Genelec (booth C3258) is launching the new 7040A, a compact subwoofer designed to complement the company’s 8010, 8020 and M030 active monitors.
The 7040A is the latest addition to Genelec’s line of active monitors, and like the rest of the product line, all electronics, amplifier circuitry, drivers and enclosure have been designed and assembled, tested and calibrated individually in the Genelec factory in Finland.
The 7040A incorporates the company’s Laminar Spiral Enclosure (LSE) technology, with the enclosure design the result of more than 10 years of research work and manufacturing experience that helps allow the 7040 to achieve a high sound pressure level and move high volumes of air without distortion.
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 produces 100 dB of sound pressure level (SPL) using a 6 ½-inch 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. The LSE enclosure is made from a spiral-shaped strip of steel, providing mechanical stability for the large pressures generated inside the subwoofer. The spiral forms the bass reflex port as well, enabling linear airflow. This flow-optimized construction provides extended low-frequency capacity and low distortion.