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Genelec 1238A SAM Studio Monitor

by Genelec
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Original price $8,995.00
Original price $8,995.00 - Original price $8,995.00
Original price $8,995.00
Current price $8,095.00
$8,095.00 - $8,095.00
Current price $8,095.00
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Get Engineering Excellence And The Power Of Smart Active Monitoring With The Genelec 1238A SAM Studio Monitor

The 1238A recalls one of the most trusted large-format monitors, but with the added appeal of Smart Active Monitoring (SAM).

The great legacy of the Genelec 1038 is brought straight to the cutting edge of monitoring technology with the 1238A. The large format, three-way system combines Genelec’s acoustic expertise with the extraordinary adaptability of Smart Active Monitoring (SAM).

Building on the success of a legend, the 1238A draws on more than 35 years of experience to produce a three-way system that’s second to none. Flush-mounting the 1238A is now easier than ever before thanks to its RAM-L integrated amplifier module, which can be rack-mounted away from the enclosure. A 15 inch woofer, 5 inch midrange driver (both with Class D amplification) and 1 inch metal dome tweeter (Class AB amplification for ultra-wide bandwidth) combine to produce a peak SPL of 121dB, with a large Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) ensuring excellent on- and off-axis imaging. Engineering excellence then meets the power of SAM. Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software allows for the fine adjustment of up to 30 individual Smart monitors and Smart subwoofers, while AutoCal compensates for detrimental room influences to perfectly calibrate your set-up for your listening environment.

A new reference point for large format, three way monitors, the 1238A represents the optimum balance between experience and innovation.



  • Smart Active Monitor (SAM) Systems
  • Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) Technology
  • Optimized Amplifiers
  • Active Crossovers
  • Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) Technology
  • Protection Circuitry


  • SPL: 121 dB
  • Frequency response: 30 Hz - 22 kHz (-6 dB)
  • Accuracy of frequency response: +/- 2.5 dB (35 Hz - 20 kHz)
  • Driver dimension: Woofer 15 inch + Midrange 5 inch + Tweeter 1 inch, metal dome + DCW
  • Amplifier power: Woofer 500 W + Midrange 250 W + Tweeter 200 W
  • Dimensions: H 810 x W 480 x D 420 mm, 32 x 19 x 16 1/2 inch
  • Weight: Enclosure: 57 kg / 126 lb + RAM-L: 6 kg / 13 lb
  • Connections: 1 x XLR analog input, 1 x input / 1 x output XLR digital AES/EBU, 2 x RJ45 control network
  • Requires GLM V2.0 User Kit - Sold Separately

Manufacturer: Genelec
Model: 1238APM
SKU: I385725-N-0-WHXB
UPC: 6438128100106


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