Genelec 8030C Studio Monitor
The Genelec 8030C Studio Monitor combine power with precision to meet the most demanding requirements, all with Genelec’s renowned accuracy and reliability.
When your project requires a powerful performance with no sacrifice in quality, the Genelec 8030C active studio monitor is designed to exceed your expectations. The 8030C, introduced in 2017, even delivers 4 dB higher SPL and has a lower energy consumption than earlier models of 8030.
As strikingly stylish as it is sonically impressive, the 8030C features the rounded edges and colour-free, accurate reproduction of the rigid all-aluminium Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE™). Every element of the design is crafted to perfect your listening experience. Precise on- and off-axis frequency reproduction is courtesy of the Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™). Broad low-frequencies and high SPLs are delivered with a flow-optimised internal curved reflex tube and a maximised internal volume. And when you’re finished, Genelec Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS™) circuitry detects when your system is no longer in use, placing it into an environmentally friendly, power-saving standby mode.
From professional studios to outside broadcast vehicles, the 8030C has been crafted to combine extraordinary power with absolute precision.
Genelec 8030C Studio Monitor Features
- Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) Technology
- Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE) Technology
- Reflex Port Design
- Room Response Compensation
- Optimized Amplifiers
- Active Crossovers
- Protection Circuitry
- Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) Technology
- Iso-Pod™ Stand
- Versatile Mountings
Genelec 8030C Studio Monitor Specifications
- SPL: 104 dB
- Frequency response: 47 Hz – 25 kHz (-6 dB)
- Accuracy of frequency response: ± 2.0 dB (54 Hz - 20 kHz)
- Driver dimension: Woofer 5 in + Tweeter 3/4 in metal dome + DCW™
- Amplifier power: Woofer 50 W + Tweeter 50 W (both Class D)
- Dimensions: H 299 x W 189 x D 178 mm 11 13/16 x 7 7/16 x 7 1/16 inch, with Iso-Pod™
- Weight: 5.0 kg / 11 lb
- Connections: 1 x XLR analog input
What We Think
Genelec continues to stand their ground as the leader of the studio monitor field. Why? Well, In a word - Translatability. Genelecs have always proven themselves to sound great and provide a sonic landscape to the engineer in a way that sounds like most people like to hear music. The best part is when you take your mixes elsewhere to listen, the results shine through as they should. In fact, I daresay, that Genelecs deliver this more often and with more consistent results than any other studio monitor.
The consistency between each of the 8000 series speakers is amazing, you can move from the 8020 all the way to the 8050 and the imaging and detail of the mids / highs is strikingly similar. What you gain by moving up a series is another roughly 10Hz of low end detail and volume. The sound is extremely detailed, and they even look fantastic! Step up into the Genelec DSP series of monitors running the GLM software and you now have an adaptive powerhouse that can convincingly fix most all of your acoustics issues at the mix position (and the ability to shift the stereo image to other positions - convincingly - as well) - all without changing the character of the monitors. So, a Genelec remains a Genelec to your ears! Nobody else has come close to offering the degree of flexibility and problem solving in the DSP monitor market. In fact, most everyone else has given up. Genelec is just getting started...
All of these reasons combine to be why we at Front End Audio chose to install a pair of the 8240A DSP monitors running the GLM Software in our studio. The results are absolutely stunning and our mixes were immediately better. This all proves to us further that if our customers need excellent studio monitors, then they need Genelecs. Give us a call - let's talk about your needs. We'll get you the right solution.
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