Genelec 8331 SAM Studio Monitor (Black Finish)

Genelec 8331 SAM Studio Monitor (Black Finish)

Genelec 8331 SAM Studio Monitor (Black Finish)

B&H # GE8331AM MFR # 8331AM
Genelec 8331 SAM Studio Monitor (Black Finish)

Genelec 8331 SAM Studio Monitor (Black Finish)

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  • Dual 5.1" Acoustically-Concealed Woofers
  • Minimum Diffraction Coaxial Driver
  • Accepts Analog or AES/EBU Signal
  • Outputs AES/EBU Signal for Linking
  • Directivity Control Waveguide
  • SAM Technology for Automatic Tuning
  • Networkable via GLM Software
  • Minimum Diffraction Enclosure
  • Reflex Port Design
  • Iso-Pod Stand Included
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  • 1Description

Styled in a black finish, the Genelec 8331 is a point-source, near-field monitor for pro-audio applications. It features a coaxial design, which houses its midrange driver, treble tweeter, and dual 5.1” woofers in one location, thereby aligning their acoustical axes and ensuring an accurate point of sonic radiation. The monitor can accept both analog and digital AES/EBU signals from separate XLR jacks, using Intelligent Signal Sensing technology (ISS) to detect automatically what kind of audio is being fed into the monitor.

To coordinate multiple 8331s, you can make use of Genelec’s GLM software to tune your monitor to your room, facilitate and coordinate the daisy-chaining of monitors, override the ISS function, and more. Routing is accomplished by means of a few Cat5 cables and a GLM adapter, which is available separately. You’ll note that two RJ45s are provided for GLM connectivity. An XLR output jack is also on hand for sending identical copies of incoming AES/EBU signals to other monitors.

DIP switches and a rotary control for level are offered on the rear of the monitor for offline use. Here, you’ll also find a reflex port to better direct low-end energy. An Iso-Pod stand is included to facilitate isolation from aurally deleterious surfaces. Other assets, such as the 8331’s acoustically concealed woofers, minimum diffraction coaxial construction, and a proprietary waveguide, are further expounded upon in the features section.

Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) Compatible
GLM, a proprietary software available free from Genelec, allows you to coordinate, equalize, and otherwise manage your 8331 to its fullest potential.
Analog or AES/EBU
The 8331's audio inputs are designed to integrate easily into all professional environments, supporting balanced, line-level analog and AES/EBU-format digital signals. Analog input is selected when the AES/EBU signal input is not connected. The AES/EBU-format digital audio input is selected automatically when a valid digital audio signal is present. Automatic audio signal input selection can be overridden, however, when the 8331 is controlled by a GLM network, enabling flexible selection of either input. On the output side, an XLR connector passes through an unaltered copy of the incoming AES/EBU signal, enabling daisy-chaining of up to four monitors. The proper digital channel can be selected using DIP switches, or via GLM.
Minimum-Diffraction Coaxial Driver (MDC)
The minimum-diffraction coaxial driver is comprised of a powerful midrange element combined with a tweeter that extends to ultrasonic frequencies. This arrangement minimizes or downright eliminates acoustic the diffraction sources typically found in coaxial drivers, engendering a flat frequency response both on the acoustical axis and at all off-axis points of listening. The 8331 may be oriented either horizontally or vertically, and is intended for near-field listening where the influences of the room can be minimized as much as possible. Typical distances can vary from approximately three to ten feet, depending on room size and SPL requirements.
Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW)
The 8331 has an uncharacteristically large directivity-control waveguide extending over the whole front face of the enclosure. The midrange driver cone also forms a part of the directivity-control waveguide for the tweeter. From behind the waveguide, two woofers radiate audio through two openings in the enclosure front. This design enables directivity control of all audio frequencies down to the low bass frequencies.
Smart Active Monitor (SAM)
SAM technology can improve the reliability and accuracy of these monitors, providing several parametric notch and shelving filters that can be tuned automatically in concert with GLM software, thus compensating for colorations generated by room acoustics. This enables SAM monitors to sound neutral and achieve accurate imaging in most acoustical environments.
In the Box
Genelec 8331 SAM Studio Monitor (Black Finish)
  • Mains Power Cable
  • GLM Network Cable (16.4" / 5m)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty (Extendable to 3 Years upon Registration)
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    Cut-Off Frequency Lower: < 45 Hz at -6 dB
    Upper: > 37 kHz at -6 dB
    Frequency Response 58 Hz to 20 kHz (±1.5 dB)
    SPL ≥ 104 dB SPL (maximum short term sine wave acoustic output on axis in half space, averaged from 100 Hz to 3 kHz at 3.3' / 1 m)
    99 dB SPL (maximum long-term RMS acoustic output in the same conditions with IEC weighted noise limited by driver protection circuit at 3.3' / 1 m)
    Peak Output Capacity 110 dB (maximum peak acoustic output [per pair in listening room with with music material at 3.3' / 1 m)
    Self-Generated Noise Level ≤ 0 dB (in free space at 3.3' / 1 m on axis [A-weighted])
    Harmonic Distortion < 2% (at 85 dB SPL at 3.3' / 1 m on axis, 50 to 100 Hz)
    < 0.5% (at 85 dB SPL at 3.3' / 1 m on axis, > 100 Hz)
    Drivers Bass: Dual 5.1 x 2.6" / 130.0 x 65.0 mm, oval cones
    Midrange: 3.5" / 90.0 mm cone, coaxial
    Treble: 0.7" / 19.0 mm metal dome, coaxial
    Amplifier Bass Amplifier Short-Term Output Power: 72 W
    Midrange Amplifier Short-Term Output Power: 36 W
    Treble Amplifier Short-Term Output Power: 36 W
    (Long-term output power is limited by driver protection circuitry)
    THD <0.05% at nominal output
    Digital Connections AES/EBU Input: XLR female, 110 Ohms
    AES/EBU Thru/Output: XLR male, 110 Ohms
    Sample Rate and Resolution 32 to 192 kHz / 16- to 24-bit
    Digital Input Sensitivity: -30 dBFS
    Maximum Attenuation: 42 dB
    Network Type: GLM (proprietary)
    Connection: 2 x RJ45
    Crossover Frequencies Bass/Mid: 500 Hz
    Mid/Treble: 3 kHz
    Digital Controls GLM Software Frequency Response Adjustment
    Parametric Notch Filters: 16x
    Shelving Filters: 2 x LF and 2 x HF
    System Room Response Calibration: Genelec GLM AutoCal, GLM manual, standalone
    Mains Voltage 100 to 240 VAC 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption ISS Active: < 0.5 W
    Idle: 16 W
    Full Output (short term): 250 W
    Analog Input XLR female, balanced (pin 1 ground, pin 2 non-inverting, pin 3 inverting)
    Input Impedance 10 kOhms
    Analog Input Maximum Analog Input Level: +24 dBu
    Analog Input Sensitivity: -6 dBu (100 dBSPL at 3.3' / 1 m)
    Analog Input Sensitivity Control: Adjustable from +36 to -6 dBu
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 12.0 x 7.5 x 8.4" / 305.0 x 189.0 x 243.0 mm, Iso-Pod stand included
    11.3 x 7.5 x 8.4" / 285.0 x 189.0 x 243.0 mm, Iso-Pod stand excluded
    Weight 15.0 lb / 6.7 kg
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