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Is dust a problem with Genelec monitors?

manuel, modified 1 Year ago.

Is dust a problem with Genelec monitors?

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 5/17/09 Recent Posts

I'm saving up for a pair of 8341's. My current monitoring solution is a pair of Adam S1X, and the woofer cones have a sticky coating on them that dust sticks to like crazy. Apparently this is by design and it's called 'cone doping', if I remember correctly. From what I've read the general advice is to not worry about it, but my experience in damp climates is that dusty surfaces are the perfect breeding ground for mold, which is a bigger problem.

If, on the other hand, Genelec cones are not doped, then I imagine any dust that makes it to the cones will simply land on the cones without sticking and the vibration of the cones will have a self-cleaning action. Otherwise I'm a bit worried cleaning could be difficult as the woofers are concealed inside the cabinet, just wanted to check with you guys if this is a problem or not, thanks!

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antong, modified 1 Year ago.

RE: Is dust a problem with Genelec monitors?

Padawan Posts: 76 Join Date: 6/12/20 Recent Posts

Hi, Manuel! 8341's don't have sticky coating on the cones. So you don't have to worry about dust sticking to them. I have pair of 8341's myself and I clean them using microfibre cloth and blow any dust off that I can't access with the cloth. So I would say that dust is not a problem at all in this situation.

Anton,
Factory service team