Genelec in Natick, Mass., is now shipping its 7040A ultra-compact subwoofer, designed to complement Genelec’s 8010, 8020 and M030 active monitors. Genelec designed the 7040A 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 Genelec’s factory in Finland. The 7040A features Genelec’s Laminar Spiral Enclosure (LSE) technology. Genelec states that this enclosure design is the result of more than 10 years of research work and manufacturing experience, and reportedly allows the 7040 to achieve a high sound pressure level and move high volumes of air without distortion.
The 7040A has external dimensions of 16.125×13.75×8.125 inches, narrow enough to fit in a 19-inch rack, and weighs 25 pounds.
Calibration of the Genelec 7040A subwoofer to the listening environment is done using DIP switches located on the subwoofer connector panel. These controls address typical monitoring placement configurations.
The 7040A is said to produce 100 dB 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 for precise bass articulation.
An optional carry bag is offered.