Powered monitor maker Genelec has announced the 7040A, what it calls an “ultra-compact” subwoofer. The 7040A is designed for music creation, sound design applications and audio and video production work, according to the company.
The 7040A features Genelec’s Laminar Spiral Enclosure technology, which allows the 7040 to achieve a high sound pressure level and move high volumes of air without distortion, Genelec said. It is also designed to complement Genelec’s 8010, 8020 and M030 active monitors.
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.
Using a 6.5-inch woofer and a Genelec-designed Class D amplifier, the 7040A produces 100 dB. External dimensions of the 7040 are 16.125 x 13.75 x 8.125 inches. It weighs 25 pounds. and is able to fit into a 19-inch rack.
“A trend in recent years is toward smaller-scale facilities and work that is often more focused in scope,” said Will Eggleston, Genelec USA marketing manager. “The 7040… is the perfect complement to [8010, 8020 and M030] and together provide a comprehensive, small-footprint solution to serve this growing market sector.”