Room size for 1237a - Forum
Room size for 1237a
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?
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...
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?
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.
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 :)
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....