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Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+) > Genelec 8260a
syswei's Avatar syswei 02:03 PM 10-30-2010

coldmachine's Avatar coldmachine 02:52 PM 10-30-2010
On account of this thread being activated again, and for anyone that was interested.....My review is written. I am waiting for an email from Genelec on a couple of points that need clarification. I should have that at the beginning of the week.
TheLion's Avatar TheLion 12:15 AM 11-08-2010
Hello,

as you probably remember I am one of the members here who uses Genelec 3-way monitors for HT duty.

The Genelec 8260 with it's coaxial driver and DSP is certainly a very capable speaker. Problem is - it would be a downgrade for me regarding headroom and dynamics. Right now I use 5 Genelec 1037C. The plan is to use the 1037 as surround speakers and upgrade to something "bigger and better" for the front stage. I had my eyes on the 1034B for quite some time but I don't want to upgrade to anything other than a DSP speaker at this point.

I also bought a Mark Seaton Catalyst to compare it to the Genelecs. For those interested these are my thoughs: http://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/post?id=4897368

So the 8260 is just too "small" for me. My dream speaker would be somehting like a 1034B with Co-Axial driver, still 2x 12" bass and DSP processing. Practically a large 8260 as main monitor.

I would love to hear if Genelec is working on a DSP main monitor lineup to replace their aging (but still at the top end accoustically) 10xx series?!
Peter M's Avatar Peter M 04:55 AM 11-22-2010
CM,

Still waiting for feedback from Genelec ?
coldmachine's Avatar coldmachine 01:11 PM 11-22-2010
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CM,

Still waiting for feedback from Genelec ?

Yes. As soon as I get what I need, I'll post.
TheLion's Avatar TheLion 11:30 AM 12-07-2010
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Yes. As soon as I get what I need, I'll post.

CM,

while I am very much looking forward to your impressions about the 8260 the real question for me is if the co-axial MDC technology can be used with main monitors? I have directly asked Genelec about this a year ago - they wouldn't tell...;-)

Question is: Do they use MDC just to make 3-way monitoring possible with rather small enclosures or is it possible to use this technology in somekind of 1034 successor?

I hope you elaborate on the perceived difference between the new 8260 and the "old" analog 3-way designs you are so familiar with.

Looking forward to it. Thank you!
TheLion's Avatar TheLion 07:48 AM 01-19-2011
I am still counting the days... ;-)
Julio de la Orden's Avatar Julio de la Orden 11:50 AM 07-10-2011
As a Genelec distributor for Spain I am of course very happy with the products and the company who made them. Having said this, performance in HT applications is on top of the market, you can compare them to speakers + electronics costing 2 or 3 times more, no doubt, and I sell many others brands.

No problem on the distance, any average HT room can be done with Genelec, just select the right version of speaker.

The DSP range is comming to HT as soon as the dealers and customers ask for it, set up is very easy and performance is great. I listened to them at the factory in they theater room for 50 people, and the stereo demo was very good, even more for such a cheap product compared to what we have in the High End category.

Best regards to all.
Texas25's Avatar Texas25 03:52 PM 07-10-2011
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Originally Posted by Julio de la Orden View Post

As a Genelec distributor for Spain I am of course very happy with the products and the company who made them. Having said this, performance in HT applications is on top of the market, you can compare them to speakers + electronics costing 2 or 3 times more, no doubt, and I sell many others brands.

No problem on the distance, any average HT room can be done with Genelec, just select the right version of speaker.

The DSP range is comming to HT as soon as the dealers and customers ask for it, set up is very easy and performance is great. I listened to them at the factory in they theater room for 50 people, and the stereo demo was very good, even more for such a cheap product compared to what we have in the High End category.

Best regards to all.

Its a pitty but i have to disagree, let have a look at the new Focal SM9, the high/mid driver are from the Grand Utopia and the woofer is special made for the new speaker. It has two discreet build A/B 100w amp (20w pure classe A) for the high/mids drivers. And a 400w A/B amp for the woofer. Freq: 30hz - 40khz. And this monster is 37kg heavy. Same price range
Soccerdude's Avatar Soccerdude 05:58 AM 07-15-2011
Why bother with this , where you can buy used Meridian DSP speakers for half price .
the rick's Avatar the rick 09:13 PM 07-15-2011
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Why bother with this , where you can buy used Meridian DSP speakers for half price .

You can play that game forever if you try. Kinda pointless in speakers with thousands of brands
Billybobjimbob's Avatar Billybobjimbob 02:10 AM 11-13-2012
Coldmachine, did you ever post your thoughts on these speakers? I'm hoping to demo some next month against the 8050 and 1037c. My current speakers up front are the MK s150 and I'm hoping to replace the front 3 soon. Outright spl isn't my concern, more finesse and control and how good they are with movies:)
Kevin Snyder's Avatar Kevin Snyder 08:10 AM 11-13-2012
Haven't seen Coldmachine around these parts in quite some time. He is sorely missed, at least by me. Would like to know what became of him, but I imagine something behind the scenes....
Billybobjimbob's Avatar Billybobjimbob 12:57 PM 11-13-2012
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Haven't seen Coldmachine around these parts in quite some time. He is sorely missed, at least by me. Would like to know what became of him, but I imagine something behind the scenes....

Thanks for that update. Sad news really then.

Well If anyone else is familiar with the 8260s, I'm all ears smile.gif I'll also be demoing the 1037cs and 8250s.
mmiles's Avatar mmiles 05:07 PM 11-17-2012
Bill Bob, looking forward to your comments.
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