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Replacement for 1029a

paulreso1, modified 9 Years ago.

Replacement for 1029a

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 3/24/13 Recent Posts
Hi,
a new member posting....
I have had 1029a's in my home studio for 8 years & have got on well with them. I use these with Apogee Duet (1) and iMac. I am investing in a better Audio Interface and wanted to upgrade my monitors too. I need to keep the size small, but wanted to change to something a little smoother sounding that the 1029As - I don't want to use a sub, as I am in a semi-detached house and don't want to annoy the neighbours too much!

What would you suggest? My preference is to remain with small active monitors?

thanks in advance
Paul
digipete, modified 9 Years ago.

Move!

Padawan Posts: 99 Join Date: 6/18/11 Recent Posts
. . . or sound proof the shared wall!

Get yourself:

A set of 8260's, or
A set of 8240 + a 7260

And be in bliss!
ilkka-rissanen, modified 9 Years ago.

Re: Replacement for 1029a

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

Since you are at Genelec forum, I would naturally recommend our 8030A monitor which is the direct replacement for the 1029A. :)

http://www.genelec.com/products/8030a/
paulreso1, modified 9 Years ago.

Re: Replacement for 1029a

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 3/24/13 Recent Posts
Dear all,
Thanks for your replies. I want to confirm that the 80X0 series is a smoother sound than the 1029a sound ( which can be quite bright)?

Thanks
Paul
ilkka-rissanen, modified 9 Years ago.

Re: Replacement for 1029a

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

Yes I can confirm that but of course you should have a demo first at your local dealer.
paulreso1, modified 9 Years ago.

Re: Replacement for 1029a

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 3/24/13 Recent Posts
Hi, the 1029 s are front ported, so they are ok near to a wall, I think 80X0 series are rear ported....does this pose any issues with placement near a wall?
ilkka-rissanen, modified 9 Years ago.

Re: Replacement for 1029a

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Hi, the 1029 s are front ported, so they are ok near to a wall, I think 80X0 series are rear ported....does this pose any issues with placement near a wall?

Hi,

Our recommendation is to leave at least 5 cm distance between the wall and the port opening. So typically it won't pose any issues.