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8030b Newby question

bobthedog, modified 6 Years ago.

8030b Newby question

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 7/10/15 Recent Posts
Hi forum
I am very new to the world of Genelec but i purchased a pair 8030b's and find them outstanding , beautiful little monitors . so here's my silly question :

Is there any recommendations on where to have the volume control set on the front panel to get the best performance out of these little beasts , are they best run at full attenuation or 12 o'clock ?

sorry for my silly question

thanks in advance

John
1038, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: 8030b Newby question

Jedi Master Posts: 340 Join Date: 4/6/09 Recent Posts
If you have volume control elsewhere, run them flat out, it saves having any gain structure problems. If they are turned down, it is very easy to send clipped distorted signals into the speakers, for hi-fi people i tell them to simply think of the Genelec as a power amp, most of them don't have level control...
bobthedog, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: 8030b Newby question

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 7/10/15 Recent Posts
Thanks Steve , i thought that might be the case . Just making sure ;-)

I know there are no rights and wrongs i just thought that full tilt might of introduced distortion . Anyway thanks again

John