THE ULTIMATE GENELEC PRO ANALOG MONITORS BUYERS GUIDE
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The active two-way monitor range is Genelecs most popular delivering a truthful, uncoloured performance at a price point to suit many users. From the tiny 8010 to the large 8050 this series will suit any room size and application from a portable quality mobile recording rig to a large post-production studio.
All Genelec two-way active monitors come with ISO-PODS to decouple the speakers from a flat surface. Genelec has a range of accessories to suit this range from carry bags to a variety of stands and mounts. Click HERE to see our selection of Genelec Accessories.
Description – The Genelec 8010A is the smallest in the Genelec fleet of speakers. But don’t be fooled by their size. These little speakers sound remarkably balanced in terms of volume to frequency response. Perfect for a small bedroom home studio or mobile rig.
Recommended Uses: Mobile Recording Rig, O/B Vans, Surround Speakers, Small Bedroom Home Studios
Dimensions – H 195 x W 121 x D 115 mm, with Iso-Pod
Description – The Genelec 8020D is again a small speaker with a driver size of just 4 inches but in a smaller sized studio, these speakers present a perfect balance of frequency to volume from lows to highs. In any home studio they will blow away the competition for depth and sonic clarity in the 4” sized speaker market. You can also get great results using the 8020s as surrounds in a modest home cinema design.
Recommended Uses: Mobile Recording Rig, O/B Vans, Mid-Sized Home Theater – Surround Speakers, Small to Mid-Sized Bedroom Home Studios
Description – With a 5 inch driver the Genelec 8030C moves into the most crowded small speaker market but the 8030 is no ordinary small speaker. A speaker with a 5 Inch driver is where most small home studios start. What the Genelec 8030C offers in comparison to many other speakers with a similar driver size is a sound that is well balanced without a noticeable bump in the low end. This is where many other brands fail. They strive to get the most out of a small speakers bass driver and in doing so overcompensate the bottom end to the extent that the tonal balance is compromised. The Genelec 8030s are very neutral and may sound unflattering when compared to other speaker manufacturers in this category, but that is exactly what you need – a consistently true and balanced sound. The 8030C sits in the perfect sweet spot of big monitor performance and small footprint. It offers precise imaging and staggering detail but can go louder and lower than its smaller siblings – making it the perfect choice for slightly larger spaces.
Recommended Uses: O/B Vans, Mid-Sized Home Theater – Surround Speakers Left-Right-Centre , Small to Mid-Sized Bedroom and Home Studios, Small Post Production Suites
Description – The choice of recording professionals the world over, the 8040B’s pristine performance extends to an SPL of 105 dB and reaches right down to 41 Hz. This is a nearfield monitor that can provide truthfulness and energy in equal measures. This speaker is designed for the customer who wants a bigger, full-range sound for critical mixing and recording.
Recommended Uses: Mid-Large Sized Home Theater Systems, Mid-Sized Home Studios, Postproduction Suites, Mid-Sized Recording Studios
Description – The Genelec 8050B speakers offer a nearfield monitoring solution with real muscle. This speaker has power in abundance, making it ideally suited to larger spaces and longer listening distances.
Recommended Uses: Large Sized Home Theater – Mains LRC Speakers, Large Home Studios, Post Production Suites, Mid to Large Recording Studios