Genelec 5051A Active Subwoofer
The new Genelec 5051A is an extremely compact active subwoofer designed to complement up to five main speakers with accurate and dynamic bass response reaching down to 27 Hz. Matched perfectly with the Genelec 8000 Series, the 5051A conveniently features a wireless remote volume control allowing adjustment of the entire sound system. The product also has versatile acoustic controls for perfect room integration.
Designed by Genelec’s R&D team in co-operation with internationally acclaimed Finnish designer Harri Koskinen, the 5051A subwoofer features an unobtrusive, modern appearance.
The 5051A features a magnetically shielded downward firing 8” bass driver attached to a die-cast aluminium base plate. The base plate also serves as the chassis for the 150 Watt D-class amplifier and crossover filter circuitry. The 5051A packs a respectable punch of 102 dB maximum sound pressure level.
The built-in crossover unit on the 5051A features six RCA input connectors for five main channels and one LFE channel and five RCA output connectors for the main loudspeakers. For stereo use this subwoofer also offers the possibility of connecting the main channels with balanced XLR inputs and outputs. The main channels have a fixed high pass filter to work with Genelec 8000 Series loudspeakers. The different connectivity options provide a convenient connection to portable audio players, computers or home theater systems through their line-level outputs. Adjustable input sensitivity in combination with adjustable crossover phase allows a seamless integration between the subwoofer and the selected main loudspeakers – Genelec 6010A, 8020B or 8030A.
The 5051A is also equipped with a very convenient automatic signal sensing function that switches the subwoofer to a power saving stand-by mode if no signal is present in the audio input for approximately one hour. The stand-by power consumption is less than 0,5W. The subwoofer resumes playback automatically when it detects an audio signal being fed into any of the input connectors.