Genelec 8040B 6.5" 2-Way 180W Active Studio Monitor (Single, White)

Genelec 8040B 6.5" 2-Way 180W Active Studio Monitor (Single, White)

Genelec 8040B 6.5" 2-Way 180W Active Studio Monitor (Single, White)

B&H # GE8040BWM MFR # 8040BWM
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Product Highlights

  • 6.5" Woofer, 3/4" Metal-Dome Tweeter
  • 90W LF Amplifier, 90W HF Amplifier
  • Proprietary Waveguide
  • Bass Reflex Port
  • Treble and Bass Controls
  • Low-Diffraction Aluminum Enclosure
  • Balanced XLR Input
  • Automatic Power-Saving Mode
  • Multiple Mounting Options
  • Includes Isolation Stand
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Color: White

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Genelec 8040B overview

  • 1Description

The white Genelec 8040B is a single 2-way active studio monitor designed to provide accurate mix referencing for audio engineers, musicians, and producers in project studios, small to medium-sized control rooms, broadcast trucks, or mobile setups. It features a 90W amp driving a 6.5” woofer and a 90W amp pushing a 3/4” metal-dome tweeter, producing a frequency response of 45 Hz to 21 kHz.

A proprietary waveguide enhances imaging, while the bass reflex port extends the low-frequency response. The aluminum enclosure is shaped to minimize diffraction. It supports a balanced input via an XLR 3-pin connector. Room compensation options include high- and low-frequency adjustments. There is a selectable power-saving mode that enables automatic power up/down via a signal-sensing circuit.

The 8040B offers multiple mounting options including threaded holes for compatibility with OmniMount and K&M brackets and an Iso-Pod isolation stand.

  • 6.5" woofer and 3/4" metal-dome tweeter
  • 90W LF amplifier, 90W HF amplifier
  • 45 Hz to 21 kHz frequency response (-3 dB), 48 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response (± 2 dB) 
  • Proprietary waveguide utilizes DCW (Directivity Control Waveguide) technology for improved imaging and a wider listening area
  • Bass reflex port provides extended low-frequency response
  • Room compensation controls include high- and low-frequency adjustments
  • Low-diffraction aluminum enclosure utilizes MDE (Minimum Diffraction Enclosure) technology
  • Balanced XLR 3-pin input and input level control
  • ISS (Intelligent Signal Sensing) automatic power-saving mode
  • Multiple mounting options: Iso-Pod and threaded holes that are compatible with OmniMount and K&M brackets
  • Includes Iso-Pod isolation stand for vibration decoupling
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Genelec 8040B 6.5" 2-Way 180W Active Studio Monitor (Single, White)
  • Iso-Pod Isolation Stand
  • Power Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty with 3-Year Extension upon Online Registration
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    Genelec 8040B specs

    Inputs 1 x XLR 3-pin
    LF Driver 6.5" / 165 mm
    HF Driver 0.75" / 19 mm
    Amplifier Power LF: 90 W
    HF: 90 W
    Frequency Response 45 Hz to 21 kHz frequency response (-3 dB)
    48 Hz to 20 kHz (2 dB, free field)
    Maximum SPL ≥105 dB SPL @ 1 m (short-term sine wave acoustic output on-axis in half-space, averaged from 100 Hz to 3 kHz)
    ≥111 dB SPL @ 0.5 m (short-term sine wave acoustic output on-axis in half-space, averaged from 100 Hz to 3 kHz)
    ≥99 dB SPL @ 1 m (long-term RMS acoustic output in same conditions with IEC weighted noise)
    ≥115 dB SPL @ 1 m (peak acoustic output per pair above console top with music material)
    Self Noise ≤10 dB in free field @ 1 m on-axis (A-weighted)
    Signal to Noise Ratio Bass: ≥ 100 dB
    Treble: ≥ 100 dB
    Harmonic Distortion <2% @ 90 dB SPL 1 m away (on-axis, 50 to 100 Hz)
    <0.5% @ 90 dB SPL 1 m away (on-axis, >100 Hz)
    THD + N <0.05%
    Input Impedance 10 kOhms
    Input Level Adjustable from +6 to -6 dBu for 100 dB SPL at 1 m
    Level Control Range -4 dB @ 160 Hz (desktop control)
    Crossover Frequency 3 kHz
    Bass Control Bass Tilt: 0 to -6 dB @ 100 Hz in -2 dB steps
    Bass Roll-Off: 0 to -6 dB @ 45 Hz in -2 dB steps
    Treble Control Treble Tilt: +2 to -4 dB and mute @ 15 kHz
    Power Requirement 100, 120, 220, or 230 VAC (according to region), 50/60 Hz
    Voltage Range 10%
    Power Consumption Standby: <0.5 W
    Idle: 10 W
    Full Output: 110 W
    Construction Material Die-cast aluminum enclosure
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 14.4 x 9.3 x 8.8" / 365 x 237 x 223 mm (including Iso-Pod)
    Height Excluding Iso-Pod: 13.8" / 350 mm
    Weight 20.7 lb / 9.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 23.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.5 x 12.0 x 12.0"

    Genelec 8040B reviews

    8040B 6.5" 2-Way 180W Active Studio Monitor (Single, White) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much more that I espected! Great like always. Who knows GENELEC understand wy.
    Date published: 2013-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Typical sharp and punchy near-field Upgraded from 8040A with auto stand by feature. Practically the same. Very sturdy. Great for tracking (recording) and editing but not for mixing (as with any near-field out there)
    Date published: 2017-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome range and accuracy; built like a tank Perhaps shameful, but I don't use these to monitor. I just wanted something for a second (desktop) system that would be good enough for me to give up head phones for general listening, and keep me from a frustrating return. I considered these for several months before making the deal at B&H. Maybe overkill, but I'm a former musician, and I know correct timbre, distortion effects, etc., and that's what I expect from playback. I've had these for six months. I run them with the desktop bass roll-off, and I have no complaints; only praise. The detail, accuracy and lack of fatigue means they get a lot of use. I just upgraded my DAC, and I can say that these monitors, like any real transducer, are very responsive to better source electronics. The driver grilles are a necessity, IMO, and contributed to my decision to go with Genelec over Focal, or the Gene 040's, as did the auto-off feature. This is just a great product, and, like most great products, comes at a commensorate price. Still considering a sub option, as a sub always enlarges the apparent sound field of a near field, or any smaller-driver speaker system, in a (usually) spectacular fashion. I can't imagine anyone not being satisfied with the designed capabilities of this monitor.
    Date published: 2017-09-18
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