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Test for damage

dumbo, modified 11 Years ago.

Test for damage

Padawan Posts: 78 Join Date: 12/20/09 Recent Posts
I recently had a malfunction in my source chain and accidentally sent a full 0 ddb signal through my 8240/7260 system. I just about crapped myself and, before I could react, the speakers shut down. I'd like to know if there is a test sweep or something along those lines that would allow me to ascertain if their is any hidden damage that I'm not detecting. I know this might sound a little compulsive but I really love this sound system and consider the very best I've ever owned (and I've had some incredibly expensive audiophile stuff).
Ps Genelec single handedly has convinced me that the "audiophile" world is an utter sham.
ilkka-rissanen, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: Test for damage

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

Can you clarify what you mean by "speakers shut down"?

There shouldn't be any trouble for the speakers no matter what kind of signal (and level) was sent to them. All of our speakers and subwoofers have advanced protection circuits built into them which will lower the output level to a safe level (from a speaker's point of view) before any damage can occur. But they shouldn't shut down completely, like you said. Please clarify.
dumbo, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: Test for damage

Padawan Posts: 78 Join Date: 12/20/09 Recent Posts
Thanx Ilkka,
The speakers didn't actually shut down, the output was muted.

BTW I have a little story about the 8240/7260 combination. I recently added the 7260 to my 8240s based on the recommendations of people (without actually having heard it first). I was utterly stunned by the quality of sound and seamless integration with the 8240s. I told a friend of mine who has been a sound engineer for 40 years. He uses outboard DSP in the studio with an older custom wall integrated Genelec system so he and wasn't really very interested in what I was saying. I pestered him that he had to hear what cutting edge integrated DSP could do untill he finally relented and arranged an audition of the 8240/7260.
To say that he was impressed would be an understatement. He told me that he has now recommended the DSP sub/sat system for the mixing console at his studio. In addition, even though he already owns two extremely expensive sound systems in his home (Wilson Puppy/Mark Levinson and Sonus Faber/YBA), he told me they simply cannot compare with the Genelecs (which he intends to purchase for himself).
dumbo, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: Test for damage

Padawan Posts: 78 Join Date: 12/20/09 Recent Posts
i guess you guys at Genelec hear stories like this all the time. :)
dumbo, modified 11 Years ago.

Ps.

Padawan Posts: 78 Join Date: 12/20/09 Recent Posts
My sound engineer friend just took delivery of an 8250/7270 system (for his home). I wasn't sure if he was just blowing smoke when he agreed with me about their exceptional sound quality and claimed they outperformed his 6 figure home system. I bet he wishes he hadn't listened to me because his wallet is a lot lighter now ;)

BTW I'm telling you guys at Genelec this story because not only do you have an exceptional product but the support is exceptional as well. Keep up the great work and word of mouth will take care of business.
ilkka-rissanen, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: Test for damage

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

Thank you for your nice comments and positive user experiences! Always nice to hear! 8-)

Best regards,