Styled in what the manufacturer has dubbed a “Producer Finish”, and utilizing Class-D amplification, the Genelec 8020D Active Two-Way 4″ Studio Monitor provides accurate reproduction of the source material in a compact form factor. Its MDE die-cast aluminum rounded shape minimizes frequency and reflection distortions caused by edge diffraction. The 19mm metal dome tweeter is surrounded by Genelec’s Directivity Controlled Waveguide, which helps to create an even response when listening both on and off axis.
The 8020D is built with Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) technology, which automatically activates the speaker when an audio signal is detected and puts it in standby mode when no signal is present, reducing its energy consumption to less than 0.5W. The 8020D features a 50W high-frequency amplifier for its ¾” tweeter, and a 50W low-frequency amplifier for its 4″ woofer. The bass response is expanded by a rear-facing reflex port, and a separately available Genelec subwoofer can be used to monitor a wider array of frequencies.