Styled in a finish dubbed "producer" by the manufacturers, the Genelec 8351B 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 8.6” woofers in one enclosure, 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, and uses Intelligent Signal Sensing technology (ISS) to detect automatically if audio is being fed into the monitor to save energy when no signal is present. This monitor provides a frequency response of 38 Hz to 20 kHz (±1.5 dB), at a maximum SPL of 113 dB at 1m.
To coordinate multiple 8351Bs, you can make use of Genelec’s GLM software to tune your monitor to your room, facilitate and coordinate daisy-chaining monitors, override the ISS function, and more. Routing is accomplished by means of a few Cat5 (RJ45) cables and a GLM adapter. 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. Use these switches to tune the monitors to your room without DSP if needed. An Iso-Pod stand is included to facilitate isolation from aurally deleterious surfaces. Other assets, such as the 8351B’s acoustically concealed woofers, minimum diffraction coaxial construction, and a proprietary waveguide, are further expounded upon in the features section.