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Genelec 8040 vs 8030 vs Neumann KH 120

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I did an in home with the 8030s and then a bake off with the 8040s for my home office setup. That setup was space constrained, so I went with the 8040 to get a bit more low end extension without having to fit a subwoofer. Make no mistake though, if you want extension to bass or sub bass, you need a subwoofer for either monitor.

if I could have fit a sub in that room, I would have gone with the 8030. The drivers are more coherent at super near field and you are going to cross over at 80hz with a sub on either speakers. Also, a bit cheaper and space friendlier.
 

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I did an in home with the 8030s and then a bake off with the 8040s for my home office setup. That setup was space constrained, so I went with the 8040 to get a bit more low end extension without having to fit a subwoofer. Make no mistake though, if you want extension to bass or sub bass, you need a subwoofer for either monitor.

if I could have fit a sub in that room, I would have gone with the 8030. The drivers are more coherent at super near field and you are going to cross over at 80hz with a sub on either speakers. Also, a bit cheaper and space friendlier.
same thought, but with personal experience I do think pair them with a 7040A when space is limited, the 21mm thickness of the 7040 should be fine even from very space tight areas like under the desk without issue
 
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