Genelec aims M Series at home recording
As part of Genelec’s larger on-going sustainable initiatives GES (Genelec Embedded Sustainability), the manufacturer has released the energy-efficient M Series of bi-amplified active monitors for project studio customers.
The first two models are the M030 and the M040 bi-amplified active monitors, which employ a Natural Composite Enclosure (NCE) manufactured for Genelec in Finland from wood fibre and recyclable material. Both use Genelec enclosure design heritage, featuring rounded edges and a gently curved front and sides to provide minimised cabinet edge diffraction and ‘superb imaging’. Each of the monitors also utilises a Laminar Integrated Port (LIP) for accurate low frequency response and to minimise the enclosure vibration, plus an Advanced Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW).
The M Series models boast new Class-D amplifiers developed in-house by Genelec’s R&D/engineering team, which – crucially ¬– operate cooler and lighter than class A/B amps. They also employ Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) power management with auto power-off/auto power-on and with the standby power consumption of less than 0.5W.
Automatic voltage selection lends further appeal, allowing the monitors to operate throughout the world. Additionally, the M Series models have high-performance drivers, intuitive room response controls and system calibration with XLR/TRS and unbalanced RCA inputs.
The M030 utilises a five-inch woofer and 0.75-inch metal dome tweeter, powered by a 50W and 30W amplifier respectively. The free-field frequency response is 58Hz to 21kHz (+/-3dB), while low distortion peak SPL is 102dB at 1m. The M030 measures 273mm by 190mm by 190mm and weighs 4.6kg.
Meanwhile, the M040 employs a 6.5-inch woofer with a one-inch metal dome tweeter, powered by an 80W and 50W amplifier, respectively. The free-field frequency response is 48Hz to 21kHz (+/-3dB), while low distortion peak SPL is 107dB at 1m. The M040 measures 337mm by 235mm by 229mm and weighs 7.4kg.