First Look: Senal ASM Series Monitors






Pro audio manufacturer Senal has just announced their new line of professional active studio speakers, the ASM Series Monitors. Available in 3”, 4”, 5” and 6” models, the ASM Series is designed to accommodate a myriad of audio applications, ranging from professional recording and broadcast to surround-sound and high-end entertainment.

Each model features an ellipsoidal cabinet, which is engineered to keep diffraction and resonance to a minimum, resulting in exceptionally transparent sonic imaging, while allowing it to achieve maximum volume levels in a compact size. The cabinet is forged from a rigid, high-intensity aluminum alloy to ensure consistent performance and durability. A rear-facing port and internal port tube provide expanded low-frequency output and minimize distortion, for balanced and accurate monitoring.

Offering several adjustable parameters to compensate for acoustical deficiencies in your listening environment, each model is equipped with fine-tune settings for the high, mid, and low frequencies. Additionally, the 4”, 5” and 6” models feature a three position high-pass filter for matching the speakers with a subwoofer. All ASM models are equipped with a volume control and power switch.



Actually these Senal monitors don't so much resemble the Genelecs as much as they are a dead-ringer for the Hivi X series, which is coincidentally also available in 3", 4", 5" and 6" variants (called X3 to X6).

Is Hivi the OEM for these Senal monitors?

Disclaimer - I love B&H I think it's the greatest store in the world.
I heard Senal is owned by B&H, okay these monitors are just ripoffs of Genelec and it makes me sad, that a retailer would do that, I've seen Senal clones of the Sony MDR-7506 and it kind of makes my blood boil. B&H is a great company - but when you're a retailer and you're stocking the genuine article and a knockoff of it that you make it's really classless and if I were Genelec and Sony I'd probably not do business with you out of principle - they're in a hard position, Not cool B&H.
It's like Here's Bruce Springsteen and here's our in-house artist Bryce Springsteen - he's just like Bruce except he didn't write the songs and pay for the huge research and development costs because there are non in China, the R&D is the cost of sending 1x Genelec monitor to China to be cloned cheaper without any regard for the environment and human rights but hey politicians love em right!