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Sonic difference between models

froggy76, modified 7 Years ago.

Sonic difference between models

Youngling Posts: 18 Join Date: 9/9/14 Recent Posts
Hi all.

I recently read on this forum, that there is very little difference between the 8030 and 8040.
Is it true?
If yes, can the same apply between 8010/8020, 8040/8050.... Or mainly apples to the 30/40 comparison?
1038, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: Sonic difference between models

Jedi Master Posts: 340 Join Date: 4/6/09 Recent Posts
All genelecs have a similar sound signature, but no they don't sound the same. The choice of which model you choose has to do with your application. The bigger the room and the longer the listening distance, the bigger model you require.

The choice between 8030 & 8040 also depends on if you are using a subwoofer. The smaller model will have less SPL and a higher LF extension, but the sub will cancel this extension to an extent.
mattspl, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: Sonic difference between models

Youngling Posts: 16 Join Date: 7/18/15 Recent Posts
I heard the 6010, 8020, 8030 and 8040 in a pro audio shop. I'm not sure if the dip switch settings etc on each speaker, so what I heard might not be a good example.

To my ears, the 6010 expectedly had the least amount of bass, but the 8020 had more bass than the 8030. The 8040 sounded huge and had loads of bass.