8010A
Operating Manual
8010A
Operating Manual
General description
The bi-amplified Genelec 8010A is an extremely
compact two-way active monitoring loudspeaker
designed for professional applications. It contains
drivers, power amplifiers, active crossover filters
and protection circuitry. The MDE™ (Minimum Diffraction Enclosure™) enclosure is made of die-cast
aluminium and shaped to reduce edge diffraction.
Combined with the advanced Directivity Control
WaveguideTM (DCWTM), this design provides excellent frequency balance in difficult acoustic environments. If necessary, the bass response of 8010A
can be extended with a Genelec subwoofer.
Packing contents
Each 8010A is supplied with a mains cable and
this operating manual.
Mounting considerations
Align the monitors correctly
Always place monitors so that their acoustic axes
converge at ear height at the listening position (see
Figures 1 and 2). Vertical orientation of monitors is
preferred, as it minimises acoustical cancellation
problems around the crossover frequency.
Maintain symmetry
Check that the monitors are placed symmetrically
and at equal distance from the listening position.
If possible, place the monitors so that the listening
position is on the centerline of the room and the
monitors are at an equal distance from the room
centerline.
Active Monitoring System
Minimise reflections
Acoustic reflections from objects close to the monitors, like desks, cabinets, computer monitors etc.
can cause unwanted colouration and blurring of the
sound image. These reflections can be minimised
by placing the monitor away from such surfaces.
Minimum clearances
If the monitor is installed in a restricted space such
as a cabinet or integrated into a wall structure, sufficient cooling for the amplifier and functioning of the
reflex port must be ensured.
A minimum clearance of 2.5 centimeters (1 in)
behind, above and on sides of the monitor must be
found. The space adjacent to the amplifier must either be ventilated or sufficiently large to dissipate
heat so that the ambient temperature does not rise
above 35 degrees Celsius (95°F)
Connections
Connect the mains cables only after you have completed connecting audio signal cabling.
The 8010A has a balanced XLR 7 kOhm audio input connector. It can also be connected to
an unbalanced RCA line level audio source with
a suitable adapter cable your Genelec dealer can
provide. As the 8010A contains amplifiers, no
power amplifier is needed. Never connect 8010A
to the loudspeaker outputs of a power amplifier,
integrated amplifier, or receiver.
When all audio connections are completed, connect the monitors to mains with the supplied mains
cables. They will switch on automatically.
English 1
Figure 2. Correct alignment of the monitors in a
5-channel system.
Figure 1. Location of the acoustic axis
ISS DISABLE,
SENSITIVITY -10 dB,
BASS TILT
AND DESKTOP
CONTROLS
WARNING
MAINS
SWITCH
AVERTISSEMENT
RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE. NE PAS OUVRIR. NE PAS
EXPOSER À L'EAU OU L'HUMIDITÉ. AUCUN COMPOSANT À
L'INTÉRIEUR REMPLAÇABLE PAR L'UTILISATEUR. ADRESSER
TOUTE RÉPARATION À UN PERSONNEL QUALIFIÉ.
ON
ISS DISABLE
SENSITIVITY -10 dB
DESKTOP CONTROL
BASS TILT -2 dB
BASS TILT -4 dB
MAINS INPUT
50 / 60 Hz 30 W
100 - 240 V~
8010A BI-AMPLIFIED
MONITORING SYSTEM
MADE IN FINLAND www.genelec.com
XLR SIGNAL
INPUT CONNECTOR
2 IN 1
3
+
-
GND
292-8010T
292-8010S
MAINS
CONNECTOR
292-6010W
ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD. DO NOT OPEN. DO NOT SUBJECT
TO WATER OR MOISTURE. NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
Figure 3. Control and connector layout on the rear panel of a 8010A.
2 English
Monitor Mounting Environment
Desktop
Bass Tilt
Flat anechoic response
OFF
OFF
Free standing in a damped room
OFF
OFF
Free standing in a reverberant room
OFF
-2 dB
Near to a wall
Near field on a reflective surface
In a corner or a cabinet
OFF
-4 dB
ON (-4 dB @ 200 Hz)
-2 dB
OFF
-6 dB
Table 1: Suggested tone control settings for various acoustical environments
ISSTM Autostart function
Tone controls
The signal sensing Autostart function of the 8010A
powers it up when playback begins. Automatic
powering down to standby mode happens after the
playback has ended. The power consumption in
standby mode is less than 0.5 watts. The monitor
will automatically and rapidly start up once an input
signal is detected.
There is a slight delay in the automatic powering up. If this is undesirable, the ISSTM function
can be disabled by setting the “ISS DISABLE”
switch on the back panel to “ON” position. In this
mode, the monitor is powered on and off using the
power switch on the back panel.
The frequency response of the Genelec 8010A
can be adjusted to match the acoustic environment by setting the tone control switches on the
rear panel. The controls are “Bass Tilt” and “Desktop”. Table 1 shows some examples of typical
settings in various situations. Figure 4 shows the
effect of the controls on the anechoic response.
Start adjustment by setting all switches to “OFF”
position. Measure or listen systematically through the
different combinations of settings to find the best frequency balance.
Sensitivity adjustment
The input sensitivity (playback level) of the 8010A
has two alternative settings, normal and -10 dB.
The normal setting is factory default and the lower, -10 dB setting can be selected by turning the
“SENSITIVITY -10 dB” switch on the back panel to
“ON”. The output levels are 100 dB @ -6dBu and
90 dB @ -6 dBu respectively. Choose the setting
that gives the desired playback level and good
resolution of the volume control.
Bass Tilt
The Bass Tilt control offers three attenuation levels
for the bass response of the monitor, usually necessary when the monitors are placed near a wall or
other room boundaries. The attenuation levels are -2
dB (switch 1 “ON”), -4 dB (switch 2 “ON”) and -6 dB
(both switches “ON”).
Desktop Control
The “Desktop” low frequency control (switch
3) attenuates the bass frequencies by 4 dB at
200 Hz. This feature is designed to compensate for
the boost often occurring when the monitor is placed
on a table or similar horizontal surface.
English 3
Mounting options
Guarantee
The 8010A offers several mounting options: IsoPod™ (Isolation Positioner/Decoupler™) vibration
insulating table stand allows tilting the monitor
towards the listener. On the rear, there are three
pairs of threaded holes compatible with Omnimount®, VESA, and Sanus brackets. For a full list of
available options, please consult Genelec’s accessories catalogue at www.genelec.com or contact
your Genelec dealer.
This product is guaranteed for a period of two years
against faults in materials or workmanship. Refer to
supplier for full sales and guarantee terms.
Maintenance
No user serviceable parts are to be found inside the
unit. Any maintenance or repair of the 8010A should
only be done by qualified service personnel.
Safety considerations
Although the 8010A has been designed in accordance with international safety standards, the following warnings should be observed to ensure safe operation and to maintain the monitor in safe operating
conditions:
• Servicing and adjustment must only be
performed by qualified service personnel. The
monitor must not be opened.
• Do not expose the monitor to water or
moisture. Do not place any objects filled with
liquid, such as vases, on the monitor or
near it.
• This monitor is capable of producing sound
pressure levels in excess of 85 dB, which may
cause permanent hearing damage.
• Free flow of air behind the monitor is
necessary to maintain sufficient cooling. Do not
obstruct airflow around the monitor.
• T h e a m p l i f i e r i s n o t c o m p l e t e l y
disconnected from the AC mains service unless
the mains power cord is removed from the
amplifier or the mains outlet.
4 English
Compliance to FCC rules
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference, and this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
•
•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
Modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment under FCC rules.
85
d
B 80
r
Genelec Oy 8010
(dBr) vs freq (Hz) 10 Jan 13
A 75
70
Figure 4. The curves
show the effect of the
“Bass Tilt” and “Desktop” controls on the free
field response of the
8010A
BASS TILT
80 65
75
DESKTOP
70
65
40
85
70 100
200
500
1k
Genelec Oy 8010
2k
5k
20k Hz
10k
(dBr) vs freq (Hz) 10 Jan 13
d
B 80
r
0°
A 75
15°
30°
70
45°
65
40
60°
70 100
200
500
1k
2k
5k
10k
Figure 5. The upper
cur ve group shows
the horizontal directivity characteristics of the
8010A measured at 1 m.
The lower curve shows
the system's power response.
20k Hz
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system specifications
Lower cut-off frequency, –6 dB:
< 67 Hz
Upper cut-off frequency, –6 dB:
> 25 kHz
Free field frequency response (± 2.5 dB):
74 Hz–20 kHz
Max. short term sine wave acoustic output on axis in half space, averaged from
100 Hz to 3 kHz
at 1 m distance
at 0.5 distance
> 96 dB SPL
> 102 dB SPL
Maximum long term RMS acoustic output
in same conditions with IEC weighted
noise (limited by driver unit protection
circuit) @ 1 m:
> 91 dB SPL
Maximum peak acoustic output per pair
on top of console, @ 1 m distance with
music material:
> 105 dB
Self generated noise level in free field @
1 m on axis (A-weighted):
< 5 dB
Harmonic distortion at 80 dB SPL @
1 m on axis
Freq: 70…400 Hz
>400 Hz
Drivers:
Bass
Treble
crossover Section
pin 1 gnd,
pin 2 +
pin 3 -
Input level for 100 dB SPL output at 1 m:
-6 dBu
(Sensitivity
-10 dB off)
Level control range relative to max output:
-10 dB
(Sensitivity
-10 dB on)
Desktop control operating range:
0 to –4 dB
@ 200 Hz
Crossover frequency, Bass/Treble:
3.0 kHz
Bass Tilt control operating range in –2 dB
steps:
0 to –6 dB
@ 100 Hz
The ‘CAL’ position is with all tone controls and Sensitivity -10
dB function set to ‘off’
.
<3%
< 0.5 %
AMPLIFIER Section
76 mm (3 in)
cone
19 mm (3/4 in)
metal dome
Weight:
1.5 kg (3.3 lb)
Dimensions:
Height including Iso-Pod™ table stand
Height without Iso-Pod™ table stand
Width
Depth
195 mm (711/16 in)
181 mm (71/8 in)
121 mm (43/4 in)
116 mm (49/16 in)
Bass amplifier power with an 8 Ohm load:
25 W
Treble amplifier power with an 8 Ohm load:
25 W
Long term output power is limited by overload
protection circuitry
Amplifier system distortion at nominal output
THD+N:
.
