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Genelec M040 Active (single)

Genelec have long been considered one of the world leader when it comes to studio monitors. With a design philosophy based on sustainable development...

Genelec have long been considered one of the world leader when it comes to studio monitors. With a design philosophy based on sustainable development alongside environmental values and a reputation for providing sound reproduction so accurate they're commonplace in some of the most technologically advanced studios on the planet - it's no wonder..

The Genelec M Series products include several new, innovative technologies to bring you the finest audio quality

Genelec's pioneering Natural Composite Enclosure (NCE) is made from a fully recyclable fibre composite material. Half of this is wood, which has the right acoustical properties to reduce vibrations and deliver exceptional sound quality. Plus the enclosure is manufactured using injection moulding. This allows Genelec to optimise the shape and structural rigidity for high quality acoustical performance. And Genelec can also maximise the internal volume, something that's vital for achieving high output at low frequencies.

Genelec's Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) feature reduces power consumption to less than 0.5W by automatically switching the active monitor to standby when no audio signal has been detected for some time. When it receives an audio signal again, the loudspeaker turns back on. ISS is fully compliant with the latest EU requirements and the ErP 2013 Directive for electronic devices.

Uncompressed bass comes through the new patent pending low turbulence reflex port design, Laminar Integrated Port - LIP.

The need to improve energy efficiency has led to the development of switch-mode operated amplifiers in many areas. Gradually this technology has matured also for demanding audio power amplifiers and Genelec have chosen to design their own Class D amplifier technology. The M series utilises these high efficiency, low distortion amplifiers in both channels.

Key Features

The most affordable Genelec monitors yet

6.5" woofer and low turbulence reflex port

Natural composite enclosure

Efficient design with excellent bass response and neutral sonics

Intelligent Signal Sensing

Class D amplifier

Genelec Overview

Designed and built to be truthful to the source and to ensure enduring listening performance

Finnish manufacturer of active monitors since 1978

Designed by Harri Koskinen

The Natural Composite Enclosure (NCEâ„¢), environmentally friendly Finnish wood composite enclosure combines controlled directivity with minimal diffraction

Signal sensing power management for energy saving with less than 0.5 watts of power consumption in Standby mode

Low distortion, high output from power-efficient Class D bi-amplification by Genelec

Low product lifecycle carbon footprint

Individually tested and calibrated according to Genelec's stringent standards

Room response controls for easy adjustment to your environment

Base Specification