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Noise with 1029A

wnlf, modified 10 Years ago.

Noise with 1029A

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 12/10/12 Recent Posts
I recently bought pair of Genelec 1029A second hand.
They arrived in perfect condition, like new.
One was made in 1997 & the second 2002.

With only the power cable & ON. There are a noise, sounds like "white noise", very low dB but I can heard it at 1m & more. With music at good level I cant hear it.
This noise is same on the both.
For the sound, looks like no problems, very clear & powerful.
On forums I read some people has very similar noise with just the power cable with models 8040, 8260 at 30cm or other. Maybe depend people? If they can hear some high frequency at low dB?

On the paper it's noted :
Self generated noise level in free field @ 1m of axis" lower or equal at 10dB
Maybe it's this noise?

Dunno if it's normal or not.

Thanks by advance for help. =)
ilkka-rissanen, modified 10 Years ago.

Re: Noise with 1029A

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

If you have a very quiet space, no computer fans or AC noise, you are maybe able to hear the self generated noise that all active speakers emit. Being designed back in 1996, the 1029A isn't the best Genelec can offer at the moment. For example the 8000-series range has much lower noise levels.
wnlf, modified 10 Years ago.

Re: Noise with 1029A

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 12/10/12 Recent Posts
Hello Ilkka,
Thanks you for the infos. =)