6 English
Input connector: XLR female 7 kOhm:
< 0.08 %
Mains voltage:
100 - 240
V AC
Voltage operating range:
±10 %
Power consumption
Standby
Idle
Full output
<0.5 W
5W
30 W
International enquiries
Genelec, Olvitie 5
FI 74100, Iisalmi, Finland
Phone +358 17 83881
Fax +358 17 812 267
Email genelec@genelec.com
In Sweden
Genelec Sverige
Ellipsvägen 10B
P.O. Box 5521,
S-141 05 Huddinge
Phone +46 8 449 5220
Fax +46 8 708 7071
Email info@genelec.com
In the USA
Genelec, Inc., 7 Tech Circle
Natick, MA 01760, USA
Phone +1 508 652 0900
Fax +1 508 652 0909
Email genelec.usa@genelec.com
In China
Beijing Genelec Audio Co. Ltd
Jianwai SOHO, Building 12,
Room 2605
D-1504, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100022, China
Phone +86 10 8580 2180
Fax +86 10 8580 2181
Email genelec.china@genelec.com
www.genelec.com
Genelec Document D0117R001 Copyright Genelec Oy 1.2014. All data subject to change without prior notice.
Data Sheet
8020C
8020C
Active Monitoring System
System
made via a balanced female XLR connector.
cuit that monitors the output levels and pre-
The Genelec 8020C is a very compact bi-
The volume control is located on the front
vents any damage to the drivers. This makes
amplified active monitor system with perfor-
panel. This allows easy level matching with
the system immune to overloads and spuri-
mance comparable to much larger systems.
other audio equipment.
ous signals.
The 8020C excels in applications where space
The integrated design allows the amplifiers
is at a premium, taking full advantage of the
and the drivers to be calibrated as a single
Drivers
unconventional design and advanced technol-
unit, eliminating the effects of component tol-
A 19 mm (3/4") metal dome tweeter is loaded
ogies of Genelec’s 8000 Series loudspeaker
erances and ensuring consistent quality.
by an advanced DCW™ waveguide. The
range. The all-aluminium Minimum Diffrac-
DCW™ is integrated into the one piece front
tion Enclosure™ (MDE™) and advanced
Crossover filters
Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW™)
The amplifier unit contains an active cross-
The 105 mm (4") bass cone driver is
technologies are carefully matched with com-
over, a feature more commonly used in large
mounted in a newly designed bass reflex
plementing advanced amplifier and electronics
and expensive control room monitors. This is
enclosure. The long, flow optimized reflex
circuitry and the latest drivers. Bass response
the ideal method for dividing the input signal
tube has a large cross sectional area and
reaches down to 65 Hz (-3 dB) with low dis-
between the driver units. The active crossover
terminates with a wide flare at the back of
tortion due to a uniquely new rear reflex port
allows the overall response of the system to
the enclosure.
design. The system's excellent directivity char-
be optimized to an extent impossible with a
acteristics and accurate imaging together with
passive system.
baffle.
Protective grilles are positioned in front of
both drivers. Magnetic shielding is standard
its compact size and flexible mounting options
To maintain uniform frequency balance
on the 8020C. Shielding is vital for applica-
make the 8020C the perfect monitoring tool for
in differing acoustic environments, special
tions such as video post production, where
a wide range of applications.
calibrated controls are included in the active
stray magnetic fields must be minimized.
The 8020C has been specially designed
crossover network. These controls include
to have a sufficient LF extension for a variety
“treble tilt”, “bass tilt” and “bass roll-off”
ISSTM autostart function
of situations. However if greater SPL's and
switches.
When the power switch on the back panel of
a lower cutoff frequency are required, it can
the loudspeaker is set to “ON”, the Intelligent
be complemented with Genelec 7050B sub-
Amplifiers
woofer, which has a lower cutoff point of 25 Hz.
The bass and treble amplifiers produce
of the 8020C is active. Automatic power-
20 W of output power each, with very low
ing down to standby mode happens after a
THD and IM distortion values. The amplifiers
certain time when playback has ended. The
The 8020C is very easy to set up and use,
are designed to ensure the highest subjec-
power consumption in standby mode is typi-
the only connections required are the mains
tive sound quality currently possible. The
cally less than 0.5 watts. The playback will
supply and the line level input. The input is
amplifier unit also contains a protection cir-
automatically resume once an input signal is
Integrated construction
Signal SensingTM (ISSTM) autostart function
REFLEX PORT
THREADS FOR
CEILING AND
WALL MOUNTS
AVERTISSEMENT: RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE. NE PAS
OUVRIR. NE PAS EXPOSER À L'EAU OU L'HUMIDITÉ. AUCUN
COMPOSANT À L'INTÉRIEUR REMPLAÇABLE PAR
L'UTILISATEUR. ADRESSER TOUTE RÉPARATION À UN
PERSONNEL QUALIFIÉ. CET APPAREIL DOIT ÊTRE
RACCORDÉ À LA TERRE.
292-8030W
WARNING: ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD. DO NOT OPEN. DO
NOT SUBJECT TO WATER OR MOISTURE. NO USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
USE EARTHED MAINS CONNECTION ONLY.
LAITE ON LIITETTÄVÄ SUOJAMAADOITUSKOSKETTIMILLA VARUSTETTUUN PISTORASIAAN. APPARATET MÅ TILKOPLES JORDET
STIKKONTAKT. APPARATEN SKALL ANSLUTAS TILL JORDAT UTTAG.
TONE CONTROLS
ON
OFF
BASS AND TREBLE TILT
ALL OFF
4
5
4+5
65
2k
2
dB
0
BASS ROLL-OFF
ALL OFF
-6
5k
20k
3
65 85
500 Hz
ON
MAINS INPUT
50 / 60 Hz 50 W 230 V~
8020C BI-AMPLIFIED
MONITORING SYSTEM
MAGNETICALLY SHIELDED
MADE IN FINLAND
ISS DISABLE
TREBLE TILT -2dB
BASS ROLL-OFF
BASS TILT -2 dB
BASS TILT -4 dB
BASS TILT -6 dB
OFF
2 IN 1
3
+
-
GND
www.genelec.com
SERIAL NUMBER
CONNECTOR PANEL
AND POWER SWITCH
(HORIZONTAL)
292-8020CT-6
dB
0
-2
-4
-6
Iso-Pod™ TABLE
STAND
Figure 1: The location of the acoustic axis of the 8020C.
detected from the source.
Figure 2: Back panel layout of the 8020C.
terms of both frequency response and
There is a slight delay in the automatic
directivity. This results in a smoother overall
powering up. If this is undesirable, the ISSTM
frequency response on and off axis. In addi-
function can be disabled by setting the “ISS
tion, the improved directivity control causes
DISABLE” switch on the back panel to “ON”
more direct sound and less reflected sound
position. In this mode, the monitor is powered
to be received at the listening position, pro-
on and off using the power switch on the back
viding improved imaging and reducing the
panel.
effects of differing control room acoustics.
MDE™ and DCW™
Technologies
The DCW™ improves the drive unit sensitivity by +2 to +6 dB (depending on the
particular application), thus also increasing
The Minimum Diffraction Enclosure™
the available system maximum sound pres-
(MDE™) Technology increases the perfor-
sure level.
mance of the Genelec 8000 Series loudspeakers by minimizing edge diffraction and
Mounting
improving frequency and power response.
The 8020C offers several mounting options:
The edges of the enclosure are rounded and
The vibration insulating Isolation Positioner/
blend seamlessly into the enlarged Directiv-
Decoupler™ (Iso-Pod™) table stand allows
ity Control Waveguide™. Surface disconti-
tilting the speaker for correct alignment of the
nuities that cause diffraction are minimized.
acoustic axis. The stand can be attached to
The curved walls of the die-cast aluminium
three mounting points allowing vertical and
enclosure are thin but rigid, allowing maxi-
symmetrical horizontal positioning. On the
mum internal volume while also providing
base of the monitor is a 3/8” UNC threaded
improved EMC shielding and heat dissipation
hole which can accommodate a standard
for the amplifiers. Locating the reflex port to
microphone stand. On the rear there are
the back of the enclosure allows a generously
two M6x10 mm threaded holes for an Omni-
dimensioned reflex port for minimal port noise
mount® size 20.5 bracket. and excellent bass articulation while freeing
the front baffle for an enlarged and optimized
Guarantee
DCW™.
The 8020C is guaranteed for a period of two
The advanced DCW™ is designed to
match the performance of the drivers in
years against faults in materials or workmanship.
Figure 3: The curved reflex tube provides low
distortion and excellent bass extension.
Figure 4: The vibration isolating Iso-Pod
table stand has adjustable speaker tilt.
Data Sheet
90
d
B 85
r
Genelec Oy 8020
(dBr) vs freq (Hz) 6 Apr 05
90
d
B 85
r
0° 15° 30°
A 80
Genelec Oy 8020
8020C
(dBr) vs freq (Hz) 6 Apr 05
A 80
75
TREBLE TILT
75
70
BASS TILT
85
45°
65
60°
80
75
BASS ROLL-OFF
70
40
70 100
200
500
1k
2k
5k
10k
20k Hz
Figure 5: The upper curve group shows the horizontal directivity characteristics of the 8020C measured at 1 m. The lower curve shows the
systems power response.
40
70 100
200
500
1k
2k
5k
10k
20k Hz
Figure 6: The curves above show the effect of the “bass tilt”, “treble tilt”
and “bass roll-off” controls on the free field response.
Amplifier Section
system specifications
8020C
8020C
Bass amplifier short term output power
Treble amplifier short term output power
20 W at 8 Ohm load
20 W at 8 Ohm load
Lower cut-off frequency, –3 dB
< 65 Hz
Upper cut-off frequency, –3 dB
> 21 kHz
Free field frequency response
66 Hz – 20 kHz (± 2.5 dB)
Long term output power is limited by driver unit protection
circuitry
Maximum short term sine wave acoustic output on axis in
half space, averaged from 100 Hz to 3 kHz
@ 1 m > 96 dB SPL
Amplifier system THD at nominal output
< 0.08 %
Mains voltage
Voltage operating range:
100, 120, 220 or 230 V
according to region
±10 %
Power consumption (average)
Standby
Idle
Full output
<0.5 W
5W
50 W
Maximum long term RMS acoustic output in same
conditions with IEC weighted noise (limited by driver unit
protection circuit
@ 1 m > 95 dB SPL
Maximum peak acoustic output per pair with music
material
@ 1 m > 105 dB
Self generated noise level in half space at 1 m on axis
(A-weighted)
< 10 dB
Harmonic distortion at 85 dB SPL at 1 m on axis
Freq:
50…100 Hz
> 100 Hz
Drivers
Bass
Treble
<3%
< 0.5 %
crossover Section
8020C
105 mm (4 in) cone
19 mm (3/4 in) metal dome
Both drivers are magnetically
shielded
Weight
3.7 kg (8.1 lb)
Dimensions
Height including Iso-Pod™ table stand
Height without Iso-Pod™ table stand
Width
Depth
242 mm (91/2 in)
230 mm (91/1 in)
151 mm (6 in)
142 mm (55/8 in)
Signal input connector
XLR female, balanced 10 kOhm
pin 1 gnd, pin 2 +, pin 3 -
Input level for 100 dB SPL output at 1 m
-6 dBu at volume
control max
Sensitivity control range
-80 dB relative to max output
Crossover frequency, Bass/Treble
3.0 kHz
Treble Tilt control operating range
0 to –2 dB @ 15 kHz
Bass Tilt control operating range in 2 dB steps
From 0 to -6 dB @ 100 Hz
Bass Roll-Off control
–6 dB step @ 85 Hz
(to be used in conjunction with a
7050B subwoofer)
The ‘CAL’ position is with all tone controls set to ‘off’ and the input sensitivity control to maximum
(fully clockwise).
