Prolight + Sound: Genelec launches 7040A subwoofer

Genelec has chosen both the NAB Show and Prolight + Sound to showcase its new 7040A ultra-compact subwoofer. 

Designed to complement the 8010, 8020 and M030 active monitors, the 7040A promises accurate sound reproduction and monitoring of low frequency content. With a compact form factor, the 7040A is built for use in music creation and sound design applications, as well as audio and video production work in small rooms and improvised monitoring environments.

The 7040A features Genelec’s Laminar Spiral Enclosure (LSE) technology, made from a spiral-shaped strip of steel to provide mechanical stability for the large pressures generated inside the subwoofer. The spiral forms the bass reflex port as well, enabling linear airflow at high SPL outputs. This construction provides extended low frequency capacity and low distortion to provide accurate bass articulation.

The 7040A produces 100dB SPL using a 6½in woofer and a Genelec-designed Class D amplifier. At the lowest frequencies this SPL is radiated from the bass reflex port by channelling large volumes of air movement through it. 

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. 

With external dimensions of 410mm x 350mm x 205mm, the 7040A has a footprint that is smaller than that of a small practice guitar amplifier and is narrow enough to fit in a 19in rack, weighing 11.3kg (25lb). An optional carry bag allows professionals to work on the move, with portable recording devices and in non- purpose-built monitoring environments with an accurate and flexible monitoring tool.

“In recent years, we have observed an explosion in small-scale, audio and video production work,” commented Lars-Olof Janflod, marketing and PR director at Genelec. “These smaller productions, while often more limited in scope than larger works, still demand the highest levels of equipment performance and we have addressed this need with our 8010, 8020 and M030 active monitors. The 7040A joins this family and I’m very much looking forward to the NAB Show and Prolight + Sound 2015 where visitors to our stand will be able to see that it is possible to create a professional, reliable, low frequency reproduction subwoofer, in a transportable package.”