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Genelec Debuts 7040A Ultra-Compact Subwoofer

At the NAB 2015 show in Las Vegas, Genelec (Booth #C3258) is launching the 7040A ultra-compact subwoofer, the latest addition to Genelec’s line of active monitors. Designed to complement Genelec’s 8010, 8020 and M030 active monitors, the 7040A promises accurate sound reproduction and precise monitoring of low-frequency content. The 7040A is intended for use in music creation and sound design applications, as well as audio and video production work in small rooms and improvised monitoring environments.  

All electronics, amplifier circuitry, drivers and enclosure have been designed and assembled, tested and calibrated individually in the Genelec factory in Finland. The 7040A features Genelec’s Laminar Spiral Enclosure (LSE) technology. This enclosure design is the result of more than 10 years of research work and manufacturing experience and allows the 7040 to achieve a high sound pressure level and move high volumes of air without distortion. 

The 7040 subwoofer enclosure’s dimensions are 16.125×13.75×8.125 inches. It is also narrow enough to fit inside a 19-inch rack and weighs 25 pounds. 

DIP switches located on the 7040A subwoofer connector panel allow for calibrating the subwoofer to the listening environment. These controls address typical monitoring placement configurations. 

The 7040A is said to produce 100 dB of sound pressure level (SPL) using a 6.5-inch woofer and Class-D amplifier designed by Genelec. At the lowest frequencies this SPL is radiated from the bass reflex port by channelling large volumes of air movement through it. The LSE 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 airflow also at the highest SPL outputs. This flow-optimized construction promises extended low frequency capacity and low distortion resulting in precise bass articulation. 

An optional carry bag is available.

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