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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GLM SET OLD / GLM SET NEW

mamule, muokattu 10 Vuodet sitten.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GLM SET OLD / GLM SET NEW

Youngling Viestejä: 1 Liittymispäivä: 12.3.2011 Viimeisimmät viestit
Hello!

What is the difference between the 8200-401 and the 8200-601 GLM Set?

@ Genelec staff: Could you please post a pic of both interfaces?



Regards,
Alex
ilkka-rissanen, muokattu 5 Vuodet sitten.

Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GLM SET OLD / GLM SET NEW

Yoda Viestejä: 2564 Liittymispäivä: 23.3.2009 Viimeisimmät viestit
Hello,

The difference is that the older 8200-401(order code) / 8200-416 (product code) doesn't have a built-in sound card but it needs a connection to computer's sound card instead. This means that the accuracy of the calibration depends on the accuracy/quality of the sound card. 8200-601 (order code) / 8200-416B (product code) is more accurate because it has a very high quality built-in sound card.

Please see the attached pictures.



christre, muokattu 10 Vuodet sitten.

Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GLM SET OLD / GLM SET NEW

Youngling Viestejä: 15 Liittymispäivä: 12.12.2010 Viimeisimmät viestit
This means that the accuracy of the calibration depends on the accuracy/quality of the sound card. 8200-601 is more accurate because it has a very high quality built-in sound card.


That most likely depends on the external/built-in sound card in use I reckon.
Most audio cards are already sophisticated.
The clear advantage is the "plug-in and forget about it". It's an all-in-one device which makes it quite attractive.
But you shouldn't worry if you have or wanna get the "older" version. It's just as good.
1038, muokattu 10 Vuodet sitten.

Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GLM SET OLD / GLM SET NEW

Jedi Master Viestejä: 340 Liittymispäivä: 6.4.2009 Viimeisimmät viestit
This means that the accuracy of the calibration depends on the accuracy/quality of the sound card. 8200-601 is more accurate because it has a very high quality built-in sound card.


That most likely depends on the external/built-in sound card in use I reckon.
Most audio cards are already sophisticated.
The clear advantage is the "plug-in and forget about it". It's an all-in-one device which makes it quite attractive.
But you shouldn't worry if you have or wanna get the "older" version. It's just as good.


Quality was not the main reason that the new interface was released. Many new notebooks have filtered mic inputs to limit LF. In many cases it was impossible to defeat this filtering, thus the GLM input calibration would fail and measurements could not take place.
christre, muokattu 10 Vuodet sitten.

Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GLM SET OLD / GLM SET NEW

Youngling Viestejä: 15 Liittymispäivä: 12.12.2010 Viimeisimmät viestit
Many new notebooks have filtered mic inputs to limit LF. In many cases it was impossible to defeat this filtering, thus the GLM input calibration would fail and measurements could not take place.


How do you know when the notebook has a filtered mic input?

I personally tried both interfaces on my early 2008 MacBook and couldn't tell a difference
(external sound card: Benchmark DAC1 Pre) .
1038, muokattu 10 Vuodet sitten.

Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GLM SET OLD / GLM SET NEW

Jedi Master Viestejä: 340 Liittymispäivä: 6.4.2009 Viimeisimmät viestit

How do you know when the notebook has a filtered mic input?


When GLM can't calibrate the input. When this happens you can go no further, no access to auto-cal.

In the early days of the DSP products there were many instances where this occured, from memory Sony notebooks were very problematic. The new interface totally eliminated the problem.