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Product Line Differences not Clear

keyur, modified 6 Years ago.

Product Line Differences not Clear

Youngling Posts: 5 Join Date: 2/9/16 Recent Posts
Hi Ilkka,

I am researching around to find a good pair of monitors for my home, and I am considering M040 and 8040B. Despite a lot of research, I am still not sure what are the technological differences between these two lines. All introduction videos talk about ISS and "natural materials" in M-series but there is no mention about any other differences :? Do they use the same amplifier? Do they use the same DSP? What are the differences between HF/LF drivers in M040 vs 8040B?

If M040 is a great price because of cheaper cabinet material and rest is same, just reply with a winky ;) and I will run to my nearest store to get one!

Thanks!
Keyur
ilkka-rissanen, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: Product Line Differences not Clear

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Hi Keyur,

You won't find that kind of information available because we don't publish it, it's too detailed and considered confidential. I can tell you that 8000 and M series do not share any components. If you are searching monitors for your home, G series is our home audio range which you should be looking at. :)

http://www.genelec.com/home-speakers
keyur, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: Product Line Differences not Clear

Youngling Posts: 5 Join Date: 2/9/16 Recent Posts
Hi Keyur,

You won't find that kind of information available because we don't publish it, it's too detailed and considered confidential. I can tell you that 8000 and M series do not share any components. If you are searching monitors for your home, G series is our home audio range which you should be looking at. :)

http://www.genelec.com/home-speakers


It is nearly impossible to find G-series in USA :roll: I live in a big city, and after a lot of searching I found one dealer who carries 8040B and M040 but not G-series. Surprisingly G-series is absent from online retailers' inventories as well.

I understand the confidentiality constraints, so let me ask your personal thoughts: which one would you prefer for honest Pop/Chill music reproduction in a 20,000 cuft living room? I listen at very low levels, around 60dB. It would help me a lot if you can describe the general sonic-signature differences.

Thanks Ilkka!
ilkka-rissanen, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: Product Line Differences not Clear

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
In that case I would directly contact our USA subsidiary and ask where you can get the G series:

Genelec, Inc.
Natick, United States of America
Address: 7 Tech Circle , MA. 01760
Tel: +1 508 652 0900
Email: genelec.usa@genelec.com

Your requirements seem fairly low which mean that any small differences between different series diminish. I would recommend the M040 if you want a budget option, and on the other end the G Five if you want to aim high. The latter plays cleaner, louder and lower. :) If your dealer carries 8050, it has equivalent performance to the G Five.
keyur, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: Product Line Differences not Clear

Youngling Posts: 5 Join Date: 2/9/16 Recent Posts
Thanks Ilkka. I sent an email to Paul Stewart of Genelec USA office and hopefully he can locate the G-Four or G-Five for me to audition.