Genelec 8040B Active Two-Way 6.5" Studio Monitor (Single)

Genelec 8040B Active Two-Way 6.5" Studio Monitor (Single)

Genelec 8040B Active Two-Way 6.5" Studio Monitor (Single)

B&H # GE8040BPM MFR # 8040BPM
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Product Highlights

  • 6.5" Woofer, 3/4" Tweeter
  • 90W Bass Amplifier, 90W Treble Amplifier
  • Auto Switching to Standby Saves Power
  • Curved Edges Reduce Distortions
  • Wide On and Off Axis Response
  • Die-Cast Aluminum Enclosure
  • Iso-Pod Table Stand Reduces Vibration
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Color: Dark Gray

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Genelec 8040B overview

  • 1Description

The 8040B Active Two-Way 6.5" Studio Monitor from Genelec provides an accurate reproduction of the source material in a compact form-factor with high output. Its die-cast aluminum enclosure features a rounded shape, which minimizes distortions caused by edge diffraction. The metal dome tweeter is surrounded by a smoothly-shaped Directivity Controlled Waveguide, which helps to create an even response when listening both on and off axis.

The 8040B is built with Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) technology which automatically activates the speaker when an audio signal is detected, and puts it in Standby Mode when no signal is present, reducing the energy consumption to less than 0.5 watts. The 8040B features a 90 watt high frequency amplifier for its 3/4" tweeter, and a 90 watt low frequency amplifier for its 6.5" woofer. The bass response is expanded by a rear-facing reflex port, and a separately available Genelec subwoofer can be used to monitor a wider array of frequencies.

An included Iso-Pod table stand insulates the speaker from vibration and enables you to tilt its position upward or downward
The Iso-Pod can be attached to the base or side of the monitor, for vertical or horizontal positioning
Well-suited for near-field studio monitoring, control rooms, editing suites, surround sound applications and multimedia entertainment systems
Rear-facing Tone Controls enable you to optimize the speaker to its environment
Threaded holes for Omnimount Series 30 brackets and K&M loudspeaker mounts
More compatible mounting accessories, such as ceiling mounts and wall brackets, are available separately
Active crossover filters
Driver unit protection circuitry
Fully magnetically shielded
In the Box
Genelec 8040B Active Two-Way 6.5" Studio Monitor (Single)
  • Iso-Pod Table Stand
  • Power Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Genelec 8040B specs

    Inputs 1x XLR balanced
    Frequency Response 48 Hz to 20 kHz (± 2 dB)
    45 Hz to 21 kHz (-3 dB)
    Crossover Frequency 3.0 kHz
    LF Amplifier 90W
    HF Amplifier 90W
    Maximum SPL 105 dB
    Low Frequency Driver 6.5" (165 mm)
    High Frequency Driver 0.75" (19 mm) metal dome
    Controls Sensitivity Adjustment Dial
    Power Switch
    Tone Controls:
    Treble Tilt (Off, -2 dB, -4dB, +2 dB @ 15 kHz)
    Bass Tilt (Off, -2 dB, -4 dB, -6 dB @ 100 Hz)
    Bass Roll-Off(Off, -2 dB, -4 dB, -6 dB @ 45 Hz)
    Desktop Control (-4 dB @ 160 Hz)
    Mounting Options Tabletop (with included Iso-Pod)
    Four 0.24 x 0.39" (6 x 10 mm) threaded holes for Omnimount Series 30 brackets and K&M loudspeaker mounts
    Enclosure Material Die-cast aluminum
    Power Supply (AC) 120V
    Voltage Range ±10%
    Power Consumption Idle: 10W
    Standby: <0.5W
    Full Output: 110W
    Dimensions (H x W x D) With Iso-Pod: 14.4 x 9.3 x 8.8" (365 x 237 x 223 mm)
    Without Iso-Pod: 13.8 x 9.3 x 8.8" (350 x 237 x 223 mm)
    Weight 18.9 lb (8.6 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 23.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.2 x 11.9 x 11.8"

    Genelec 8040B reviews

    8040B Active Two-Way 6.5" Studio Monitor (Single) 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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