International enquiries:
In the USA please contact
In China please contact:
In Sweden please contact
Genelec, Olvitie 5
Genelec, Inc., 7 Tech Circle
Beijing Genelec Audio Co. Ltd
Genelec Sverige
FI 74100, Iisalmi
Natick, MA 01760
Jianwai SOHO, Building 12, Room 2605
Ellipsvägen 10B
Finland
Phone +1 508 652 0900
D-1504, Chaoyang District
P.O. Box 5521, S-141 05 Huddinge
Phone +358 17 83881
Fax +1 508 652 0909
Beijing 100022, China
Phone +46 8 449 7070
Fax +358 17 812 267
Email genelec.usa@genelec.com
Phone +86 10 8580 2180
Fax +46 8 708 7071
Fax +86 10 8580 2181
Email info@genelec.com
Email genelec@genelec.com
Email genelec.china@genelec.com
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8030B
Data Sheet
Genelec 8030B
Active Monitoring System
Applications
• Near Field Monitoring
• Audio Video Post Production
• Mobile Vans
• Home Theaters
• Project / Home Studios
• Digital Workstations
• Multimedia Production and
Playback
8030B Active Monitoring System
System
made via a balanced female XLR. A balanced
sound quality currently possible. The ampli-
male XLR output connector can be used
fier unit also contains a protection circuit that
The Genelec 8030B is a very compact bi-
for connecting a 7050A subwoofer or daisy
monitors the output levels and prevents any
amplified active monitor system with perfor-
chaining up to six 8030B’s together.
damage to the drivers. This makes the system
mance comparable to much larger systems.
The volume control is located on the front
The 8030B excels in applications where space
panel. This allows easy level matching with
is at a premium, taking full advantage of the
other audio equipment.
immune to overloads and spurious signals.
Drivers
unconventional design and advanced technol-
The integrated design allows the amplifiers
A 19 mm (3/4") metal dome tweeter is loaded
ogies of Genelec’s 8000 Series loudspeaker
and the drivers to be calibrated as a single
by an advanced DCW™ waveguide. The
range. The all-aluminium Minimum Diffraction
unit, eliminating the effects of component tol-
DCW™ is integrated into the one piece front
Enclosure™ (MDE™) and advanced Directivity
erances and ensuring consistent quality.
baffle.
Control Waveguide™ (DCW™) technologies
The 130 mm (5") bass cone driver is
are carefully matched with advanced amplifier
Crossover filters
mounted in a newly designed bass reflex
and electronics circuitry and the latest drivers.
The amplifier unit contains an active cross-
enclosure. The long, flow optimized reflex
Bass response has been widened down to
over, a feature more commonly used in large
tube has a large cross sectional area and
55 Hz (-3 dB) while distortion is substantially
and expensive control room monitors. This
terminates with a wide flare at the back of
lower due to a uniquely new rear reflex port
is the ideal method for dividing the input
the enclosure.
design. The system's excellent directivity char-
signal between the driver units. The active
Protective grilles are positioned in front of
acteristics and accurate imaging together with
crossover allows the overall response of the
both drivers. Magnetic shielding is standard
its compact size and flexible mounting options
system to be optimized to an extent impos-
on the 8030B. Shielding is vital for applica-
make the 8030B the perfect monitoring tool for
sible with a passive system. To maintain uni-
tions such as video post production, where
a wide range of applications.
form frequency balance in differing acoustic
stray magnetic fields must be minimized.
The 8030B has been specially designed to
environments, special calibrated controls are
have a sufficient LF extension for most situ-
included in the active crossover network.
ISSTM autostart function
ations. However if greater SPL's and a lower
These controls include “treble tilt”, “bass tilt”
When the power switch on the back panel of
cutoff frequency are required, it can be com-
and “bass roll-off” switches.
the loudspeaker is set to “ON”, the Intelligent
plemented with Genelec subwoofers.
Signal SensingTM (ISSTM) autostart function
Amplifiers
Integrated construction
of the 8030B is active. Automatic power-
The bass and treble amplifiers produce
ing down to standby mode happens after a
The 8030B is very easy to set up and use,
40 W of output power each, with very low THD
certain time when playback has ended. The
the only connections required are the mains
and IM distortion values. The amplifiers are
power consumption in standby mode is typi-
supply and the line level input. The input is
designed to ensure the highest subjective
cally less than 0.5 watts. The playback will
REFLEX PORT
THREADS FOR
CEILING AND
WALL MOUNTS
WARNING: ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD. DO NOT OPEN. DO
NOT SUBJECT TO WATER OR MOISTURE. NO USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
USE EARTHED MAINS CONNECTION ONLY.
292-8030W
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OUVRIR. NE PAS EXPOSER À L'EAU OU L'HUMIDITÉ. AUCUN
COMPOSANT À L'INTÉRIEUR REMPLAÇABLE PAR
L'UTILISATEUR. ADRESSER TOUTE RÉPARATION À UN
PERSONNEL QUALIFIÉ. CET APPAREIL DOIT ÊTRE
RACCORDÉ À LA TERRE.
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STIKKONTAKT. APPARATEN SKALL ANSLUTAS TILL JORDAT UTTAG.
TONE CONTROLS
ISS DISABLE
TREBLE TILT -2dB
BASS ROLL-OFF -6dB 85Hz
dB
0
-2
-4
-6
BASS AND TREBLE TILT
ALL OFF
4
5
4+5
55
1k
2
dB
0
-6
5k
20k
MAINS INPUT
50 / 60 Hz 80 W 230 V~
8030B BI-AMPLIFIED
MONITORING SYSTEM
BASS TILT -4 dB
BASS TILT -2 dB
BASS TILT -6 dB
BASS ROLL-OFF
ON
ALL OFF
3
OFF
55 85
500 Hz
1 OUT 2
-
CONNECTOR PANEL
(HORIZONTAL)
2 IN 1
3
GND
3
+
+
-
GND
SERIAL NUMBER
292-8030T-6
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Iso-Pod™ TABLE
STAND
Figure 1: The location of the acoustic axis of the 8030B.
Figure 2: Back panel layout of the 8030B.
automatically resume once an input signal is
terms of both frequency response and direc-
detected from the source.
tivity. This results in a smoother overall fre-
There is a slight delay in the automatic pow-
quency response on and off axis. In addition,
ering up. If this is undesirable, the ISSTM function
the improved directivity control causes more
can be disabled by setting the “ISS DISABLE”
direct sound and less reflected sound to be
switch on the back panel to “ON” position. In
received at the listening position, providing
this mode, the monitor is powered on and off
improved imaging and reducing the effects of
using the power switch on the front panel.
differing control room acoustics. The DCW™
MDE™ and DCW™
Technologies
The Minimum Diffraction Enclosure™
improves the drive unit sensitivity by +2 to +6
dB (depending on the particular application),
thus also increasing the available system
maximum sound pressure level.
(MDE™) Technology increases the performance of the Genelec 8000 Series loud-
Mounting
speakers by minimizing edge diffraction and
The 8030B offers several mounting options:
improving frequency and power response.
The vibration insulating Isolation Positioner/
The edges of the enclosure are rounded and
Decoupler™ (Iso-Pod™) table stand allows
blend seamlessly into the enlarged Directiv-
tilting the speaker for correct alignment of the
ity Control Waveguide™. Surface disconti-
acoustic axis. The stand can be attached to
nuities that cause diffraction are minimized.
three mounting points allowing vertical and
The curved walls of the die-cast aluminium
symmetrical horizontal positioning. On the
enclosure are thin but rigid, allowing maxi-
base of the monitor is a 3/8” UNC threaded
mum internal volume while also providing
hole which can accommodate a standard
improved EMC shielding and heat dissipa-
microphone stand. On the rear there are
tion for the amplifiers. Locating the reflex
two M6x10 mm threaded holes for an Omni-
port to the back of the enclosure allows a
mount® size 20.5 bracket.
generously dimensioned reflex port for minimal port noise and excellent bass articulation
Guarantee
while freeing the front baffle for an enlarged
The 8030B is guaranteed for a period of two
and optimized DCW™.
years against faults in materials or workman-
The advanced DCW™ is designed to
match the performance of the drivers in
ship.
Figure 3: The curved reflex tube provides low
distortion and excellent bass extention.
Figure 4: The vibration isolating Iso-Pod
table stand has adjustable speaker tilt.
8030B Data Sheet
Genelec Oy 8030
(dBr) vs freq (Hz) 22 Jan 13
Genelec Oy 8030
95
d
B
r
A
(dBr) vs freq (Hz) 22 Jan 13
95
d
B 90
r
100
90
A 85
0° 15° 30°
TREBLE TILT
80
85
BASS TILT
90
80
75
45°
85
60°
100 70
80
95 65
75
BASS ROLL-OFF
90 60
55
50
20
50
100
200
500
1k
5k
2k
10k
20k Hz
20
50
100
200
500
1k
2k
5k
20k Hz
10k
Figure 4: The curves above show the effect of the “bass tilt”, “treble tilt”
and “bass roll-off” controls on the free field response.
Figure 3: The upper curve group shows the horizontal directivity characteristics of the 8030B measured at 1 m. The lower curve shows the
systems power response.
Amplifier Section
system specifications
8030B
8030B
Lower cut-off frequency, -3 dB Upper cut-off frequency, -3 dB
Free field frequency response
< 55 Hz
> 21 kHz
58 Hz – 20 kHz (± 2.0 dB)
Bass amplifier output power Treble amplifier output power Short term 40 W (8 Ohm load)
Short term 40 W (8 Ohm load)
Long term output power is limited by driver unit
protection circuitry.
Amplifier system distortion at nominal output
THD
<0.05 %
SMPTE-IM <0.05 %
CCIF-IM
<0.05 %
DIM 100
<0.05 %
Signal to Noise ratio,
referred to full output
Bass
Treble
Mains voltage: Voltage operating range:
100, 120, 220 or 230 V according to region.
