Genelec 8050B 8" Powered Studio Monitor

Powered Bi-amplified Studio Monitor with 150W 8" Woofer, 120W 1" Metal Dome Tweeter, Minimum Diffraction Enclosure, Directivity Control Waveguide, and ISS Power Management (each)
Genelec 8050B 8
Genelec 8050B 8
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Genelec 8050B 8" Powered Studio Monitor
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Genelec Monitoring Power For Serious Studios!

Genelec's 8050B delivers the intensely accurate sound you need for your studio, broadcast suite, mastering lab, or other audio production facility. Sporting an impressive 120dB per pair and clear low-frequency response down to 35Hz, the 8050B is more than a match for most standard mix facilities all by itself. And if you need a 2.1 or surround sound setup, it integrates effortlessly with a subwoofer. Genelec's unique edge-less Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE) doesn't just look cool, it provides you with exceptional dimensional imaging. When you can't compromise on sound quality, it's time to ask your Sweetwater Sales Engineer about Genelec 8050B studio monitors.

Genelec 8050B Active Studio Monitor at a Glance:
  • Minimum Diffraction Enclosure delivers focused nearfield sound
  • Directivity Control Waveguide enhances dimensional imaging
  • High performance reflex port design delivers extended lows
  • High audio output plus low distortion equals killer clarity
  • Versatile mounting options plus special IsoPod stand
  • Protected by Genelec's ISS power management system
Minimum Diffraction Enclosure delivers focused nearfield sound

The 8050B features Genelec's MDE (Minimum Diffraction Enclosure) enclosure with rounded edges and gently curved front and sides. This allows the 8050B to achieve a very smooth frequency response and superb imaging qualities with minimized cabinet edge diffraction.

Directivity Control Waveguide enhances dimensional imaging

Like all Genelec 8000 Series monitors, the 8050B also features the advanced Genelec Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW). The revolutionary DCW has been further enhanced to provide extremely accurate control of the 8050B's directivity. Genelec designed this specially shaped, very smooth surface and integrated it with the enclosure. Its area has been maximized to achieve an astoundingly flat on- and off-axis frequency response. As a result, the 8050B has an astoundingly wide, flat frequency response both on- and off-axis. This also gives the 8050B superb imaging qualities and less listening fatigue.

High performance reflex port design delivers extended lows

To increase the 8050B woofer's low-frequency extension and SPL capacity, Genelec designed an ingenious flow-optimized reflex port. The long, curved tube maximizes airflow so the 8050B can reproduce deep bass without compression. The tube terminates with a wide flare, minimizing port noises and providing excellent bass articulation. An optimized die-cast aluminium structure with extremely durable semi-matte finish and acoustically optimized metal grilles add to the 8050B's acoustic excellence.

High audio output plus low distortion equals killer clarity

Genelec's low distortion drivers (8" bass speakers and 1" metal dome tweeters) are driven by the 8050B's dedicated 150-watt bass and 120-watt treble amplifiers after sophisticated filtering. The 8050B's sophisticated low level active crossover has versatile controls for matching the monitor to difficult acoustic environments. Magnetic shielding, overload protection circuitry, and versatile room response controls are standard on the 8050B.

Versatile mounting options plus special IsoPod stand

The versatile mounting features on the 8050B include integrated rear support points for wall and floor stands plus a further M10 thread for mounting on the cabinet base. In addition, every Genelec 8050B monitor comes with a standard IsoPod (Isolation Positioner/Decoupler). The IsoPod is a clever mounting stand, which allows the 8050B to perform in either the vertical or horizontal position. The IsoPod also enables the acoustic axis of the monitor to be aimed at the listener while acoustically and mechanically decoupling the monitor from the surface it is resting on.

Protected by Genelec's ISS power management system

Thanks to Genelec's Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) power management system, you never have to remember to shut down your 8050B monitors again. ISS constantly checks for input signal. After a while, if ISS doesn't detect anything, it switches your 8050B over to a low-power sleep state, safeguarding your gear and sparing you the wasted electricity.

Genelec 8050B Active Studio Monitor Features:
  • Powerful full-field monitor for larger studios, broadcast suites, surround installations, and mastering facilities
  • Special low-distortion 8" woofer and 1" metal dome tweeter deliver fantastic clarity
  • Separate 150-watt bass and 120-watt treble amplifiers ensure consistent power distribution
  • Minimum Diffraction Enclosure delivers focused nearfield sound
  • Directivity Control Waveguide enhances dimensional imaging
  • High performance reflex port design delivers extended lows
  • High audio output plus low distortion equals killer clarity
  • Versatile mounting options include special IsoPod stand
  • Protected by Genelec's ISS power management system
The Genelec 8050B nearfield monitor: compact, powerful, and efficient!

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Studio Monitor Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Powered Yes
Power Configuration Bi-amped
LF Driver Size 8"
LF Driver Type Cone
HF Driver Size 1"
HF Driver Type Dome
LF Driver Power Amp 150W
HF Driver Power Amp 120W
Total Power 270W
Frequency Range 38Hz-20kHz (±2 dB)
Crossover Frequency 1.8kHz
Maximum Peak SPL 120 dB
Input Types 1 x XLR
Enclosure Type Ported
Height 17"
Width 11.26"
Depth 10.94"
Weight 28 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 8050BPM

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4.5/5

A significant investment worth every dollar, then some

I've sampled many monitors, heard all kinds of audio sources, but none have come close to Genelec's catalog. Intensely accurate sound reproduction. Being able to trust your speakers and know that what you're hearing is exactly what's coming out of your sound card is an invaluable asset as an engineer/producer. Since purchasing the 8050B's, I've been able to remove the mental "filter" that kept me second guessing myself with every knob I twisted. I would have liked some sort of software integration with the GLM calibration kit they offer with their higher-end SAM monitors, even if it's just a simple EQ adjustment on my PC's bitstream output to my sound card, but alas. A great value nonetheless for the newfound confidence and freedom.
Music background: Once an instrumental musician in college, now starting a career in A/V production
See also: Powered Monitors, Genelec, Genelec Active Monitors