As the Genelec rep says about the S360A, 2:00 into the video, I'll summarize what's being said:
SPL 118 dB one meter, down to 40 Hz then, which it is tuned to. If you bass manage it, say 80-90 Hz, you get another 3 dB.
If you want high SPL but no large speakers, this is a good alternative. Genelec has other models that can handle 118 dB SPL, but then they are about twice as big.
For those who like to play at high volume. If you like lots of bass just add subwoofers.
4-6 m listening distance then they really shine even if you can listen to them closer
This is also mentioned in the video:
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With that SPL level , the ability of S360A to play at high volume without sounding bad when you have a relatively long (for home HiFi long) listening distance. About what Genelec's representative mentions in the video.
If you buy the S360A, there will be money left over to buy two really capable subwoofers. It just has to be enough for the OP and his listening room. I have a hard time seeing anything else.
Beyond that, as mentioned by many in this threads. Fix with room acoustics and EQ if desired and needed. It could probably,with great probability,be a really good sound system, sound solution then.
Here more information:
At higher SPL, the distortion increases, of course. But still good performance, I think. I would have definitely added subwoofers to them.
"Genelec S360 Listening Tests
Due to heavy weight logistics, I had to listen to the S360 in our living room setting as you can see in the review picture above. This is a very live room/surrounding so different than my usual setup where there is for example a thick floor carpet. Still, performance was excellent with the single S360 capable of filling the entire room with authority. Bass is not super deep but what is there is very clean. I was only able to get the clipping light to blink once on a single track but could not detect any impairment."
Plus more info on them here, FR, dispersion and so on:
This is a review and detailed measurements of the Genelec S360 (S360A) studio monitor. It was sent to me by the company and costs US $3995 each. It comes in both white and black. As you can see, it is quite a departure from other Genelec speakers with rectangular shape and non-coaxial drivers...