±10 %
Power consumption
Standby
Idle
Full output
Maximum short term sine wave acoustic
output on axis in half space, averaged
from 100 Hz to 3 kHz
Maximum long term RMS acoustic
output in same conditions with
IEC-weighted noise (limited by driver unit protection circuit)
@ 1 m > 100 dB SPL
@ 0.5 m > 106 dB SPL
@ 1 m > 97 dB SPL
Maximum peak acoustic output per pair
@ 1 m from the engineer with music
material > 108 dB
Self generated noise level in free field
@ 1 m on axis
< 10 dB (A-weighted)
Harmonic distortion at 85 dB SPL
Freq:
@ 1 m on axis
50...100 Hz
> 100 Hz
<2%
< 0.5 %
>100 dB
>100 dB
<0.5 W
10 W
80 W
crossover Section
Drivers Bass
130 mm (5 in) cone
Treble
19 mm (3/4 in) metal dome
Both drivers are magnetically shielded
8030B
Input connector: XLR female, balanced 10 kOhm
pin 1 gnd, pin 2 +, pin 3 -
Output connector: XLR male,
balanced 100 kOhm
Input level for 100 dB SPL output @ 1m
pin 1 gnd pin 2 +, pin 3 -
-80 dB relative to max output
Output signal level is 0 dB relative to input signal level
but adjustable by volume control
Weight
5.6 kg (12.3 lb)
Speaker dimensions Height 299 mm (1113/16 in)
(including Iso-Pod table stand)
Height 285 mm (111/4 in)
(without Iso-Pod table stand)
Width
189 mm (77/16 in)
Volume control range
Depth
178 mm (7 in)
Crossover frequency 3.0 kHz
Treble tilt control operating range
0 to –2 dB @ 15 kHz
Bass roll-off control –6 dB step @ 85 Hz
(to be used in conjunction with a 7050 subwoofer)
Bass tilt control 0 to –6 dB @ 100 Hz in 2 dB steps The ‘CAL’ position is with all tone controls set to ‘off’
and input sensitivity control to maximum and
corresponds to a maximally flat free field response.
-6 dBu at volume control max
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8040B
Data Sheet
Genelec 8040B
Active Monitoring System
Applications
• Near Field Monitoring
• Broadcast & TV Control Rooms
• Audio Video Post Production
• Mobile Vans
• Project / Home Studios
• Digital Workstations
• Multimedia Production and
Playback
8040B Active Monitoring System
System
adjusted for easy level matching with other
is designed to precisely match the driver it is
audio equipment.
connected to, thus ensuring the highest sub-
The Genelec 8040B is a compact bi-amplified
The integrated design allows the amplifiers
jective sound quality currently possible. The
active monitor system with performance com-
and the drivers to be calibrated as a single unit,
amplifier unit also contains a protection circuit
parable to much larger systems. The 8040B
eliminating the effects of component tolerances
that monitors the output levels and prevents
takes full advantage of the unconventional
and ensuring consistent production quality.
any damage to the drivers. This makes the
design and advanced technologies of Genel-
system immune to overloads and spurious
ec’s 8000 Series loudspeaker range. The all-
Crossover filters
aluminium Minimum Diffraction Enclosure™
The amplifier unit contains an active cross-
(MDE™) and advanced Directivity Control
over, a feature more commonly used in large
Drivers
Waveguide™ (DCW™) technologies are care-
and expensive control room monitors. This
A 19 mm ( /4") metal dome tweeter is loaded
fully matched with advanced amplifier and
is the ideal method for dividing the input
by an advanced DCW™ waveguide, which is
electronic circuitry and the latest drivers. Bass
signal between the driver units. The active
integrated into the one piece front baffle. The
response has been widened down to 45 Hz (-3
crossover allows the overall response of the
improved DCW™ provides superior directivity
dB) while distortion is substantially lower due
system to be optimized to an extent impos-
charcteristics and perfect matching between
to a uniquely new rear reflex port design. The
sible with a passive system. To maintain uni-
the drivers.
system's excellent directivity characteristics
form frequency balance in differing acoustic
The 165 mm (6.5") bass cone driver is
and accurate imaging together with its com-
environments, special calibrated controls are
mounted in a newly designed bass reflex
pact size and flexible mounting options make
included in the active crossover network.
enclosure. The long, flow optimized reflex
the 8040B the perfect monitoring tool for a
These controls include “treble tilt”, “bass tilt”
tube has a large cross sectional area and
wide range of applications.
and “bass roll-off” functions.
terminates with a wide flare at the back of
signals.
3
The 8040B has been specially designed to
A new function, “desktop low frequency”
have a sufficient LF extension for most situ-
control attenuates the bass frequencies
Protective grilles are positioned in front of
ations. However if greater SPL's and a lower
around 160 Hz by 4 dB. This feature is
both drivers. Magnetic shielding is standard
cutoff frequency are required, it can be com-
designed to compensate for the boost often
on the 8040B. Shielding is vital for applica-
plemented with a Genelec subwoofer.
occurring at this frequency range when the
tions such as video post production, where
loudspeaker is placed upon a meter bridge,
stray magnetic fields must be minimized.
Integrated construction
the enclosure.
table or a similar reflective horizontal surface.
ISSTM autostart function
The 8040B is very easy to set up and use,
the only connections required are the mains
Amplifiers
When the power switch on the back panel of
supply and the line level input. The input is
The bass and treble amplifiers produce
the loudspeaker is set to “ON”, the Intelligent
made via a balanced female XLR connec-
90 W of output power each, with very low
Signal SensingTM (ISSTM) autostart function
tor. The input sensitivity of the 8040B can be
THD and IM distortion values. Each amplifier
of the 8040B is active. Automatic power-
REFLEX PORT
THREADS FOR
CEILING AND
WALL MOUNTS
WARNING
ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD. DO NOT OPEN. DO NOT SUBJECT TO WATER OR
MOISTURE. NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
PERSONNEL. USE EARTHED MAINS CONNECTION ONLY. NOTE! THIS MONITOR
SHOULD NOT BE MOUNTED ON A MICROPHONE STAND AS THE BASE THREAD IS M10.
AVERTISSEMENT
TONE CONTROLS
>0
,7 m
+2
0
-2
-4
-6
dB
20Hz
ALL OFF
BASS
TILT
TREBLE
TILT
DESKTOP
CONTROL
BASS
ROLL-OFF
160Hz
20kHz
800Hz 4kHz
BASS
ROLL-OFF
ISS
DISABLE
ON
ACOUSTIC
AXIS
BASS TILT
DESKTOP +2
CONTROL +4
OFF
+6
0
TREBLE TILT
-2
-4
dBu
INPUT SENSITIVITY
REQUIRED FOR
100dB SPL@1m
-6
MAINS INPUT
50 / 60 Hz 110 W 230 V~
2
1
3
SERIAL NUMBER
8040B BI-AMPLIFIED
MONITORING SYSTEM
+
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-
GND
292-8040T-6
240 mm
292-8040W
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L'HUMIDITÉ. AUCUN COMPOSANT À L'INTÉRIEUR REMPLAÇABLE PAR L'UTILISATEUR.
ADRESSER TOUTE RÉPARATION À UN PERSONNEL QUALIFIÉ. CET APPAREIL DOIT
ÊTRE RACCORDÉ À LA TERRE. NOTE! CE MONITEUR NE DOIT PAS ÊTRE MONTÉ
SUR UN PIED DE MICROPHONE CAR LE PAS DE VIS EST DE TYPE M10.
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PISTORASIAAN. APPARATET MÅ TILKOPLES JORDET STIKKONTAKT.
APPARATEN SKALL ANSLUTAS TILL JORDAT UTTAG.
CONNECTOR PANEL
(HORIZONTAL)
Iso-Pod™ TABLE
STAND
Figure 1: The location of the acoustic axis of the 8040B.
Figure 2: Back panel layout of the 8040B.
ing down to standby mode happens after a
The advanced DCW™ is designed to
certain time when playback has ended. The
match the performance of the drivers in
power consumption in standby mode is typi-
terms of both frequency response and direc-
cally less than 0.5 watts. The playback will
tivity. This results in a smoother overall fre-
automatically resume once an input signal is
quency response on and off axis. In addition,
detected from the source.
the improved directivity control causes more
There is a slight delay in the automatic pow-
direct sound and less reflected sound to be
ering up. If this is undesirable, the ISSTM function
received at the listening position, providing
can be disabled by setting the “ISS DISABLE”
improved imaging and reducing the effects
switch on the back panel to “ON” position. In
of room acoustics. The DCW™ improves the
this mode, the monitor is powered on and off
drive unit sensitivity by +2 to +6 dB, thus also
using the power switch on the back panel.
increasing the available system maximum
sound pressure level.
MDE™ and DCW™ Technology
The Minimum Diffraction Enclosure™
Mounting
(MDE™) Technology increases the perfor-
The 8040B offers several mounting options:
mance of the Genelec 8000 Series loud-
The vibration insulating Isolation Positioner/
speakers by minimizing edge diffraction and
Decoupler™ (Iso-Pod™) table stand allows
improving frequency and power response.
tilting the speaker for correct alignment of the
The edges of the enclosure are rounded and
acoustic axis. The stand can be attached to
blend seamlessly into the enlarged Directiv-
three mounting points allowing vertical and
ity Control Waveguide™. Surface disconti-
symmetrical horizontal positioning. On the rear
nuities that cause diffraction are minimized.
of the enclosure there are two sets of M6x10
The curved walls of the die-cast aluminium
mm threaded holes to accommodate an Omn-
enclosure are thin but rigid, allowing maxi-
imount® size 30.0 bracket or a K&M 24180
mum internal volume while also providing
wall mount. On the base of the enclosure is a
improved EMC shielding and heat dissipa-
M10x10 mm threaded hole which can be used
tion for the amplifiers. Locating the reflex
for securing the loudspeaker to its base.
Figure 3: The curved reflex tube provides low
distortion and excellent bass extention.
port to the back of the enclosure allows a
generously dimensioned reflex port for mini-
Guarantee
mal port noise and excellent bass articulation
The 8040B is guaranteed for a period of two
while freeing the front baffle for an enlarged
years against faults in materials or workman-
and optimized DCW™.
ship.
Figure 4: The vibration isolating Iso-Pod
table stand has adjustable speaker tilt.
8040B Data Sheet
Genelec Oy 8040
Genelec Oy 8040 horizontal off axis response level (dBr) vs freq (Hz) 6 Apr 04
100
d
B
r
95
d
B
r
A
A
90
0° 15° 30°
90
85
85
90 80
80
85
45°
75
DESKTOP LF
80 90
60°
(dBr) vs freq (Hz) 6 Apr 04
100 70
85
95 65
80
BASS TILT
BASS ROLL-OFF
TREBLE TILT
90 60
55
50
20
50
100
200
500
1k
2k
5k
20
20k
10k
50
100
200
500
1k
2k
5k
Hz
Figure 3: The upper curve group shows the horizontal directivity characteristics of the 8040B measured at 1 m. The lower curve shows the
systems power response.
system specifications
Figure 4: The curves above show the effect of the “bass tilt”, “treble
tilt”, “desktop low frequency” and “bass roll-off” controls on the free field
response.
