Successor to the well established 8050 studio monitor this coaxial three-way design mainly uses new generation, low noise Class D amplification while this eco conscious design runs at high efficiency.
At first sight it looks like a tweeter on a low diffraction enclosure, but there are two bass drivers and a mid unit these coordinated to deliver an effective point source.
The 8351 is designed to deliver 110 dB at 1 meter through a combination of efficient Genelec-designed Class D amplifiers for the woofers (150 W) and midrange (120 W) drivers, while a discrete-components (90 W) Genelec-designed Class A/B amplifier applies power to the tweeter. The 8351 has a specified system frequency response of 32 Hz to 40 kHz (-6 dB), ± 1.5 dB (38 Hz to 21 kHz) with claimed very low distortion.
Will we see similar technologies applied to home audio speakers?