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NAB 2008: Genelec Intros 6010A, 5040A

April 16, 2008

Genelec introduces its smallest speaker system to date, the new two-way 6010A (7.125x4.75x4.5 inches). The system has been designed for computer sound systems, workstations and other close-proximity listening applications requiring a low-profile monitoring solution. It can also be plugged directly into personal music playerst.

Designed as an active loudspeaker, the 6010A contains proprietary drivers, advanced power amplifiers matched to the drivers, active crossover filters and protection circuitry. The 6010A has a die-cast, all-aluminum Minimum Diffraction Enclosure™ (MDE), which features large internal volumes, softly curved edges and mechanical strength.

The 6010A also incorporates Genelec''s advanced Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW), which provides a smooth on- and off-axis response, while the long, curved reflex port ends in a wide flare for enhanced bass articulation.

Each monitor features a 3-inch bass driver and a 3/4-inch high-frequency driver loaded into a new Genelec advanced Directivity Control Waveguide. The free-field frequency response is 74 to 18k Hz (±2.5 dB). Maximum peak SPL output per pair with music material is 102 dB. Bass and treble drivers are each powered by 12-watt amplifiers.

The 6010A is magnetically shielded for use in environments where video monitors are in close proximity. Additionally, the 6010A has a hard-wearing painted outer surface available in black, white or silver finish.

The new 5040A subwoofer can be paired with the 6010A for both stereo and surround applications. The subs extends the LF response down to 35 Hz with enhanced bass articulation. The playback level for the system is controlled by remote volume control with the 5040A subwoofer. With five main I/O channels and a dedicated LFE channel with 35/120Hz reproduction bandwidth selection, the 6010A/5040A system can be used in 5.1 productions.

The 5040A is designed to complement up to five of Genelec''s 6010A active monitors in stereo and surround applications, or a pair of the slightly larger 6020As in a stereo configuration. The subwoofer features a single 6.5-inch proprietary driver with a 40W power amplifier. It has a frequency response from 35 to 85 Hz (±3 dB), and the ability to deliver short-term sine wave of 96dB SPL. The built-in crossover unit features six RCA input connectors for five main channels and LFE channel, and five RCA output connectors for the 6010A loudspeakers. The main channels have a fixed highpass filter to work with the Genelec 6010A while the LFE channel can reproduce signals up to 120 Hz. In addition to the RCA connectors, a 3.5mm stereo jack input connector is provided.

The units will be available in Q3 2008; pricing is to be determined. For more information, visit For more new-product announcements, visit

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