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post #1 of 21 Old 12-09-2007, 02:39 PM - Thread Starter
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As it would appear no one has started a Genelec Owners thread I think it is time the forum had one! We have plenty of BW, Paradigm, Dynaudio, JBL...

If any of the mods would like to title this as an official thread that is their choice.

I have a pair of 8240A Genelec DSP Active Monitors. They have AES input and AES Thru as well as Analog Inputs. What I like about these is that my system can grow with the needs I have in the future. I can link up to and Digitally analyze up to twenty five 8200 series and five 7200 Series Genelec Subwoofers. I can eq the speaker at the driver and set the delays. The speakers allow for me to use the system standalone without a computer hookup after the speakers are calibrated. I also can set up for 3 sweet spots in my room as well. In a well treated room these speakers would amaze even the most jaded listener. I Like the fact that I can use these connected directly to a high quality CD player Via AES/EBU or analog balanced out put as well. I also use the GLM software to setup my system anytime I need to change the overall layout of my room as my thoughts change
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post #2 of 21 Old 12-09-2007, 08:24 PM - Thread Starter
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Updated with additional info.

Other Genelec owners feel free to add their thoughts.
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These are the specs on my model 8240A
Free field frequency response of system (± 1.0 dB): 48 Hz - 20 kHz
Bass Driver: 6 1/2"
Tweeter: 3/4"
Both metal dome drivers are magnetically shielded
Bass Roll-Off control operating range in 2 dB steps: 0 to -6 dB @ 45 Hz
Bass Tilt control operating range in 2 dB steps: 0 to -6 dB & MUTE @ 100Hz
Digital audio input connector: XLR female
Digital audio input impedance: 110 Ohm
Digital audio Thru output connector: XLR male
Digital audio Thru output impedance: 110 Ohm
Digital audio format: AES/EBU
Can also be used with S/P-DIF and AES3id signals when impedance converters are used
Digital audio word length: 16 bits, maximum 24 bits.
Digital audio sample rate: 32 kHz, maximum 192 kHz
AD conversion dynamic range: 122 dB












The retail price I just checked on Sweetwater's Website is $1,699.00 for the 8240A model

there is an 8250 model as well and sweetwater lists retail MSRP is $2,595.00 per speaker.

The subwoofers that Genelec sells that are also capable of being eq ed and controlled like the speakers. They start at $4,050.00 MSRP from what i see on sweetwater for the 7270A which features a single 12-inch proprietary driver with a 250 Watt power amplifier, frequency response of 19 Hz - 100 Hz (± 3 dB), and ability to deliver SPLs of 117 dB @ 1 meter.



The larger 7271 sub has the following specs and costs $5,595.00 MSRP

The 7271A features dual 12-inch proprietary drivers with a 250 Watt power amplifier, frequency response of 19 Hz - 100 Hz (± 3 dB), and ability to deliver SPLs of 123 dB @ 1 meter.

Free field frequency response of system (± 3.0 dB): 19 Hz - 100 Hz
250W
Driver: Dual 12" Drivers
Drivers are magnetically shielded
Bass Roll-Off control operating range in 2 dB steps: 0 to -6 dB @ 35 Hz
Bass Tilt control operating range in 2 dB steps: 0 to -6 dB & MUTE @ 100Hz
Digital audio input connector: 4 XLR female
Digital audio input impedance: 110 Ohm
Digital audio output connector: 4 XLR male
Digital audio output impedance: 110 Ohm
Digital audio format: AES/EBU
Can also be used with S/P-DIF and AES3id signals when impedance converters are used
Digital audio word length: 16 bits, maximum 24 bits.
Digital audio sample rate: 32 kHz, maximum 192 kHz
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Hi,

Not many love Genelec here... I'm really surprised you got no answers...

So I bought a pair of 8040. Very happy with them. Extremely clear. I don't hear the boxes, only the music... I plan to upgrade to a DSP model in the future...

Cheers, Virgil.
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I love Genelec but it doesn't fall in the bang for the buck category which is common on the forum. The 8260 is my favorite and is a fabulous speaker which measures and sounds fantastic.
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I own a pair of 8050 which are fantastic. They continue to amaze me with their clean dynamics. Would like to get another 8050 to make up a LCR. Use a Bryston SP 1.7 for pre-pro.
Previous speaker before discovering the benefits of active:
Energy Ref 22
Mirage M1 (huge)
B&W N805
Having been exposed to Genelec (larger 3 ways) I have been lured to the "dark side" of DIY to try to give me something similar since the cost of admission is just a little high for perfection. OR I may just continue to use an 8050 based system.
I have lots of listening time in front of the 7071 sub (dual 12") Its a 7271 minus DSP & it has to be one of the most impressive subs I have ever heard. It handily outperformed Velo DD18 as well as big B&W 15".
Genelec is pricey for sure but when the whole package is examined it's actually not bad when compared to Custom B&W or JBL Synth. Where I think Genelec has an advantage (priceerformance) are in the 8050 or smaller right down the smallest designs.
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I listen mostly to classical music and it is for the first time that I can hear good separation between instruments. At the same time I realize that bigger models are still better in doing this so as said I plan upgrading to 8050s. Two questions that keep popping to my mind these days are:

- did you ever make a direct comparison between equivalent models, with and without DSP, like 8040 vs 8240 or 8050 vs 8250? Does it make such a big difference the acoustical optimization done by this DSP thing, worth the price differential?

- did you make a comparison between listening to these models (8040/8050) alone and with a subwoofer? Would adding a subwoofer help to get an even clearer midrange, better instrument separation and better soundstage? (besides obviously adding the low range information).

Thanks.
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I guess any impressions on the DSP models would be welcome... Of course I read reviews, but somehow I'd like to hear more the opinions of simple users, than reviews writers...

Concerning the second question, this is of course something that has been discussed for various monitors. I would just like to know how Genelec monitors behave in this respect... does the midrange become even better when the speaker no longer reproduces the bottom end.

Thanks.
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Haven't heard the DSP models but they look pretty slick. I have heard 8040 & 8050 hooked up to a 7071 sub & of course the overall dynamic range increased. The built in high pass on the 7071 is 85Hz. The bottom end of my 8050's are actually pretty amazing even in a fairly large room especially compared to most bookshelf designs. The power and extension the 7071 offers really brings it into a different league. I would love to hear the recommended setup of all 5 monitors fed into the 7071. the processor would be set to large. Of course the LFE channel would also be sent in as well. Different then the norm but if set up properly it should perform well.
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Thanks Genelec Man, that's great to hear.
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The Canadian distributor is SF Marketing, Dorval /Montreal. Excellent company & people. They normally would not be open to public but you could give them a call & they should help you out with any questions about Genelec.
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I'd really like to demo some Genelec's to compare with my JBL 2328's. The JBL's are the cheapest speakers I've owned and used in my system but, they are my favorite. The JBL's deliver an honest and crystal clear sound.

I'm sold on active speakers.

I would really enjoy listening to the Genelec 8050's, perhaps, they could be my next purchase.

Mike
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I'd really like to demo some Genelec's to compare with my JBL 2328's ...

Mike

I found a store in Montreal that was renting them. So I had them in my house with a pair of Focal CSM65 one week before purchasing. When I decided to buy the price of renting was included in the selling price, so I really demoed them for free.

I suppose you should find something similar where you live... There are really lots of pro audio stores selling Genelecs.

Virgil.
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^^^^
That's awesome.

I'll have to do a dealer search in my area and see what type of arrangement can be made for a demo.

Mike
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do you know which are the differencies between
the monitor & the custom installation speakers?

e.g. 1037c & 1038b vs ht312B & ht315B

i also cannot find price anywhere on the net.
could you help me find the difference in price too?
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Sonically there is no difference at all. On the back (custom models)you will find an RCA line input as well as balanced xlr. The 1000 series has xlr only. Other than that there are no differences.
I would probably base my purchasing decision more on the dealer support I would get. Anyone can fire these in a room, plug them in & go, but you would be missing the fine tuning & critical setup a custom Genelec dealer can provide.
That being said the 1000 series is a bit cheaper last time I checked.
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Can anyone recommend some speaker stands for the 8050's?

I'm looking for some around 50-60 cm in height
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Happy owner of a pair of 8260s.

They were not my first pair of Genelecs as I also have a pair of 8030s that I used originally for monitoring but they snuck into the bedroom and stayed smile.gif

The 8260s replaced a name brand audiophile speaker and I have not had one second of regret with the decision.

GLM is a breeze to use and once the speakers were calibrated; i have not had the tweaker bug bother me again. The speaker just works.

One thing to keep in mind is Genelec recommended the speaker be raised 1200mm off the ground and it actually does make a big difference as opposed to using a more standard hight stand.
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The 8260 is my favorite speaker and easily bests many audiophile speakers. I'm glad you are happy with them, I'm envious.
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Genelec 8260a needed

Hi Genelec Users,
I'm looking for another single Genelec 8260a. Any leads for me? Used and Demos are fine.

thank
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Can someone tell me if the 8240 has enough adjustments with its 2 notch and 2 shelf filters for LF ?

Is that basically for 2 room mode issues enough ?

Notch seems fine for any room mode, and a LF shelf could be used on the low end for a lowest room mode which you than not activate on that frequency.

So it would solve 3 problem frequencys only.
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