Genelec debuted its new M Series Bi-amplified active monitors in Frankfurt last week. As part of Genelec’s larger on-going sustainable initiatives GES (Genelec Embedded Sustainability), the M Series monitor are some of the most environmentally friendly speakers the company has made, employing a Natural Composite Enclosure (NCE) manufactured from renewable cellulose fibre-based UPM ForMi.
"UPM ForMi fulfils our strict quality requirements and environmental criteria. The material is easy to mould and has excellent acoustic features. It does not require grinding or surface treatment, enabling a smarter and more efficient production process. This fits perfectly with our aim of leading the way in both production technology and environmental matters," said Siamäk Naghian, managing director at Genelec.
The first two models introduced in Frankfurt are the M030 and the M040, which utilise a Laminar Integrated Port (LIP) for accurate low frequency response and minimising the enclosure vibration.
An integrated Advanced Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW), available in both models, yields large internal volumes with outstanding mechanical strength, says Genelec.
Other features include new class D amplifiers developed in-house by Genelec’s R&D/engineering team featuring Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) power management with auto power-off/auto power-on and with the standby power consumption of less than 0,5W. Additionally, the M Series has high-performance drivers, intuitive room response controls and system calibration with XLR/TRS and unbalanced RCA inputs.
The M030 utilises a five-inch woofer and 0.75-inch metal dome tweeter, powered by a 50-Watt and 30-Watt amplifier respectively. The free-field frequency response is 58Hz to 21kHz (+/-3dB), while low distortion peak SPL is 102dB at one metre. The M040 employs a 6.5-inch woofer with a one-inch metal dome tweeter, powered by an 80-Watt and 50-Watt amplifier respectively. The free-field frequency response is 48Hz-21kHz (+/-3dB), while low distortion peak SPL is 107dB at one metre. www.genelec.com