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Genelec 8361A Review (Powered Monitor)

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  • 1. Poor (headless panther)

    Votes: 4 0.7%
  • 2. Not terrible (postman panther)

    Votes: 4 0.7%
  • 3. Fine (happy panther)

    Votes: 23 4.1%
  • 4. Great (golfing panther)

    Votes: 536 94.5%

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Pearljam5000

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Going through this thread...
Man, "all you people" and both your 8351's and 61's lol...

Fug it, I think I'll just go 8361a's instead of the 8351b sub combo.
$2k saved now can grow into subs a few years later, if I ever need them... Now the hardest choice: do I pick Black or White color :rolleyes:?
Definitely white
 

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These speakers are simply peerless!!
Actually, they are not Peerless ;) While many other Genelecs seem to use custom Peerless HDS woofers (and Seas tweeters), these are specially designed for this series. That goes for both the racetrack woofers as well as the coaxial unit.

I bet a lot of DIY’ers would sell their soul to get hold of one of those coax’es. Sign me up :eek:
 

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Actually, they are not Peerless ;) While many other Genelecs seem to use custom Peerless HDS woofers (and Seas tweeters), these are specially designed for this series. That goes for both the racetrack woofers as well as the coaxial unit.

I bet a lot of DIY’ers would sell their soul to get hold of one of those coax’es. Sign me up :eek:

I don’t think you can single out one component as absolutely superior, the perfect aluminium milled baffle, the acoustically concealed woofers .etc are all things that other companies don’t even think of doing similarly.
 

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I don’t think you can single out one component as absolutely superior, the perfect aluminium milled baffle, the acoustically concealed woofers .etc are all things that other companies don’t even think of doing similarly.
Oh sure, but those things you can approach with some clever DIY’ing. The drive unit however, is way out of league.
 

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Oh sure, but those things you can approach with some clever DIY’ing. The drive unit however, is way out of league.
It would be interesting to see if anyone can DIY a better baffle but I would be very skeptic.
 
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Smells like a scam.. I mean, from around $8000/pair down to $1500??!!??? ... :rolleyes:.

I meant $1500 off. The total shipped was about $6700 w/ GLM/remote at the time. Another member here in the US who purchased a pair from there clued me in. I think it's just the difference in cost between markets, esp. adjusting for VAT (which people in the US don't pay).
 
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What an awesome speaker system. Before ASR I would never have been exposed to this brand.

Just looked up local prices, defintely in D&D range. Also see the Neuman KH420 is about AU$5k cheaper - looks like similar performance.
 

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Also see the Neuman KH420 is about AU$5k cheaper - looks like similar performance.
Amir is going to review it soon. Stay tuned... ;)
 

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What an awesome speaker system. Before ASR I would never have been exposed to this brand.

Just looked up local prices, defintely in D&D range. Also see the Neuman KH420 is about AU$5k cheaper - looks like similar performance.

Being a guitarist who dabbled in home studio I've known about Genelec for decades... just never would have consider nearfield pro audio speakers for farfield living room use.
 

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Oops. Just added it to the review:

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Admittedly I may not have been paying attention…
  • “Massively suppressed” compared to what?
  • Is 25 dB down 300-500 Hz OK?
  • What sort of numbers do other speakers show for cabinet/port resonances?
 

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Being a guitarist who dabbled in home studio I've known about Genelec for decades... just never would have consider nearfield pro audio speakers for farfield living room use.
Just because many have "acoustically catastrophic" living room setups, with 5m "stereo" triangles, doesn't mean everybody has to.
Near- to midfield (2-3m), in a decently treated room, can deliver very good results, if you dare to abandon the "standard" setup of speakers against one wall and the sofa against the other one. Part of the blame goes to advertising, which shows it exactly the wrong way - huge rooms, huge distances, resulting in a "hell of reflexions".
 
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