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Genelec 8260A


Genelec 8260A Three-Way DSP System

The Genelec 8260A DSP loudspeaker system represents Genelec’s cutting-edge innovations in all technology domains.

The MDC™ Minimum Diffraction Coaxial Mid/High driver is a breakthrough design providing more accurate imaging and improved sound quality both on- and off-axis.

The sophisticated aluminum MDE™ enclosure is complemented by the advanced AutoCal calibration system, part of the GLM software, making the 8260A loudspeaker unique in the market for its outstanding sound quality and technology.

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GLM and DSP SystemsGenelec DSP Systems

The following videos provide detailed insights into the benefits, setup and use of Genelec DSP monitoring systems.


1. Introduction to the DSP Product Range

The DSP series consists of four loudspeakers and four subwoofers controlled by two Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software packages, either the full GLM for large systems or the GLM.SE "Small Environment" system for small listening rooms.

2. Benefits of the DSP Systems

Genelec DSP systems are built on the revolutionary Genelec 8000 series technology with the addition of a digital networking system, on-board DSP and the powerful automated loudspeaker system calibration - AutoCal.

3. DSP Systems Setup

How to setup and install your software CD, signal and network cables, network interface device, Genelec measurement microphone and your DSP loudspeaker / subwoofer systems.

4. AutoCal™ - Automatic Calibration

Genelec calibration microphone should be placed at the listening position with its capsule pointing up and adjusted at the listener’s ear level. Then, let AutoCal do the rest!

5. Using DSP Systems after Calibration

GLM software and GLM network have full control on DSP loudspeakers. However, if you do not wish to have the computer running with the GLM software, you can still benefit from all calibration settings. This is called the Stand-alone mode.


Placing Loudspeakers correctly in Control Rooms

Probably the majority of the audible problems in monitoring are due to the effects of the room on the sound radiated by the loudspeaker. Therefore, the placement of the loudspeaker in a room is critical. Since loudspeakers and subwoofer radiate very long wavelengths at low frequencies, the various cancellation effects and standing waves in the room will affect the loudspeaker/subwoofer performance.

If you are operating monitors away from the walls, in the near field, this tutorial will give you guidelines on how to set up and operate your system to ensure best sonic quality. Additional tutorial links are also featured here, covering in more depth various issues such as:
  • Loudspeaker radiation space
  • Wall behind the loudspeaker cancellation
  • Free-standing loudspeakers placement recommendations
  • Free-standing loudspeakers with subwoofer placement recommendations

Flush mounting to Wall

For high quality monitoring speakers are usually flush mounted into the monitor wall. Read why this is advantageous. Also, get the hottest tips on how to build the monitor wall and install the speakers correctly.

Room Response Controls

Genelec active systems have controls to allow you to optimize the audio quality in your listening room. We give guidelines on how to find the best settings for these room response controls.

Use with Digital Sources

Digital mixing consoles have usually internal DA converters. We give you guidelines on how to use Genelec active monitors with digital mixing consoles to get the best audio quality out of your digital system.