Genelec 1238A Tri-Amplified SAM Monitor System (15" LF Woofer)

Genelec 1238A Tri-Amplified SAM Monitor System (15" LF Woofer)

Genelec 1238A Tri-Amplified SAM Monitor System (15" LF Woofer)

B&H # GE1238APM MFR # 1238APM
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Product Highlights

  • 15" Low Frequency Woofer
  • 5" Finnish Midrange Frequency Woofer
  • 1" Metal Dome High Frequency Tweeter
  • 500 + 250 W Class D Amp for Low and Mid
  • 200 W Class AB Amp for Highs
  • Genelec Loudspeaker Manger (GLM)
  • Balanced Response Automatic Calibration
  • RAM-L Integrated Amplifier Module
  • Advanced Directivity Waveguide
  • Analog XLR and AES/EBU XLR I/O
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  • 1Description

The Genelec 1238A Tri-Amplified SAM Monitor System comes from the company's 35+ years of designing and building professional three-way monitors for recording studios, post-production houses, digital mastering facilities, radio, and TV broadcasting companies. The monitor uses a 500-watt powered 15" low frequency woofer, a 250-watt powered mid-frequency woofer that is handmade in Finland, and a 200-watt powered 1" metal dome high frequency tweeter in a proprietary large Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) to deliver an extended low frequency response of 30 to 22,000 Hz (-6 dB). The waveguide helps maintain balanced on- and off-axis imaging for even the most acoustically challenging environments.

Power is supplied by the 3U removable and rackmountable RAM-L amplifier module that uses a Class D amplifier design for the low and mid frequencies combined with a Class AB design for the treble. The amplifier module supports rapid system configuration as well the automatic room response calibration for fast and accurate monitor installations. The monitor is also equipped with the company's Genelec Loudspeaker Manager Control Network Technologies for integrating multiple monitors together to build stereo and surround systems.

For I/O the monitor features both an analog XLR input with a 10 kΩ impedance as well as an AES/EBU XLR digital input. It also includes an AES/EBU XLR digital Thru/Output for connecting to additional monitors using the Genelec Loudspeaker Manager Control Network technology (GLM) with four low frequency notch filters, two high frequency notch filters, two low frequency shelving filters, and two high frequency shelving filters. The monitor can be positioned either vertically or horizontally on its side by rotating the mid/high unit 90°.

Genelec Loudspeaker Manger (GLM)
Enables automatic alignment of every monitor on the network for level, timing, and equalization of room response anomalies
Calibrates monitor for operation in room
Provides modular removeable and 3U rackmountable amplification with class D amplification for bass and mids as well as class AB amplification for highs
Directivity Control Waveguide (DCM)
Provides excellent on and off-axis imaging even in difficult acoustic environments
Mounting Configurations
Can be positioned either vertically or horizontally by rotating the mid/high unit 90°
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Genelec 1238A Tri-Amplified SAM Monitor System (15" LF Woofer)
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Genelec 1238APM specs

    I/O Analog Input: XLR
    Digital Input: AES/EBU XLR single wire or dual wire
    Digital Output/Thru: AES/EBU output XLR single wire or dual wire
    Control Network: 2x RJ45 CAT5 cables (Proprietary GLM network)
    Amp Module External: 2x Speakon (when separate from monitor)
    Word Length 16 to 24 bits
    Sample Rate 32 to 192 kHz
    Input Sensitivity Digital (100 dB SPL at 1 m): -30 dBFs
    Input Gain Adjustment Digital: 0, +6, +12, +18 dB
    Crossover Frequency Bass/Mid: 420 Hz
    Mid/Treble: 3,000 Hz
    Filters Notch Filters: 4 LF and 2 HF
    Shelving Filters: 2 LF and 2 HF
    Calibration Genelec GLM AutoCal
    Analog Input Impedance 10 kΩ
    Drivers 15" low frequency woofer
    5" Finnish made midrange frequency woofer
    1" metal dome high frequency tweeter with Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW)
    Amplification LF: 500 W of Class D amplification
    MF: 250 W of Class D amplification
    HF: 200 W of Class AB amplification
    THD Amplifier at Nominal Output: <0.01%
    SNR Bass: > 115 dB
    Midrange: > 115 dB
    Treble: > 115 dB
    Low Cut Frequency < 33 Hz
    High Cut Filter > 21,000 Hz
    Frequency Response 30 to 22,000 Hz (-6 dB)
    Free Field: 35 to 20,000 Hz (±2.5 dB)
    SPL Short Term Sine Wave On Axis from 100 to 3,000 Hz at 1 m: > 121 dB
    Long Term RMS At Same Conditions: > 116 dB
    Max Peak SPL Per Pair In Listening Room With Music Material At 2 m: >124 dB
    Self Noise < 10 dB
    Harmonic Distortion At 95 dB SPL at 1 m on axis
    50 to 200 Hz: < 1%
    Over 200 Hz: <0.5%
    Mains Voltage 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption Standby: < 0.5 W
    Idle: 25 W
    Full output: 750 W
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 32.0 x 18.9 x 1.5" (810.0 x 480.0 x 420.0 mm)
    Weight 126 lb (57 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 202.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 35.0 x 22.0 x 20.0"

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