The Genelec 8341A DSP Studio Monitor Package from Front End Audio gives you everything you need to get started with a pair of Genelec 8341A Monitors at a bundled price; including a pair of 8341 Monitors, the Genelec GLM Loudspeaker Manager User Kit, a Genelec 9310B Volume Control, and a pair of premium cables.
Genelec's Smart Active Monitoring (SAM) systems MUST be assembled as a complete system - at least to start. And nobody knows this system like Front End Audio! We've put together this bundle to make purchasing and understanding the Genelec SAM system easy and painless. Included are a pair of Genelec 8341A monitors, the Genelec GLM (required for accessing and setting up the DSP component of the monitors - includes 8300A measurement microphone and GLM Network Interface, GLM Loudspeaker Manager software, and AutoCal software), the Genelec 9310B Volume Control, and a pair of cable (analog XLR or AES/EBU - your choice just let us know your setup - we're flexible!). The cable brand may vary based on availability but we only use select premium cables.
Once you have this basic system in place, adding a Genelec SAM Smart Subwoofer, like the new Genelec 7360A or Genelec 7370A is easy. GLM's AutoCal and AutoPhase functionality delivers perfectly aligned and adjusted audio to your listening position. Not only that... but you can measure different points in the room, and store the correction to quick keys, allowing you to quickly "throw" the corrected sound to the producer or artist hanging out on the couch. It's not gimmicky; it's very, very real, and very useful.
Genelec 8341A DSP Studio Monitor Features
- Acoustically Concealed Woofers (ACW) Technology
- Reflex Port Design
- Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE) Technology
- Smart Active Monitor (SAM) Systems
- Versatile Mountings
- Protection Circuitry
- Optimized Amplifiers
- Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC) Driver Technology
- Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) Technology
- Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) Technology
- Active Crossovers
Genelec 8341A DSP Studio Monitor Package Includes
- Pair of 8341A DSP Studio Monitors
- Genelec GLM
- Genelec 9310B Volume Control
- 2x Cables (analog XLR or AES/EBU - your choice)
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I purchased these because I needed to be certain that what I was hearing in my recordings was what I and other listeners would hear (under ideal circumstances) -- to be a benchmark standard, so to speak, for the sound of the recordings I was making and hearing. I have smaller Dynaudio BM6A monitors (which are excellent), but didn't quite provide enough high frequency or low frequency extension to accurately reflect the full range of the highly resonant piano I've been recording (a Bosendorfer 7' grand). These Genelecs alone covered most of the piano frequency range, but I supplemented these with a pair of Genelec 7350A subwoofers, positioning them in line and below the 8341A monitors (as if they were the lower drivers in two towers). The sound quality from this system is phenomenal. I prefer close near-field listening, and have these set up with the monitor drivers 2 feet from my ears. I use the digital connections instead of the analog connections, in conjunction with the Genelec calibration, which is simple and excellent. I've found, however, that if I need to closely analyze the timbre of particular sounds, it is beneficial to also listen with the calibration disengaged. Note that if you use the digital connections the monitors will only receive the signal via AES, so your source will need to output AES. Also, although the monitors receive a digital signal, they need to be controlled by an external clock. Since I only use this system for audio analysis and editing, I chose to use a MUTEC MC-3 + USB master clock/re-clocker, which pairs exceptionally well with these monitors, to connect my sound source -- data streamed from my MacBook Pro. In short, I highly recommend this system, especially for anyone who has an audiophile approach to recording, as I do. These will satisfy even the pickiest -- which includes me!
Wow. Just simply blown away by the stereo imaging and amount of detail even without the GLM calibration. Thank you Shane for making my dream come true by putting together a sweet deal!!!!