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Genelec 8040 upgrade
Old 14th November 2018
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Genelec 8040 upgrade

Hello There,

I am producing EDM and I currently use a pair of Genelec 8040.

Missing some low end I would like to get a new pair of speaker. Not sure yet if I should keep my 8040 or not.

Short list is as follows :

- Adam S2V (sub ??)
- Adam A77X + sub 10 (cheapest solution) - new model coming in 2019 ?

- HEDD Type 20 (not on the cheaper side...)

Another possiblity would just to add a Genelec sub 7360

Budget is approx. €3000
Room is treated and of about 5meters x 3.5meters
Speakers are close to the rear wall, so I think front ported speakers would be better.

Any input would be more than welcome as a test of these speakers is not easily possible.


Old 14th November 2018
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Genelec 8330A with 7350A sub and the SAM loudspeaker mgmt system.
Old 16th November 2018
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Thanks for the suggestion.

I will narrow my whishlist as follows :

Hedd type 20 vs Adam s2v

Would appreciate some advice between these two monitors.

Does anyone had the chance to compare them ?
Old 17th November 2018
If you are happy with definition on mid and highs on genelec get a 7360

You say treated room but do you mean you placed some panels and bass traps or did you hire and acoustic engineer to study your room?

I've listened to 8040 in 3 different places (big pro studio, big living room untreated and "treated" home studio) and sound was completely different.

I use 8040 myself at home and studio and well placed they don't lack no bass.

All options you mention will sound great in an acoustically controlled environment

How do mixes translate to other systems?

Last edited by leitmo; 17th November 2018 at 08:08 AM.. Reason: Typo
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