Genelec (8040, 8030) vs Adam (A77X, A7X, A5X) for Home Theater - Page 2 - AVS Forum
View Poll Results: Genelec (8040, 8030) vs Adam (A77X, A7X for home theater)
ADAM | A7X | A5X | A5X | $2750 1 16.67%
Genelec | 8040 | 8030 | 8030 | $4200 1 16.67%
ADAM | A7X | A7X | A5X | $3000 0 0%
Genelec | 8040 | 8040 | 8030 | $4600 4 66.67%
ADAM | A7X | A7X | A7X | $3400 0 0%
ADAM | A77X | A7X | A7X | $4600 0 0%
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post #31 of 39 Old 08-06-2013, 04:46 PM
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You're beating this like a dead horse.

Just pick one and go with it.

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Thanks folks... I've been able to make a decision based on your input - its clearly Genelec for the 5 speakers...
whereas I somehow have to finalize the correct sizes and the sub to go with my desired configuration...

I was thinking G4 for L/R and G3 for center and surrounds...but I'm being told LCR should ideally be the same.. but I had the bigger speakers in mind for music and a G3 setup for movies.

the other option that has been suggested is to go with an G3 for L/C/R and G2 for surrounds and the sub being 7050?

anyways... I've also posted on the sub thread.. and many thanks to PeterMacc who has worked a lot with Genelecs - may be could possibly help if needed via PM...

Thanks again cel4145, dannybenz, ifor, martycool007 & everyone else.
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I'm curious if you listened to the Adams and your impression if you did?  I agree with Peter to use three identical speaker for the front 3 when possible.  Go smaller for the surrounds if you are going over budget.  From your description of usage it doesn't sound like loud levels are desired.  There is nothing wrong with G4s for the front and G1s for surrounds if the levels are not going to be loud.  I know it is not Genelec recommendations but part of their recommendations is that surrounds are typically closer than the front speakers so therefore they do not need to play as loud to reach the same levels at the listening position.  Usually, you would only go one size smaller for the surrounds but in your case you can go even smaller.

 

Don't worry about the -10, +4db stuff.  If you have low volume levels just using an RCA to XLR connector assuming you are using a processor with RCA connections than you can adjust the sensitivity controls.  If using the smaller speakers then you might need an unbalanced to balanced converter box as they don't have these controls.  This would only apply if using the XLR balanced connection on the speaker with unbalanced RCA connections from the processor and your levels are too low.  This will most likely not be a problem and nothing to worry about.

 

For sub either the 7050 or F2 are fine subs.  You can definitely get more boom for the buck with other brands but the Genelec subs really integrate well and are a very 'clean' sounding subs.

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HI GRNSR,

Hopefully you have got all the help for finalising your system. I am Hyderabad, India and new to AVSFORUM and I am looking for a home theatre solution as well and have created a thread for getting some help.

Hi All,

Any help is greatly appreciated. I am total amateur and need lot of input.

below are the links to my posts.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1486580/need-help-setting-up-new-home-theatre-with-active-speakers-and-sub

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1486582/need-help-setting-up-new-home-theatre-with-active-speakers-and-sub

Thank U all in Advance.

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I'm a newbie too and have been doing some research and could share what little knowledge I've gleaned... sent you a PM
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The Genelec's have the 5.1 Bass Management built in. I recently installed a Genelec 8030 5.1 with 7060 sub set up for a business in a room that was 20K cubic feet. You can hear the system going from 70 feet away with the door open. It isn't setup for movie watching but it puts out enough bass for a room 10 times the suggested size. And that isn't even pushing it. If you are anywhere close to Michigan I'd be happy to let you check out the system. I have the 8020, 8030, 8240 monitors and the 7050 Also you can get a Genelec 6010 5.1 Setup for around $2495 and a 8020 5.1 setup for $3895 including subwoofers. I must stress audition the speakers in your own home. That is the only way to evaluate a speaker set up.

Sweetwater has those genelec 5.1 setups and also might I mention their return policy is great for home theater.

Hi PeterMacC, do you have any experience with the Genelec M030 and M040 that were released last year? The specs and pricing is very competitive vs. the 8030 and 8040. The only downside is that the M-Series can only be used with the 7060B subwoofer and above, not the 7050B ( http://www.community.genelec.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=976 ). Cheers.
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GSNR, I wanted to mention that the Lynx Two B... .

The LynxTWO-B is an old-style PCI card and only supports a 96kHz sample rate. Wouldn't the AES16e PCIe card at $800 be a better choice, particularly given that it's 24-bit / 192kHz (HDTracks, PonoMusic, forthcoming rumoured iTunes Store ALAC... )?

http://www.lynxstudio.com/product_detail.asp?i=16

http://www.lynxstudio.com/manuals/AES16eUserManual.pdf

CBL-AES1604 - AES16/AES16e Eight-channel HD26 to XLR AES I/O Cable ($60):

AES16/AES16e Male HD26 to 8 XLR (4 AES In/4 AES Out), 6 Feet
Two required for 16-channel operation.

http://www.lynxstudio.com/product_detail.asp?i=41

So the total would be $920: the card and two cables (with 8 unused inputs).
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The LynxTWO-B is an old-style PCI card and only supports a 96kHz sample rate. Wouldn't the AES16e PCIe card at $800 be a better choice, particularly given that it's 24-bit / 192kHz (HDTracks, PonoMusic, forthcoming rumoured iTunes Store ALAC... )?

Actually, I've just read this from Ilkka Rissanen @ Genelec:
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I would not recommend getting a multi-channel sound card because they are more expensive than HT receivers/processors, and are more difficult to configure.
http://www.community.genelec.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=979

So, how about:

- Sound card with HDMI output for around $200
e.g. pre-owned Auzen / Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD (AZTHTHD02817) (HDMI 1.3a in this case, unfortunately not 1.4b)

- Pre-amp with HDMI input and 7.1 XLR output for around $500
e.g. pre-owned Onkyo PR-SC885 or PR-SC886, B&K Reference 50 S2

?
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