IISALMI, FINLAND—Since its inception in 1978, Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into the design and manufacturing of active monitoring loudspeakers for true and accurate sound reproduction. Based on the shore of Lake Porovesi in Iisalmi,
The headquarters of Gelenc are on the shore of Lake Porovesi in Iisalmi, Finland. Finland, Genelec was founded by Ilpo Martikainen, president, Topi Partanen, vice president and technical director, and Ritva Leinonen, financial director. Genelec was launched when the original three founders were awarded the contract to design and manufacture monitoring loudspeakers for a new broadcast complex being built by the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation in Helsinki. As a result, Genelec established an early reputation mainly with broadcasters in Scandinavia and Europe, which still remains an important customer base.
The headquarters of Gelenc are on the shore of Lake Porovesi in Iisalmi, Finland.
In the mid-1980s, Genelec saw the opportunity to expand its market segment to include the music industry and recording studios, which ultimately resulted in the introduction of the Model 1035A. The creation and development of the original 1035A monitor was the foundation for Genelec’s 103x range of Active DCW-equipped monitors.