The Genelec 8020.LSE ESPRESSO 5.1 Surround monitoring system is comprised of 58020A nearfield monitors matched with the 7050B subwoofer. The 8020A is a small, bi-amplified, 2-way speaker with twin 20 Watt amplifiers and shielded 4" and .75" Low and High frequency drivers, housed in a sturdy die-cast aluminum enclosure, and designed for use in any professional audio production environment where space considerations are paramount.
The two unique features of the 8020A are the MDE(Minimum Diffraction Enclosure) cabinet design, and the Iso-Pod(Isolation Positioner/Decoupler) speaker mount. The MDE design, with it's rounded, curved cabinet edges, improves spatial imaging and playback consistency. The Iso-Pod is a positioning mount that raises and isolates the speaker from the rumble and resonances often caused by surface placement.
The 7050B subwoofer features an 8" driver, powered by a robust 70 Watt amplifier, housed in Genelec's proprietary LSE(Laminar Spiral Enclosure) bass reflex cabinet. This design combines minimized enclosure noise with tight, consistent signal dispersion, a characteristic of laminar. The rear panel of the unit provides a bass management section featuring 5 separate XLR I/O's and a dedicated LFE input, for mixing or monitoring in Dolby Digital, DTS, and other encoding formats.
The 8020.LSE ESPRESSO is a worthy and progressive solution as a 5.1 Surround monitoring system for studio and A/V post or multi-media applications.