Genelec 8130A - Digital Nearfield Monitor

Genelec 8130A - 5" 2-Way Active 24-Bit/192 kHz Digital Nearfield Monitor

Genelec 8130A - 5" 2-Way Active 24-Bit/192 kHz Digital Nearfield Monitor

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Genelec 8130A - Digital Nearfield Monitor


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  • 1Description

The Genelec 8130A is a small, bi-amplified, 2-way nearfield monitor with twin 40 Watt amplifiers and shielded 5" and .75" Low and High frequency drivers, featuring 24-bit/192 kHz AES/EBU digital monitoring capability, and housed in a sturdy die-cast aluminum enclosure. This speaker is designed for use in any professional audio production environment where space considerations are paramount.

Two additional unique features of the 8130A 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 3 8130A rear panel connectors are 3-pin XLRs, providing dual purpose Analog/AES/EBU digital inputs, a dedicated analog output, and an AES/EBU digital thru, for daisy-chain 5.1 surround expansion needs, or use with a subwoofer. A modest complement of tone control DIP switches allows for adjustment to the room's acoustic environment and AES/EBU channel selection. The bass reflex port improves low end reproduction.

The 8130A is a worthy and progressive solution for traditional stereo recording, or Surround mixing, in commercial and project studio, AV post, or mobile truck live recording environments.

2-way biamplified studio monitor with dual 40 Watt amplifiers, 24-bit/192 kHz digital monitoring, and active crossover
Selectable AES monitoring switches with single-wire/dual-channel capability, dual-wire/single-channel option with +6 dB increase in output level
Magnetically shielded for use in close proximity to computer monitors
Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE) design with rounded edges curved front and sides for smooth frequency response and clear spatial imaging, minimal cabinet edge wave diffraction
Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) and rear panel reflex port design for accurate and balanced wave dispersion, durable die-cast aluminum cabinet construction
Metal grille covering for drivers
Front Panel power switch and volume control
Tri-color front panel LED light with Power On, Digital Input, and Bit Transmission Error indicators
Isolation Position/Decoupler (Iso-Pod) rubber speaker mount allows for precise vertical or horizontal speaker positioning, separates speaker from placement surface, eliminating rumble and other aberrant vibration related resonances
Integrated rear support points for wall and floor stands, 3/8" threading for enclosure cabinet base mounting
Balanced XLR connectors, dual-purpose Analog/AES input
Separate balanced XLR Analog output, AES thru for daisy-chaining multiple units or connection to Subwoofer
Rear panel Treble and Bass Tilt, Bass Roll-Off tone control switches for optimizing speaker to acoustic character of room environment
Transparent Overload Protection circuitry
In the Box
Genelec 8130A - 5" 2-Way Active 24-Bit/192 kHz Digital Nearfield Monitor
  • Iso-Pod Speaker Base
  • Power Cable
  • Owner's Manual
  • One Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Low Frequency Driver 5" Woofer
    High Frequency Driver 0.75" Metal Dome
    LF Amplifier 40 Watts
    HF Amplifier 40 Watts
    Crossover Active, 3.0 kHz
    Frequency Range 58 Hz - 20 kHz +/-2 dB(Free Field)
    Impedance Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) >108 db @ 1 Meter
    Controls and Indicators Front Panel:
    1 x Rotary Volume Control
    1 x Power On/Off Button
    1 x Green/Yellow/Red Multi-Function LED Indicator
    Rear Panel:
    1 x 0 to -2 dB @ 15 kHz Treble Tilt DIP Switch
    1 x -6 dB @ 85 Hz Bass Roll-Off DIP Switch
    2 x -2/-4/-6 dB @ 100 Hz Bass Tilt DIP Switches
    2 x AES/EBU A/B/A+B Channel Selector Switches
    2 x -10/-20/-30dB System Level Switches
    Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR Female Analog/AES Input, Balanced
    2 x 3-Pin XLR Male Analog Out, AES Thru, Balanced
    Shielded Yes
    Power Supply (AC) 120V only
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 11.2 x 7.4 x 7" (285 x 189 x 178mm)
    11.7 x 7.4 x 7" (299 x 189 x 178mm)(with Iso-Pod)
    Weight 12.3 lb (5.6 kg)
    Specialties 24-Bit/192 kHz Monitoring
    Iso-Pod Isolation Mount/Positioner
    Magnetic Shielding
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 16.18 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.5 x 12.0 x 11.5"

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