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Bass achieved with the 8030A and the 7050B

davidc, modified 10 Years ago.

Bass achieved with the 8030A and the 7050B

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 3/18/12 Recent Posts
I am using x2 8020As with a 7500B at the moment and will shortly buy x2 8030As to replace the 8020As. I see that (as with the 8020As) you have to apply the Bass Roll Off setting (at 85 Hz) when using the 8030A with the 7050B. Does this mean that subjectively you hear the same amount of nearfield bass with the 8030As as with the 8020As? I had hoped that I would hear a little more bass at desktop with the larger speakers (as well as the less focussed low bass produced by the 7050B). Have I got this wrong?

Thanks
ilkka-rissanen, modified 10 Years ago.

Re: Bass achieved with the 8030A and the 7050B

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

Well, you are being both right and wrong, in a way. :) The 85 Hz crossover will be applied to both models (note that this applies to all analogue Genelec speaker/subwoofer combinations, all the way up to 7073A!) so if you are purely looking at the crossover frequency, they are identical. But it doesn't mean that they would sound identical. Of course they will be quite similar but you can still notice that the 8030A produces more (higher dynamic capability) and cleaner (less distortion and compression) bass. Whether this difference is large enough for you, is difficult for me to say.

If you want to have more nearfield bass, one option would be to upgrade to 8040A and don't use a subwoofer at all.
davidc, modified 10 Years ago.

Re: Bass achieved with the 8030A and the 7050B

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 3/18/12 Recent Posts
Thanks.
davidc, modified 10 Years ago.

Re: Bass achieved with the 8030A and the 7050B

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 3/18/12 Recent Posts
Just to say that I have now bought a pair of 8030As and they work very well with the 7050B. I'm very pleased with the set up - the sound is more meaty than with the 8020As I was using before and the upper bass is more articulate.

David