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Genelec 8330AWM vs 8340

jan123, modified 5 Years ago.

Genelec 8330AWM vs 8340

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 7/22/17 Recent Posts



I am new to this forum and i write this because i need some advice, regarding which monitors to purchase.

I would just right on out buy the 8330AWM because they are white, come with the GLM mic, and other stuff as a bundle, and buy the woofer to match.

I calculated this would be cheaper then to buy the 8340 in black with a GLM software (not a bundle)

However i am aware that this is a big and once in a lifetime purchase, and i previously read that a 2.0 system is better then a 2.1 system.

I would of course benefit from the woofers better response, and since i am a bit in between flats right now i cant treat the room im in, but in the future i dont expensct to get any bigger room.

I am a bedroom producer and am curently trying to get professional gear, and monitors is my last purchase.

I produce mainly rap, and urban styles.

Would be great to hear at least something about this topic since i dont want to mess this purchase up, i buy once and thats it, plus i like the AWM models.. 8330 bundle with woofer would be cheaper, better looking, better response, and in general what i would buy, please some opinions?

soundwave, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: Genelec 8330AWM vs 8340

Youngling Posts: 12 Join Date: 7/17/17 Recent Posts

I would buy the 8340s, since I have never had any good experiences with matching a sub to the speakers for music listening. If I would watch movies, then I would go with the sub. Having said that, the GLM might just calibrate and match 7350 sub to the 8330s perfectly.

How about order both sets from, try them out for 14 days and return the other for free? I would do this.

jan123, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: Genelec 8330AWM vs 8340

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 7/22/17 Recent Posts

I am posting this unfortunately in the pro audio section, since im not planning to purchase monitors for entertainemnt but for professional audio mixing and production.

Thanks for you idea's though.

Still waiting for an answer.

jani-oksanen, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: Genelec 8330AWM vs 8340

Jedi Master Posts: 449 Join Date: 3/30/17 Recent Posts

Sorry for late reply!

Where are you located at? If you are unsure which option you want, it would be good if you could listen to these monitors before buying. You can find our distributors and some of our dealers from link below, and you can ask them if it is possible to listen to these monitors at their shops before buying.

If 8330A's 104 dB SPL is enough for you, and you think it would suite to your room better I would go with them. You can either buy the subwoofer with them, or you can buy the 8330A's first and then add a subwoofer if needed.  

Best Regards,
Jani Oksanen
Factory Service Team