Updated Genelec F Series Subwoofers Deliver ‘No- Compromise’ Performance
Launched in 2012 - and created in conjunction with leading industrial designer Harri
Koskinen – the F One and F Two active subwoofers complement Genelec’s smaller G Series
two-way active loudspeakers and offer exquisite sound quality, high maximum sound
pressure levels and outstanding reliability – all contained within a compact and aesthetically
pleasing form factor that has already earned the F Series distinguished design awards.
The improvement in connectivity is in direct response to the prevalence of digital outputs on
most streaming devices, TV sets and soundcards, providing superior sound quality and
higher reliability compared to analogue solutions. Digital interfacing is especially important for
retaining a high signal-to-noise ratio when volume control takes place upstream - for example
on a smartphone.
Alongside the pair of digital inputs, both models include stereo analogue inputs on RCA and
3.5 mm stereo jack, an analogue LFE input on RCA, and stereo analogue outputs on RCA.
Additionally, the larger and more powerful F Two model offers stereo analogue outputs on
XLR, which make it compatible with Genelec’s professional studio loudspeakers too, and a
Link connector for daisy chaining multiple subwoofers. Analogue bass management is also
provided on both models, with fixed 85 Hz crossovers on the analogue I/O, and all inputs
may be connected simultaneously - with automatic input detection then prioritising the digital
The updated F Series now offers a choice of three different remote control options: the
default is Genelec’s own RF remote control, which ships with the subwoofer, but the usermay also teach their own Infra-Red remote to control key subwoofer functions - or they may purchase an optional Genelec hard-wired volume control.
The electronic design of the F Series has undergone a significant upgrade, and now features
a universal voltage switched-mode power supply and Class D amplifier stage for increased
efficiency and higher SPL output. The range of user-adjustable DIP switches has also
expanded to allow activation and adjustment of Genelec’s ISS Intelligent Signal Sensing
circuitry - which reduces power consumption in stand-by mode – and a new HT (Home
Theatre) mode is provided which sets the gain to maximum when the analogue inputs are in
use, and disables the remote control volume:
Genelec Managing Director Siamak Naghian comments:
“For seven years now our G and F Series Home Audio models have brought professional
sound quality into the home, allowing users to experience music, movies and over-the-top
broadcasting with the same levels of audio fidelity with which they were created. With the
latest refinements to the new F Series, no-compromise music streaming has become readily
available for both current and future users of Genelec home systems, providing another
indication of our tireless dedication to providing ever higher levels of performance, flexibility
and environmental friendliness.”
Genelec will be introducing the new F Series subwoofers at the High End Munich show (May
9th – May 12th) and will be located in Atrium 4.2 E228. The new models will be shipping in
June of this year.
Since the founding of Genelec in 1978, professional audio loudspeakers have 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
loudspeakers. Forty years later Genelec loudspeaker 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 reproduction.