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Topend hifi speakers (e.g. Wilson) vs Genelec

jaco, modified 14 Years ago.

Topend hifi speakers (e.g. Wilson) vs Genelec

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 10/10/09 Recent Posts
I always wanted to ask this question. If someone could help me out that would be marvelous.
I have an opportunity to buy (for home use) a apair of Wilson Highend speakers ($60,000). But I love my 1036A's at the studio.

The question is: why not use Genelec at home? Why buy "high grade consumer speakers" if I can use Genelec ?

Has anyone tried this ... that is ... use Genelec for home stereo use??

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

Bye for now.

1038, modified 14 Years ago.

Re: Topend hifi speakers (e.g. Wilson) vs Genelec

Jedi Master Posts: 340 Join Date: 4/6/09 Recent Posts
Hi Jaco,

Alot of people are starting to do this now. One reason why it has been slow to take off is the attitude of Audiophiles who can't accept the logic of an active system as they can't swap amplifiers in and out. Slowly however things are changing, some Audiophiles are starting to talk about acoustics!!

Keith Yates in the US is probably one of the highest profile consultants who specify Genelec now, he has a long history of selling Wilson etc..

I have spent 27 years selling high end audio in Australia, 6 years ago i was introduced to Genelec and i haven't looked back. The quality and reliability of the products is beyond reproach, and Genelec's vision and commitment is rare in these days of spreadsheet managed companies who only focus on the bottom line.

I have Owned a pair of Sonus Faber Extremas since 1998, i thought they would be the last pair of speakers i would ever buy, until i heard a pair of 1038's. There is NO comparison between the Sonus Fabers and my 1038's, there is not 1 area where the Sonus' out perform the Genelec's.

Technicaly there is no reason not to use Genelec in the home, actualy it is quite the opposite, the benefits of the room response controls is not to be under estimated. The main problem domestic users have is one of aesthetics, i personally love the way my 1038's look, but some people find them a little industrial to look at.

If you are used to listening to 1036's, well you are already spoilled, i don't think any domestic speaker will provide the scale of sound and dynamic impact that large Genelecs provide.

Go for it.. :mrgreen: