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8260A Overpriced?

bane, modified 10 Years ago.

8260A Overpriced?

Padawan Posts: 40 Join Date: 6/11/09 Recent Posts
I'm using 2.1 version of SE DSP Monitoring System (2x8130A and 7261A subwoofer) in my studio and think this setup is excellent. However, I would like to upgrade to 8260A. But when I ask for price (in Germany, without Tax), they told me - €2500 per speaker. Wow, this is really high price, concerning I want to buy GLM package as well. I know this monitor is exceptional, with new technologies implemented, but think you should lower the price at least 20-25% so they will be in reach for more customers...

Thank you,

Branislav Micic
Mastering engineer
andreas, modified 10 Years ago.

Re: 8260A Overpriced?

Padawan Posts: 61 Join Date: 4/8/09 Recent Posts
I thought so too, loooking into my wallet. But the unit compares fairly well to other high end coaxial and non-coaxial designs in that price category of 4000 to 6000 Euro, and not all feature a DSP x-over or DSP. If you look for a K+H 500C (dsp, but non coaxial) or ME-Geithain 901K (coaxial, but non dsp) then it will be hard to convince Genelec to drop the price tag much below the 3,7 to 4K Euro mark per speaker, incl. tax.
bane, modified 10 Years ago.

Re: 8260A Overpriced?

Padawan Posts: 40 Join Date: 6/11/09 Recent Posts
Any chance you make digital version of 8260A (with S/PDIF and AES/EBU inputs only)? This way, you are avoiding A/D converter and make the price lower.
andreas, modified 10 Years ago.

Re: 8260A Overpriced?

Padawan Posts: 61 Join Date: 4/8/09 Recent Posts
This would save you "some" money, but these are not substantial costs savings. In the end Genelec does not produce for your or me, but for real professionals. They do not care for analogue or digital, in worse case they have a signal and want it to come out of the speakers. Either way, you spend the money or keep on saving.
mana, modified 10 Years ago.

Re: 8260A Overpriced?

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 5/3/09 Recent Posts
2500€? That would be an excellent price for them as they retail around 3600 - 3700€ per speaker. And that is here in Finland... Oh yeah... Lovely product but I think I will be happy with my 8030As for the time being... :D
lukester, modified 10 Years ago.

Re: 8260A Overpriced?

Jedi Knight Posts: 195 Join Date: 4/22/10 Recent Posts
2500€ would be so awesome i'd buy them for personal pleasure. do we have reliable pricing information yet?
Oftentimes i've thought that we're paying about the same per kilogram of speaker, in any application, from any manufacturer. since a 8260 weighs about as much as pair of 8050s it should be around 2500, maybe 2800 with that digital thingiy.
I contest you to beat my logic, genelec.
ilpomartikainen, modified 10 Years ago.

Re: 8260A Overpriced?

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 3/24/09 Recent Posts
Seems to be 3799€ at Thomann including tax. Of course you can calculate specific prices €/kg, €/liter, € vs. f3 vs dBSPL and so on for various models, but that is not the way how pricing is calculated.
paz75, modified 9 Years ago.

Re: 8260A Overpriced?

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 5/28/09 Recent Posts
It's worth the price. However it may seem a shock going from 8130 all the way to 8260 in one shot.

I'm a proud owner of 8250s + 7260 in my studio. The 8250s are excellent but too bright without serious room treatment. The coax system is worth every penny to invest in the sound instead of the room. Problems went away and now a clear midrange reference is available.
stevenswall, modified 4 Months ago.

RE: 8260A Overpriced?

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 12/4/18 Recent Posts

Underpriced in some ways too though. There are few other speakers that can extend as low, and stay +/-1dB. Even Genelec's newer "The Ones" can't do that. The M2 by JBL does it for $20k and three times the cabinet volume.

A Kii Three or Dutch & Dutch 8C might sound better though, and are about $12-14,000 in the US compared to the Genelec which is about $10k if you can find them new.