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1037c or 8240a/7260a

zee64, modified 7 Years ago.

1037c or 8240a/7260a

Padawan Posts: 38 Join Date: 11/2/13 Recent Posts
Hi,

I am considering upgrading my Genelec monitors. I currently run a pair of 8240a in my room. My room is 6m wide by 7m long and a celing hight of 5m, so quite small. My room is treated and my listening position is 1m from the monitors.

I need a greater lower frequency range and I was thinking I have a few options:

1) Keep with the 8240a and add a single 7260a or

2) Go for larger three way monitors such as the 1037c.

I have no experience of using or placing a sub in my room. How easy is to integrate a sub with the 8240a given both the sub and monitors will have DSP room corection?

Or do I go for some larger monitors that wont require a sub? Do you thing the 1037c is too large and overkill for my room?

Any thoughts?

Thanks.
ilkka-rissanen, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: 1037c or 8240a/7260a

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

How much more extension do you need? Do you need a solid 20 Hz? If yes, then a subwoofer is basically a must. Our 8260A model goes close to 20 Hz in a room but most other midfield three-ways won't reach it, even with strong room boost.
zee64, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: 1037c or 8240a/7260a

Padawan Posts: 38 Join Date: 11/2/13 Recent Posts
Hi, I don't really need a solid 20 Hz. It would be nice but its not essential. What I do need is a set up that will give more lower frequencies.

I am tempted to add a 7260a but I have no experience of adding or working with a sub in my room and if I'm honest my major concern is the integration of one sub. Will the AutoCal and GLM ensure I have seamless integration? Or I am worrying too much about adding a sub.

I do like the idea of having a three way monitor such as the 1037c but the most economical way forward would be to add a single sub.

Decisions, decisions :?
ilkka-rissanen, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: 1037c or 8240a/7260a

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

Typically AutoCal will provide a very good integration but of course if the room acoustics are really bad, even it can't do miracles. Please note that our DSP subwoofers accept only digital AES/EBU signal.
zee64, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: 1037c or 8240a/7260a

Padawan Posts: 38 Join Date: 11/2/13 Recent Posts
Thanks - yes I understand the woofers only take digital. My room is well treated but small.

I'm quite certain I'm going for a sub, but not wishing to get into the complex science of 1 vs 2 subs, do you think I will get better and more balanced performance with two 7260a?
ilkka-rissanen, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: 1037c or 8240a/7260a

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

Typically two or even more subwoofers will help to achieve flatter frequency response at the sweet spot as well as over a larger listening area.

I would recommend to read this study for more information on multiple subwoofers: http://www.harman.com/EN-US/OurCompany/ ... ltsubs.pdf