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Genelec previews new active loudspeaker series for the Home Audio market – designed by Harri Koskinen
Genelec, the leading manufacturer of active loudspeaker solutions, is exhibiting a new series of Home Audio loudspeakers at this yearʼs HighEnd Munich 2012 tradeshow.
The new G Series and F Series products build on the 35 year long experience in demanding professional environments offering top of the class sound quality for the home user.
Designed together with the internationally acclaimed Finnish designer Harri Koskinen, these active loudspeakers can fit a variety of interiors and bring a touch of Finnish design to living rooms and home theaters.
Accurate sound for the homes“During its years on the market, our professional products have become the benchmark for active monitoring loudspeakers across a range of disciplines; studio, broadcast, post-production and fixed installation”, says Terho Savolainen, Marketing Manager of Genelec. “With its combination of excellent performance and user-friendly features, the new range builds on the same design principles extending into the HiFi and High-End Home Theater market where aesthetic considerations can be a persuasive influence. Weʼve responded to this trend by developing a focused product line with user friendly features and some new contemporary finishes specifically for this market.”
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Designing for better sound
G SeriesThe G Series represents the culmination of Genelecʼs long experience in loudspeaker design and development. Suitable for a wide variety of applications these products can deliver a very powerful sound experience in the home setting with the benefits of the Genelec active loudspeaker design: a very compact
enclosure size and easy connectivity to sound sources such as home theater amplifier, computer, portable music player or a multi-room system.
Practical room response controls are standard on each G Series loudspeaker, enabling them to be adjusted for optimum performance in any environment. The smooth curves of the Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE™) Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) are not designed for good looks alone - they
are essential elements in the acoustic design of the G Series loudspeakers.
Dimensions: G One H195xL121xD114mm, G Two H242xL151xD142mm, G Three H299xL189xD178mm,
G Four H365xL237xD223mm
Genelec G One, G Two, G Three and G Four two-way active speakers
F SeriesThe F Series active subwoofers are very compact and powerful products extending the bass response of up to five G Series loudspeakers with accurate and dynamic bass.
Designed by Genelecʼs R&D team in cooperation with designer Harri Koskinen, the F Series subwoofers feature an unobtrusive, modern appearance.
The different connectivity options provide a convenient connection to portable audio players, computers or home theater systems through their line level outputs.
“The design of the Genelec F Series aimed at versatile use and coordination with the design of the G Series main speaker. This product has a distinct character of its own while blending fluidly into a variety of environments and uses, both for professionals and in the home”, Koskinen describes.
Dimensions: F One H251xD305mm, F Two H300xD362mm
Genelec F One and F Two active subwoofers
New website with more detailed product information about G and F Series will open during May.
Responsibility in daily operationsGenelec is also looking forward to actively promoting the benefits of its sustainable development program at the show. A new feature of all the new products is the convenient automatic signal sensing function that switches the loudspeaker to a power saving stand-by mode if no signal is present in the audio input for approximately one hour. The stand-by power consumption is less than 0,5W. The loudspeaker resumes playback automatically when it detects an audio signal being fed into any of the input connectors.
“Long product lifetime is a value people donʼt always consider when looking for home theater electronics,” says Terho Savolainen. “When comparing products it is always worth factoring in the environmental impact of manufacturing, transportation and the total lifetime cost of use. At Genelec environmental issues are very high on the agenda and we are constantly making efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of our operations.
We have made several changes to our manufacturing processes and packing materials to improve in this respect and even changed the heating system of our factory in Finland to using biofuels.”
For more information on Genelecʼs sustainable development program, visit: