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Genelec 1238A Smart Active Monitor (SAM) Each   

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The pot of gold at the end of the monitoring rainbow.

The 1238A combines Genelec's 35 years of experience in the design of reliable three-way systems together with its state of the art AutoCal and Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) control network technologies.

GLM allows you to automatically align every monitor on the network in terms of level, timing, and equalization of room response anomalies. Typically flush mounted, the 1238A system features a large Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) which provides excellent on- and off-axis imaging even in difficult acoustic environments.

The 1238A features on-board intelligence that allows them to automatically adapt to their environment by tuning the frequency response to compensate for acoustical room influences, as well as achieve perfect alignment of levels and distance compensation at the listening position. While usually flush-mounted, the 1238A can be set up freestanding as well. The flush versions benefit from a powerful new RAM L rack-mount amplifier that can also be removed from the loudspeaker cabinet when the monitor is flush mounted.

It features DCW (Directivity Control Waveguide) technology and cabinet design, with the addition of Genelec DSP to allow compatibility with all standard AES/EBU digital audio formats as well as traditional analog signals. The 1238A also features Genelec's ISS (Intelligent Signal-Sensing technology), which was developed to meet EU ErP Directives and the company's own wider sustainability commitments. ISS minimizes energy waste and significantly reduces power consumpion when items are left in standby mode by monitoring input connectors to detect if the monitor or loudspeaker is in use.

If the audio input is large enough, the product will quickly come out of the stand-by mode and continue to function. However, if the ISS circuit is not finding any audio on the input for a (user definable) period of time, ISS automatically puts the loudspeaker amplifier to a low-power sleep state where the loudspeaker will consume less than 0.5 watts of power.

The 1238A features a 15" (380mm) bass driver, 5" (130mm) Genelec midrange driver and a 1" (25mm) metal dome tweeter, where the mid- and the high-frequency drivers are mounted in Genelec's proprietary Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW). The woofer amplifier is 500W, midrange amplifier is 250W and tweeter amplifier is 200W. Frequency response runs from 35Hz up to 21kHz +/- 2.5dB. In real life studio conditions a pair of 1238As can produce peak levels of 124dB at 2 m distance.

  • On board intelligent sensing of room anomalies
  • Compatible with all AES/EBU digital formats as well as with analog signals
  • Align all monitors on your network for consistency throughout studio operations
  • Impeccable audio quality

The superior monitor tool for recording studios, post-production houses, digital mastering facilities, radio and TV broadcasting.


1238A Smart Active Monitor (SAM) Each Specifications:

  • Maximum sound pressure level: 121 db
  • Frequency response: 30 Hz - 22 khz (-6 db)
  • Crossover frequency: ± 2.5 db (35 Hz - 20khz)
  • Driver dimension: Woofer 15" + Midrange 5" + Tweeter 1", metal dome + DCW
  • Amplifier power: Woofer 500 W + Midrange 250 W + Tweeter 200 W
  • Dimensions (W x H xD): 18 9/10 x 32 x 1 ½" (480 x 810 x 420 mm)
  • Weight: 126 lbs. / 57 kg
  • Connectors: AES/EBU input, XLR
  • AES/EBU output, XLR
  • Analog input, XLR 10kohm
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