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Can't decide between 8331 and 8441

rickendude, muokattu 1 Vuosi sitten.

Can't decide between 8331 and 8441

Youngling Viestejä: 2 Liittymispäivä: 13.11.2020 Viimeisimmät viestit

Hello.

I have a small home studio in a professionally treated room.

The room is 5.3m long and 4.1m wide with 2.6m tall ceiling, it has music equipment inside (drums, guitar cabinets, etc...) so it's not a strictly mixing room.

As such it also has a non ideal position of the computer / monitoring station: I am sitting on the corner of the longer wall, 1 monitor would be ~50cm from the wall (side) and both would be ~30-40cm from the wall in their rear.

Listening position is 1m from the face of the monitors.

I don't need high volume, in fact I do my best to protect my hearing so the high overall power of the 8341 is not what makes me consider it, I am mostly concerned about the bottom end.
I am a bass player and I wish to get tight, full bass.

I like the small footprint of the 8331 and rather not spend extra on the 8341 if I don't have to but can afford either.

Appreciate your thoughts on the matter.

Thanks.

doofy20, muokattu 1 Vuosi sitten.

RE: Can't decide between 8331 and 8441

Youngling Viestejä: 3 Liittymispäivä: 15.11.2020 Viimeisimmät viestit

Can you demo either model in the actual room with your gear?

Like many others here, ​​​​​​​I've done several setups that come down to this same question.  If you want bass that goes all the way down you're better off with 8331s and a SAM sub vs just 8341s.  However, if your main concern is bass guitar playing with a tight response the 8341s handle E1 without a problem, but you will likely want a sub for B0 (if necessary).

​​​​​​​Whatever you choose, budget an extra ~300 USD for the GLM kit.  It's worth every penny, especially with listening positions like yours.

rickendude, muokattu 1 Vuosi sitten.

RE: Can't decide between 8331 and 8441

Youngling Viestejä: 2 Liittymispäivä: 13.11.2020 Viimeisimmät viestit

Thanks!
Normally I could, during COVID when everything is closed in Israel that's a bit more complex.
Ideally I'd test a 41 vs 31 with and without a sub...

photo523, muokattu 1 Vuosi sitten.

RE: Can't decide between 8331 and 8441

Youngling Viestejä: 3 Liittymispäivä: 6.12.2017 Viimeisimmät viestit

Hello John, I live in the USA and own the 8331's in Black. They are very powerful and the low end is amazing. There is 144 watts for each monitor. I spoke to someone at Genelec and the first question was the size of your room. Hope this helped.

janne-koo, muokattu 1 Vuosi sitten.

RE: Can't decide between 8331 and 8441

Padawan Viestejä: 73 Liittymispäivä: 26.10.2015 Viimeisimmät viestit

You'll need a sub anyway, so it comes to the connections really; If one shared input for analog/digital is enough, at that distance and low levels 8341 becomes pointless.