Genelec 8351s Get Off to a Flying Start in the UK with Danny Byrd!
In his fifteen years’ experience on the Drum + Bass scene, Danny has been responsible from some massive rave anthems which has gained him Radio One success and international recognition. He has previously used Genelec monitors having been the owner of a pair of much-loved 1030As and is pleased to return to the fold with a pair of the Finnish company’s flagship new model:
“I’ve been working with the 8351s for about four months now and I’m delighted with how things are going,” comments Danny. “I do my creative work in my writing studio at home which is not kitted out like a conventional studio – this can present some monitoring challenges, especially when comparing mixes that I might have done elsewhere. When setting up the 8351s, the use of AutoCal™ software proved invaluable in ironing out any room response anomalies and allowing the accurate soundstage of the Genelecs to shine through.”
The 8351s were supplied by The Studio Shop, a London-based audio recording equipment specialist. The Highgate-based outlet is run by proprietor, Niki Melville-Rogers, who has worked with Danny before and is very familiar with his equipment requirements: “As you’d expect, Danny has very discerning taste in equipment. When he was looking for a new pair of monitors for his writing room I suggested the 8351s as I knew the inbuilt SAM™ intelligence would deliver accurate and powerful sound reproduction in his untreated room. I’m pleased to see that things are working out.”
Andy Bensley of Source Distribution, the UK distributor for Genelec visited Danny to offer some calibration advice and complete the set up: “This was the first set of 8351s sold in the UK and it’s great they’ve lived up to the fanfare. Uncalibrated and properly calibrated monitors are worlds apart and I think Danny could really hear the difference after we ran the AutoCal software.”
The 8351 Acoustically Coaxial three-way Smart Active Monitor™ system was developed by Genelec in response to the need for increasing audio perfection in acoustically challenging production environments. Offering unique size and technological innovations, the monitor breaks new ground in electro-acoustic engineering, as the mechanical, acoustical and signal-processing designs are linked closely together. The result is a system that is completely unique in the professional monitoring industry.
Since the founding of Genelec in 1978, professional audio monitoring has been at the core of the business. An unrivalled commitment to research and development has resulted in a number of industry firsts and established Genelec as the industry leader in active monitors. Over 35 years later Genelec monitoring products remain true to the original philosophy, offering reliability, neutral sound reproduction regardless of size, as well as the ability to adapt to the acoustic conditions of the listening environment. Genelec customers receive paramount support in the field, from acoustical advice and calibration services to technical service and long product life span. Buying a Genelec product is a secure long term investment in outstanding and reliable audio monitoring.