8030 and 7050 Stereo System

For those with slightly more room and who need extra bass extension, this stereo system works seamlessly to provide neutral, transparent playback and controlled LF performance right down to 24 Hz.


Products in this solution:

2 × 8030C Studio Monitor
1 × 7050C Studio Subwoofer

Products in this solution

8030C Studio Monitor

SPL

104 dB

Frequency Response

47 Hz - 25 kHz (-6dB)

Dimensions

H 299 x W 189 x D 178 mm, with Iso-Pod™ (view in inches)

7050C Studio Subwoofer

SPL

103 dB

Frequency Response

24 Hz - 85 Hz (-6dB)

Dimensions

H 410 x W 350 x D 319 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

Damping Materials Used in Our Monitors

Genelec products use various damping materials such as glass fiber wool, linen fiber wool, and polyester fiber based material (PES). The tables presented below provide a detailed listing of our monitor models and the type of damping material used in each model.

During operation, the air moving in and out of the monitor loudspeaker or subwoofer bass reflex openings does not emit significant amounts of fiber particle dust. The PES wool as material does not emit dust. The linen wool, and glass fiber wool can emit minimum amounts of dust during very high sound level operation. This fiber dust is not hazardous to health.

Studio monitors
SAM™ Studio MonitorsDamping material type
1032CPES
8320APES
8330APES
8340APES
8350APES
8130APES
8240APES
8250APES
8331APES
8341APES
8351APES
8351BPES
8361APES
S360PES
8260ALinen wool
1238CFLinen wool
1238DFLinen wool
1237ALinen wool
1238AGlass wool
1238ACGlass wool
1234AGlass wool
1234ACGlass wool
1236AGlass wool
SAM™ Studio SubwoofersDamping material type
7260ALinen wool
SE7261ALinen wool
7270ALinen wool
7271ALinen wool
7350ALinen wool
7360ALinen wool
7370ALinen wool
7380ALinen wool
7382ALinen wool
8000 Series Studio MonitorsDamping material type
8010APES
8020DPES
8030BPES
8030CPES
8040BPES
8050BPES
1000 Series Studio MonitorsDamping material type
1032BLinen wool
1037CLinen wool
1038CFGlass wool
1038BGlass wool
1038BCGlass wool
1034BGlass wool
1034BCGlass wool
1039AGlass wool
1035BGlass wool
1036AGlass wool
M Series Studio MonitorsDamping material type
M030PES
M040PES
7000 Series Studio SubwoofersDamping material type
7040ALinen wool
7050BNone
7050CLinen wool
7060BLinen wool
7070ALinen wool
7071ALinen wool
7073AGlass wool
Home Speakers
G Series Active SpeakersDamping material type
G OnePES
G TwoPES
G ThreePES
G FourPES
G FivePES
F Series Active SubwoofersDamping material type
F OneNone
F TwoPES
Home Theater Speaker SeriesDamping material type
HT210BLinen wool
HT312BGlass wool
HT315BGlass wool
HT320BCGlass wool
HT324AGlass wool
HT324ACGlass wool
HT330AGlass wool
Home Theater Subwoofer SeriesDamping material type
HTS3BNone
HTS4BNone
HTS6Glass wool
Installation Speakers
4000 Series Installation SpeakersDamping material type
4010APES
4020BPES
4020CPES
4030BPES
4030CPES
4040APES
Architectural Speaker SeriesDamping material type
AIC25PES
AIW25PES
AIW26Linen Wool
AIW26BLinen Wool
AOW312Glass wool
5041ALinen Wool
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

Why to Align a Multichannel System?

The main goal in the alignment of a multichannel system is to set the subwoofer output level the same as the sound output level of the main monitor system. The LFE output of the mixing desk or decoder should be connected to the LFE input on the subwoofer.

For the 7050B, 7060B, 7070A, 7071A, 7073A products:

The LFE input has the same sensitivity as all other signal inputs unless the ‘LFE +10 dB’ DIP switch is ON. The switch is used when there is no +10 dB gain in the LFE channel output. The switch is set to 0 dB when there is already a +10 dB additional gain in the LFE channel output.

What reference level to use?

To ensure repeatable results in the finished product, the SMPTE (Society of Motion Pictures and Television) has set standard monitoring levels for cinema post-production work. The SMPTE reference level at the listening position is 85 dB SPL, on C weighted/slow scale. The input signal to the monitors is -20 dB FS (rms) full bandwidth pink noise. The SMPTE RP200 uses an electrical reference level of -18 dB FS.

For music mixes, there are no standardized levels. The level that the engineer chooses is arbitrary and based on personal taste, as is the level chosen by the end user. The level is typically 75 dB SPL for television audio work and 75-95 dB SPL for music production work.

Manual calibration of the level and frequency response

Monitors are first calibrated to have flat response at the listening position. This is achieved by doing the following:

Calibrate the monitor frequency responses using an acoustical measuring system with the subwoofer bypassed or disconnected. Then connect the Genelec subwoofer and adjust the subwoofer level, bass roll-off and phase so that the measured combined frequency response of the subwoofer and the monitor extends flat to the LF cut-off of the subwoofer, paying special attention to the subwoofer to monitor crossover point.

Alternative level calibration methods

If acoustic measurement system is not available for aligning the system, then follow the guidelines that can be found in the operating manual for adjusting the frequency response:

Level calibration using a ⅓ octave real time analyzer, broadband pink noise and an SPL meter

Connect the Genelec 5.1 system and play broadband pink noise signal (20 Hz – 20 kHz) through the subwoofer and one of the monitors, for example the centre channel monitor. Adjust the acoustic settings in the subwoofer and monitors so that the level in each band on the RTA analyser reads the same value. Then, set the output level of each channel to give the same acoustical level at the listening position.

Level calibration using filtered pink noise and an SPL Meter

You need to have filtered pink noise to calibrate the levels of the subwoofer and the main channels. You can use a copy of the TMH Corporation 'Multichannel Studio Test Tape' that includes the various test signals required.

Pink noise filtered to a passband 500 Hz to 2 kHz is used for adjusting the monitor levels, and between the frequency range 20 Hz to 80 Hz is used for calibrating the subwoofer level. Please note: If the standard recorded level of filtered pink noises is -18 dBFSrms for SMPTE RP200's (-20 dBFSrms for SMPTE) and then the absolute level calibration can be made so that the sound level meter reads a level 2 dB lower than specified for broadband pink noise. This is because there is less energy due to band limiting of the band-pass noise.

  • Connect to monitors and play the 500 Hz to 2 kHz filtered pink noise. Set the SPL Meter to C-weighting and slow reading. Adjust each main channel individually to have the same SPL level at the listening position.
  • Play 20 to 80 Hz filtered pink noise through the subwoofer. The correct adjustment gives a reading 3dB lower than the one for the monitors because the C weighting lowers the reading in the SPL meter at those frequencies. If there is no HP filter in the SPL meter then the reading should be the same as for the monitors.