Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Genelec develops three-way DSP system with minimum diffraction coaxial technology
Genelec introduced its 8260A three-way DSP speaker, a system that breaks new ground in electro-acoustic design and is a major step in perfecting the audio quality of professional active studio monitors.
The 8260A features major advances in audio driver technology, integrated with a sophisticated enclosure design, and the company’s proprietary Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC) Mid/High driver technology.
This coaxial driver design provides extremely accurate imaging and improved sound quality, both on the acoustical axis as well as off-axis. The smooth frequency response leads to outstanding clarity and definition of the inner details of the music.
The 8260A combines a coaxial driver (MDC) with a modern waveguide technology (Directivity Control Waveguide), ensuring that drivers couple coherently over their full operating bandwidth, as well as creating coincident mid-frequency/high-frequency point source.
The 8260A features the company’s DSP signal processing responsible for all loudspeaker functions, such as the crossover filters, driver equalizers, driver position alignment, room response alignment, calibration and equalization-related filters, as well as distance compensating delays. The Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software manages all these functions, allowing the 8260A to be used together with other 8200 series DSP monitors and 7200 series subwoofers in the same setup.