Amplifier Section
8040B
8040B
Lower cut-off frequency, -3 dB
Upper cut-off frequency, -3 dB
≤ 45 Hz
≥ 20 kHz
Free field frequency response of system (± 2.0 dB)
48 Hz - 20 kHz
Maximum short term sine wave acoustic output on axis in half
space, averaged from 100 Hz to 3 kHz
@1m
@ 0.5 m
≥ 105 dB SPL
≥ 111 dB SPL
Bass amplifier short term output power
Treble amplifier shortterm output power
Long term output power is limited by driver unit protection
circuitry
Maximum long term RMS acoustic output in same conditions
with IEC weighted noise (limited by driver unit protection circuit)
@1m
≥ 99 dB SPL
Amplifier system distortion
at nominal output
THD
SMPTE-IM
CCIF-IM
DIM 100
Maximum peak acoustic output per pair above console top,
@ 1 m from the listening position with music material
≥ 115 dB SPL
Signal to Noise ratio, referred to full output
Bass
Treble
Self generated noise level in free field @ 1m on axis
(A-weighted)
≤ 10 dB
Harmonic distortion at 90 dB SPL @ 1m on axis
Freq. 50 to 100 Hz
> 100 Hz
<2%
< 0.5 %
Drivers:
Bass
Treble
Both drivers are magnetically shielded
165 mm (61/2 in) cone
19 mm (3/4 in) metal dome
Weight:
8.6 kg (18.9 lbs)
Dimensions:
Height (without Iso-Pod table support
Height (including Iso-Pod table support)
Width
Depth
20k
10k
Hz
90 W (8 Ohm load)
90 W (8 Ohm load)
≤ 0.05 %
≤ 0.05 %
≤ 0.05 %
≤ 0.05 %
≥ 100 dB
≥ 100 dB
Mains voltage
100, 120, 220 or 230 V
according to region
Voltage operating range
±10 %
Power consumption
Standby
Idle
Full output
<0.5 W
10 W
110 W
crossover Section
8040B
350 mm (13 /16 in)
365 mm (143/8 in)
237 mm (93/8 in)
223 mm (813/16 in)
13
Input connector XLR female
Pin 1 gnd, pin 2 +, pin 3 -
Input impedance
10 kOhm balanced
Input level for maximum short term output of 100 dB SPL @ 1m
Variable from +6 to -6 dBu
Crossover frequency, Bass/Treble
3.0 kHz
Treble tilt control operating range in 2 dB steps
From +2 to -4 dB & MUTE
@ 15 kHz
Desktop low frequency control operating range
-4 dB @ 160 Hz
Bass roll-off control operating range in 2 dB steps
From 0 to -6 dB @ 45 Hz
Bass tilt control operating range in 2 dB steps
From 0 to -6 dB & MUTE
@ 100 Hz
The 'CAL' position is with all tone controls set to 'off' and the
input sensitivity control to maximum (fully clockwise)
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Beijing Genelec Audio Co. Ltd.
Genelec Sverige
FIN-74100, Iisalmi, Finland
Natick, MA 01760, U.S.A.
Jianwai SOHO, Tower 12, Room 2306
Box 5521, S-141 05 Huddinge
Phone +358 17 83881
Phone +1 508 652 0900
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5040A
Operating Manual
Genelec 5040A
Active Subwoofer
5040A Active Subwoofer
General description
The Genelec 5040A is a very compact active
subwoofer designed to complement up to five
Genelec 6010A active loudspeakers or a pair
of the slightly bigger 6020A’s or 8020A’s. The
5040A extends the system’s bass response
down to 35 Hz and integrates perfectly with
the 6010A’s in any environment. The playback level for the whole system is conveniently controlled by the remote volume control
provided with the subwoofer.
Installation
Before connecting the audio signals, ensure
that all equipment is switched off.
The subwoofer is equipped with six RCA
signal inputs (FRONT L, FRONT R, CENTER,
REAR L, REAR R and LFE) and a 3.5 mm
stereo jack input. These allow connecting the
5040A to a variety of line level audio sources
with either 3.5 mm Jack or RCA type audio
connectors. Suitable sources are preamplifiers,
computer sound cards, portable audio players,
“PRE OUT” connectors on a Home Theater
receiver, etc. Two separate sources can be
connected to the 3.5 mm Jack and the FRONT
L and R inputs at the same time, but this may
cause a slight increase of the noise level.
As the 5040A contains its own amplifier,
no separate power amplifier is needed. Never
connect the 5040A to the loudspeaker outputs
of a power amplifier, integrated amplifier or
receiver.
Connect the audio signal cables from your
source to the corresponding RCA connectors. Next, connect the main loudspeakers
to the subwoofer with RCA cables from the
subwoofer’s FRONT L, FRONT R, CENTER,
REAR L and REAR R “OUT” connectors to
the signal inputs of the corresponding main
loudspeakers.
If you are using the 5040A with Genelec
8020A active loudspeakers, the connecting
cables must have a male XLR connector at
the loudspeaker end. See the 8020A operating manual for the correct type of cable. When
using the 8020A’s with the 5040A, the Bass
Roll-Off switch on the 8020A’s should be in
position “OFF”
The 5040A has an integrated crossover
network for the five main channels which
directs the frequencies below 85 Hz to the
subwoofer and higher frequencies through
the output connectors to the main loudspeakers. When using a surround sound processor,
select a loudspeaker setting “Large” for the
channels routed through the subwoofer.
The LFE channel of the preamplifier or
processor can be connected to the “LFE IN”
connector. The LFE channel on the 5040A can
reproduce signals up to 120 Hz.
Connect the volume control to the “SYSTEM
VOLUME CONTROL” connector. The volume
control adjusts the playback level of the
subwoofer and all loudspeakers connected to it.
Once all connections have been made, the
subwoofer and main loudspeakers are ready
to be powered up.
Positioning in the room
The placement of the subwoofer in the room
affects the overall frequency response and
sound level of the system dramatically, as at
low frequencies the effects of the room are
strong. Even a slight change in the location
of the subwoofer can cause a marked difference in the frequency balance and often
patient and methodical experimentation and
testing is needed to find the optimum placement.
The placement will also affect the bass rolloff rate and the phase difference between the
main loudspeakers and the subwoofer. These
effects can be compensated using the controls in the subwoofer but we recommend that
at first you leave the switches untouched and
concentrate on finding the position where the
subwoofer gives the smoothest response,
and only then use the controls to fine-tune
the balance and phase alignment between
the subwoofer and the main loudspeakers.
Start by placing the subwoofer close to the
center of the front wall. We recommend a distance of less than 60 cm / 24” to the wall. This
position gives increased acoustic loading and
SPL due to the proximity of the front wall and
floor. Cancellations from the front wall and
floor are also avoided. Ideally the subwoofer
and main loudspeakers should be positioned
symmetrically and at an equal distance from
the listening position.
If the frequency balance is not quite right,
try moving the subwoofer to the left or right
along the wall so that different room modes
are excited at different levels. Positioning
the subwoofer close to a corner will boost
the bass level at lower frequencies and may
cause asymmetrical spatial imaging.
Although the 5040A is magnetically
shielded, it may cause colour distortion if
placed near to very sensitive CRT monitors
or computer displays.
Setting the subwoofer level
The subwoofer level control is located on
the connector panel of the subwoofer. The
factory default setting is -6 dB (9 o’clock)
from maximum position, which gives a good
starting point for level matching with 6010A
loudspeakers. When using the 5040A with
Genelec 6020A’s or 8020A’s the level of the
main loudspeakers typically needs to be lowered by turning the volume control on the
front panel back from its maximum setting to
the 12 o’clock position.
Setting the
Bass Roll-Off switches
The acoustic response of the subwoofer may
have to be matched to the characteristics of
the room and the positioning in which it will be
used. To adjust the subwoofer to match these
characteristics use the ‘’BASS ROLL-OFF’
control switches located on the connector
panel. When all Roll-Off switches are ‘OFF’, a
flat anechoic response is obtained.
Setting the phase control
The effect of incorrect phase alignment
between the main loudspeakers and the
subwoofer is a drop in the frequency response
of the whole system at the main loudspeaker
/ subwoofer crossover frequency. The phase
difference between the main loudspeakers
and subwoofer at the listening position is
dependent upon the position of the subwoofer.
To avoid phase differences between the left
and right channels and the subwoofer, the
subwoofer should be placed close to the
Figure 1. Connectors and controls of the 5040A.
center of the front loudspeaker array.
Two phase matching switches in the
crossover allow compensation for incorrect
phase alignment. Four settings are provided
between 0° and -270°.
Coarse phase
correction method
Connect an audio frequency signal generator
to a signal input on the subwoofer which has
a main loudspeaker connected to the corresponding “OUT” connector. Set the generator
to 85 Hz. If a signal generator is not available,
then it is possible to use an audio test recording which has a test frequency in the range
70 Hz to 100 Hz. Suitable test signals can be
downloaded at www.genelec.com.
•
Toggle the -180° phase
switch ‘ON’ and ‘OFF’ and
set it to the position which
gives the lowest sound level
at the listening position.
• Next toggle the -90°phase
switch ‘ON’ and ‘OFF’, and
again set it to the position
which gives the lowest
sound level.
• Finally, set the -180°phase
switch to the opposite
setting.
Automatic protection circuits
Maintenance
The 5040A is equipped with protection circuits against loudspeaker driver thermal
overload and amplifier overheating. The protection system resets automatically so that
the user only has to turn the input level down
to ensure that it does not reactivate.
There are no user serviceable parts inside
the subwoofer. Any maintenance of the unit
must only be performed by qualified service
personnel.
Safety considerations
The Genelec 5040A complies with international safety standards. However, to ensure
safe operation and maintain the equipment in
safe operating condition the following warnings and cautions must be observed.
•
•
•
•
Servicing and adjustment must only be
performed by qualified service personnel.
Opening the amplifier panel is strictly
prohibited except by qualified service
personnel.
Do not expose the subwoofer to water or
moisture. Do not place any objects filled
with liquid, such as vases on the
subwoofer or near it.
Note that the amplifier is not completely
disconnected from the AC mains service
unless the mains cable is removed from
the amplifier or the mains outlet.
Warning!
This equipment is capable of delivering sound
pressure levels in excess of 85 dB, which
may cause permanent hearing damage.
Guarantee
This product is supplied with two year guarantee against manufacturing faults or defects that
might alter the performance of the unit. Refer
to supplier for full sales and guarantee terms.
