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8010 or M030 For Small Home Studio?

afxtwn, modified 7 Years ago.

8010 or M030 For Small Home Studio?

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 5/15/15 Recent Posts
Hi, I am new to Genelec products and have been looking for an upgrade/alternative to my M-Audio AV30 monitors for my home studio. Well I see home studio, it's more a living room/small corner for PC/music lol.

Anyway, while I like my AV30's they're just lacking somewhat in detail and bass but I don't necessarily want lots of bass as I live in a flat/apartment and don't want to annoy my neighbours. Normally I do all my mixing on my Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones but every now and then I like to hear things through the speakers.

I sit about 60cm away from the speakers and they're about 15cm from the wall (they sit on my desk at either side of my PC monitor. I would like to connect the speakers to my Tascam M-164UF mixer/audio interface which has balanced left, right and mono jacks or can use RCA outputs.

Would either the 8010 or M030 speakers be suitable for my needs? Oh I make ambient/experimental electronic music mostly. I like the white 8010's as they will match my white desk but sound quality is more important than aesthetics. Thanks.
ilkka-rissanen, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: 8010 or M030 For Small Home Studio?

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

Both options are very well suited for your needs. Obviously M030s are much larger and also capable speakers when it comes to maximum SPL and bass extension. But of course they are much more expensive too. :) If you Google 8010 reviews, you can read how amazed every reviewer has been about them so I don't have any doubts to recommend them too. Obviously it would be best if you have a dealer nearby and could stop by and have a listening demo. ... -8010/0982 ... -8010a.htm ... 10a-603341 ... 8010a.html