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my new Genelec 8040
Old 16th July 2005
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my new Genelec 8040

Today I got my new Genelec 8040.

when you here them first , you have to adjust the Desktop control , Bass roll off , Bass tilt ( I didnt touch the treble tilt) control .
it is very important , because if you dont do that you might think that they dont sound ok , but it is the room fault.

I'm very happy , I can hear new detailes on my mixes & reference songs ( I even heard a chair moving in one of my reference C.D.'s lol)

Tell you the truth , in the begening before I adjust the tilt & roll of control I had too
much Bass & the trable & mid's wasnt cutting like it should, but as soon that I adjust , the problem disapeared & it sound just great.

poor mixing will suck big time on this speakers.

This speakers are super & I listened 5 hrs of music on them today & I feel still fresh (on my Tannoy & jbl my ears were going to be tired).

They play Jazz , rock , funk a what ever you trow on them .

The bass sounded nice & detailed , I really was surprised how much bass this little thing have.
Old 17th July 2005
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Yes, these are very good speakers. They actually improved on their past design. The new design extends the low bass and imaging is MUCH improved.

It's like a scientist having a better microscope...

Audy O
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When I heard them at AES I had to leave the room if I would sayed longer I would have had to chew my arm off to keep myself from buying them.
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Isn´t there anyone, who hate these things ?? I´m also thinking of a speaker upgrade and I can´t make a decision purely on positive opinions heh
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I have 8030's with a 7050 sub, calibrated to my room by Genelec. I'm also very, very happy. You should not judge the 8000-series based on your experiences with 1030-series genelecs. These are completely new and different.
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