Award winners will be announced Saturday, April 13, 2023, at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.

Genelec, the leader in active monitoring technology for over four decades, is proud to announce that it has been nominated for two Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards. Genelec’s GLM 4.2 GRADE™ (Genelec Room Acoustic Data Evaluation) has been nominated for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Production Essentials category, and the 6040R Smart Active Loudspeaker has been nominated for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Studio Monitors category. The 38th annual TEC Awards will be held Saturday, April 13, 2023, at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. For invited members, voting in each category will begin on December 21 and end on March 1, 2023. Finalists from the 22 categories will be selected by industry professionals across major music, sound, and game audio associations, along with pro audio-focused media groups.

“It is a tremendous honor that our GLM 4.2 GRADE technology and our 6040R loudspeakers have been nominated by industry professionals for outstanding technical achievement. It is great to be recognized by our peers for the Genelec organization’s hard work, dedication and innovation, resulting in these tools being brought to the marketplace.”

Will Eggleston, Genelec Inc. Marketing Director

Presented annually by NAMM during The NAMM Show, The NAMM TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media in Technical and Creative Achievement Categories. The Les Paul Award is given at the event in tribute to musical artists and others whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology. Through its Hall of Fame, The TEC Awards also honors the pioneers of audio technology and the music industry’s most accomplished producers and audio technicians. The NAMM Foundation’s TECnology Hall of Fame celebrates innovations and groundbreaking technical achievements of the past. For more information, visit

About Genelec GLM GRADE™:

GRADE™ (Genelec Room Acoustic Data Evaluation) is a powerful new reporting tool in GLM that creates a full analysis of room and monitoring system performance, revealing the information needed to effectively fine-tune acoustic treatment, adjust monitor and listener positioning, and optimize bass management.

About the Genelec 6040R Smart Active Loudspeaker:

Genelec’s two-way 6040R Smart Active Loudspeaker was introduced as the first model in its Signature Series. 20 years after the launch of the original 6040A, the newly re-imagined 6040R now features professional-grade LF drivers, proprietary Class D power amplifiers, and tight integration with our GLM calibration software. This allows the 6040R to deliver clean performance, a consistently smooth frequency response, precise imaging and low distortion – even in challenging acoustic environments. Created in conjunction with celebrated Finnish industrial designer Harri Koskinen, the floor-standing 6040R fuses the very best of Finnish technology and design, bringing exceptional performance and beautiful aesthetics to all lovers of high-quality audio.

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