Genelec 8260A 10" 3-way Powered Studio Monitor

390W Powered Tri-amped Studio Monitor with Digital Input, DSP Signal Processing, and Die-cast Aluminum Enclosure (each)
Genelec 8260A 10
Genelec 8260A 10
$5,095.00 (each)
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Genelec 8260A 10" 3-way Powered Studio Monitor
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$5,095.00 (each)

Astonishingly Accurate, Amazingly Easy to Use

If your studio is all about zero-compromise performance and exactingly accurate sound reproduction, then we have your ultimate monitor. Genelec's active 8260A packs more than enough power into a tri-amped configuration that will blow you away. Its impressive 10" bass driver is complemented with a 5" midrange driver and a 3/4" Al-dome tweeter. The tweeter and midrange driver are concentrically mounted, which saves space. But, Genelec also ingeniously made the midrange cone form part of the waveguide. Add the onboard DSP signal processing and compatibility (via Genelec's proprietary GLM network) with other 8200-series speakers, and you have a formidable studio tool in the 8260A.

Genelec 8260A Active 3-way Digital Reference Monitor Features:
  • Digital Input: AES/EBU (single/dual wire)
  • Connector type: XLR Female input
  • Input sampling rate: 32-192kHz
  • Control network: Proprietary Genelec Loudspeaker Manager network (GLM)
  • System calibration: AutoCal, GLM manual, Stand-alone
  • SPL, maximum short time sine wave acoustic output at 1 m on axis in half space, averaged from 100Hz to 3kHz: greater than or equal to 113 dB SPL, maximum peak acoustic output per pair with music material: greater than or equal to 123dB SPL @ 1m
  • Bass driver: 10"
  • Midrange driver: 5" laminate cone
  • HF driver: 3/4" coaxial Al-dome
  • Crossover frequencies: 490Hz, 2.6kHz
  • Free field frequency response: 29Hz-21kHz (± 1dB)
  • Bass amplifier power: 150W
  • Midrange amp power: 120W
  • Treble amp power: 120W
  • Speaker dimensions: 22-7/16" H x 14-1/16" W x 13-5/8 W (Height with Iso-Pod: 23-3/8")
  • Speaker weight: 60.5 lbs.
  • Includes network cable and Iso-Pod (Isolation Positioner/Decoupler)
Don't compromise! Listen to your audio through Genelec's stunning 8260A monitor and hear what you've been missing!

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Tech Specs

Powered Yes
Power Configuration Tri-amped
LF Driver Size 10" (Low), 5" (Mid)
LF Driver Type Cone
LF Driver Material Laminate
HF Driver Size 0.75"
HF Driver Type Dome
HF Driver Material Aluminum
LF Driver Power Amp 150W (Low), 120W (Mid)
HF Driver Power Amp 120W
Total Power 390W
Frequency Range 29Hz-21kHz (+/-1 dB)
Crossover Frequency 490Hz, 2.6kHz
Maximum Peak SPL 123 dB
Input Types 1 x XLR (Analog), 1 x AES/EBU (XLR)
Output Types 1 x Digital Thru (AES/EBU)
Enclosure Type Ported
Height 22.44"
Width 14"
Depth 13.66"
Weight 60.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 8260APM

Customer Reviews

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Comparison of 8260A to Tannoy Ellipse 10 idp

I had the opportunity to participate in a double blind study/evaluation/comparison of these two monitor systems. The setup was stereo in a room that was certified for nearfield and midfield monitoring. All of the participants were blindfolded. All of the participants were allowed to bring their own hi-res recordings for playback. After two 1 hour listening sessions ( time in between to remove the first set and setup the second) of 9 recordings of extremely different genres of music through each, 8 of the 9 participants (I was one of the 8) felt that the presentation of the Tannoy Ellipse 10 idp monitors was more transparent, had a greater dynamic range, and produced better sound stage imaging than the Genelec 8260As. I give the 8260As 3 stars and the Ellipse 10 idps 4.5 stars.
Music background: Afro-Cuban bassist and acoustical engineer

Sweetwater Advice

Joseph Secu

I just recently had the pleasure of test-driving a pair of the Genelec 8260A monitors for a couple weeks and all I have to say is WOW! Let's talk about bass response first. Bass is deep, clean, and tight, but never too boomy or hyped. There's plenty of power and punch. Midrange and high frequency clarity is outstanding. Never felt too fatiguing to the ears, either. Imaging was extremely clear and detailed. I heard height, depth, and air. I enjoyed re-listening to a bunch of my SACD's. I played a variety of music through the the 8260A's and found that these speakers can handle anything and everything you put through them. I wish I had more time with these - I didn't want to give them back!
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