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Genelec 8040 vs 8240

fuzzyboy, muokattu 10 Vuodet sitten.

Genelec 8040 vs 8240

Youngling Viestejä: 19 Liittymispäivä: 3.10.2011 Viimeisimmät viestit
While waiting for my 8240's to arrive at the retailers, I got to thinking.

The one major thing that annoys me about the 8200 series is that you need a PC to control them. Also the software is not exactly top-notch UI wise - for instance, you can't freely map the volume up/down function without either additional thirdparty software, or hardware (such as a powermate, which arround here sells for dkk 500).

Then yesterday, I found a post at gearslutz suggesting to combine the 8040 with a room correction device (with built-in DAC and pre-amp), and figured that might solve my problem, since the device + 2 8040's is (quite a bit) cheaper than 2 8240s + glm software + powermate.

Now my question is, how do the two setups compare? Is there a significant quality loss with the alternate setup?

And is there any way other than GLM software (AutoLink) to control the volume? IE can a program like AHK be used to map the volume controls to specific keys?
ilkka-rissanen, muokattu 10 Vuodet sitten.

Re: Genelec 8040 vs 8240

Yoda Viestejä: 2564 Liittymispäivä: 23.3.2009 Viimeisimmät viestit
Hello,

It depends what kind of room correction device you are planning to use? There are a lot of devices which won't do much good or even degrade the sound quality, and finding and selecting the good option can be quite difficult without testing them first.

I will ask about the AutoLink question from our GLM development team.
fuzzyboy, muokattu 10 Vuodet sitten.

Re: Genelec 8040 vs 8240

Youngling Viestejä: 19 Liittymispäivä: 3.10.2011 Viimeisimmät viestit
The device I had in mind is the KRK ERGO (which uses an implementation of the Lyngdorf RoomPerfect algorithm) :-)
ilkka-rissanen, muokattu 10 Vuodet sitten.

Re: Genelec 8040 vs 8240

Yoda Viestejä: 2564 Liittymispäivä: 23.3.2009 Viimeisimmät viestit
Well, I don't want to start bashing other manufacturers but I have tested the KRK Ergo and the accuracy of the equalization isn't as good as with our AutoCal. I mean that the room modes aren't cut by high accuracy (high Q value) filters but more broadband filters instead. This leads to more variation in the frequency response.

So back to your original question, yes, there is a significant quality loss.