Genelec 8361A SAM Studio Monitor (Producer Finish)

BH #GE8361AP • MFR #8361AP
Genelec 8361A SAM Studio Monitor (Producer Finish)
Key Features
  • 36 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • 2 x 10.4" Acoustically-Concealed Woofers
  • Minimum Diffraction Coaxial Driver
  • Accepts Analog or AES/EBU Signal
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Styled in a producer finish, the Genelec 8361A is a point-source monitor for pro-audio applications in nearfield or midfield settings. It features a coaxial design, which houses its midrange driver, treble tweeter, and dual 10.6” 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. This monitor provides a frequency response of 36 Hz to 20 kHz (±1.5 dB), at a maximum SPL of 124 dB at 0.5m, or 118 dB at 1m. 
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Genelec 8361A SAM Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) Compatible
  • 3Analog or AES/EBU
  • 4Minimum Diffraction Coaxial Driver (MDC)
  • 5Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW)
  • 6Smart Active Monitor (SAM)

Styled in a producer finish, the Genelec 8361A is a point-source monitor for pro-audio applications in nearfield or midfield settings. It features a coaxial design, which houses its midrange driver, treble tweeter, and dual 10.6” 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. This monitor provides a frequency response of 36 Hz to 20 kHz (±1.5 dB), at a maximum SPL of 124 dB at 0.5m, or 118 dB at 1m. 

To coordinate multiple 8361As, 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 cables and a GLM adapter, which is available separately. 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, should you so choose. An Iso-Pod stand is included to facilitate isolation from aurally deleterious surfaces. Other assets, such as the 8361As 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 8361A to its fullest potential.

Analog or AES/EBU

The 8361A'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 8361A 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 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 8361A may be oriented either horizontally or vertically and is intended for nearfield to midfield 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 8361A 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.

Genelec 8361A SAM Specs

Studio Monitor
Monitor TypeActive 3-Way
EnclosureBass-Reflex, Shielded
DriversHF Driver: 1 x 1" / 2.54 cm Metal Dome Tweeter
MF Driver: 1 x 5" / 12.7 cm Cone
LF Driver: 2 x 10.4" / 26.42 cm Oval Cone
Amplification1 x HF Amplifier: Rated at 150 W
1 x MF Amplifier: Rated at 150 W
1 x LF Amplifier: Rated at 250 W
Performance
Frequency Range32 Hz to 43 kHz (at -6 dB)
Frequency Response38 Hz to 20 kHz ± 1.5 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)113 dB
103 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)0.05%
Maximum Input Level+25 dBu (Balanced)
Analog Input Sensitivity/Gain+36 dB to -6 dBu (Continuously Variable)
Self-Generated NoiseLess Than 5 dB (at 3' / 1 m)
Protections and LimitingDriver Protection
Signal Processing
EQ1 x LF Tilt: -2 to -6 dB at 800 Hz (2 dB Increments)
1 x HF Tilt: 2 to -4 dB at 5 kHz (2 dB Increments)
1 x Low-Mid Shelf: -4 dB at 160 Hz
Crossover
Crossover FrequencyLow-Pass Frequency: 320 Hz
High-Pass Frequency: 2.8 kHz
Connectivity
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
Digital EQ & CrossoverGLM Software Adjustment
16 x Parametric Notch Filter
2 x Low Shelf EQ
2 x High Shelf EQ
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
Power
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption16 W (Idle)
250 W (Maximum)
General
Dimensions (W x H x D)14.1 x 23.3 x 13.7" / 357 x 593 x 347 mm (Each)
Weight70.0 lb / 31.8 kg (Each)
Packaging Info
Package Weight80 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)27.75 x 18.5 x 18.5"
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