Super-flat Nearfield Monitor!Boasting performance comparable to much larger systems, but in a small package, the bi-amplified Genelec 8040A is ideal for use in many situations where a wide frequency response is needed but space is limited. Use the 8040A for nearfield monitoring, in project/home studios, workstations, broadcast and TV control rooms and mobile production vehicles.
Genelec 8040A Bi-Amplified Monitor at a Glance:
- Special MDE enclosure minimizes diffraction for focused near-field use
- Cutting-edge waveguide and bass reflex port design for optimum sound distribution
- One-of-a-kind Iso-Pod mounting system
- High audio out with low distortion
Minimum Diffraction Enclosure™ for superb imaging
The 8040A features Genelec's MDE (Minimum Diffraction Enclosure) enclosure with rounded edges and a gently curved front and sides. This allows the 8040A to achieve a totally smooth frequency response and superb imaging qualities with minimized cabinet edge diffraction.
Genelec's Directivity Control Waveguide™ enhances directivity
Like all Genelec 8000 Series monitors, the 8040A also features the cutting-edge Genelec Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW). The revolutionary DCW has been further enhanced to provide extremely accurate control of the 8040A's directivity. Genelec designed this specially-shaped and totally smooth surface and integrated it with the enclosure. Its area has been maximized to achieve an astoundingly flat on and off-axis frequency response. As a result, the 8040A has an astoundingly wide, flat frequency response both on and off axis. This also provides the 8040A superb imaging qualities and less listening fatigue.
High performance reflex port design
To increase the 8040A woofer's low frequency extension and SPL capacity, Genelec designed an ingenious flow optimized reflex port. The long, curved tube maximizes airflow so the 8040A can reproduce deep bass without compression. The tube terminates with a wide flare, minimizing port noises and providing excellent bass articulation. An optimized die-cast aluminium structure with extremely durable semi-matt finish and acoustically optimized metal grilles add to the 8040A's acoustic excellence.
High audio output with low distortion
Genelec's low distortion drivers - 6.5" bass speakers and 3/4" metal dome tweeters - are powered by the 8040A's dedicated 90-watt bass and treble amps after sophisticated filtering. Magnetic shielding, overload protection circuitry and versatile room response controls are standard.
Versatile mounting options plus special Iso-Pod™ stand
The versatile mounting features on the 8040A include integrated rear support points for wall and floor stands plus a further M10 thread for mounting on the cabinet base. In addition, every Genelec 8040A monitor comes with an Iso-Pod (Isolation Positioner/Decoupler) as standard. The Iso-Pod is a clever mounting stand, which allows the 8040A to hit the stage in either the vertical or horizontal position. The IsoPod also enables the acoustic axis of the monitor to be aimed at the listener, while acoustically and mechanically decoupling the monitor from the surface it is resting on.
Genelec 8040A Bi-Amplified Monitor Features:
- Small, versatile nearfield monitor for project studios, workstations and surround components
- Special low distortion 6.5" woofer and 3/4" metal dome tweeter
- Separate 90-watt bass and treble amps
- 115 dB SPL @ 1m (short term RMS; peak per pair with music material)
- Free field frequency response 48 Hz - 20 kHz (± 2 dB)
- 13 13/16" high x 9 3/8" wide x 8 13/16" deep (height with Iso-Pod™ 14 3/8")