Genelec Community Forum has been archived

Thank you for all the years of Community discussions and activity!

The time has come for us to retire the community forums, but we will keep everything available for reading. There is a lot of valuable content written over the years, and you'll be able to access all of that. However, no new posts can be written, or old posts modified.

If you have questions, we recommend you use the Support function on the bottom right corner to contact our Customer Support directly.

Alternatively, if you wish to engage in a community discussion with other people, there are many active forums available. There is also an active, fan managed GENELEC COMMUNITY in Facebook, and many Genelec employees are active in the discussions there.

We are sorry for any possible inconvenience this may cause you, but we hope to hear from you through the other channels mentioned above.

Genelec Support

Message Boards

8030s plus sub vs. 8040s without

mmcclung, modified 7 Years ago.

8030s plus sub vs. 8040s without

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 8/28/14 Recent Posts
Need a recommendation for home studio.

Room is small (13'X10'), has acoustic treatments on parallel surfaces, is used for overdubs and mix playback.

Based on the size, I will have to ceiling or wall mount monitors (I think ceiling will give me greater separation), but wanted an opinion on larger monitors without subwoofer vs smaller ones with subwoofer.
ilkka-rissanen, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: 8030s plus sub vs. 8040s without

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

8030 and 8040 are so similar to each other that the comparison isn't really valid there. 8020 with a subwoofer vs. 8040 would be a better match. I would go with larger monitors because it's producing most of the audible bandwidth and is therefore more important than a subwoofer.