The Ones multiply
The Ones multiply
Genelec is aiming to bring precision listening to a much wider range of room sizes, listening distances and SPL requirements
Genelec has added to its The Ones series of point source monitors with the 8351B and 8361A coaxial three-way along with the W371A Adaptive Woofer System. The series as a whole is now able to deliver neutral reference monitoring for applications requiring ultra-nearfield to mastering, as well as main monitor applications.
The 8361A has been built with an ‘extremely’ high dynamic range and Genelec states that it offers ‘unrivalled directivity and imaging’. As the largest member of The Ones family, it reportedly delivers a short-term SPL of 118dB with peak levels that reach even higher. The 8361A is said to provide a monitoring experience at distances of up to 5m, making it well suited to small- and medium-sized rooms.
Inside the 8361A is a pair of new Acoustically Concealed Woofers that have been designed to generate a high SPL output with low distortion. A new MDC coaxial midrange and tweeter drivers, meanwhile, ensure smooth directivity, low distortion, high SPL and extended frequency response up to 40kHz. As with the other enclosures in The Ones range, the 8361A’s casing is built for minimum diffraction, to eliminate colouration, while its front baffle acts as a directivity control waveguide. Class-D amplification is accompanied by advanced DSP processing, including delay equalisation and 20 precision EQs developed for room compensation.
The 8351B also shares much of the design philosophy and technology as its siblings, although it draws heavily from the electronic design of the 8341A and the driver technology of the 8361A. The 8351B has been created to improve on the 8341A with an increased SPL, additional room compensation EQs, equalised delay and enhanced HF response.
Genelec describes the W371A Adaptive Woofer System as a ‘truly unique concept’. It has been developed to complement the 8341, 8351 and 8361 members of The Ones, providing a higher level of control over directivity and the effects of room acoustics. The W371A allows users to switch between nearfield and main monitors without image-shifting.
At 1.1m tall, the W371A features dual high-performance woofers – one forward facing, the other aimed towards the rear. It gives the ability to tailor system performance to the room over the critical lowest four octaves. By augmenting the dual woofers of The Ones coaxial models with a W371A unit, users can yield four woofers per channel. These channels are combined to reduce destructive cancellation and standing wave artefacts thanks to a range of tools including crossover frequencies, polar response and directivity.