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Genelec 1237A Smart Active Monitor (SAM) Each 

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The 1237A combines Genelec's 35 years of experience in the design of reliable three-way systems together with its state of the art AutoCal and Genele...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 07-27-2017

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Mission critical state-of-the-art monitoring.

The 1237A combines Genelec's 35 years of experience in the design of reliable three-way systems together with its state of the art AutoCal and Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) control network technologies.

GLM allows you to automatically align every monitor on the network in terms of level, timing, and equalization of room response anomalies. Typically flush mounted, the 1237A system features a large Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) which provides excellent on- and off-axis imaging even in difficult acoustic environments.

The 1237A features on-board intelligence that allows them to automatically adapt to their environment by tuning the frequency response to compensate for acoustical room influences, as well as achieve perfect alignment of levels and distance compensation at the listening position. While usually flush-mounted, the 1237A can be set up freestanding as well. The flush versions benefit from a powerful new RAM L rack-mount amplifier that can also be removed from the loudspeaker cabinet when the monitor is flush mounted.

It features DCW (Directivity Control Waveguide) technology and cabinet design, with the addition of Genelec DSP to allow compatibility with all standard AES/EBU digital audio formats as well as traditional analog signals. The 1237A also features Genelec's ISS (Intelligent Signal-Sensing technology), which was developed to meet EU ErP Directives and the company's own wider sustainability commitments. ISS minimizes energy waste and significantly reduces power consumption when items are left in standby mode by monitoring input connectors to detect if the monitor or loudspeaker is in use.

If the audio input is large enough, the product will quickly come out of the stand-by mode and continue to function. However, if the ISS circuit is not finding any audio on the input for a (user definable) period of time, ISS automatically puts the loudspeaker amplifier to a low-power sleep state where the loudspeaker will consume less than 0.5 watts of power.

The 1237A features a 12" (300mm) bass driver, 5" (130mm) Genelec midrange driver and a 1" (25mm) metal dome tweeter, where the mid- and the high-frequency drivers are mounted in Genelec's proprietary Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW), which allows the system to reproduce flat frequency response both on and off its acoustical axis, thereby allowing for a wider sweet spot. Each one of the system's drive units has its own amplifier module - 500W for the bass driver, 250W for the mid range and 200W for the high range. Frequency response runs from 37Hz up to 20 kHz +/- 2.5dB. In real life studio conditions a pair of 1237As can produce peak levels of 122dB SPL at 2 m distance.

  • On board intelligent sensing of room anomalies
  • Compatible with all AES/EBU digital formats as well as with analog signals
  • Align all monitors on your network for consistency throughout studio operations
  • Impeccable audio quality

The superior monitor tool for recording studios, post-production houses, digital mastering facilities, radio and TV broadcasting.


1237A Smart Active Monitor (SAM) Each

  • Maximum sound pressure level: 118 db
    Frequency response: 32 Hz - 22 khz (-6 db)
    Crossover frequency: ± 2.5 db (37 Hz - 20khz)
    Driver dimension: Woofer 12 in + Midrange 5 in + Tweeter 1 in, metal dome + DCW
    Amplifier power: Woofer 500 W + Midrange 250 W
    + Tweeter 200 W
    Dimensions: H 680 x W 400 x D 380 mm
    26 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 in
    Weight: 38 kg / 84 lb
    Connectors: AES/EBU input, XLR
    AES/EBU output, XLR
    Analog input, XLR 10kohm
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