Speakers Genelec 8040 A

The Genelec 8040 A gave the legendary album “Live in concert” by Sara K, which rotated multiple times during the test in the player, (1820 euro the couple) a breathtaking authenticity.

  1. Speakers Genelec 8040 A
  2. Data sheet

The Finnish Studio supplier Genelec provides a huge range of active monitors for different listening distances. A size useful for private applications reached the model 8040 with at least 180 Watt total amplifier power and a wide range of local filters. More about this in the post “stereoplay – technology in detail: flexible by location filter”.

The housing completely made of die-cast aluminium highly sound neutral the 8040 is consistently rounded to prevent parasitic sound sources by edges and protrusions.

An electronic equalization the 7-inch midrange elicits a lower limiting frequency of 39 Hertz up to levels close to 100 decibels. A limiter that announces his intervention via an led on the front of boxes to prevent higher values Overpowering the driver.

A breathtaking authenticity gave the legendary album “Live in concert” by Sara K, which rotated multiple times during the test in the player, the 8040. The clapping of spectators was so clear and space that we repeatedly got goosebumps. The singer seemed highly motivated, the guitar sounded incredibly real. Madness!

+ Excellent sound in all disciplines – test winner!

– The design looks somewhat playful

Genelec 8040 A

Manufacturer Genelec
Price €1900.00
Rating 53.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General data
Width 23.7 cm
Height 35.0 cm
Depth 22.3 cm
Weight: 8.6 kg
Installation tip: free or close to the wall, listening distance 1 to 3 m, rooms of different type and size
Measured values
Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL
Impedance minimum stp
Maximum volume upper value 96 dB
Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz) 102 dB
Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB) 39 Hz
Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)
Short conclusion Bred up Studio Monitor with aluminium housing and latest chassis. Sounds sensational alive, full of detail and cultivated. Test winner!
Sound Top-class
Naturalness 11
Fine resolution 12
Border dynamics 8
Bass quality 10
Figure 12
Sound points (70 points) 53
Measured values 8
Practice 8
Valency 8
Overall rating (max. 120 points) good – very good 77
Price / performance outstanding
tested in output 10 / 09


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