EC Declaration of Conformity
This is to certify that the Genelec Active Subwoofer 5040A
conforms to the following standards:
Safety:
EN 60065: 2002 + A1:2006 /
IEC 60065:2001 7th Edition + A1: 2005
EMC:
EN 55020: (2002) + A1 : 2003
EN 55013: (2001)+ A1 : 2003
EN 61000-3-2 (2000)
EN 61000-3-3 (1995)
The product herewith complies with the requirements of
The Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC and EMC Directive
2004/108/EC
Signed:
Position:
Date:
Ilpo Martikainen
Chairman of the Board
26-May-2008
5040A Operating Manual
system specifications
CONNECTORS
5040A
5040A
Free field frequency response (± 3 dB)
Main 35 Hz...85 Hz
LFE 35 Hz...120 Hz
Maximum short term sine wave SPL output
averaged from 40 to 85 Hz, measured in half
space at 1 meter
98 dB
Self generated noise level in half space at 1 m
on axis (A-weighted)
Main channels IN/OUT, LFE channel IN unbalanced female RCA connectors
Pin
Ring
+
gnd
≤ 15 dB SPL
Stereo IN 3.5 mm Jack female connector
Sleeve
Tip
Ring
gnd
Left channel
Right channel
Driver, magnetically shielded
165 mm (61/2")
Input impedance
10 kOhm balanced
Weight
6.3 kg (13.9 lb)
Main channel OUT gain referred to IN
0 dB
Dimensions Height
Diameter
251 mm (97/8”)
305 mm (12”)
Amplifier Section
CROSSOVER Section
5040A
Amplifier short term output power
(Long term output power is limited by driver
unit protection circuitry)
40 W
Amplifier system THD at nominal output
≤ 0.05 %
Mains voltage
100, 120 or 230 V
Power consumption (average)
Idle
Full output
5040A
7 VA
70 VA
Subsonic filter (18 dB/octave) below
35 Hz
Crossover frequency
(subwoofer/main channels)
85 Hz
LFE channel cutoff frequency
120 Hz
Midband rejection >400 Hz
>50 dB
Input level for 90 dB SPL output at 1 m
-9 dBu at level control max
Sensitivity adjustment range
18 dB
Bass Roll-Off control operating range
in 2 dB steps
From 0 to -6 dB @ 35 Hz
Phase matching control in 90° steps
From 0 to -270° @ 85 Hz
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Jianwai SOHO, Tower 12, Room 3304
Ellipsvägen 10B
Phone +358 17 83881
Phone +1 508 652 0900
39 East 3rd Ring Road, Chaoyang District
P.O. Box 5521, S-141 05 Huddinge
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7040A
Operating Manual
Genelec 7040A
Active Subwoofer
Genelec 7040A Active Subwoofer
Introduction
Congratulation and thank you for choosing
Genelec!
Since 1978, Genelec has been guided by
a single idea – to make perfect active monitors that deliver neutral and accurate sound
in every kind of acoustical environment.
In Genelec’s quest for this ultimate goal,
our unrivalled commitment to research
and development has led us to continuously develop innovative driver technology, electronic circuitry, enclosure designs
and many more. Our design philosophy is
based on sustainability and environmental
values, where industrial design serves our
product acoustical performance.
Your Genelec product has been designed
and manufactured with care in our factory,
in Finland, using environmentally efficient
solutions to give you reliable operation
over many years.
Please take the time to read this manual.
Happy monitoring!
General Description
The Genelec 7040A is a very compact
active subwoofer for reproducing low frequencies. The 7040A extends the bass
reproduction of Genelec 8010, 8020 and
M030 active monitors for stereo applica-
tions. Using the 7040A extends their frequency responses down to 30 Hz (-6 dB).
phase can be adjusted in 90 degree increments between 0° and -270°.
Driver
Amplifier
The 7040A contains one 165 mm (6.5
in) magnetically shielded driver, housed
in Genelec Laminar Spiral Enclosure TM
(LSETM).
A Class D power amplifier produces 50
W output power with very low THD and
IM distortions. Driver overload protection
is included in the amplifier circuitry. The
amplifier also incorporates thermal overload and short circuit protections. The
power supply accepts mains voltages from
100 to 240 VAC.
Bass Management
Balanced XLR connectors are used for the
audio inputs and outputs. There are two
input connectors and two outputs.
The bass management unit in the 7040A
subwoofer splits the input into low and high
frequency components at 85 Hz. Frequencies below 85 Hz are reproduced by the
subwoofer. Frequencies above 85 Hz are
directed via the subwoofer's output connectors to the main monitors. The subwoofer's
outputs have the same level as the inputs.
The subwoofer sensitivity can be
adjusted from +12 to -6 dBu to match the
subwoofer sound level easily with different
monitors.
Two "BASS ROLL-OFF" switches provide bass response adjustment to compensate for the acoustical environment in three
2  dB steps. Two switches allow alignment
of subwoofer phase with the monitors. The
ISS TM Autostart
The 7040A is equipped with Intelligent
Signal SensingTM (ISSTM) automatic start
function. ISS turns the amplifier to standby
mode if no input signal has been detected
for one hour. The power consumption in
standby mode is less than 0.5 watts. Playback automatically resumes once an input
signal is detected.
There is a slight delay in the automatic
powering up. In those environments where
the 7040A is required to be on all of the
time, the ISS function can be disabled by
setting the “ISS DISABLE” switch to the
“ON” position. Then the subwoofer is continuously powered and can be turned off
using the power switch on the connector
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MADE IN FINLAND
7040A ACTIVE SUBWOOFER
SIGNAL INPUT
CONNECTORS
SERIAL
NUMBER
MAGNETICALLY SHIELDED
ROLL-OFF
+3
0
-3
-4
+6
+12
LEFT IN
RIGHT IN
SIGNAL OUTPUT
CONNECTORS
LEFT OUT
RIGHT OUT
-4 dB
-2 dB
BASS ROLL-OFF
PHASE AND
ISS DISABLE SWITCHES
-270°
-90°
-180°
ISS-DISABLE
ON
-6
dBu
POWER
SENSITIVITY
FOR 100 dB
SPL @ 1m
MAINS INPUT
MAINS INPUT
50 / 60 Hz 70 W
100 - 240 V~
POWER SWITCH
Figure 1. 7040A's amplifier panel, connectors and controls.
panel. The default position from the factory
is with "ISS DISABLE" in the OFF position.
Installation
The subwoofer is supplied with a mains
cable and this operating manual. After
unpacking inspect the subwoofer for possible damage in transport. Ensure that the
subwoofer and the monitors are powered
off before connecting cables.
Audio connections to the subwoofer
and monitors use balanced XLR cables
(not included in the subwoofer delivery
content). As the 7040A has an integrated
amplifier, it may only be connected to a
line level signal source, such as a mixing
console or preamplifier, never to the loudspeaker outputs of a power amplifier or an
integrated amplifier.
The source is connected to the "LEFT
IN" and "RIGHT IN" connectors of the
subwoofer. The subwoofer’s output connectors "LEFT OUT" and "RIGHT OUT" are
connected to the monitors.
If the signal source has unbalanced
RCA outputs, you can use signal cables as
shown in Figure 2.
Once all connections have been made,
the subwoofer and monitors can be powered up.
Positioning In The Room
Placement of the subwoofer in the room
affects the subwoofer frequency response
and sound level dramatically, as the room
influences the low frequencies strongly.
Even a slight change in the subwoofer's
location can make a marked difference in
the frequency balance. Often patient and
methodical experimentation is needed to
find the optimum placement. The placement
will also affect the phase alignment between
the monitors and the subwoofer, as well as
the need for bass roll-off adjustment.
First, place the subwoofer slightly offset
from the center of the front wall. The distance to the nearest wall should be less
than 0.6 m (24 in) measured from the subwoofer's driver. This position increases
acoustic loading and sound output due to
the proximity of the wall and floor. Too large
a distance from the wall can cause cancellations and reduce subwoofer output. The
monitor should be placed at least 1.1 m (43
in) away from walls to avoid reduction of
low frequency output (see Figure 3).
If the subwoofer frequency response does
not seem balanced, move the subwoofer
slightly to the left or right. This changes
how the room modes are excited and can
Figure 2. XLR to RCA connector for
connecting to an unbalanced signal source.
>110 cm (43 in)
Main
monitor
< 60 cm (24 in)
Figure 3. Recommended distances to
the front wall
Phase Difference: 90°
Phase Difference: 0°
85 Hz
Subwoofer placement
Bass Roll-Off
setting
Near to a wall
-2 dB
In a corner
-6 dB
Flush mounted
-2 dB
Table 1. Suggested Bass Roll-Off settings
85 Hz
Phase Difference: 270°
Phase Difference: 180°
85 Hz
85 Hz
Figure 4. The effect of phase difference between the subwoofer and the main loudspeakers
result in improved flatness. Positioning the
subwoofer close to a corner boosts the
subwoofer output but may cause asymmetrical spatial imaging at low frequencies.
functioning of the reflex port the reflex
port side (opposite of the connector panel)
should have a minimum clearance of 7.5 cm
(3 in).
Operating Environment
Flush Mounting the
Subwoofer
The 7040A subwoofer is designed for
indoor use only. The ambient temperature
should be 15-35 °C (50-95 °F) and the relative humidity 20-80 %. Condensation is
not allowed. If it has been stored or transported in a cool environment, the product
must be allowed to warm up in its packing
to the ambient temperature before connecting mains power.
Sufficient amplifier cooling and reflex
port functioning is required when the
subwoofer is installed in a restricted space,
such as a cabinet or integrated into a wall
structure. See section “Flush Mounting the
Subwoofer.” A restricted space must be
sufficiently ventilated to prevent ambient
temperature rise above 35 °C (95 °F).
Do not cover the driver of the subwoofer.
Do not place the subwoofer so that there is
less than 10 cm (4 in) of free space in front
of the grille.
Thick carpets under the subwoofer can
block the ventilation clearance needed for
cooling the amplifier unit. To ensure proper
If the subwoofer is flush mounted into a
wall or a cabinet, ensure amplifier cooling
and unrestricted airflow from the reflex port.
Make the recess 7.5 cm (3 in) wider than the
subwoofer. Place the subwoofer into the
right end of the recess with the driver side
facing the room. This leaves sufficient 7.5
cm (3 in) of free space for the reflex port.
The height and depth of the recess should
not be much larger than the subwoofer.
Setting the Input Sensitivity
The 7040A has the same sensitivity as 8010,
8020 and M030 monitors in free field. However, when placed near reflecting surfaces
the sensitivity of 7040A typically must be
attenuated due to increased wall loading.
A typical initial setting for the rotary sensitivity control is -4 dBu. The +12 dBu setting
provides maximum attenuation The use of
proper measuring equipment with careful
listening is highly recommended.
Figure 5. Flush mounting the subwoofer.
Note the clearance needed on the reflex
port side.
Phase Alignment by
Listening
Connect an audio frequency signal generator to LEFT IN or RIGHT IN input of the
7040A and feed in an 85 Hz tone. Connect
a monitor to the corresponding output, so
that the test signal is reproduced by both
subwoofer and monitor.
To g g l e t h e - 1 8 0 °
phase switch (DIP 4
OFF from left) "ON" and
"OFF". Set it to the
position giving the
lowest sound level at the listening position.
ON
Next, toggle the -90°
phase switch (DIP 3)
OFF "ON" and "OFF", and
again set it to the position which gives the
lowest sound level.
ON
Finally, invert the -180°
phase switch (DIP 4)
position to the oppoOFF
site setting. Now you
can remove the test
signal.
ON
Setting the Bass Roll-Off
The acoustic response of the subwoofer
can compensate the room characteristics. To adjust the subwoofer use the
''Bass Roll-Off' switches located on the
connector panel. These offer attenuation
levels of -2, -4, and -6 dB at the lowest
subwoofer output frequencies. Table 1
provides suggestions for Bass Roll-Off
switch settings. Flat anechoic response
is obtained when both roll-off switches
are set to "OFF".
