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Genelec 8010A Powered Studio Monitor Review

Budget is around 500€ but I am willing to buy used
I'm located in Germany
I don't really have a need to go really deep
No size constraints
I would like a satellite filter so I can easily avoid sending the 8010s low frequencies
KRK has three subs with a crossover which you can switch between four frequencies, namely the S8.4, S10.4, and S12.4

Compared to your ESI with its fixed 100Hz crossover frequency, that flexibility may allow you to achieve a better subwoofer integration.

Though it should be noted that the available crossover frequencies are different for each model.
The S12.4 for example has its highest crossover frequency at 80Hz, which may already be too low to work well with the 8010a.

The S10.4 and S8.4 can go up to 90 and 100Hz, respectively.

As always, a measurement microphone and room correction is highly recommended.
 
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I wonder how close you could place these speakers. Would distances under 0.3 meters be too close? A rooms acoustics would be much less influential at such a close distance
 
I wonder how close you could place these speakers. Would distances under 0.3 meters be too close? A rooms acoustics would be much less influential at such a close distance
If you are that close to them you might hear the hiss, even with the -10db switch engaged.
 
Hope Amir will review the Genelec 8020d, for me was a great value given its size.

I had the opportunity of listening the 3 entry level Genelecs, 8010, 8020 and 8030 at my little listening room and the 8020 had the best response.

Will be also interesting given that is one of the most successful 4 inch speaker on home desktop setups for studio. I have no measurements to offer but all sound perfectly clean and even, bass doesn’t go deep as logically expected but is there and no distortion was found.

I didn’t love 8010, it has an uncontrolled bass and as Amir found was impossible to me to find an EQ to flat those region without shortening the FQ interval
 
I recently compared my 8010's (used as atmos speakers) to my 8350 LCR speakers. Both sets of speakers were crossed over at 120hz with 24db slopes. The SPL when crossed at 120hz was more than enough for casual and serious music listening, even at 2.4m away. For anyone doubting the SPL for nearfield use, don't! I think they require a sub in all situations, even nearfield, if you want to listen loud, but if you listen at a low level, one could probably get away without a sub, although there is no low-bass whatsoever from these monitors (and why should there be, they are TINY). I also found the bass (when running full-range) a little 'tubby' for lack of a better word. The bass they produce is not of a high quality and quite muddy (I attribute this to the very high bass distortion). They are a very impressive monitor for the size and the money, but there isn't much of a contest when compared AB to their much bigger brother.
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