Genelec, the leader in active monitoring technology for 45 years, is the recipient of a Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award at the 39th Annual TEC Awards, held on Saturday, January 27, at The 2024 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. The 8381A Adaptive Point Source Main Smart Active Monitor™ got top honors in the Studio Monitors category. Finalists from all categories were selected by industry professionals across major music, sound, and game audio associations, along with pro audio focused media groups.

Will Eggleston, Genelec Inc. Marketing Director, stated, “We are once again filled with gratitude to the pool of TEC Awards voters, who have recognized the 8381A Adaptive Point Source Main Smart Active Monitor for outstanding technical achievement. Each year, the industry gathers at The NAMM Show to recognize the year’s triumphs, and we are proud to be honored alongside the audio community’s very best.”

Presented annually by NAMM, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and multimedia. Now in its 39th year, the Awards are widely recognized as the highest honor dedicated to the pro audio and sound recording industry. It’s where the most outstanding products in the worlds of music making, live performances, video games, television and films are recognized and where creative luminaries like RZA, Les Paul, Peter Frampton, Quincy Jones, Joe Perry, Pete Townshend, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell and Carol Kaye are celebrated for their musical contributions.

Through its Hall of Fame, the TEC Awards honors the pioneers of audio technology and the music industry’s most accomplished producers and audio technicians. TECnology Hall of Fame celebrates innovations and groundbreaking technical achievements of the past.

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About the Genelec 8381A Adaptive Point Source Main Smart Active Monitor:

Genelec’s 8381A Smart Active Monitoring system features a flagship floor-standing Adaptive Point Source™ design that fuses exceptional precision and envelopment with unrivalled LF control, huge headroom and high-resolution imaging. Designed for high-end music recording, mastering and audiophile listening, the 8381A creates a free-standing full-range monitoring solution that can intelligently adapt to any acoustic environment. For audio professionals, the 8381A produces accurate full-band mixes that translate consistently to other rooms and playback systems, while audiophiles will experience every detail and nuance of a musical performance, just as the creators intended it to be heard.

Jakub Krzywak


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