Safety Considerations
Genelec 7040A subwoofer has been
designed in accordance with international safety standards. However, to
ensure safe operation and maintain the
unit in safe operating condition, the following warnings and cautions must be
observed:
• Do not expose the subwoofer to water
or moisture. Do not place any objects
filled with liquid, such as vases on the
subwoofer or near it.
• Servicing and adjustment must only be
performed by authorized Genelec service personnel.
• Opening the amplifier unit is strictly
prohibited except by authorized service personnel.
• Always use a mains power connection
with protective earth terminal. In case
of fault, failing to do this may lead to
personal injury.
This equipment is capable of delivering
sound pressure levels in excess of 85
dB, which may cause permanent hearing
damage.
Maintenance
+100
7040A 25.3.15
+80
No user serviceable parts are inside the
amplifier unit. Any maintenance of the
unit must only be performed by Genelec
authorized service personnel.
+60
+40
Guarantee
This product is supplied with a two year
guarantee against manufacturing faults or
defects that might alter the performance.
The guarantee can be extended to five
years by registering the product on www.
genelec.com. Refer to the supplier for full
sales and guarantee terms.
Frequency response
dB SPL
Feed in the test signal to LEFT IN or RIGHT
IN of the subwoofer. Place the microphone
at the listening position. Using a real-time
analyser or other frequency response
measurement system, adjust the sensitivity of the subwoofer until the frequencies
below and above 85 Hz are reproduced
at equal level. Then, adjust the phase
switches for the maximum dip of at least
-6 dB at the crossover frequency (85 Hz).
Invert the -180° switch to the opposite
setting. The phase is now aligned and
the measurement should show a smooth
response around 85 Hz.
Warning!
+20
+0
10
20 30 50
100
200 Hz
Figure 6. The free field frequency
response of the 7040A subwoofer at
different Bass Roll-Off settings
Compliance to FCC rules
This device complies with part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful
interference, and this device must
accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
+100
Harmonic distortion
7040A 25.3.15
+80
Fundamental
frequency
dB SPL
Phase Alignment Using Test
Equipment
+60
2nd harmonic
Note: This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
• Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
Modifications not expressly approved by
the manufacturer could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment under
FCC rules.
+40
+20
3rd harmonic
+0
10
20 30 50
100
200 Hz
Figure 7. The curves above show the
harmonic distortion analysis of the
7040A in free field. In half space the SPL
will be 6 dB higher.
7040A Operating Manual
SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
AMPLIFIER SECTION
7040A
7040A
Free field frequency response (-6 dB)
30...90 Hz
± 3 dB (33...85 Hz)
Amplifier short term output power
(Long term output power is limited by driver
unit protection circuitry)
50 W
Accuracy of frequency response
Maximum short term sine wave SPL output
averaged from 40 to 85 Hz, measured in half
space at 1 meter
100 dB
Amplifier system THD at nominal output
≤ 0.08 %
Mains voltage
100 - 240 VAC universal
Self generated noise level in half space at
1 m (A-weighted)
≤ 5 dB
Power consumption (average)
Standby (ISS active)
Idle
Full output
≤ 0.5 W
5W
70 W
Harmonic distortion at 90 dB SPL
at 1 m on axis in half space 40…85 Hz
2nd
3rd
≤ 2.5%
≤ 1.5 %
Driver, magnetically shielded
165 mm (61/2 in)
Weight
11.3 kg (24.9 lb)
Dimensions
Height
Width
Depth
INPUT SECTION
7040A
(161/8
410 mm
in)
350 mm (133/4 in)
1
205 mm (8 /16 in)
CROSSOVER SECTION
Input connectors XLR female
pin 1
pin 2
pin 3
gnd
+
-
Input impedance
10 kohm balanced
Input level for 100 dB SPL output @ 1 m
Variable from +12 to -6
dBu
7040A
Subsonic filter (18 dB/octave) below
35 Hz
Input channels
2
Low pass frequency for main channels
85 Hz
Midband rejection >400 Hz
≥ 50 dB
Bass Roll-Off control in 2 dB steps
0 to -6 dB @ 35 Hz
Phase matching control in 90° steps
0 to -270°
Input sensitivity control
+12 to -6 dBu
OUTPUT SECTION
7040A
Input connectors XLR male
pin 1
pin 2
pin 3
gnd
+
-
Main monitor Out gain
0 dB
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FIN-74100, Iisalmi, Finland
Natick, MA 01760, USA
Room 101, 1st floor, Building 71 B33
Ellipsvägen 10B
Phone +358 17 83881
Phone +1 508 652 0900
Universal Business Park, No. 10 Jiuxianqiao Road
P.O. Box 5521, S-141 05 Huddinge
Fax +358 17 812 267
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Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Phone +46 8 449 5220
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7050B
Data Sheet
Genelec 7050B
Active Subwoofer
Main Features:
•
•
•
LSE™ Power efficient port/
enclosure design
Unparalleled low frequency
performance
Precise integration to Genelec
8020A or 8030A systems
7050B Active Subwoofer
System
to tailor the response of the subwoofer to its
metal rolled into a spiral shape and clamped
environment.
between thick MDF side panels. The spiral
The Genelec 7050B active subwoofer is a
The crossover has a fixed 85 Hz low pass
forms a seamless, gently curving reflex tube
very compact low frequency loudspeaker,
filter for five main channels. However, the
with exellent laminar flow characteristics and
designed to extend the bass reproduc-
signal passing through the “OUT” connectors
minimal turbulence noise. The curved shape
tion of Genelec 8020A active loudspeak-
is full bandwidth, i.e. not filtered. Because of
also offers excellent structural stiffness and
ers in stereo or surround applications
this, the “BASS ROLL-OFF” switch (switch 2)
optimal packing of a very long reflex tube into
and models 8030A or 8130A in stereo
on the main loudspeakers must be switched on
a small space.
applications. Adding the 7050B to these
to avoid unwanted overlapping of the frequency
The overall construction of the 7050B
loudspeakers creates a compact near-
bands between the subwoofer and main loud-
is rugged and reliable: The amplifier unit is
field monitoring system capable of a flat
speakers. Due to this and the input sensitivity
mounted on vibration absorbers to ensure
frequency response from 25 Hz to 20 kHz
of the 7050B subwoofer, it can only be used
rattle-free operation and the handsome cast-
(± 3 dB). The 7050B should not be used
with Genelec 8020A, 8030A, 8130A, 1029A,
aluminium grille protects the magnetically
in surround applications with the 8030A or
2029A and 2029B active loudspeakers.
shielded 8 inch driver.
8130A due to their greater SPL capacity.
Driver
The 7050B contains a single 205 mm (8”)
magnetically shielded low frequency driver,
housed in a Genelec Laminar Spiral EnclosureTM (LSETM) bass reflex cabinet.
The overall input sensitivity of the subwoofer can be reduced from 0 dB to -18 dB
Why a subwoofer?
for easy level matching with the main loud-
For applications, such as computer mul-
speakers.
timedia work and most types of near field
Amplifier
monitoring, the Genelec 8020A and 8030A
are appropriate monitor systems. However
The amplifier produces 70 W of output power,
if lower LF cutoff and more LF SPL are
with very low THD and IM distortion. Driver
required, the 7050B subwoofer has been
overload protection and power-on signal
specifically designed to complement these
The built-in crossover unit has five signal
muting is included in the amplifier circuitry.
compact loudspeakers. When combined they
input and output channels (L/C/R Front and
The amplifier also incorporates thermal over-
give a frequency response comparable to
L/R Rear) and a LFE input, providing great
load and short circuit protection.
some larger Genelec models - one of the dif-
Crossover
flexibility and easy connection. The discrete
ferences is the greater SPL’s offered by larger
LFE signal input is equipped with a selectable
LSETM cabinet construction
85/120 Hz low-pass filter and a 0/+10 dB LFE
Like the larger Genelec 7000 series subwoof-
The 8020A/8030A and 7050B combination
sensitivity switch.
systems.
ers, the 7050B features the new Genelec
offers great flexibility in loudspeaker place-
The amplifier has adjustable sensitivity,
Laminar Spiral Enclosure TM (LSE TM) bass
ment. Due to the small physical size of the
bass roll-off and phase matching controls
reflex cabinet. The cabinet is made of sheet
main loudspeakers, they can be located on
Figure 1: The amplifier panel layout of a 7050B subwoofer.
desks and, if carefully placed appear fairly
sequencers and multimedia sources, such as
innocuous in a room. Further advice on how
sound cards, can occasionally produce.
to place the loudspeaker is described in the
operating manual.
The crossover and phase responses
are optimized for each particular model to
If the subwoofer and main loudspeakers
achieve highly accurate system performance.
are placed properly some of the low fre-
Consequently every model has the same
quency problems associated with free stand-
neutral sound.
ing speakers can be avoided.
Why active loudspeakers?
There are various reasons why active loudspeakers are preferable to passive alternatives, the most dominant being the integrated
construction allowing better optimization of
the system performance. The loudspeakers
are always delivered as a complete factory
calibrated system, consisting of all amplifiers, crossover electronics and speaker
cabinets.
In an active loudspeaker system the amplifiers are connected directly to the drive units.
Distortion anomalies and losses caused by
passive crossovers are completely avoided
resulting in better sound quality and maximum acoustic efficiency.
For every model of monitor the associated amplifiers have a unique design including driver overload protection. The overload
protection detects signals that are above the
drivers safe limits preventing damage. This
makes the system immune to overloads
and spurious signals which synthesizers,
Figure 2: 7050B harmonic distortion analysis
in free field. In half space the SPL will be 6
dB higher.
7050B Data Sheet
system specifications
Amplifier Section
7050B
7050B
Free field frequency response (± 3 dB)
25 Hz...85 Hz
LFE 85/120 Hz
Maximum short term sine wave SPL output
averaged from 30 to 85 Hz, measured in half
space at 1 meter
≥ 100 dB
Self generated noise level in half space at 1 m
on axis (A-weighted)
≤ 15 dB
Harmonic distortion at 90 dB SPL
at 1 m on axis in half space 30… 85 Hz
2nd
3rd
≤ 4%
≤1%
Driver, magnetically shielded
205 mm (8")
Weight
18 kg (39.6 lb)
Dimensions
Height
Width
Depth
410 mm (161/8”)
350 mm (133/4”)
319 mm (129/16”)
Amplifier short term output power
(Long term output power is limited by driver
unit protection circuitry)
70 W
Amplifier system THD at nominal output
≤ 0.08 %
Mains voltage
100, 120 or 230 V
Power consumption (average)
Idle
Full output
11 VA
120 VA
Input section
7050B
Input connectors XLR female
pin 1
pin 2
pin 3
gnd
+
-
Input impedance
10 kohm balanced
Input level for 100 dB SPL output @ 1 m
Variable from +12 to -6
dBu
crossover Section
7050B
Subsonic filter (18 dB/octave) below
25 Hz
Input channels
5 main + LFE
Low pass frequency for 5 main channels
85 Hz
LFE cutoff frequency
85 or 120 Hz selectable
Midband rejection >400 Hz
≥ 50 dB
Bass Roll-Off control in 2 dB steps
Phase matching control in 90° steps
Output section
7050B
0 to -6 dB @ 26 Hz
Input connectors XLR male
pin 1
pin 2
pin 3
gnd
+
-
0 to -270°
Main loudspeaker Out gain
0 dB
Input sensitivity control
+12 to -6 dBu
LFE input sensitivity control
0 or +10 dB selectable
Main loudspeaker Out connectors carry an unfiltered copy of the signal
arriving into their respective Input connectors.
