September 12, 2011 — Press release
A new addition to Genelec’s award-winning DSP range of monitors is being demonstrated at IBC 2011 in Amsterdam. The latest model to benefit from this future-proof technology is the 1238CF, which is a 3-way monitor designed for a wide range of professional applications demanding excellence in audio monitoring. The model is on show on Booth 8 D61 alongside a range of upgrades and improvements to other key monitors in the Genelec portfolio for the professional market.
Terho Savolainen, Marketing Manager of Genelec comments: “We’re delighted to have the 1238CF at IBC as it is is the ideal platform for the product. The new model builds on the previous strengths of our compact three-way analogue monitors and by adding DSP, digital signal processing, with the Genelec’s AutoCal calibration functionality the product has the widest possible appeal.”
The 1238CF is also compatible with proprietary Genelec Loudspeaker Manager™ (GLM™) control software and can be combined with Genelec 8200/7200 Series products in the same control network. The automatic control and calibration functionality provided by the GLM™ software with the Genelec AutoCal™ algorithm allow for precise matching of the loudspeaker system to different acoustic conditions with just a few mouse clicks. The rugged amplifier unit is mounted into the enclosure with vibration isolators which also act as quick release hinges making maintenance operations very easy and straightforward. Furthermore, the loudspeaker cabinet is constructed of painted MDF, which is heavily braced to eliminate structural resonances.
The Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW™) Technology developed by Genelec provides excellent stereo imaging and frequency balance even in difficult acoustic environments. The DCW™ of the 1238CF is identical to the one in the famous 1038B 3-way monitor providing the same excellent imaging in this new addition to the DSP 3-way monitoring systems range. It is designed to perform well both as a free-standing monitor and flush mounted into the control room wall. When flush mounting the loudspeaker, the space behind the loudspeaker enclosure must be sufficiently ventilated in order to dissipate heat generated by the amplifier unit located at the back panel of the loudspeaker.