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The Genelec 8040B 6.5" Powered Studio Monitor delivers professional-grade performance for discerning engineers and producers. The bi-amplified 8040B is the latest generation of Genelec's venerable 8000 Series, offering enhanced power, lower distortion and an even flatter frequency response. Its Minimum Diffraction Enclosure provides an expansive soundstage, while the ingenious reflex port achieves deep, articulate bass without compression. For project studios, editing suites and nearfield monitoring, the 8040B is ideal.

Advanced DCW Waveguide for Unparalleled Imaging

Genelec's patented Directivity Control Waveguide maximizes the 8040B's stereo imaging and frequency balance, even in difficult acoustic environments. Its optimally rounded edges and gently curved surfaces reduce diffraction, resulting in a wide and uniform frequency response on and off axis. Listening fatigue is minimized, allowing for extended work sessions with consistent clarity and detail.

Iso-Pod Decoupling for Isolation and Positioning

Each 8040B ships with a custom Iso-Pod, which decouples the monitor from its surface to prevent acoustic coloration. The Iso-Pod also provides versatile adjustment of vertical tilt and horizontal swivel, enabling the acoustic axis to be aimed precisely at the listening position. For wall mounting or floor stands, integrated mounting points are included on the rear of the enclosure.

Powerful Amplifiers and Advanced DSP

With a potent 130W Class D amplifier for the woofer and 90W for the tweeter, the 8040B delivers high SPL and transient response with vanishingly low distortion. Sophisticated DSP provides driver overload protection, equalization, delay and room response controls for optimal tuning in any environment. Magnetic shielding makes the 8040B suitable for use near video monitors.

Compact Yet Capable

Despite its 6.5" woofer and 1" tweeter, the 8040B's Minimum Diffraction Enclosure measures just 9.8" x 7.4" x 10.9". However, its frequency response of 45Hz to 25kHz belies its small size, rivaling the performance of much larger systems. For discerning professionals seeking a highly accurate monitoring solution in confined spaces, the Genelec 8040B is the clear choice.

Genelec 8040B 6.5" Powered Studio Monitor (Each) Black
Genelec 8040B 6.5" Powered Studio Monitor (Each) Black
Genelec 8040B 6.5" Powered Studio Monitor (Each) Black

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  • Compact Bi-Amplified Active Monitor
  • Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) flow-optimized reflex port design
  • MDE (Minimum Diffraction Enclosure) Loudspeaker Design
  • 3/4" (19 mm) Metal Dome Tweeter
  • 6.5" (105 mm) Bass Cone Driver
  • Bass Response Reaches Down To 48 Hz
  • Separate Bass And Treble Amplifiers Produce 90 Watts Of Output Power Each
  • Includes Iso-Pod (Isolation Positioner/Decoupler)
  • Applications;
  • Near Field Monitoring
  • Audio Video Post Production
  • Mobile Vans
  • Home Theaters
  • Project / Home Studios
  • Digital Workstations
  • Multimedia Production and Playback

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm

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  • Input format: Analog
  • SPL: Maximum short time sine wave acoustic output at 1 m on axis in half space, averaged from 100Hz to 3kHz: >105dB SPL
  • Maximum peak acoustic output per pair with music material: >115dB SPL @ 1m
  • Drivers:
  • Bass: 6.5"
  • Treble: 3/4" metal dome
  • Crossover frequencies: 3kHz
  • Free field frequency response: 48Hz–20kHz (±2dB)
  • Amplifier power /ch:
  • Bass: 90W
  • Treble: 90W
  • Speaker dimensions (HxWxD): 13-3/4" x 9-3/8" x 8-13/16", (285 x 189 x 178 mm)
  • Speaker weight: 8.6 kg (18.9 lb.)

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