Manufacturer Genelec


Genelec is a Finnish company that produces high-quality audio systems, founded in 1978 by Ilpo Martikainen. The company is known for its studio monitors, which are popular among professional recording studios and sound engineers worldwide.

In the 1970s, Martikainen began designing his own sound systems in his home workshop in Iisalmi, Finland. He was an engineer by education and worked for a company that produced television cameras, but due to his passion for audio, he wanted to design his own speakers.

In 1978, after years of experimentation and development, Martikainen founded Genelec to produce professional studio monitors. The company's first products were two two-way systems - the 1030 and 1031 models, which quickly found applications in recording studios, as well as in the radio and television industry.

In the 1980s, Genelec began expanding its product range and introducing new technologies in its monitors. In the 1990s, the company started focusing on producing multimedia systems and home theater systems.

Today, Genelec is a global leader in the production of studio monitors and other audio systems for professional and home use. The company has offices and representatives worldwide and sells its products in more than 70 countries. Genelec continues to innovate and develop new technologies to provide the highest quality sound for its customers.