Genelec M040 6.5" Powered Studio Monitor

130W Powered 2-way Studio Monitors with 6.5" Woofer and 1" Tweeter (each)
Genelec M040 6.5
Genelec M040 6.5
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Monitors with a "Green" Twist

Genelec's innovative M040 active studio monitors blend earth-friendly technology and studio-grade monitoring into an impressive package. From their custom high-efficiency Class D amplifiers to the Intelligent Signal Sensing automatic power-off feature, the Genelec M040 speakers are a new breed of earth-friendly monitors. The Natural Composite Enclosure is made from fully recyclable fiber composite material for a low carbon footprint. The Genelec M040 also delivers extremely clear sound that's perfect for critical listening. Check out Genelec's new "green" M Series monitors today.

Genelec M040 Active Monitor Speaker at a Glance:

  • Earth-friendly monitors for your studio

  • High performance reflex port design
  • A very efficient monitor
  • Remarkable response from 6.5" bass driver and 1" tweeter
Earth-friendly monitors for your studio

Designed from the ground up to be environmentally friendly, the Genelec M040 offers sought-after studio-quality sound in a "green" package. Its light weight Natural Composite Enclosure is manufactured from a rigid wood composite material that delivers exceptional sound quality. Not happy with the current selection of amplifiers on the market, Genelec created a new Class D amplifier with intelligent power management that reduces power consumption up to 90%. Get killer studio sound while being earth friendly with the Genelec M040 powered studio monitors.

High performance reflex port design

To increase the Genelec M040 woofer's low frequency extension and SPL capacity, Genelec designed an ingenious flow optimized reflex port. The built-in port maximizes airflow, so the M040 can reproduce deep bass without compression. The Laminar Integrated Port (LIP) minimizes port noise and provides excellent bass articulation.

A very efficient monitor

The system's excellent directivity characteristics and accurate imaging together with its compact size and flexible mounting options make the Genelec M040 the perfect loudspeaker for a wide range of critical listening applications.

Remarkable response from 6.5" bass driver and 1" tweeter

Each Genelec M040 monitor features a 6.5" bass driver along with a 1" tweeter loaded into a new advanced Genelec Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW) for optimum dispersion of highs. With a frequency response of 48Hz to 20kHz, the M040 is perfect for accurate studio monitoring. Bass and treble are each powered by 80-watt and 50-watt amplifiers, respectively. Add great sounding monitors that are eco-friendly with the Genelec M040 active monitors.

Genelec M040 Active Monitor Speaker Features:

  • Compact, 2-way active nearfield playback monitor

  • Eco-friendly design and materials
  • Powered 6.5" woofer and 1" metal dome tweeter
  • High-efficiency custom Class D power amps: 80W LF, 50W HF
  • Natural Composite Enclosure is made from fully recyclable fiber composite material
  • Intelligent Signal Sensing reduces the power consumption of the speakers to less that 0.5 watts when not in use
  • Laminar Integrated Port delivers accurate low-frequency response
  • Frequency response 48Hz to 20kHz
  • Maximum peak SPL output per pair 107dB at 1 meter
Get a nearfield monitor that's eco-friendly with the Genelec M040 active monitor.

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Tech Specs

Powered Yes
Power Configuration Bi-amped
LF Driver Size 6.5"
HF Driver Size 1"
HF Driver Type Dome
LF Driver Power Amp 80W
HF Driver Power Amp 50W
Total Power 130W
Frequency Range 48Hz-20kHz
Crossover Frequency 2.5kHz
Maximum Peak SPL 107 dB
Input Types 1 x XLR Combo, 1 x RCA
Enclosure Type Ported
Height 13.25"
Width 9.25"
Depth 9"
Weight 15.4 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number M040AM

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These are amazing - they can go real loud, but everything sounds great wether listening quietly or loudly. I really like the sound of the mixes I'm getting with these when I listen to them on other speakers, but you'll need a sub to truly hear what's going on under 50hz or so.
Music background: guitar, synth, post production, sound design


This is my first time owning any Genelec products, and I'm not disappointed to say the least. The quality of my mixes has definitely improved considerably since getting these monitors, they sound absolutely amazing. I previously had the JBL 508's, and these are light years ahead... much better frequency response and no overwhelming bass frequency nonsense - just tight, punch and musical.
Music background: guitar, synth, post production, sound design

Scary Good

Let's just say none of my friends, whom have taken my advice, are disappointed with these. Zero. All are stunned at how good the M040's sound and their mixing improvements. A very sound investment. No puns intended.
Music background: Recording, Mix and Mastering Engineer, Producer and Musician


absolutely wonderful , balanced and sonically wonderful ! my first experience with the company totally sold
Music background: producer
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