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Advice on using non-Genelec Subwoofer with Genelec 8020

dorelas, modified 8 Years ago.

Advice on using non-Genelec Subwoofer with Genelec 8020

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 9/25/14 Recent Posts
Hallo Dear Genelec community

it is my first time on Genelec forum. i have a question concerning Genelec 8020A and a subwoofer from different company. i am not sure what happened to the internet , or whether my question is so common that it does not require any futher inquiry or maybe so unusual that nobody bothers, whatever the case, i just can not find any solution to my problem. So cutting to the chase:

Do you think it could be acceptable , to use the Genelec 8020A with the Dynaudio BM9S subwoofer?
Dynaudio allows cutting-off the frequency of the signal to the sattelites at 60 Hz or at 80 Hz.
Genelecs 8020 allow for the bass roll-off at 85 Hz.

Would it be an acceptable (if not perfect) setup using genelec8020 + Dynaudio BM9S or is it rather something not really viable? i guess i should be using the 80Hz setting on Dynaudio , should i be concerned about the "missing" 5 Hz?

Also , is there any maximum recommended length for XLR cables?

Thanks a lot for your help! i am a total newbie when it comes to subwoofers. Cheers
ilkka-rissanen, modified 8 Years ago.

Re: Advice on using non-Genelec Subwoofer with Genelec 8020

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

I don't think your question is so common, quite the opposite. It is typical for our users to use Genelec subwoofers with Genelec speakers. So far I have never came across with a question like yours. :)

I don't believe it is totally unacceptable to use them together although it won't be as optimal as with a matched Genelec subwoofer, for example 7050B. You shouldn't engage the speaker's 85 Hz roll-off because the subwoofer will provide the high pass filter at 80 Hz for the speakers.

Typically XLR cables can be several hundred meters long without any problems.