The 8020b Genelec bi-amplified monitoring system is a handy set of monitors that really pump out the sound. They’re specifically designed for environments that, for whatever reason, don’t have good acoustics and make listening difficult. These are the perfect monitors for someone dealing with a really small space or a space that just doesn’t really let you get a good feel for your sound. However, don’t pass on these monitors just because you have a good space. The 8020b system incorporates a two-way active monitoring system that minimizes all types of distortion and adjusts to the size of the space, giving you great sound in a large, small, or medium area.
In addition to the active monitoring technology, the 8020b also uses Directivity Control Waveguide, a system that creates a smooth on and off axis response. You’ll get amazing bass articulation out of these monitors thanks to this system. The Iso-Pod Isolation Positioner/Decoupler is standard on the 8020b and lets you point the monitors exactly where you want them without worrying about any odd sounds. Mounting them on the wall or on a mic stand are also opitons.
The 8020b has a number of different drivers and ports. You’ll find a four inch bass driver and a ¾ inch tweeter. The field frequency response goes from 66 Hz to 20 kHz. It has a max peak SPL output of 105 decibels. The whole thing is wrapped up in a die-cast aluminum Minimum Diffraction Enclosure that has fairly large internal volumes, nicely curved edges, and is very sturdy.
All in all, the 8020b is a great monitor that seems to have just about everything. It provides great natural sounding sounds that have very low distortion. The Genelec 8020b retails for $499 each.
For more info be sure to check out the Genelec website: http://www.genelec.com/products/2-way-monitors/8020b/