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A sub for my 8020s or replace them with 8040s ?

clarkmana, muokattu 12 Vuodet sitten.

A sub for my 8020s or replace them with 8040s ?

Youngling Viestejä: 1 Liittymispäivä: 7.9.2010 Viimeisimmät viestit
I've always been happy with the loudness of my Genelec 8020s, but I need deeper bass. I love the Genelec sound and want to stay with them, so I have narrowed my options to..

1) Add a 7050B Active Subwoofer.
2) Sell the 8020s and buy 8040s.

I'm skipping the 8030s as I don't think they would be a significant enough difference from the 8020s, and the 8040s are the top end of my budget.

I monitor at low to moderate volume. My room is 10ft x 12ft and is complicated by the fact I can't add any 'proper' fixed treatment for the foreseeable future, though I do have some soft coverings in there to reduce reflections. Theoretically, as I don't need the extra SPL, adding a sub should be more beneficial (deeper bass) but would it be too awkward to set up given that I can't treat the room to any great extent ?

Any help would be much appreciated 8-)
ilkka-rissanen, muokattu 12 Vuodet sitten.

Re: A sub for my 8020s or replace them with 8040s ?

Yoda Viestejä: 2564 Liittymispäivä: 23.3.2009 Viimeisimmät viestit
Both options are good and will give you better/lower bass. I would personally go with the 8040A option because it will give you both lower bass but also better overall sound quality (more directivity, lower distortion etc.). I would also see it as a better investment for the future if you are ever planning to move to larger premises or starting to listen at higher SPLs.
paul440, muokattu 12 Vuodet sitten.

Re: A sub for my 8020s or replace them with 8040s ?

Youngling Viestejä: 1 Liittymispäivä: 6.11.2010 Viimeisimmät viestit
Hi clarkmana,

your setup in terms of speakers, room and listening habits are almost identical to mine.
I adore the 8020's but occasionally I push the volume a little high for those 20W amps and I get this weird (for want of a better word) 'farting' noise, always associated with the bass.

I'm also wondering if I should upgrade to 8030/8040 or add sub-woofer - same dillemma as you.

Occasionally I relocate parts of my studio to a remote loc, and the 8020s are amazing for that. This would certainly be a plus in terms of adding sub, rather than upgrading to larger 8030/8040.

Did you reach a conclusion yet or have any new info to share ?


Paul.


I've always been happy with the loudness of my Genelec 8020s, but I need deeper bass. I love the Genelec sound and want to stay with them, so I have narrowed my options to..

1) Add a 7050B Active Subwoofer.
2) Sell the 8020s and buy 8040s.

I'm skipping the 8030s as I don't think they would be a significant enough difference from the 8020s, and the 8040s are the top end of my budget.

I monitor at low to moderate volume. My room is 10ft x 12ft and is complicated by the fact I can't add any 'proper' fixed treatment for the foreseeable future, though I do have some soft coverings in there to reduce reflections. Theoretically, as I don't need the extra SPL, adding a sub should be more beneficial (deeper bass) but would it be too awkward to set up given that I can't treat the room to any great extent ?

Any help would be much appreciated 8-)