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8030 Monitors with 7040 Subwoofer

franffr, modified 5 Years ago.

8030 Monitors with 7040 Subwoofer

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 5/28/18 Recent Posts

hi, I have a small mixing room (10 feet x 11 feet, or 3,30mts x 3,64 mts x 2,70). It is well treated with bass traps and broadband plus diffusers.

I have a pair of 8030A monitors which I love, and I just bought a 7040 subwoofer, because of its size and price (with a room so small the bigger the sub the more acoustic problems I will have).

I know genelec recommends the 7040 sub only for the 8010 and the 8020. 

My question is, what problems or incompatibility can I have if I use the 8030s with the 7040? Crossover problems? Power or volume problems? (Could they be calibrated vía their volume knobs?). Thanks a lot!




lukester, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: 8030 Monitors with 7040 Subwoofer

Jedi Master Posts: 296 Join Date: 4/22/10 Recent Posts

no compatability problems.


that said, 7350 would have been a better choice because it has room compensation.

no issue mixing it with non sam monitors.