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weird setup....???(3x8030,2x8020,7050)

kristof, modified 13 Years ago.

weird setup....???(3x8030,2x8020,7050)

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 10/31/09 Recent Posts

I have one question,, what if i use 3x 8030A and 2x8020A with 7050B subwoofer for a 5.1 setup, and reduce the gain for the 3x8030A to match the overall setup and db output of the 8020A and 7050B...
Can i have a could (flat) responce because i want to use this setup primarly for 2.1 monitoring rather 5.1 and i dont want to spend the extra money for something less important for me.

Thanks a lot!!!!
christophe-anet, modified 13 Years ago.

Re: weird setup....???(3x8030,2x8020,7050)

Jedi Knight Posts: 188 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts

Thanks for your post. You are perfectly right - you can indeed use the setup you describe. Both 8030A's and 8020B's have the same sensitivity at max gain setting (-6 dBu for 100 dB at 1m), however, the 8030A's maximum SPL is higher than the one of the 8020B. So, the complete 5.1 system will peak when the max. SPL is reached with the 8020B's.

You can certainly achieve a flat response with such a system, making sure that each loudspeaker is properly calibrated in relation to its acoustic surrounding.

Happy monitoring!
Best regards,