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Some questions about Genelec speakers

folan, modified 7 Years ago.

Some questions about Genelec speakers

Padawan Posts: 54 Join Date: 10/13/14 Recent Posts
1. Many manufactures like Unity Audio claim that a sealed cabinet design is giving tighter and more accurate bass response. In reality, bass reflex is just a resonator and will never be in phase with the audio signal.

What do you think about that? Have you tried sealed cabinets in your designs?

2. The same company achieved significant bass extension by altering the feedback loop of the LF amplifier. Quoted from their site: http://www.unityaudio.co.uk/product/547/THE-ROCK/

“We altered the feedback loop in the LF amp module and saw significant bass extension, which also made an already very dynamic monitor sound even more dynamic! We decided to try this in The Rock and it produced the same benefits and so The Rock now has a bass response of 33Hz at the -3dB point instead of 50Hz, and of course being a sealed cabinet it has a gentler 12dB per octave rolloff as opposed to a 24dB rolloff with conventional ported designs”

Do you endorse this feedback loop technique? Could it be possible to see greater LF response in your future speakers with smaller cabinets?

3. I haven’t heard yet your latest model 8351 but even if it’s a top notch speaker I don’t think it will reach many semi-pro or home studio users because of its price. Are there any plans for a smaller version of this product like 8341 at an affordable price?

4. Why your 8000, 8200, 8300 series don’t have a combo XLR-TRS jack input? Most of other manufactures have this option on their speakers. Do you consider TRS not professional?

5. Why you don’t produce 8000, 8200, 8300 in black (mystic) color? IMO black-mystic is much better than the standard dark grey.

6. Can we expect an 8340 with a friendlier price (like 8330 pack) and latest DSP generation anytime soon?
anttil, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: Some questions about Genelec speakers

Youngling Posts: 13 Join Date: 9/4/13 Recent Posts
5. Why you don’t produce 8000, 8200, 8300 in black (mystic) color?


They don't? :?

ilkka-rissanen, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: Some questions about Genelec speakers

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
1. Many manufactures like Unity Audio claim that a sealed cabinet design is giving tighter and more accurate bass response. In reality, bass reflex is just a resonator and will never be in phase with the audio signal.

What do you think about that? Have you tried sealed cabinets in your designs?

Please see this: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1533&p=5084

We have had sealed designs for example in 6040 model, and in current product range the AIW25 has a sealed cabinet.


2. The same company achieved significant bass extension by altering the feedback loop of the LF amplifier. Quoted from their site: http://www.unityaudio.co.uk/product/547/THE-ROCK/

Do you endorse this feedback loop technique? Could it be possible to see greater LF response in your future speakers with smaller cabinets?

Negative feedback amplifier was invented in 1927 (patent issued in 1937). Genelec has been using it since our first model, the S30. The link you posted suggests it is something new and revolutionary - it is not.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_ ... _amplifier


3. I haven’t heard yet your latest model 8351 but even if it’s a top notch speaker I don’t think it will reach many semi-pro or home studio users because of its price. Are there any plans for a smaller version of this product like 8341 at an affordable price?

Unfortunately I can't comment any possible new products.


4. Why your 8000, 8200, 8300 series don’t have a combo XLR-TRS jack input? Most of other manufactures have this option on their speakers. Do you consider TRS not professional?

Combo XLR-TRS connector has become more popular only recently. XLR connector is the de facto standard in the professional industry. We are using combo connector for example in our M series models which are marketed for music creating segment. There is no quality difference between them.


5. Why you don’t produce 8000, 8200, 8300 in black (mystic) color? IMO black-mystic is much better than the standard dark grey.

Mystic black colour was introduced only a few years ago for home audio range speaker models. More recently we have also started to produce other models in that colour, for example 8300 series speakers. Obviously they might not always be listed by online dealers but you would need to contact the dealer instead.


6. Can we expect an 8340 with a friendlier price (like 8330 pack) and latest DSP generation anytime soon?

See 3.