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Nearfield Monitors with Massive Sound!
The Genelec 8040BPM studio monitor is a major upgrade from their 8040A model, adding ISS power management to an already amazing nearfield monitor. Boasting performance comparable to much larger systems, but in a compact package, the bi-amplified Genelec 8040BPM is ideal for use in many situations where a wide frequency response is needed but space is limited. Whether you’re building your project studio, outfitting your mobile rig, or upgrading your editing suite, you’re going to be glad you got your Genelec 8040BPM studio monitors from Sweetwater.
Genelec 8040BPM Bi-Amplified Monitor at a Glance:
- Minimum Diffraction Enclosure for superb imaging
- Genelec’s Directivity Control Waveguide enhances directivity
- High performance reflex port design
- High audio output with low distortion
- Protected by Genelec’s ISS power management system
- Versatile mounting options plus special IsoPod stand
Minimum Diffraction Enclosure for superb imaging
The 8040BPM features Genelec’s MDE (Minimum Diffraction Enclosure) enclosure with rounded edges and gently curved front and sides. This allows the 8040BPM to achieve a very smooth frequency response and superb imaging qualities with minimized cabinet edge diffraction.
Genelec’s Directivity Control Waveguide enhances directivity
Like all Genelec 8000 Series monitors, the 8040BPM also features the advanced Genelec Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW). The revolutionary DCW has been further enhanced to provide extremely accurate control of the 8040BPM’s directivity. Genelec designed this specially shaped, very smooth surface and integrated it with the enclosure. Its area has been maximized to achieve an astoundingly flat on- and off-axis frequency response. As a result, the 8040BPM has an astoundingly wide, flat frequency response both on- and off-axis. This also gives the 8040BPM superb imaging qualities and less listening fatigue.
High performance reflex port design
To increase the 8040BPM woofer’s low-frequency extension and SPL capacity, Genelec designed an ingenious flow-optimized reflex port. The long, curved tube maximizes airflow, so the 8040BPM can reproduce deep bass without compression. The tube terminates with a wide flare, minimizing port noises and providing excellent bass articulation. An optimized die-cast aluminium structure with extremely durable semi-matte finish and acoustically optimized metal grilles add to the 8040BPM’s acoustic excellence.
High audio output with low distortion
Genelec’s low distortion drivers (6.5″ bass speakers and 3/4″ metal dome tweeters) are driven by the 8040BPM’s dedicated 90-watt bass and treble amplifiers after sophisticated filtering. Magnetic shielding, overload protection circuitry, and versatile room response controls are standard.
Protected by Genelec’s ISS power management system
Thanks to Genelec’s Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) power management system, you never have to remember to shut down your 8040BPM monitors again. ISS constantly checks for input signal. After a while, if ISS doesn’t detect anything, it switches your 8040BPM over to a low-power sleep state, safeguarding your gear and sparing you the wasted electricity.
Versatile mounting options plus special IsoPod stand
The versatile mounting features on the 8040BPM include integrated rear support points for wall and floor stands plus a further M10 thread for mounting on the cabinet base. In addition, every Genelec 8040BPM monitor comes with a standard IsoPod (Isolation Positioner/Decoupler). The IsoPod is a clever mounting stand, which allows the 8040BPM to perform in either the vertical or horizontal position. The IsoPod also enables the acoustic axis of the monitor to be aimed at the listener while acoustically and mechanically decoupling the monitor from the surface it is resting on.
Genelec 8040BPM Bi-Amplified Monitor Features:
- Compact, versatile nearfield monitor for project studios, workstations, and surround components
- Special low-distortion 6.5″ woofer and 3/4″ metal dome tweeter
- Outfitted with Genelec’s Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) power management system
- Separate 90-watt bass and treble amplifiers
- 115dB SPL @ 1m (short term RMS; peak per pair with music material)
- Free field frequency response 48Hz to 20kHz (+/- 2dB)
- 13-13/16″ H x 9-3/8″ W x 8-13/16″ D (height with IsoPod: 14-3/8″)