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8020DPM vs. 8020C

makak007, modified 4 Years ago.

8020DPM vs. 8020C

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 10/10/17 Recent Posts

Good day,

couldn´ t find an answer anywhere else... so my question is:

What are the differencies between the 8020C model and the new 8020DPM? Specs say 8020C is 20W+20W and 8020DPM is 50W+50W which sounds way too odd to me - too big difference? Anyone can confirm/deny this please?

I am in need of GOOD studio monitors (will be wall mounted) for a relatively tiny 3m x 3m (ceiling is 2.2m high) room, which will not be used for music or sound production but only for video editing (the room is not perfectly acoustically treated but improvements can/will be made once the speakers are installed).. My point is: should I spend additional 150€ on 8020DPM or save the money and go for the retiring 8020C model (sold at discounted price these days)?

I deem 8030 model is way too big for such a small room as I currently have them in approx. 20sqm edit room and they are more than adequate for really loud and precise playback.

 

Any advice or opinion about 8020 speakers highly appreciated.

markus-kahelin, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: 8020DPM vs. 8020C

Jedi Knight Posts: 109 Join Date: 3/16/10 Recent Posts

Hi!
 

8020D has brand new electronics design, featuring D-class amplifiers and a switching mode power supply. New amplifier has more power than before and the new model also operates with any mains voltage in the world from 110V to 230V. Maximum sound pressure level has increased by 4dB and that is significant. The overall acoustic performance iand directivity s the same on all 8020 models.

 

Markus

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makak007, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: 8020DPM vs. 8020C

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 10/10/17 Recent Posts

Hi Markus,

many thanks for your feedback!

I just got a nice discount offer for 8020DPM, almost the same price as 8020C in sale :-) I will go for the new 8020DPM model then.

 

 

gotama, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: 8020DPM vs. 8020C

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 11/17/17 Recent Posts


Same here going for the 8020DPM. They are great, they are the perfect size for my desktop setup. I have Genelec 1032's i use as mid monitors the 8020DPM fit perfectly for nearfield without coming inbetween the listening path of the 1032's.

Great product. now i need a small sub for them however Genelec do not have small 5" subs which would fit desktop use at the moment. Gonna have to choose another brand for now sadly :( would have been nice to have everything Genelec. :)

 

 

 

ilkka-rissanen, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: 8020DPM vs. 8020C

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts

This is our smallest subwoofer having 6.5" woofer. Cabinet is only 200 mm deep. :)

https://www.genelec.com/studio-monitors/7000-series-studio-subwoofers/7040a-studio-subwoofer

gotama, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: 8020DPM vs. 8020C

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 11/17/17 Recent Posts

6.5 abit too large, it will have to be 5" because i am looking for one with height or width at 185-200mm. Depth i have space for 300-350mm available on desk.  I can probably put it behind my LED screens but it will have a terrible impact on sound because the LED screen will block the path of the sound. 

Pity coz its a lovely sub it has xlr connectors too which is great. 

 

 

grahamheath, modified 1 Year ago.

RE: 8020DPM vs. 8020C

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 11/26/20 Recent Posts

Hi

Appreciate this thread is 3 years old but I just bought the 8020DPM's having been listening to the C's all week. I absolutely fell in love with the C variant hence my purchase, however I don't love the D's. They don't have the clarity.... but I'll let them bed in and also A/B them with the C's next week and see if my opinion changes. There's a lot of variables (Physical and electrical) so I'll take the D's into the studio I've been using the C's in and report back, not that anyone will be slightly interested.

janne-koo, modified 1 Year ago.

RE: 8020DPM vs. 8020C

Padawan Posts: 73 Join Date: 10/26/15 Recent Posts

Well, it is still mildly interesting, as you can do that A/B between the old and new electronics. Even better, if you match levels exactly and then do it blind - you'll obviously need someone to help with that.
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​​​​​​​Thing is, if one goes D-class, why not take all the benefits and jump straight into SAM territory. My 8330A's sure beat the hell out of my 8030B's.​​​​​​.. :-)