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Genelec 8250A - Lack of low end, lifeless?

robertomiles, modified 2 Years ago.

Genelec 8250A - Lack of low end, lifeless?

Youngling Posts: 0 Join Date: 11/3/20 Recent Posts


I bought a pair of Genelec 8250A and it's really hard to make them sound good for their size I have to put the volume really high to get some "body" and the top end always superimposes over the rest. The sound is really lifeless and paper like. I must be doing something wrong, because they can't be like this. I have them calibrated with GLM and the sound is even worse after calibration! GLM software could be more simple to use too, by comparison Barefoot monitors have presets like "Old School," "Cube," "Hi-Fi," and "Flat.", they made it simple and that's what I would like to see in GLM! I can't get a decent low end and I would like to raise the low end to 5 times of what I'm getting now, how can this be achieved on GLM? I don't want to buy a subwoofer, I want these speakers to represent the low end in a punchy way not in this flat and lifeless manner! The room and placement is OK, I have a pair of Neumann KH120 next to them, and the sound of the Neumann out of the box, dwarf the Genelecs and the Neumann are much smaller!

Please help me with this, thanks!

antong, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: Genelec 8250A - Lack of low end, lifeless?

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

Hello, @robertomile!
Hard to say right away what exactly can be wrong with the monitors. Could you send us your GLM setup file to, so we can take a look at calibration settings (GLM -> Help -> Export setup to desktop). Thanks!

Factory service team