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Connecting 8020 + 7050 to ordinary stereo source

jonathan-s, modified 13 Years ago.

Connecting 8020 + 7050 to ordinary stereo source

Youngling Posts: 22 Join Date: 5/2/09 Recent Posts
Hi, i just ordered an 7050 to complement my 8020s, and i have a quick question about connecting them together.

I run a stereo system and thus haven't got an LFE output from my source. If i connect the stereo left / right to the 7050's front left / right inputs, and then the outs to the 8020s, will any crossover in the 7050 make it handle the < 85 hz audio, and return the rest to the 8020s, or how does it work?

Thanks
christophe-anet, modified 13 Years ago.

Re: Connecting 8020 + 7050 to ordinary stereo source

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

Thanks for your post and question. First, the connection scheme you describe is perfectly correct for the 7050B and 8020A/B. Further details on that connection scheme can be also found from our FAQ under: http://www.genelec.com/faq/multichannel ... 50b-8020a/.

Another source of information for such an issue is our Quick Setup Guide: http://www.genelec.com/documents/qsg/QS7050b.pdf.

Technically the filtering in your system works as follow: the 7050B has been designed to complement a pair of 8030A or 5 x 8020A/B. On the 8030A / 8020A/B there is one DIP switch (switch 2 - Bass roll-off) that sets the high-pass response of the loudspeaker to complement the low-pass energy (below 85 Hz) reproduced by the 7050B. In short half the filtering is done by the 7050B and half by the 8030A / 8020A/B.

Concerning the LFE channel that is not part of a stereo system, no problem there. Only the channel connected to the 7050B bass management system will be handled.

Hope it is clear and helpful.
Best regards,