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8331 with sub woofer or 8341

Celmar, modified 1 Year ago.

8331 with sub woofer or 8341

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 5/18/21 Recent Posts

Hi there, I just replaced my good old Genelec 1030A monitors, which I used for 25 years now, with a pair of 8331 AP. What a difference! But I was wondering what would work best in my situation concerning the low end: adding a sub woofer to the 8331’s or get a pair of 8341’s which have more low end by them selves? I have a small studio and the distance from my ears to the monitors is about 90cm, so quite close to the speakers.

costakis, modified 1 Year ago.

RE: 8331 with sub woofer or 8341

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

The 8341 will not give you the bass you need. For having a correct, full-range performance you need one (or two) 7350. The reason is well described here:  https://www.genelec.com/monitor-placement and here: https://www.genelec.com/correct-monitors and finally here: https://www.genelec.com/calibration-acoustics 

My humble opinion is that the 8331 with 7350 and GLM are trully winners!  

Celmar, modified 1 Year ago.

RE: 8331 with sub woofer or 8341

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 5/18/21 Recent Posts

Thanks you so much for your reply. That is really helpful.

God bless!!

Marcel ZImmer

davidy, modified 11 Months ago.

RE: 8331 with sub woofer or 8341

Youngling Posts: 14 Join Date: 5/8/20 Recent Posts

Did you end up getting a 7350A? I have an 8331A + 7350A setup for my workspace and it's perfect. Although I hadn't considered two of the subs like costakis suggests! I think for my purposes I'm okay with the one though.

Celmar, modified 10 Months ago.

RE: 8331 with sub woofer or 8341

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 5/18/21 Recent Posts

I sure did and I'm very pleased with it. Just one 7350A I thinks is sufficiant in my room