Booth C4742 Genelec highlights its 8351 three-way Smart Active Monitor, intended for near-field recording and mix applications, as unique — not only for its audio performance but for its dimensions of 17.75 x 11.25 x 11 inches, which the company says is particularly compact for a three-way system.

The center of the enclosure features the Minimum Diffraction Coaxial midrange/tweeter driver from the model 8260 for accurate imaging and improved sound quality. Woofers are concealed by the Directivity Controlled Waveguide; areas on the perimeter are acoustic openings for these Acoustically Concealed Woofers. The 8351, Genelec says, works in vertical or horizontal orientation, with closely similar directivity characteristics off-axis. Smooth response and dispersion pattern lead to outstanding clarity and definition, the company says.

Genelec is also promoting its 8430A SAM Studio Monitor, enabling direct monitoring of audio-over-IP stream content.