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Room size for 1237a

ben05, modified 2 Years ago.

Room size for 1237a

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 2/26/18 Recent Posts

Hi,

My music room is 15 sqm (4.8m x 3.1m). I'd like to know if 1237a could be used in a room of this size? Could they be placed in the corners to maximise the listenig distance?

Thanks.

1038, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: Room size for 1237a

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

Your listening distance will be the critical piece of information, placing the speakers in the corner isn't a great solution, but it will depend on the acoustic treatment in your room. I own 1038's and have about a 3 meter listening distance.

Can i ask why the 1237's interest you? SAM solves many room issues, but it is at its best when used with good room design, appropriate listening distances and acoustic treatment... I love BIG speakers and the scale they present, for a similar budget you could consider 8260's or 8351's...

ben05, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: Room size for 1237a

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 2/26/18 Recent Posts

Hi,

Thank you for your answer and advice. The distance of listening in my room is 3.5 m. I currently use neutral hifi speakers which have quite the same size of 1237a (with 12' boomer), and which are put at the same place I  would like to put the future Genelec speakers. In fact, I want to replace my passive hifi speakers by active Genelec of the same size because I really like this dimension, my feeling of listening is very good with that kind of size.

I also use 1030a monitors for proximity mixing.

Do you think my choice is good with my size of room?

You advice me 2 other references, but is the feeling will be as good as the 1237? They seem to be smaller no? 

manutal, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: Room size for 1237a

Jedi Knight Posts: 180 Join Date: 4/25/14 Recent Posts

I'll leave it short.

Go for the 1237As, youll love em :)

1038, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: Room size for 1237a

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

With a 3.5 meter listening ditance, the 1237's would be a great option.

For full disclosure, i am a Genelec Product Specialist and spend most of my working life, designing solutions for clients. As i said above, i own 1038's and love them for the scale of sound they produce. Having said that, we all listen differently and have our own personal biases, i have said on here before and i still believe it as i work with Genelecs everyday, the 8351A's are the best speaker Genelec have made. They image and present music in a way no other speaker does, basically they work as a true point source, and it is evident as soon as you listen to them... however, they wont do scale the way 1237's do. Big speakers are also a beautiful thing, they have an ease about them that a small speaker can't match.

When the time comes for me to upgrade, i will probably upgrade to 1238's due to my preferences, i also have a very big room, and like you i'm using mine for home hi-fi use. Good luck with your decision, you can't go wrong with any of the models we have been discussing.

ben05, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: Room size for 1237a

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 2/26/18 Recent Posts

Thanks a lot guys for your advices. I think that 1237 are definitely the good ones for my hifi and mixing use.

I also have another question, concerning my hifi use. My music source is a DAC without control volume. What kind of equipment do you advice me to buy to be able to adjust the listening volume ? I saw the Genelec 9310a volume controller but it needs to be linked to the Glm network adapter and I don't want to keep this adapter connected. For the moment, the best way I found is to use my mixer for both using (mixing and hifi), but I would prefer a dedicated equipment for my hifi using. If you have any advice, it would be grate to have them :)

Thanks again.

1038, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: Room size for 1237a

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

Why don't you want to keep the adapter connected?

You can disconnect your computer and power the adapter with a phone USB charger and use the Genelec volume control....

I can understand you saying you don't want to run GLM, but that is different to not having the adapter connected....

Cheers

 

Steve