Genelec 8020A (No Longer Available)
Active Bi-amplified Studio Monitor with 20W 4" Woofer and 20W .75" Metal Dome Tweeter (each)
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This Gennie Fits in a Small Bottle!Studios all over the world rely on Genelec monitor systems every day. For accuracy and consistency they can't be beat! Now Genelec has delivered its smallest speaker system to date with the new 8020A. This system is designed for monitoring in difficult listening environments, especially those compromised by lack of space.
Genelec 8020A Active Monitor Speaker at a Glance:
The characteristics of the 8000 Series in a compact size
All the natural, uncolored, and extremely low distortion reproduction characteristics of the highly praised Genelec 8000 series are here in the 8020A, with a low-frequency extension you would never expect. Size is no handicap to performance with the 8020A! It incorporates Genelec's acoustic design innovations to minimize all forms of distortion. The 8020A has a die-cast aluminium Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE), which features relatively large internal volumes, softly curved edges, and outstanding mechanical strength. As a result, the 8020A's imaging accuracy and low frequency extension with such a compact enclosure are truly astounding.
Remarkable response from 4" bass driver and 3/4" tweeter
Each 8020A monitor features a 4" bass driver along with a 3/4" tweeter loaded into a new advanced Genelec Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW) for optimum dispersion of highs. The free field frequency response is 66 Hz to 20 kHz (±2.5dB). Bass and treble are each powered by 20-watt amplifiers. By adding the 7050B subwoofer to a pair of 8020As you create a full bandwidth surround system with genuine Genelec quality.
Improved frequency and power performance from MDE enclosure
In order to improve frequency and power responses in the 8020A and other 8000 Series monitors, Genelec created the highly innovative Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE), featuring rounded edges and gently curved front and sides. In addition to unsurpassed frequency response, the 8020A's minimized cabinet edge diffraction yields superb imaging qualities.
DCW waveguide enhances sweet spot
The 8020A's revolutionary Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW) has been further enhanced to provide extremely accurate control of the speaker's directivity. This specially-shaped and very smooth surface is integrated with the 8020A enclosure and its area has been maximized to achieve an astoundingly flat on and off-axis frequency response. It provides a wide and consistent listening window, and minimizes harmful early room reflections and other colorations associated with conventional designs.
Optimized die-cast aluminium structure
The 8020A is housed in Genelec's stiff and sturdy, yet thin and light die-cast aluminium enclosure. The cabinet wall curvature has been designed for best rigidity-to-weight ratio and optimal damping to minimize wall resonances. This also maximizes the internal volume, improving low-frequency response. The extremely durable semi-matte finish and acoustically optimized metal grilles, allow for intensive handling without damaging the monitor. To increase the woofer's low frequency extension and SPL capacity, Genelec has designed an ingenious flow optimized reflex port. The long, curved tube maximizes airflow so deep bass can be reproduced without compression. The tube terminates with a wide flare, minimizing port noises and providing excellent bass articulation.
Iso-Pod Isolation Positioner/Decoupler
Every Genelec 8000 series monitor comes with an Iso-Pod (Isolation Positioner/Decoupler) as standard. The rubber based Iso-Pod has adjustable speaker tilt so that the acoustical axis can be pointed precisely towards the listener for best sound reproduction. The isolation feature prevents coloration caused by conduction of unwanted vibration to the mixing console or other mounting surface. Plus, the 8020A includes provisions for mounting on a mic stand or on the wall.
Genelec 8020A Active Monitor Speaker Features:
The Genelec 8020A is a mighty mite of a monitor!
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by from colombiaPortable, powerfull, amazing. Precise and clear sound. Very good prize...
May 5, 2008
Music Background: sound Engineer
by Pulling Mussels from Brooklyn, NYI really doubted that a speaker this size could handle the bass frequencies, but boy do they!
March 25, 2008
Music Background: Musician
When I first heard them demoed, I thought there was also a sub helping out. It revealed a ... read more [+]lot of the mistakes inherent in previous mixes I've done. The bass rolloff helps to compensate for being near walls, which is a plus.
The clarity in the mids and highs is superb.
Just turn the volume up periodically to check the bass and you should have a great mix with these.
There's a reason why these are the reference. You'll know why as soon as you hear them. Nothing this small comes close. Buy these speakers! close [-]
Best of the Best
by Thomas from OregonRunning from an M-Audio soundcard (Delta 66), these Genelec 8020A's sound simply fantastic. You simply have to hear them to believe it. Hard to understand how this huge and full-balanced sound could b... read more [+]e coming from these little guys, and they are built like the proberbial tank too. Truly awesome nearfield monitors, outstanding functionality (right down to their Iso-Pod bases), and they are most definitely worth the extra investment. Made in Finland, I wonder if these could possibly be the best sounding and highest-quality monitors of this type/size available in the world today. close [-]
October 15, 2007
Music Background: Computer Audio
Looks are deceiving
by Mike McHenry from Lancaster, PAI bought these a few days ago. I have a 14x14x9 room, and I wasn't sure if I should go with these. I got a good deal on a pair, and was blown away. I usually monitor things at lower levels anyway, ... read more [+]so the 20w per driver wasn't a big deal, and when I got them into my treated room, I was astonished at how loud they DID get, and how much low end they were able to provide.
February 9, 2007
Music Background: Mixing / Post Production Engineer.
I recommend these to anyone who's looking into getting a good pair for around $800. Genelec definitely makes a statement, and the clarity that these nearfields provide is well worth the price.
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Genelec 8020as are very rich and vibrant. The low end you can get out of these speakers is very pleasing. It's an accurate, well-balanced powered monitor that is up to the task of any mixing scenario. For a home studio they are perfect, better than most and will last twice as long.
Henry, Marion, IL
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