Genelec S360A 9.8" 350W SAM Studio Monitor (Black)

BH #GES360AP • MFR #S360AP
Genelec S360A 9.8" 350W SAM Studio Monitor (Black)
Key Features
  • 9.8" Low-Frequency Woofer
  • 1" High-Frequency Tweeter
  • 250W Class-D Bass Amplifier
  • 100W Class-D Treble Amplifier
The black Genelec S360A two-way studio monitor uses a 250W powered 9.8" low-frequency woofer and a 100W powered 1" high-frequency compression driver with proprietary Directivity Control Waveguide, yielding a frequency response of 36 Hz to 22 kHz (-6 dB), a short-term max SPL of 118 dB, and balanced on- and off-axis imaging.
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Genelec S360AP Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Versatile Applications
  • 3Smart Active Monitor (SAM) System
  • 4Active Crossovers
  • 5Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) Technology
  • 6Laminar Integrated Port (LIP) Technology
  • 7Protection Circuitry
  • 8Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) Technology
  • 9Optimized Amplifiers
  • 10Room Response Compensation
  • 11Versatile Mountings

The black Genelec S360A two-way studio monitor uses a 250W powered 9.8" low-frequency woofer and a 100W powered 1" high-frequency compression driver with proprietary Directivity Control Waveguide, yielding a frequency response of 36 Hz to 22 kHz (-6 dB), a short-term max SPL of 118 dB, and balanced on- and off-axis imaging.

The drivers are powered by a 2 RU removable and rackmountable amplifier module that uses Class-D bass and treble amplifiers. The monitor supports configuration and control via Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software, which offers automatic calibration to your working environment as well as computer-based monitor control.

For I/O, the monitor features XLR connectors for the balanced analog input and digital AES/EBU input. It also includes a digital AES/EBU output/thru port for connecting to additional monitors. The S360A's Iso-Plate decouples it from its base to hone the bass output and inhibit the transfer of vibrations. Mounting brackets (available separately) enable wall, ceiling, stand, or truss installation.

Versatile Applications

  • The S360A’s fusion of main-monitor performance and compact size makes it ideal for demanding film, post, and music production
  • In combination with a subwoofer, the S360A satisfies the demands of EDM playback or Dolby film mixing, even in rooms where the listening distance exceeds 33 feet
  • Equally at home in free-standing, in-wall, or on-wall positions, the S360A delivers neutral reproduction with a short-term SPL capability of 118 dB, with peaks even higher

Smart Active Monitor (SAM) System

  • Automatically adapts to the acoustic environments and corrects for levels, delays, and room anomalies
  • Controllable via Genelec proprietary Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) network and software, enabling you to build a highly flexible and reliable monitoring system
  • Intuitive and powerful, GLM software manages connectivity to all (up to 30) SAM studio monitors and subwoofers on the network
  • GLM 3 software features adjustment of levels, distance delays, and flexible room response compensation equalization with the state-of-the-art and robust AutoCal automated calibration system
  • All parameters and settings are stored in system setup files or saved in each individual monitor or subwoofer in case the GLM network needs to be disconnected
  • All acoustical features of SAM Systems can be optimized for different working styles or client demands

Active Crossovers

  • Frequency response is independent of dynamic changes in the driver's electrical characteristics or the drive level
  • Increased flexibility and precision to adjust and fine tune each output's frequency response for the specific drivers used
  • Each driver has its own signal processing and power amplifier—this isolates each driver from the drive signals handled by the other drivers, reducing intermodulation distortion and problems related to overdriving
  • Allows compensation for sensitivity variations between drivers
  • Enables compensation for the frequency and phase response anomalies associated with a driver’s characteristics within the intended passband

Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) Technology

  • Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) circuitry tracks the signal input of the loudspeaker and detects if it is in use
  • When ISS circuit detects no audio input for a period of time, it sets the loudspeaker to a low-power sleep state and the loudspeaker will consume less than 0.5 watts
  • When an input signal is detected, the loudspeaker immediately turns itself on
  • If this function is not desired, ISS can be disabled by setting the rear-panel ISS Disable switch to the On position

Laminar Integrated Port (LIP) Technology

  • The patent-pending Laminar Integral Port (LIP) has been flow-optimized using computer-based finite element models to achieve low distortion and high efficiency even at very high audio output levels
  • The reflex ports are integrated in the NCE enclosure during the molding process, avoiding the need for separate additional components
  • The natural installation orientation of the M Series is vertical to allow easy placement of the monitor against a wall. The M Series' ports face downward in the space under the monitor
  • The LIP bass reflex system provides accurate low-frequency response and faithful tonal reproduction characteristics

Protection Circuitry

  • The protection circuitry prevents driver failures by detecting signal levels, and in case of sudden peaks or constantly too high levels, taking the signal level down automatically
  • This feature does not affect the sound quality in any way when working within the specifications of the loudspeaker, but only prevents inadequate input signals from breaking the loudspeaker
  • Protection circuitry reduces the output level when required (e.g. when driver voice coil temperature reaches the safe limit), which highly improves system reliability

Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) Technology

  • DCW technology shapes the emitted wavefront in a controlled way, allowing predictable tailoring of the directivity (dispersion) pattern
  • Flat on- and off-axis response for wider usable listening area
  • Increased direct-to-reflected sound ratio for reduced control room coloration
  • Improved stereo and sound-stage imaging
  • Increased drive unit sensitivity up to 6 dB
  • Increased system maximum sound pressure level capacity
  • Decreased drive unit distortion
  • Reduced cabinet edge diffraction
  • Reduced complete system distortion

Optimized Amplifiers

  • The power amplifiers are directly connected to the speaker drivers, maximizing the control exerted by the power amplifier’s damping on the driver’s voice coil and reducing the consequences of dynamic changes in the driver electrical characteristics
  • With no energy lost in the passive crossover filter components, the amplifier power output requirements are reduced considerably (by up to 1/2 in some cases) without any reduction in the acoustic power output of the loudspeaker system
  • No loss between amplifier and driver units results in maximum acoustic efficiency
  • Active technology can achieve superior sound output versus size and versus low-frequency cutoff performance
  • SAM Series loudspeakers are delivered as a factory-aligned system (amplifiers, crossover electronics, and enclosure-driver systems)

Room Response Compensation

  • Genelec loudspeaker systems feature room response adjustments to compensate for the room influences and retrieve a flat frequency response at the listening position
  • The Bass Tilt control, which acts as a shelving filter, and the Bass Roll-Off control allow you to optimize the low- and ultralow-frequency response of the system in different installations
  • Bass, midrange, and treble level controls are provided to optimize the relative balance between the various passbands
  • The operating manual and datasheet of each loudspeaker contains a list of preferred room response control settings, which have been specified out of long practical experience and measurements of various acoustic environments

Versatile Mountings

  • In addition to precise acoustical design and advanced tailoring options to optimize the loudspeaker’s behavior to the room environment, Genelec loudspeakers offer a variety of mounting options for easy installation in different applications
  • M10 screw threads are provided on the top, bottom, and sides of the enclosure
  • To focus low-frequency output while preventing vibration transfer and air turbulence, the S360A includes an innovative Iso-Plate, which effectively decouples the monitor from its base when standing
  • Tailor-made S360A mounting brackets for wall, ceiling, stand, and truss installation may be purchased separately

Genelec S360AP Specs

Studio Monitor
Monitor TypeActive 2-Way
Power Rating350 W
DriversLF Driver: 1 x 9.84" / 250 mm Cone
HF Driver: 1 x 1.73" / 44 mm Compression Driver
Amplification1 x LF Amplifier: Class-D Rated at 250 W
1 x HF Amplifier: Class-D Rated at 100 W
Frequency Range36 Hz to 22 kHz (at -6 dB)
Frequency Response39 Hz to 19 kHz ± 2 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)118 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)<0.5%
Maximum Input Level+25 dBu (Balanced)
Analog Input Sensitivity/Gain-6 dBu
Self-Generated NoiseLess Than 10 dB (at 3' / 1 m)
Phase AdjustmentNone
Protections and LimitingDriver Protection, Thermal Limiting
Signal Processing
EQ1 x LF Tilt: -2 to -6 dB at 800 Hz (2 dB Increments)
1 x HF Tilt: -4 to +2 dB at 2 kHz (2 dB Increments)
1 x LF Notch/Peak: -4 dB at 160 Hz
Crossover Frequency1.4 kHz
Crossover TypeActive
Audio I/O1 x XLR Balanced Female Analog Input (10 Kilohms)
1 x XLR AES/EBU Female Digital Input (110 Ohms)
1 x XLR AES/EBU Male Digital Output/Thru (110 Ohms)
USB & Network I/O2 x RJ45 (Controller, Network)
Digital Audio
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption1 W (Standby)
11 W (Idle)
230 W (Maximum)
Enclosure MaterialMDF
Mounting Points2 x M10 (Side Panels)
1 x M10 (Top Panel)
1 x M10 (Bottom Panel)
Dimensions (W x H x D)14.2 x 20.9 x 14.2" / 36 x 53 x 36 cm (Each)
Weight66.0 lb / 29.9 kg (Each)
Packaging Info
Package Weight74.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)27.5 x 19.5 x 19.38"
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