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Will a 7070APM subwoofer overpower a small room?

thesky555, muokattu 8 Vuodet sitten.

Will a 7070APM subwoofer overpower a small room?

Padawan Viestejä: 48 Liittymispäivä: 26.1.2015 Viimeisimmät viestit
My use:
I love to listen to electronic dance music at slammin’ volumes. I need pace, rhythm, control. I don’t care if my setup is good for movies.

My room:
28m2, with low ceilings. One entire wall is made of glass (facing a balcony over the Mediterranean Ocean :) .)

My perfect setup:
I suppose the perfect setup for me would be a pair of 1238As. But I can’t allow my sound system to take up too much space in this little room, and I can’t flush mount them.

The best compromise?
At the moment I’m listening to a pair of 8040As. This is a nice mini system, but I do miss my modified JBL horn speakers and my 80 pound vintage Class A power amp from my previous apartment.

Would a 7070APM, placed against the wall, add the bass punch that I need? Or will it create too much uncontrollable, low frequency rumble? (Most subwoofers are much better for scary earthquake scenes in movies than for dancing.) Should I rather go for the smaller 7060BPM, which doesn’t stretch down so deep? Unfortunately, the sub HAS to be placed against the wall.

Going digital
Would it be possible to let a digitally controlled subwoofer, like 7270A with a GLM, work with my current 8040A monitors? I suppose, this would take care of my problems. Buying both new digital monitors, a digital sub and GLM seems like a big step to take.

Thank you so much for your help! There are no Genelec dealers in my country. So I can't try anything out before buying.

Very best,
1038, muokattu 8 Vuodet sitten.

Re: Will a 7070APM subwoofer overpower a small room?

Jedi Master Viestejä: 340 Liittymispäivä: 6.4.2009 Viimeisimmät viestit
No a 7070 wont overpower your room, you will simply end up wit a ton of headroom, this is a win win..

No a 7200 sub wont work with your 8040's, however the new 7350 could, or maybe 2 x 7350 :) And subwoofers should be placed against a wall, so don't worry about it.
thesky555, muokattu 8 Vuodet sitten.

Re: Will a 7070APM subwoofer overpower a small room?

Padawan Viestejä: 48 Liittymispäivä: 26.1.2015 Viimeisimmät viestit
Thank you, 1038! I do love to have “a ton of headroom”.

And thank you even more for bringing up the 7350! I never considered this model, thinking that it would be too small for me. I would love to have digital control over the bass frequencies. I imagine the latest GLM and two 7350s used as stands for my monitors will win hands-down over a 7070 when it comes to controlling the bass in my small room.

But according to the data sheet, not even two 7350s in tandem will reach the max SPL of a single 7060. And, of course, they are far from the max SPL of a 7070. So apparently, I have to make a decision: Do I want ultimate control or ultimate SPL?

How I wish Genelec produced a 7360 and a 7370!!