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two 8010 + 7040 vs two 8030c

leandro, modified 2 Years ago.

two 8010 + 7040 vs two 8030c

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 5/16/20 Recent Posts

Hi, I'd like some help with deciding between these two choices (mainly because of a similar price range):
two 8010 + 7040 subwoofer
two 8030c
Any of the models with SAM are too far out of my price range.
My use case is just listening music. The room is 4.1m x 3.1m x 2.75m (~35m2).
I don't know if there's a clear "best" choice between those two, but I'd like to know the benefits of each over the other, or of course, if there's one you'd clearly recommend better.
Thanks for any input, cheers.

costakis, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: two 8010 + 7040 vs two 8030c

Padawan Posts: 76 Join Date: 2/13/19 Recent Posts

What's the distance between the listener and the speakers? In my humble opinion, both solutions are too little for the dimensions of your room and supposedly for the distance. Please check what Genelec suggests for the volume of the room and the listening distance for each of it's monitors. 

leandro, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: two 8010 + 7040 vs two 8030c

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 5/16/20 Recent Posts

It's quite near field, about 1m, I could set it farther up to something like 1.5m tops.

lukester, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: two 8010 + 7040 vs two 8030c

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

Go for the biggest tops you can afford.

buy a sub later if you find you need it.