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8260a vs 1237a..?

ricardos, modified 6 Years ago.

8260a vs 1237a..?

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 1/18/14 Recent Posts
Hello!
I'm currently using PMC TB2S-AII monitors as nearfields, but in near future want to upgrade to Genelec midfield/mastering monitors. my choice came down to 8260a and 1237a. i beleive they both sound fantastic, but what are the practical differences in sound reproduction? what are the reasons i should pick one over another?
also i'm not so sure about new digital amplifiers in 1237a.
Best regards!
Ricardo
ilkka-rissanen, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: 8260a vs 1237a..?

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

I really recommend that you will ask for a demo (discuss with your local distributor and dealer) because the differences can't be explained here, you will need to hear them.

But if we talk about the technical differences, the 1237A is capable for much higher undistorted SPL and higher dynamics than the 8260A due to different drivers, larger enclosure and higher amplifier power. They are both true three-way monitors but the 8260A has a coaxial midrange and tweeter. The new class D amplifiers used for the woofer and midrange of the 1237A are not digital. Please see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Class-D_amplifier (terminology) A class AB amplifier is used for the tweeter for extremely low distortion.
ricardos, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: 8260a vs 1237a..?

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 1/18/14 Recent Posts
Hi,

Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately the dealer in Israel (Kley Zemer) doesn't stock anything up from 8050a. so no chance for me to demo the high grade models.
What should i do in this case?
ilkka-rissanen, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: 8260a vs 1237a..?

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
You should contact them and ask if they could arrange a demo for you. They could buy one pair of 1237A for a demo. Obviously this won't happen until the 1237A is shipping which will happen in a few months time.

Another option would be to travel to another country or for example to one of the trade shows we are present and demoing these new speakers, for example the ProLight&Sound in Frankfurt: http://pls.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt ... ommen.html
ilkka-rissanen, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: 8260a vs 1237a..?

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

I have sent you private message. Can you please reply to it?

Thank you!