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Genelec 8030C - A New Sound for the 8000 Range?

benthomas25, modified 4 Years ago.

Genelec 8030C - A New Sound for the 8000 Range?

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 6/25/18 Recent Posts

Hi there,

After 7 years my Genelec 8030A's have stopped working properly. As this has happened during a project, it is much more convieniant to buy a new set rather than to wait for the monitors to get fixed. I am considering replacing my 8030A's with some 8030C's in the hope that it would be a seamless transition. However, my research has shown that the new 8030C's have had more than just a power supply revision, but has also had a revision to the speaker sound itself.

I can't link photos on here (instead I have uploaded the graphs as attachments), but the frequency charts on the 8030C, compared to the frequency charts on the 8030A/B, differ quite noticably. Why has there been a change? I was very happy with the performance of the original 8030A and so before I buy the new 8030C set, I'm wondering as to how much of a difference in sound there will be. The new 8030C frequency curve seems to be quite different even when compared to the rest of the 8000 range.

Could someone at Genelec shed some light on what has actually happened with this C revision and what to expect from this monitor when compared to previous versions in terms of sound?

 

Thanks

 

 

markus-kahelin, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Genelec 8030C - A New Sound for the 8000 Range?

Jedi Knight Posts: 109 Join Date: 3/16/10 Recent Posts

The latest revision of 8030C has ever improved frequency response accuracy over the A/B revisions. Overall differences are fairly small and the overall directivity is identical on all. In real life and real rooms they all sound more or less similar and can be used for the same purpose.

 

Best Regards, Markus

Genelec Support Team

benthomas25, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Genelec 8030C - A New Sound for the 8000 Range?

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 6/25/18 Recent Posts
markus-kahelin:

The latest revision of 8030C has ever improved frequency response accuracy over the A/B revisions. Overall differences are fairly small and the overall directivity is identical on all. In real life and real rooms they all sound more or less similar and can be used for the same purpose.

 

Best Regards, Markus

Genelec Support Team


Hi Markus,

Thanks for that. This is all valuable information for me so I appreciate the time you've taken to reply to me.
 
One other question I would like to ask is about the input sensitivity knob that is now included on the rear of the speaker. Is this stepped or does it act as a kind of attenuator which you can dial in specifically when setting up the monitors? The front panel volume knob was highly convenient on the older revisions so I want to know if I'm going to able to dial  them in and match the left and right speaker accurately on the monitor itself, rather than having to do it in the DAW or interface. My interface does not allow me to independently change the volume of the left and right outputs.
 
Please reply to this.
 
Thanks
jani-oksanen, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Genelec 8030C - A New Sound for the 8000 Range?

Jedi Master Posts: 449 Join Date: 3/30/17 Recent Posts
benthomas25:
markus-kahelin:

The latest revision of 8030C has ever improved frequency response accuracy over the A/B revisions. Overall differences are fairly small and the overall directivity is identical on all. In real life and real rooms they all sound more or less similar and can be used for the same purpose.

 

Best Regards, Markus

Genelec Support Team


Hi Markus,

Thanks for that. This is all valuable information for me so I appreciate the time you've taken to reply to me.
 
One other question I would like to ask is about the input sensitivity knob that is now included on the rear of the speaker. Is this stepped or does it act as a kind of attenuator which you can dial in specifically when setting up the monitors? The front panel volume knob was highly convenient on the older revisions so I want to know if I'm going to able to dial  them in and match the left and right speaker accurately on the monitor itself, rather than having to do it in the DAW or interface. My interface does not allow me to independently change the volume of the left and right outputs.
 
Please reply to this.
 
Thanks

Hi!

Input sensitivity in 8030C is not stepped, and the input sensitivity in 8030C works similiar way as the front panel volume knob in 8030A. This means you can adjust it to match your left and right volume accurately on the monitors.

Best Regards,
Jani Oksanen
Customer Support Team
 

easyshave, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: Genelec 8030C - A New Sound for the 8000 Range?

Youngling Posts: 0 Join Date: 5/27/20 Recent Posts

Hi guys,

I am a new Genelec owner but an old fan. 

Can someone explain to me what means CP in the model 8030CP.

 

 

Thanks a lot