Genelec Upgrades Classic 7050 Subwoofer

7050C offers even stronger low-frequency response and features      15/06/18

Genelec Upgrades Classic 7050 Subwoofer


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Building on the original 7050 subwoofer, Genelec says that they are once again defining the benchmark for low-frequency linearity with the new 7050C. They tell us that, compact but powerful with an extended low-frequency response and even lower distortion than its predecessor, the 7050C represents the next stage in Genelec’s ongoing goal of achieving absolute transparency in sound reproduction.

Genelec Managing Director Siamäk Niaghan tod us, “The 7050 name is respected in studios all over the world, so as we developed this new version of a much-loved classic, we treated it with great care. I’m delighted to say that the result, the 7050C, honors Genelec’s core principles – purity of sound, products that last for many years with the minimum of maintenance, and the skillful implementation of the latest loudspeaker technology. The 7050C is so advanced that it could easily have represented an entirely new product, but instead we chose to continue the legacy of a well-established model, made greater still by this new step forward.”

Here’s more details in Genelec’s own words…

As the successor to the extremely popular 7050B, already a category leader in terms of its size-to-SPL ratio, the 7050C subwoofer has been specifically crafted to improve on a classic. The LSE™ enclosure has been further refined to deliver unconventionally clean audio output even at peak levels. Users also benefit from a remarkable 3-dB increase in SPL capability, plus a by-passable professional bass management system and universal switched-mode power supply.   

Equally comfortable working in stereo or multichannel audio systems, the 7050C is designed to sit proudly alongside Genelec’s existing professional subwoofers. The bass management system provides five input and output channels with 85 Hz low-pass/high-pass filters, plus a discrete 120 Hz LFE signal input with selectable +10 dB-boost. The 7050C measures just 16.125 inches (410 mm) in height, with a width of 13.75 inches (350 mm), a depth of 12.5625 inches (319 mm) and contains a single eight-inch (205 mm) magnetically shielded low frequency driver, housed in a Genelec LSE spiral enclosure for extended LF response and extremely low distortion. Like all Genelec products, the 7050C has been created with sustainability at its heart and the ability to continue delivering flawless, transparent sound reproduction for decades to come.  

Like all Genelec monitors, the 7050C can be calibrated to suit its acoustic environment courtesy of a comprehensive set of rear panel DIP switches. Adjustable settings include phase and low frequency roll-off, the activation of the +10 dB LFE level, and the sensitivity of the Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) power-saving mode, which reduces the unit’s power consumption to a mere 0.5 W in standby. 

The 7050 enjoys a celebrated history, having first appeared when the original Genelec 7050A subwoofer debuted in 2002, replacing the 1091A. Over the years that followed, the model rapidly rose to prominence as the standard by which other solutions were measured. In 2005, the 7050B followed with an improved specification and feature set, and now the 7050C continues the work of its predecessors, providing the ideal companion for any nearfield monitor, particularly Genelec’s own 8010, 8020, 8030 and M030 models.  

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