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¿¿¿¿6010 - 8020 - 8030 - 5040 - 7050????
I like music forever, I play electric guitar and I like to write songs and record them. I have no commercial aspirations but that does not mean it is not picky about the final result. I've an Ashly FTX 1001 amplifier, a JBL Control One monitors and a B&W AS1 sub as a monitoring system to my mixes. While I'm doing pretty good, I'm wondering if it would be necessary to level up a bit in this regard and I've heard several studio monitors in the range might interest me, but I have always tilted Genelec.
Since my studio is my bedroom and work space is really small, I understand that the possible monitors are 6010, 8020 and 8030, in that order on the basis of size. In the web there is a lot of information about them but, as you can imagine, in many ways that does not help me at all. Since I have no access to places where I can have opinions with confidence and I have very clear that if I change the monitors should be for a Genelec, I write you this with the hope that you will help me in the doubts I have.
Do you think that the difference between the current gear and some of these systems worth investing money?.
* In the most expensive are about 2,000 €, which is enough for my economy. (Perhaps too).
The set 6010+5040 is really a serious monitoring system or is no longer a home computer system?. And the 8020 +5040?
The 8030, which in itself is quite large for the site will be deployed, would need a sub mandatory?. If needed, there would be much difference between a configuration 8030+7050 versus 8020 +7050. What about the 5040?.
In summary and considering that my aspirations are not commercial in any case although I am picky about the end result and my studio is my bedroom, do you think I should make the switch to Genelec?. And, if so, what system would advise me?. The room measures 2.5mx 4m x 3m and the music I do is rock, but listen to all kinds of music on them and at volume above the level of conversation, to hear well all the details.
Thanks in advance and sorry for the length of the text, but it is vitally important for me to have a reliable and professional opinion before making a decision. For me, a mistake in this regard would be disastrous.
based of your current gear and other information you provided, I would recommend you 8020+7050 system. It will be a clear step up from your current system and will provide you years of excellent audio quality and trouble-free use.
6010+5040 or 8020+5040 sounds a little bit undersized system for you. I wouldn't also recommend only 8030 if you are used to having a subwoofer in the system.
Thank you for everything.
1. It is true that 8030 gives a nice at least down to 55 Hz, usually even a little bit lower in room, but if you are used to working with a sub that goes down to ~35 Hz, I would assume you will miss those few hertz. Therefore I recommended a system with a subwoofer.
2. The placement of the subwoofer is not super critical because it only produces low frequencies which aren't very directional. Usually it is not required to have the subwoofer right in the center of the main speakers, but of course one would need to perform some listening tests in your room to say for sure.
3. 5051A was renamed to F Two, and it is available right now. Price is approximately 20% higher than 7050.
4. Unfortunately it is not possible to remove the grills without damaging the speakers. You don't have to worry about any bad effects grills would have on the audio quality.
A very strong greeting and congratulations for your work. I know you're tired of answering the same thing ever but you try very well and very professionally. Thank you again. And see you soon.