Genelec 8330A 5" Powered Studio Monitor

Powered Bi-amplified Studio Monitor with 50W 5" Woofer, 50W .75" Metal Dome Tweeter, Smart Active Monitor Technology, Directivity Control Waveguide, Minimum Diffraction Enclosure, and ISS Power Management (each)
Genelec 8330A 5
Genelec 8330A 5
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Genelec 8330A 5" Powered Studio Monitor
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Genelec Clarity with Smart Active Monitor Technology

Genelec 8330A bi-amplified studio monitors are built for demanding professional applications, providing you with a compact footprint, a sophisticated enclosure design, and outstanding acoustic performance. At Sweetwater, we're duly impressed by Genelec's Smart Active Monitor (SAM) technology, which allows these studio monitors to optimize themselves and automatically align their level, timing, and equalization of room response anomalies, ensuring that you hear the original nuances of your source, without leaving anything out or adding anything to your signal. On top of that, these monitors deliver surprisingly deep bass, built-in decoupling, ISS power management, and more. Whether you work in a recording studio, post-production house, digital edit suite, radio, or television, you can't go wrong with a set of Genelec 8330A bi-amplified studio monitors!

Genelec 8330A Bi-amplified Studio Monitor at a Glance:
  • Smart Active Monitor (SAM) provides remarkably accurate monitoring
  • Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE) delivers focused nearfield sound
  • Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) 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 Iso-Pod stand
  • Protected by Genelec's Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) power management system
Smart Active Monitor (SAM) provides remarkably accurate monitoring

These days, it's not unusual for an engineer to work in a small, less-than-perfect acoustical environment. Genelec's Smart Active Monitor (SAM) technology takes this into account by allowing the 8330A studio monitor to automatically calibrate its level, timing, and equalization to your room, ensuring that you hear the original nuances of your source accurately, without color or distortion. By using the highly-intuitive Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software, you can control an entire network of 8330As, giving you a highly-flexible computer-controlled system of monitors and subwoofers.

Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE) delivers focused nearfield sound

The 8330A studio monitor features Genelec's Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE) with rounded edges and a gently curved front and sides. This allows the 8330A to achieve a very smooth frequency response and superb imaging qualities with minimized cabinet edge diffraction.

Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) enhances dimensional imaging

The 8330A studio monitor also features the advanced Genelec Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW). The revolutionary DCW has been further enhanced to provide extremely accurate control of the 8330A's directivity. Genelec designed this specially-shaped and 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. The 8330A has a wide and consistent listening window, with minimal harmful early room reflections and other colorations associated with conventional designs.

High-performance reflex port design delivers extended lows

To increase the low frequency extension and SPL capacity of the 8330A studio monitor's woofer, Genelec designed an ingenious flow-optimized reflex port. The long, curved tube maximizes airflow so the 8330A can reproduce deep bass without compression. The tube terminates with a wide flare, minimizing port noise and providing excellent bass articulation. An optimized die-cast aluminum structure with extremely durable semi-matte finish and acoustically optimized metal grilles add to the 8330A's acoustic excellence.

High audio output plus low distortion equals killer clarity

Genelec's low distortion drivers - 5" bass speakers and 3/4" metal dome tweeters - are driven by the 8330A studio monitor's dedicated 50-watt bass and treble amplifiers after sophisticated filtering. Magnetic shielding, overload protection circuitry, and versatile room response controls are standard.

Versatile mounting options plus special Iso-Pod stand

The versatile mounting features on the 8330A studio monitor include integrated rear support points for wall and floor stands plus a further 3/8" thread for mounting on the cabinet base. In addition, every Genelec 8330A monitor comes with an Iso-Pod (Isolation Positioner/Decoupler) as standard. The Iso-Pod is a clever mounting stand that allows the 8330A to perform in either the vertical or horizontal position. The Iso-Pod 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 Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) power management system

Thanks to Genelec's Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) power management system, you never have to remember to shut down your 8330A studio monitors again. ISS constantly checks for input signal. After a while, if ISS doesn't detect anything, it switches your 8330A over to a low-power sleep state, safeguarding your gear and sparing you the wasted electricity.

Genelec 8330A Bi-amplified Studio Monitor Features:
  • Compact, versatile nearfield monitor for project studios, workstations, and surround suites
  • Smart Active Monitor (SAM) provides remarkably accurate monitoring
  • Special low-distortion 5" woofer and 3/4" metal dome tweeter deliver fantastic clarity
  • Separate 50W bass and treble amplifiers ensure consistent power distribution
  • Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE) delivers focused nearfield sound
  • Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) enhances dimensional imaging
  • High-performance reflex port design delivers extended lows
  • High audio output plus low distortion equals killer clarity
  • Versatile mounting options includes special Iso-Pod stand
  • Protected by Genelec's Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) power management system
The Genelec 8330A is a compact, powerful, and efficient bi-amplified studio monitor!
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Additional Media

Studio Monitor Buying Guide
Genelec 8330APM Smart Active Monitor Overview

Tech Specs

Powered Yes
Power Configuration Bi-amped
LF Driver Size 5"
LF Driver Type Cone
HF Driver Size 0.75"
HF Driver Type Dome
LF Driver Power Amp 50W
HF Driver Power Amp 50W
Total Power 100W
Frequency Range 45Hz-23kHz
Crossover Frequency 2.9kHz
Maximum Peak SPL 110 dB SPL @ 1m
Input Types 1 x XLR, 1 x XLR (AES/EBU)
Output Types 1 x XLR (AES/EBU)
Enclosure Type Ported
Height 11.81" (with Iso-Pod stand); 11.25" (without Iso-Pod stand)
Width 7.44"
Depth 7"
Weight 12.1 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 8330APM

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Best monitor

These things are hefty, and they sound amazing. The software that pairs with these monitors is fantastic too, Genelec knocked it all out of the park. The calibration process is impressively quick and accurate, my mixes have never sounded as good no matter the playback system. The 2.1 setup is great, I bet the 5.1 is out of this world... all connected and phase calibrated by their nifty software.
5/5

The Best

At the time of this review, I have been in this business for over 38 years and these monitors are the best I have ever owned. I have had most of the other popular brands, but in my room these are the best. The GLM software gives you countless possibilities. You can run these flat with or without a sub, you can make these sound like NS-10s or they can be bigger than life. All settings are stored in the GLM software and you can instantly switch between them. Genelec USA is great, they stand behind the product and are there if you need them. I wished I had bought these sooner.
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