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International enquiries:
In the U.S. please contact
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Genelec, Inc., 7 Tech Circle
Beijing Genelec Audio Co. Ltd.
Genelec Sverige
FIN-74100, Iisalmi, Finland
Natick, MA 01760
Jianwai SOHO, Tower 12, Room 2306
Ellipsvägen 10B
Phone +358 17 83 881
Phone +1 508 652 0900
39 East 3rd Ring Road
P.O. Box 5521, S-141 05 Huddinge
Fax +358 17 812 267
Fax +1 508 652 0909
Chaoyang District
Phone +46 8 708 7070
Email genelec@genelec.com
Email genelec.usa@genelec.com
Beijing 100022, China
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Phone +86 10 5869 7915, Fax +86 10 5869 7914
Email info@genelec.com
LSE Series
Data Sheet
Genelec 7060B, 7070A and
7071A Active Subwoofers
Main Features:
•
•
•
•
•
•
LSE™ Power efficient port/
enclosure design
Highly configurable 6.1 channel
Bass Management System
Unparalleled low frequency
performance
Phase calibration test tone
RJ11 remote control connection
SUM out and in for “daisy
chaining” units
Active Subwoofers 7060B, 7070A and 7071A
shape and clamped between thick MDF side
System
panels. The spiral forms a seamless, gently
Amplifier
Genelec LSE series active subwoofers are
curving reflex tube with excellent laminar flow
The amplifiers produce 120, 250 and 500 W of
powerful and precise bass monitoring tools
characteristics and minimal turbulence noise.
short term RMS power for the 7060B, 7070A
for modern 6.1 or 5.1 channel Surround
The curved shape also offers excellent struc-
and 7071A respectively, with very low THD
Sound as well as traditional Stereo systems.
tural stiffness and optimal packing of a very
and IM distortion. Driver overload protection
With their 19 Hz lower cut-off frequency, high
long reflex tube into a small space.
and power-on signal muting is included in the
sound pressure output capability and versa-
The bass management unit is mounted
tile bass management systems, they can be
on vibration absorbers, to ensure rattle-free
adapted to all low frequency monitoring situ-
operation. This results in a robust and reliable
ations.
system. The handsome cast-aluminium grille
The amplifier unit integrated into the
cabinet contains active crossover filters,
driver overload protection circuits and power
amplifier circuitry.
Bass management unit
also functions as a heatsink for the power
The built-in bass management unit splits
amplifier.
the six main channel input signals into low
and high frequency components, accurately
has six signal input and output channels
Speaker configuration and
positioning
(L/C/R Front and L/C/R Rear), LFE input and
With their built-in bass management unit the
crossover frequency is fixed at 85 Hz. The low
summed signal output connectors, providing
LSE series subwoofers may be used with
pass section has an adjustable sensitivity,
great flexibility and easy connection. The
other Genelec monitors to extend their low
to allow easy level matching with the main
discrete LFE signal input is equipped with a
frequency response and SPL performance.
speakers. The six high pass sections have 0
selectable 85/120 Hz low-pass filter and a
Two or more subwoofers can be coupled
dB passband gain. The high pass filters can
0/+10 dB LFE sensitivity switch.
together via the “SUM OUT” connector if a
be bypassed using an optional bypass switch
higher maximum SPL is required.
so that the effect of the subwoofer to the
amplifiers. The built-in bass management unit
The amplifier has adjustable sensitivity,
dividing the input signal between the
subwoofer and the main speakers. The
bass roll-off and phase matching controls to
The phase correction switch in the bass
whole monitoring system can be determined.
tailor the response of the subwoofer to its
management unit allows for the subwoofer to
Balanced XLR connectors are used for the
environment. An integrated 85 Hz test tone
be freely placed away from the main monitors
system inputs and outputs.
generator is provided for accurate crossover
without phase cancellation.
phase alignment.
Drivers
A dedicated “LFE IN” input connector
allows easy set-up and accurate monitoring
of the LFE channel in 5.1 and 6.1 channel
LSETM cabinet construction
The 7060B has one 250 mm (10”) cone driver,
surround sound systems. The LFE channel
These LSE series subwoofers feature
the 7070A one 305 mm (12”) cone and the
on the 7000 series subwoofers can be set
Genelec’s new Laminar Spiral Enclosure
TM
7071A two 305 mm cone drivers. The drivers
to two bandwidths: 19 to 85 Hz or 19 to 120
(LSETM) bass reflex cabinet. The cabinet
are magnetically shielded long throw types
Hz. If the LFE signal includes higher frequen-
is made of sheet metal rolled into a spiral
capable of producing high SPLs.
cies than 120 Hz, they can be monitored by
Figure 1: The amplifier panel layout of a 7000 series subwoofer.
using the "redirect" function. In this case,
frequencies above 85 Hz in the LFE signal
are redirected to the center channel output to
be reproduced by the center channel monitor. The sensitivity of the LFE channel can
easily be set to 0 or +10 dB according to the
monitoring needs.
To provide a flat bass response in many
different acoustic environments, a ‘bass rolloff’ switch is included, which makes adjustments to the subwoofer response in three
2 dB steps possible. Two phase alignment
switches in the crossover allow compensation for the phase delay which occurs if the
subwoofer is placed away from the main
speakers or for other phase changes in the
loudspeaker system. Four settings are provided between 0° and -270°.
Options
Order code
Description
1092-400
1/4” jack bypass switch
7000-415RJ 11 Remote Power/
Overload LED
7000-416RJ 11 Remote control
for bypass and +10 dB
LFE functions
Figure 2: 7060B free field frequency response
for different bass roll-off and LFE bandwidth
settings.
Figure 3: 7070A (and 7071A) free field
frequency response for different bass roll-off
and LFE bandwidth settings.
7060B / 7070A / 7071A Data Sheet
system specifications
Amplifier Section
7060B
7070A
7071A
Free field frequency response (+/- 3 dB)
Maximum short term sine wave
SPL output averaged from
30 to 85 Hz, measured in
half space at 1 meter
Maximum peak SPL output with
random pink noise, measured
in half space at 1 meter
Self generated noise level in
free field @ 1 m on axis
(A-weighted)
19 Hz…85 Hz
LFE 85/120 Hz
19 Hz…85 Hz
LFE 85/120 Hz
19 Hz…85 Hz
LFE 85/120 Hz
Short term amplifier output
power (Long term output power
is limited by driver unit
protection circuitry)
Amplifier system distortion
at nominal output
THD
Mains voltage
Harmonic distortion
at @ 1 m on axis in half space 2nd
3rd
Driver, magnetically shielded
Weight
Dimensions
Height
Width
Depth
≥ 108 dB SPL
≥ 112 dB SPL
≥ 118 dB SPL
≥ 113 dB SPL
≥ 117 dB SPL
≥ 123 dB SPL
Power consumption (average)
Idle
Full output
≤ 15 dB
@ 90 dB SPL 30 … 85 Hz
≤ ≤ 3 %
≤ ≤ 2 %
@ 95 dB SPL 30 … 85 Hz
≤ ≤ 3 %
≤ ≤ 3 %
@ 100 dB SPL
30 … 85 Hz
≤≤3%
≤≤3%
250 mm (10”)
305 mm (12”)
2 x 305 mm (12”)
26 kg (57 lbs)
50 kg (110 lbs)
81 kg (178 lbs)
527 mm (20 3/4”)
462 mm (18 3/16”)
363 mm (14 5/16”)
625 mm (24 5/8”)
555 mm (21 7/8”)
490 mm (19 5/16”)
755 mm (29 3/4”)
803 mm (31 5/8”)
490 mm (19 5/16”)
7060B
7070A
7071A
120 W
250 W 500 W
15 VA
150 VA
15 VA
250 VA
30 VA
500 VA
7060B
7070A
7071A
≤ 0.05%
100/200 V
or 115/230 V
input Section
Input connector XLR female
pin 1
pin 2
pin 3
Input impedance
gnd
+
–
10 kOhm balanced
Input level for 100 dB SPL
output @ 1 m
Variable from +12 to –6 dBu
crossover Section
7060B
Subsonic filter
(18 dB/octave) below
7070A
19 Hz
7071A
output Section
Crossover frequency,
(sub/main channels)
85 Hz
LFE cutoff Hz
85 Hz/120 Hz selectable
Crossover slopes
Lowpass
36 dB/octave
Highpass
12 dB/octave
≥ 50 dB
Midband rejection >400 Hz
Bass roll-off control operating From 0 to –6 dB @ 20 Hz
range in 2 dB steps
Phase matching control in 90° steps
7060B
Output connector XLR male
pin 1
pin 2
pin 3
Remote LED connector (RJ11)
Main monitor Out gain
Sum Out gain
7070A
7071A
gnd
+
–
Remote LED for Power/Overload+Bypass
0 dB
0 dB
From 0 to -270° @ 85 Hz
controls
7060B
Input sensitivity
+12 to –6 dBu
Bypass LFE bandwidth
85 / 120 Hz
7070A
7071A
Bypasses the bass management for the main channels
LFE sensitivity
Redirect
Sum in
0 / +10 dB
Test tone for phase adjustment
85 Hz
Redirects LFE channel signal above 85 Hz to center channel
Changes subwoofer to Sum in mode
Bass roll-off
0/-2 dB/ -4 dB/ -6 dB @ 20 Hz
Phase
0/90/180/270°
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Genelec Document BBA0032001c. Copyright Genelec Oy 3.2006. All data subject to change without prior notice
International enquiries:
In the U.S. please contact
In China please contact:
In Sweden please contact
Genelec, Olvitie 5
Genelec, Inc., 7 Tech Circle
Beijing Genelec Audio Co. Ltd.
Genelec Sverige
FIN-74100, Iisalmi, Finland
Natick, MA 01760
Jianwai SOHO, Tower 12, Room 2306
Ellipsvägen 10B
Phone +358 17 83881
Phone +1 508 652 0900
39 East 3rd Ring Road
P.O. Box 5521, S-141 05 Huddinge
Fax +358 17 812 267
Fax +1 508 652 0909
Chaoyang District
Phone +46 8 708 7070
Email genelec@genelec.com
Email genelec.usa@genelec.com
Beijing 100022, China
Fax +46 8 708 7071
Phone +86 10 5869 7915,
Email info@genelec.com
Fax +86 10 5869 7914
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