correctly integrated and optimized within the listening environment. AutoCal technology builds on the decades of in-studio calibration and measurement services Genelec has provided worldwide that utilizes the on-board room response filters on every analog model. The benefits of monitor system calibration are now delivered to every customer with the DSP Series.â€�
As a logical extension of the 8000 Series Active Monitors, the Genelec DSP Series utilizes sophisticated digital signal processing to allow for all standard AES/EBU formats of digital audio. The 8200/7200 Series will accept sampling rates ranging from 32 kHz to 192 kHz. The 8200 Series will also accept traditional analog signals and perform with all the features and benefits of Genelec 8000 Series products.
About the Genelec DSP Series
The DSP Series is comprised of two Bi-amplified Active Monitors. The 8240A utilizes a 6.5-inch woofer and 3/4-inch tweeter set into Genelecâ€™s Advanced Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW). The free-field frequency response is 48 Hz to 20 kHz (Â±1.0 db). Peak SPL per pair is 115 dB driven by a pair of 90 Watt amplifiers for each driver. The 8250A has an 8-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter set into the DCW with a free-field frequency response of 38 Hz to 20 kHz (Â±1.0 db). Peak SPL per pair is 120 dB driven by 150 Watt LF, and 120 Watt HF amplifiers. Both models are fully compatible with the GLM and proprietary Genelec loudspeaker control network, as well as the 7260A, 7270A and 7271A Active Subwoofers, and can also be used independently of the network. All drivers are magnetically shielded.
The GLM Installation Package includes AutoCal microphone with holder, USB cable, microphone cable, Control Network Interface, GLM System Operating Manual, and GLM software disc for both PC and Mac. A GLM Expansion Package is also available, offering the capability to install GLM in additional rooms within a facility.