8020 and 7040 Stereo System

Small but mighty nearfield system that’s perfect for game sound design. The 8020 provides bags of uncoloured detail, while the 7040 lets you analyse and fine tune your sounds right down to 30 Hz.


Products in this solution:

2 × 8020D Studio Monitor
1 × 7040A Studio Subwoofer

Products in this solution

8020D Studio Monitor

SPL

100 dB

Frequency Response

56 Hz - 25 kHz (-6dB)

Dimensions

H 242 x W 148 x D 142 mm, with Iso-Pod™ (view in inches)

7040A Studio Subwoofer

SPL

100 dB

Frequency Response

30 Hz - 90 Hz (-6dB)

Dimensions

H 410 x W 350 x D 205 mm, (view in inches)

Key Technologies

Active Crossovers

Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) Technology

Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS™) Technology

Iso-Pod™ Stand

Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE™) Technology

Optimized Amplifiers

Protection Circuitry

Reflex Port Design

Room Response Compensation

Versatile Mountings

Bass Management System

Laminar Spiral Enclosure (LSE™) Technology

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Documentation

FAQ

Connecting the 7050B Subwoofer

The 7050B subwoofer has balanced XLR IN/OUT connector pairs for five main channels and a dedicated LFE input connector for the LFE channel. Connect the signal cables from your source to the female XLR "IN" connectors on the lower connector row. Next connect XLR cables from the corresponding "OUT" male XLR connectors on the upper row to the input connectors of each 8020C monitor.

Turn the volume control knob on all 8020C’s monitors fully clockwise and switch the "Bass Roll-off" dip switch (switch 2) on all 8020C’s to "ON". This switch actuates an 85 Hz high-pass filter on the 8020C’s matching them to the main channel low-pass filter of the 7050B.

Alternatively you can connect to the 7050B a stereo pair of 8020C monitors by routing the signal cables from the source to the input connectors of the main monitors and an another pair of cables from the main monitors' output connectors to the "IN" connectors on the 7050B. In this configuration the volume controls on the main monitors affect the playback level of the 7050B too. The "Bass Roll-off" switch on the main monitors must also be switched to "ON" (switch 2).

7050b bass management faq

Setting Up Your Speakers

How To Select The Correct Monitors

A monitor, by definition, observes, checks, controls, warns or keeps a continuous record of something. An audio monitor, studio monitor or monitoring speaker is more than just a good-sounding loudspeaker. It is a device used in the process of recording, mixing or broadcasting audio in any environment where accurate listening is needed. A monitor is a professional tool.

How To Place Your Monitors

To create the ideal listening experience, several aspects need to be taken into account when placing the monitors within the listening space. First, you need to identify the listening area within the space and consider where the listener will be placed in relation to the space as well as the studio monitors. These will be influenced by the wall reflections and radiation space around the monitors. With careful planning, your monitor placement will help you enjoy the best possible listening experience!

Monitor Calibration & Improving Acoustics

The acoustic environment of the listening space has a major influence on the sound quality. Walls, ceiling, and floor as well as large objects like mixing consoles, tables, equipment racks, and furniture cause reflections.