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8250 + AIW26

tleppane, muokattu 6 Vuodet sitten.

8250 + AIW26

Youngling Viestejä: 2 Liittymispäivä: 30.3.2013 Viimeisimmät viestit


I'm having a HT setup with following configuration:

L+R: 2 x 8250

C: 8050

Rear: 2 x 8030

Now, I would like to move center channel behind the screen. In order to save some space, I was looking for AIW26B as a replacement for 8050. How does AIW26 compare to 8x50 series? Is there differencies in sound? I'll probably use the room correction provided by Anthem AVM60 pre-amplifier for 5.1 audio. For 2-ch audio I can alternatively use GLM.






markus-kahelin, muokattu 6 Vuodet sitten.

RE: 8250 + AIW26

Jedi Knight Viestejä: 109 Liittymispäivä: 16.3.2010 Viimeisimmät viestit


When comparing AIW26 to 8250A, the 8250A can play 2dB louder and has low fequency extension -6dB point at 33Hz, that is 6Hz lower than AIW26. On top of this, 8250A has better directivity control, that will result with less reflections in a room. Not to mention the GLM calibration features, that improve the in-room performance.

 The big question is, can you use the AIW26 in your system as a Center speaker and my suggestion is that yes, you can use it. The overall difference is not that majos and you just need to make sure that you adjust and calibrate the front LCR carefully.

For professional production studio applications, we would not suggest this kind of setup.


Best Regards, Markus

Genelec Support Team

tleppane, muokattu 5 Vuodet sitten.

RE: 8250 + AIW26

Youngling Viestejä: 2 Liittymispäivä: 30.3.2013 Viimeisimmät viestit

Thanks Markus!

I'm having a 5.1 system where only L+R are equipped with DSP/SAM. Should I compesate the delay caused by DSP/SAM by increasing the distance in amplifier settings?

What is the delay casued by SAM? If I bypass SAM by dip switch setting, is delay there still?