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Genelec 8050 upfront..8040 or aiw26 rear?

sammy-the-squid, modified 8 Years ago.

Genelec 8050 upfront..8040 or aiw26 rear?

Youngling Posts: 11 Join Date: 3/21/13 Recent Posts
Looking to purchase some Genelec 8050s for an LCR for home theatre use. These will be placed behind an acoustically transparent screen.

The rears I'm kind of struggling with. The logical idea was 8040s..however with the tilt and turn brackets,these would protrude quite a bit from the wall.

A friend mentioned the AIw26, I'm just curious with a couple of things. Would it be possible to build a timber frame and place the speaker inside it and cover this up with speaker cloth, and hang it from the wall - therefore making it onwall..and still get normal operation and efficiency from the speaker? Something like this?

http://www.avforums.com/forums/members- ... d-waf.html

Or would the speaker have to be placed in wall for maximum efficiency and normal operation?

The other option as mentioned is the 8040s..which I'm not overly keen on visually, but would be a good match?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Sammy
ilkka-rissanen, modified 8 Years ago.

Re: Genelec 8050 upfront..8040 or aiw26 rear?

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

The only difference between having the speaker in-wall or on-wall is the amount of diffraction you get. An on-wall speaker will have more diffraction (like any box shaped speaker cabinet) due to sharp corners of the cabinet. When the cabinet is flush mounted, the wall extends the front panel to "infinity" which makes it diffraction free.

Having said that, I would gladly recommend building a frame and placing it on-wall like in the link you showed. :)
sammy-the-squid, modified 8 Years ago.

Re: Genelec 8050 upfront..8040 or aiw26 rear?

Youngling Posts: 11 Join Date: 3/21/13 Recent Posts
Hi Sammy,

The only difference between having the speaker in-wall or on-wall is the amount of diffraction you get. An on-wall speaker will have more diffraction (like any box shaped speaker cabinet) due to sharp corners of the cabinet. When the cabinet is flush mounted, the wall extends the front panel to "infinity" which makes it diffraction free.

Having said that, I would gladly recommend building a frame and placing it on-wall like in the link you showed. :)


Thankyou for the quick reply Ilkka. Are the aiw26 timbre matched as much as the 8040 are to the 8050?
ilkka-rissanen, modified 8 Years ago.

Re: Genelec 8050 upfront..8040 or aiw26 rear?

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

Thankyou for the quick reply Ilkka. Are the aiw26 timbre matched as much as the 8040 are to the 8050?

Yes they are! :)
sammy-the-squid, modified 8 Years ago.

Re: Genelec 8050 upfront..8040 or aiw26 rear?

Youngling Posts: 11 Join Date: 3/21/13 Recent Posts
That's brilliant, thankyou for all your help Ilkka!