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8050a/8040a/8030a with 7050b? I can't decide!

zenvision, modified 11 Years ago.

8050a/8040a/8030a with 7050b? I can't decide!

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 4/13/10 Recent Posts
hello!

so, after auditioning some genelec monitors (and very much liking what i heard), i've decided to upgrade my 'studio'. the room is about 3m high, 3.6m long and 3.5m wide. not so big right? the thing is, i may be using and moving to a larger room in the future, and it's very important i get a system that i can hear the VERY low end sub bass well on too (as i make primarily electronic music to be played over club systems)...

the 8050a sound great, and would be perfect, but i'm a little concerned they're far too big for the room

the 8040a are also great, but less low frequency response is a bit of a worry

so i've been thinking a pair of 8030a with 7050b sub...or is that a bad decision?

any help would be much appreciated :)
ilkka-rissanen, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: 8050a/8040a/8030a with 7050b? I can't decide!

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

8050A isn't too big for that room. Actually large speakers are better for small rooms than small speakers because large speakers are more directive and therefore reduce the room reflections that are stronger in small spaces. Of course one needs to use the room response controls (bass tilt and bass roll-off) to match the speaker's low frequency response with the room gain. Also 8050As would be a better investment for the future because then you don't have to upgrade any time soon even though you would move in to larger room. Of course you can also add a subwoofer in the mix should you need even more low end. 8050A goes well low in typical room (usually below 30 Hz), so you should be able to hear pretty much everything that you are mixing. Usually electronic music doesn't contain extra low frequencies (below 25-30 Hz) found for example in the movie tracks.
zenvision, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: 8050a/8040a/8030a with 7050b? I can't decide!

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 4/13/10 Recent Posts
thanks for getting back to me...reassuring to hear that the 8050a can be used in such a room!

certainly made my decision a lot easier.
nisitnet, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: 8050a/8040a/8030a with 7050b? I can't decide!

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 7/29/10 Recent Posts
hello!
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any help would be much appreciated :)

Hi, I just decided to buy 2 8030A in a 25qm root listeing at a distance of 2,5m - they are very ok !! - you don not "need" the 7050B but it can round over "the feeling" below 80Hz.
If the 8030As are too small in the future you might resell them because they are "resaleable" ; )
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