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8020 with 5040

jonathan-s, modified 13 Years ago.

8020 with 5040

Youngling Posts: 22 Join Date: 5/2/09 Recent Posts
Hi, my dad owns a pair of 8020s for his computer but he feels he needs an extended bass response. He's looked at 7050 a few times, but it seems a bit overkill for this application. He bought them before 6010/5040 were released, otherwise he'd probably own them instead.

Anyway, the 5040 seems like the perfect solution for him, i'd just like to know if it's possible to use them together, considering the 5040's RCA out and 8020's XLR in? Can he just get some kind of RCA->XLR cable and connect them without any problems?

It's also of course interesting to know how the 5040 works with 8020 sonically.

Thanks!
christophe-anet, modified 13 Years ago.

Re: 8020 with 5040

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

Thanks for your post and question. The 5040A subwoofer can indeed be used with either 6020A or 8020A monitors as described in the operating manual - http://www.genelec.com/documents/opmans/OM5040a.pdf

The 6020A features RCA input when the 8020A has XLR input. So, you are right, for proper connection between the 8020A and the 5040A, you need to purchase correctly wired RCA to XLR cables. More about cable wiring in our FAQ section - http://www.genelec.com/faq/applicable-to-all-models/

To calibrate the full 8020A and 5040A system, you might need to reduce slightly the reproduction level of the 8020A so that it matches the maximum output level of the 5040A.

Hope it is clear and helpful.
Best regards,
timob, modified 13 Years ago.

Re: 8020 with 5040

Youngling Posts: 5 Join Date: 5/5/09 Recent Posts

Anyway, the 5040 seems like the perfect solution for him, i'd just like to know if it's possible to use them together, considering the 5040's RCA out and 8020's XLR in? Can he just get some kind of RCA->XLR cable and connect them without any problems?

It's also of course interesting to know how the 5040 works with 8020 sonically.

Thanks!


I just recently bought the 5040 as a companion for my 8020's.

In a small room, the bass is more than enough.
I still have to keep it down, to not upset the neighbors.

I haven't adjusted the 8020's in any way, as Christophe suggested - since it all seems quite balanced to me - but i guess i shall experiment a little. ;)

Timo
schpilkas, modified 12 Years ago.

Re: 8020 with 5040

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 5/26/10 Recent Posts
i have a question.

Since the 5040a controls the overall volume of the speakers attached to it, would the 5040a control the volume of a pair of 8020a's when connected to the unit?

also, is there a way to send an audio signal to just the subwoofer via a speaker/monitor switch? (ie. so if you just wanna hear the sub without the 8020a's)

thanks.
ilkka-rissanen, modified 12 Years ago.

Re: 8020 with 5040

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
i have a question.

Since the 5040a controls the overall volume of the speakers attached to it, would the 5040a control the volume of a pair of 8020a's when connected to the unit?

Hi,

Naturally the 5040A volume control controls any speakers connected to it.

also, is there a way to send an audio signal to just the subwoofer via a speaker/monitor switch? (ie. so if you just wanna hear the sub without the 8020a's)

thanks.

The easiest way would be to switch off the 8020A's (turn the gain down completely).
jkuisma, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: 8020 with 5040

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 6/29/11 Recent Posts
Thanks for your post and question. The 5040A subwoofer can indeed be used with either 6020A or 8020A monitors as described in the operating manual - http://www.genelec.com/documents/opmans/OM5040a.pdf


If I may resurrect this old thread... After reading the manual I am unsure if this is a possible setup: can I build a 5.1 setup out of 2x8020B and 3x6010A together with a 5040A sub? I am planning a setup for our living room and have the feeling that I will need 8020B for the main speakers we will be listening music with. In this case using the 7050B sub is unfortunately out of the question (perhaps you should consider hiring Mr. Koskinen to redesign it so that it would pass my wife's design approval... :lol: )

Thanks, Jouko K
ilkka-rissanen, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: 8020 with 5040

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

Yes, you can use 5040A with the described speakers. It is not as powerful subwoofer as the 7050B but for normal home use it's usually more than powerful enough. :)

Funny that you mentioned about a "design" version of the 7050B, have you heard that we introduced a 5051A subwoofer in the Munchen High End show? It shares the 5040A outlook (obviously bigger) but has essentially similar performance to the 7050B. It will be available this fall.
jkuisma, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: 8020 with 5040

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 6/29/11 Recent Posts
Funny that you mentioned about a "design" version of the 7050B, have you heard that we introduced a 5051A subwoofer in the Munchen High End show? It shares the 5040A outlook (obviously bigger) but has essentially similar performance to the 7050B. It will be available this fall.


Ilkka, I had missed your reply until today - and it is now obsolete... ;) This is because I visited your booth today at Habitare fair and there it was, the 5051A demo unit sitting on the desk. With no further questions to ask, without even needing to listen to it, I passed my details to your reps asking them to sign me up for one :D The "industrial look" of the 7050B was a showstopper for my wife, but she's got nothing to complain in 5051A. I believe it will be a great addition to your line-up for home installations. I will add it to our living room setup of 3x8030A + 2x6010A.

Jouko