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8010s+7040 or 8020s

williechen, modified 4 Years ago.

8010s+7040 or 8020s

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 2/21/17 Recent Posts
Hi, I'm going to buy a pair of Genelec speakers, and I've been thinking for quite a long time of these two options.
I'll use it mostly to listen to music(various type, pop, rock, jazz, little bit of classical).In a small room like 4m*3m.The listening distance is quite close 50cm-80cm.
I've listend to 8010 and 8020, but didn't have a chance to listen to 8010+7040sub.So I'm wondering the performance of 8010 with a sub, will it be better than 8020?
I'm worrying that 8020's sound pressure is too high for me with a limited distance.Statistically the spl is higher than 8010, and I don't like too much puch or booming toward my face, and the possibility of the resonance with my table would be annoying.Would it be a choice that I turn the 8020's volume lower and the details are still better than 8010s
I actually like the solid and clear bass of the 8020's, so I want to know if the combine of 8010+7040 can produce solid and clear bass, not some booming and fuzzy or large amount of bass, to help me listen to music more comfortably.
Another consideration is the price.In my area I can find a deal of 8010+7040, slightly higher than 8020.(like 260 euros higher), so i think it's a good deal against 8020, if the performance is way better.

I've read thread comparing 6010+7040 v.s. 8020.But as I know the 8010s are better speakers than 6010s.
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Thank you for advice!
ilkka-rissanen, modified 4 Years ago.

Re: 8010s+7040 or 8020s

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Hi,

I would recommend buying the 8020s because sometimes subwoofer can introduce problems with bass if the room is not acoustically treated. 8010+7040 combination will have more (higher SPL) and more extended bass but getting only loudspeakers without a subwoofer is typically safer choice when it comes to bass accuracy and quality.
williechen, modified 4 Years ago.

Re: 8010s+7040 or 8020s

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 2/21/17 Recent Posts
Thanks for Ilkka's advice, and I've bought a pair of 8020s.The sound is good undoubtedly, but i'm facing some standing wave problem.At about 100-150Hz, and 315-400Hz, the sound is annoying.I think that the reason might be too near to the wall and because of my wooden desk(and sure I've made the bass tilt to -6db).
I wanna ask that there are two resolutions for me:
1.to add speaker stands behind my desk, it will definitely be better than putting on my desk, but they will be too close to the wall.
2.use some table stands and tools like isoacoustics, mopad...I wonder if it will be better than option 1?It will be not too close to the wall but the standing wave with my desk can be figured out?
Thanks again!
ilkka-rissanen, modified 4 Years ago.

Re: 8010s+7040 or 8020s

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Hi,

Do you have any pictures to share of your current setup? It would be much easier for me to comment then.
richardwin, modified 4 Years ago.

Re: 8010s+7040 or 8020s

Youngling Posts: 12 Join Date: 3/4/17 Recent Posts
Too bad the 8020's don't have the "desktop lf" mode that some other 8000 models have. It does -4db @ 160hHz The 8010-8030-8040 have desktop mode. The 8020 doesn't. Odd. The 8010 filter is -4db @ 200Hz though.
ilkka-rissanen, modified 4 Years ago.

Re: 8010s+7040 or 8020s

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
The new 8020D model will have desktop control. :)