— Genelec’s new 7073A includes
full 6.1 bass management,
making it ideal for large surround sound or stereo installations
NAMM WINTER SESSION, ANAHEIM, CA, January 15, 2004 —
World-renowned Finnish professional loudspeaker designer
Genelec is displaying the new 7073A Active Subwoofer. Designed
for large-scale installations in either stereo or surround,
the 7073A features four 12" drivers, fast-acting, low
distortion amplifiers, 124 dB SPL capability down to 19
Hz, plus a full 6.1-capable bass management system for impressive
flexibility. In addition, all electronics are integrated
into the 7073A subwoofer cabinet, including active crossover
filters, driver overload protection circuits, and power
The 7073A’s bass management system features
six inputs and outputs (L/C/R front and
L/C/R rear), plus LFE input and summed signal output connectors.
The dedicated LFE input (which can be set to two bandwidths,
19-85 or 19-120 Hz) has a low-pass filter selectable to
85 or 120 Hz, plus a +10 dB sensitivity switch. If the LFE
channel includes frequencies above the crossover frequency,
the system’s “redirect” function sends
such signals to the center front output to ensure they are
To aid in crossover alignment, an integrated
85 Hz test signal generator is built in, while dual bass
rolloff and phase matching controls allow accurate tailoring
of the sub to its environment. The bass rolloff can be adjusted
in 2 dB steps, while the phase matching controls offer four
positions, from 0 to -270 degrees.
The low pass section of the bass management
system has adjustable sensitivity for simple level matching
with the main loudspeakers in the installation. The six
HPF sections have 0 dB passband gain and can be bypassed
with an optional switch to allow accurate determination
of the effect of the sub on the overall system.
The four drivers used in the 7073A are 12"
diameter long-throw types, while the amplifier can deliver
up to 1 kilowatt RMS of short-term power with minimal THD
and intermodulation distortion. The amplifier also features
power-on muting and driver overload protection.
The powerful 7073A Active Subwoofer measures 20-5/8"
H x 56-11/16" W x 22" D and
weighs 265 lbs.
The Genelec 7073A is available immediately
with a MSRP of $6950.00.
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are just now incorporating into their products. Genelec
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