Genelec, the world’s longstanding leader in active monitoring, is launching its new 8130A Digital Monitoring System. Featuring a 192 kHz/24-bit digital audio interface, AES/EBU digital and analog audio inputs, as well as automatic detection of word length and sampling frequency, the 8130A is the latest addition to Genelec’s critically acclaimed 8000 MDE™ Series of Bi-amplified Active Monitors. The 8130A is compact with advanced integrated construction, and has excellent dispersion and precise stereo imaging, which makes it ideal for near-field monitoring, mobile vans, digital audio workstations, broadcast/TV control rooms, surround sound systems, home studios, multimedia applications, and use with computer soundcards.
The 8130A has been specially designed to have a sufficient LF extension for most situations. However if greater SPL’s and a lower cutoff frequency are required, it can be complemented with Genelec 7050A subwoofer, which has a lower cutoff point of 38 Hz.
The 8130A is very easy to set up and use, the only connections required are the mains supply and the input signal. The female XLR input connector can be fed with either AES/EBU formatted digital signal or analog line level audio signal. The Genelec 8130A automatically detects analog or digital signals and directs them to the correct signal paths.