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Upgrading from 8030A to 8330A ?

139bigl, modified 7 Years ago.

Upgrading from 8030A to 8330A ?

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 5/5/12 Recent Posts
hello, i've had my Gennies for over 2 years now, and initially i was going to get a new DAC, but then i decided it'd be most likely a waste of money and thought i'd get the 8330A since they'd be most likely a much better investment (unless SAM speakers offer no benefit in untreated room, because i'm not interested in hanging bunch of stuff in my room)

so given my situation do you think i'd benefit from upgrading ?
ilkka-rissanen, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: Upgrading from 8030A to 8330A ?

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

The SAM speakers offer the most benefit in untreated rooms because there the need for calibration is the largest. I am 100% certain they will offer you much more audible improvement than any DAC you can buy. :)
139bigl, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: Upgrading from 8030A to 8330A ?

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 5/5/12 Recent Posts
that's good to hear, i'm so happy i never went the "hi-fi" route and went straight to Genelec, saved me a lot of time and money (and it looks like the trend will continue)

i do have couple of questions if you don't mind.


1. does the GLM software work with Windows 10 ? (i imagine it does but i need to be 100% sure as i wouldn't be able to use my new toy)

2.i'm sure i've read somewhere once the speakers are calibrated the settings are stored in the speakers so i'm free to connect it to my DAC after everything is done, is that correct ?

3. is there anything i should know about setting it all up, i imagine everything will be covered in the manual and the software will offer some sort of wizard to help set it all up.
ilkka-rissanen, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: Upgrading from 8030A to 8330A ?

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

1. does the GLM software work with Windows 10 ? (i imagine it does but i need to be 100% sure as i wouldn't be able to use my new toy)

Yes.

2.i'm sure i've read somewhere once the speakers are calibrated the settings are stored in the speakers so i'm free to connect it to my DAC after everything is done, is that correct ?

That is correct. You only need to have the GLM network connected during calibration or if you want to change your settings.

3. is there anything i should know about setting it all up, i imagine everything will be covered in the manual and the software will offer some sort of wizard to help set it all up.

GLM 2.0 software is made to be operated without the need for a thick operating manual (of course there is one included!) so it should be pretty straightforward process. And of course we are here to help should you have any problems/questions. :)
persav, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: Upgrading from 8030A to 8330A ?

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 10/2/15 Recent Posts
What would be the purest and most ideal way to transport the signal from a computer to a pair of 8330A?
Would there be a difference if the last mile to the speaker is AES/EBU vs. present analogue setup -xlr from a Cambridge Audio Dac (that allso serves as hub for Tv sound via Toslink) to the speaker terminals.

if this is the way to go, what AES/EBU converter would you recommend (LakePeople, TC electronics, other no fuss device?)

Thankful for advice!
ilkka-rissanen, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: Upgrading from 8030A to 8330A ?

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
What would be the purest and most ideal way to transport the signal from a computer to a pair of 8330A?
Would there be a difference if the last mile to the speaker is AES/EBU vs. present analogue setup -xlr from a Cambridge Audio Dac (that allso serves as hub for Tv sound via Toslink) to the speaker terminals.

if this is the way to go, what AES/EBU converter would you recommend (LakePeople, TC electronics, other no fuss device?)

Thankful for advice!

Hi,

Well, technically speaking the most purest way is to preserve the signal in digital domain as long as possible. That way you will ensure the least number of conversions. But when it comes to the question "would there be a difference, and if, how large?" things get much more subjective. Some people won't notice any difference at all, but if you do, then obviously you want to have the best possible sound quality.

I came across with this device, haven't tested it though: http://www.matrix-digi.com/en/products/10/index.html

We have successfully used this device with the additional Neutrik AES/EBU 110 ohm impedance transformer: http://www.adventuresinhifiaudio.com/28 ... he-flavour
persav, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: Upgrading from 8030A to 8330A ?

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 10/2/15 Recent Posts
Thank you Ilkka, I am also considering a wireless alternative. Since my prime source would be Soptify -would a Sonos Connect do the job without losing bits on the way (coax->AES/EBU converter +110ohm cable). Volume control would be taken care of via Genelec GLM remote (I did not find a 100% answer that Sonos uses proper dithering in their volume control).
ilkka-rissanen, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: Upgrading from 8030A to 8330A ?

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

I don't have much experience with Sonos Connect but typically if you want to preserve highest quality, you want to stay away from any wireless technology.