What types of damping materials are used inside Genelec monitor and subwoofer products? Are the materials safe to use?

Genelec products use various damping materials such as glass fiber wool, linen fiber wool and polyester fiber based material (PES). The table below provides detailed listing of our models and the type of damping material used.

During operation, the air moving in and out of the monitor loudspeaker or subwoofer bass reflex openings does not emit significant amounts of fiber particle dust.

The PES wool as material does not emit dust. The linen wool and glass fiber wool can emit a minimum amounts of dust during very high sound level operation. This fiber dust is not hazardous to health.

Studio Monitors

SAM Studio Monitors Damping material type:
8320A PES
8330A PES
8130A PES
8240A PES
8250A PES
8351A / 8351B PES
8361A PES
8260A Linen wool
1238CF Linen wool
1237A Linen wool
1238A Glass wool
1234A Glass wool
8381A Linen wool
SAM Studio Subwoofers / Woofer systems
7350A Linen wool
7260A Linen wool
SE7261A Linen wool
7270A Linen wool
7271A Linen wool
W371A Linen wool
8000 Series Studio Monitors  
8010A PES
8020C PES
8030B PES
8040B PES
8050B PES
1000 Series Studio Monitors  
1032B Linen wool
1037C Linen wool
1038CF Linen wool
1038B Glass wool
1038BC Glass wool
1034B Glass wool
1034BC Glass wool
1039A Glass wool
1035B Glass wool
1036A Glass wool
M Series Studio Monitors  
M030 PES
M040 PES
7000 Series Studio Subwoofers    
7040A Linen wool
7050B None
7060B Linen wool
7070A Linen wool
7071A Linen wool
7073A Glass wool

Home Speakers

G Series Active Speakers Damping material type:
G Three PES
G Four PES
G Five PES
F Series Active Subwoofers  
F One None
Home Theater Speaker Series  
HT210B Linen wool
HT312B Glass wool
HT315B Glass wool
HT320BC Glass wool
HT324A Glass wool
HT324AC Glass wool
HT330A Glass wool
Home Theater Subwoofer Series    
HTS3B None
HTS4B None
HTS6 Glass wool

Installation Speakers

4000 Series Installation Speakers   Damping material type:
4010A PES
4020B PES
4030B PES
4040A PES
Architectural Speaker Series  
AIW26 Linen wool
AOW312 Glass wool
5041A Linen wool



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