The Genelec 7040 Active Studio Subwoofer is an ultra compact subwoofer that's been designed to be used with the 8010, 8020 and M030 active monitors. It packs cutting-edge technology and very high performance in an extremely compact package. With its compact dimensions and performance characteristics, the 7040 is ideal for use in music creation and sound design applications.
The 7040 uses a 6 1/2" woofer that produces 100dB of sound pressure level. At the lowest frequencies this SPL is radiated from the bass reflex port, implying large volumes of air movement through it. This presents a problem. With most subwoofers, this large amount of moving air creates distortion, meaning an inaccurate sound production. The solution to this is Genelec's patented Laminar Spiral Enclosure.
This enclosure is made from a spiral-shaped strip of steel, providing maximal mechanical stability for the large pressures generated inside the subwoofer. The spiral forms the bass reflex port as well, enabling linear air flow also at the highest SPL outputs. This flow-optimized construction provides extended low frequency capacity and low distortion resulting in precise bass articulation.
The 7040 has been optimised for use in small rooms, and its compact dimensions reflect that. At just 410 x 350 x 205mm the 7040's foot print is smaller than that of a small practice guitar amplifier. Even though it has these tiny dimensions, the 7040 retains an outstanding low frequency performance down to 30 Hz (–6 dB). Furthermore, this active subwoofer weighs a tiny 11.3kg, making it super easy to move from studio to studio.
The two balanced XLR inputs and bass managed outputs, via an 85 Hz crossover, enable seamless extension with the main monitors. Calibration of the Genelec 7040 subwoofer to the listening environment is done using DIP switches located on the subwoofer connector panel. A universal mains input voltage makes it easy to connect internationally.
The main features of the Genelec 7040 Active Studio Subwoofer include:
- Active Studio Subwoofer
- Designed For Use With Genelec 8010, 8020 And M030 Monitors
- 50 Watt Class D amplifier
- 6 1/2" woofer
- ± 3 dB (33 Hz - 85 Hz)
- Crossover at 85Hz
- Ultra-Compact Design
- Laminar Spiral Enclosure extends low frequency output with precise bass articulation and very low distortion
- 2 x XLR analogue inputs
- 2 x XLR analogue outputs
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 410 x 350 x 205mm
- Weight: 11.3kg