- Jan 23, 2020
I'm sure you're fine with your 308p's, just like me. If I wanted to play them louder then I would buy a different speaker to the 308p, but there is still some headroom beyond by normal listening level, so no need for anything else. I have no doubt the 708p would sound more pleasant & cleaner than the 308p at louder volumes. At my normal levels I'm quite sure the 708p wouldn't offer anything better. (If I wanted louder levels than the 308p I wouldn't buy the 708p anyway, I'd probably go whole hog & buy a good Genelec, albeit massive price increase, but that's the way I see it).That loud listening was done only for testing, to see how much I can crank them up. It was unpleasantly loud for me as well. According to Amir's measurements they fell apart at 96 dB, assuming this is rms level and again assuming my measured value of 88dB is (close to) correct, this is 8dB more, i.e. more than twice as loud, really nothing anyone should listen to for an extended time period, it's more like a PA sound level. I am a happy camper and totally fine with accepting that they are not playing at this loud level without massive distortion. I will get 1-2 subs anyway, supporting the low range (where the distortion is most pronunced).