Genelec 8040A
Genelec 8040A

Active Monitor of the 8000 series

User Reviews: 4.312

All user reviews for the Genelec 8040A

Average Score: 4.3 ( 4.3/5 based on 12 reviews )
  7 reviews 58 %
  4 reviews 33 %
  1 user review 8 %
Value For Money: Excellent
The trapper DJ/Producer 07/29/2013

The trapper DJ/Producer's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Monstreuse Orient electronic music"

5
There have any thing to know before buying ....
Already how to choose monitor actually from what I've heard pros in my field Genelec is clearly perfect for the production of electronic music (although many producers do not make electronic music but use it I was talking to know what to expect) namely in Hardcore / Gabber almost all the biggest names in the scene occur under Genelec because it's actually perfect for pregnant aggressive style of music
so I just turned on a sound card Roland Duo-Capture EX 24Bit 192KHZ but I turn 48.000HZ 24Bit (48.000HZ) standard if I'm not mistaken ...
especially the use of mix-down sometimes but mastering complicated for me so I can not judge mastering

I put 9/10 because his trusty map folds are

SOUNDS

The curve is very different from a conventional speaker after speaker at many test store I noticed that one had a hollow in the spectrum and especially a very narrow definition of his sound as if locked myself in enclosure and even Genelec had a perfect definition (an enclosure is not limited to frequency curve) but for me the curve can put a Bass frequency before and medium around 200-300HZ
it does not stop to hear my High-Cut placing 15,000-20.000Hz

While the stereo image with separate 2m20 difference frankly I feel in the panorama I hear perfectly (as if I'm in) I know hear directly if the sound is centered or not, and if it is large or not
is exceptional speakers on the stereo!
also found that the reverb time set up on Genelec ;)

ps: there have integrated the filter chamber so think carefully to their operations and to whom should be put forward based on your style of music! otherwise you can not be going to love this frequency

OVERALL OPINION

I have 8-9 months since I lapped careful because it is very expensive for 4 weeks then I did not go beyond the fourth quarter of the volume knob on my sound card

I have actually seen their usefulness on the mixing frequency and in its surrounding panorama attention too are here to help us make a clean and proper mixing with consequent stereo

Another specialty its really sound dispersion I feel it is just designed for home studio with no soundproofing & acoustic panel, sound comes out of the speaker not reflected on the wall. even strictly speaking it is an impression
but has its uses: P (imagine with a real studio: P)

they are not especially suited to music listening even though I must admit that the sound Genelec spring on any facility that will be the stereo of my brother. or my amp with speaker Marrantz Kiev! Briefly, Genelec is happening everywhere but I especially recommend for electronic music: Dubstep, Drum & Bass, House, Electro, Progressive, Hardcore, Hardstyle & Co. .. ps: epic music not go wrong I find it: P

short, I tried KRK, Adams, Yamaha, I've even heard that corresponded focal not my style of music ... Genelec and frankly at the top in terms of electronic music!

Value / price expensive at first sight! but many things justifies their price is not low-end is also pregnant I really recommend it if you plan to do serious work with this one you will have a clean job well clear space and lower denaturation sound you hear ;) that you need it more??
I advise pregnant Genelec brand that is minimum from the 8030 model because it is really limited!
Top, perfect! at least for me and my music Hardcore / gabber
spineg 02/01/2013

spineg's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

3
reputatio standard of the brand,
mix

SONORITS

everything is just okay

NOTICE GLOBAL

Focal adam, krk yamaha
its look sucks
bad value for money
spineg 02/01/2013

spineg's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " blah"

4
reputation, but with a appriori anyway on the flattering side to acute and low extremes
to mix

SONORITS

everything is just OK

NOTICE GLOBAL

Adam, Focal, KRK, Yamaha
1 month ago
least c is its look
bad value for money
cousoupa 01/16/2013

cousoupa's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " stop!"

4
Are tired of the omnipresence of this trademark. Know that these are good speakers but never give the result of listening on a studio system normal. We are always disappointed.

SOUNDS

Perfect for pleasure in listening to his favorite artists

OVERALL OPINION

4 months, already sold.
Maxsurfing 04/04/2011

Maxsurfing's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Genelec very good"

4
I'm really happy with my choice and I tried from time Dynaudio seemed to me even more reliable. I know from the engineers, they were not very good press, unlike 1030, former model greatly appreciated.

SOUNDS

A little blur in the source signal in fact, is often what disturbs people.

OVERALL OPINION

3 years. I like the fact that they replace me the couple Mackie, NS 10.
bioXyd 12/23/2010

bioXyd's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Power & roundness"

5
Selected for listening / monitoring in a home studio.

SOUNDS

Good, The Genelec is a bit flattering (especially in the low, perfectly round) and will be less straight than Yamaha, but what a sound! Even if I find the treble a little less accurate than the legendary 1030A, the warmth and roundness of the bass is superb, especially compared to the congestion.
The side finishing cast is convenient because less fragile than 1030A.

OVERALL OPINION

I use since 2005 and before making my choice, I listened a lot ... (For the record, in fact, they were not at all in my budget: I had so readily dismissed ... But when listening, the seller got the wrong switch and my piece of test came out on the Genelec .... not then after hearing them, falling in the lower price range ... I got a credit, but I am left with my Genelec).

If I were doing? I do it again! (I even bought from the 6010A, for mobile use)
Wz 10/28/2010

Wz's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " good hardware throughout"

4
These speakers are both aesthetic than acoustic but ... they are flattering to the low level and it tends to erase mistakes or round sound.

SOUNDS

Curve is not as neutral as his.
the bass is more prominent may make some mistake in the mix and the medium are not enough "GPs" example: I made a mix that first Ring in genelec and mediums in the car I had lost.


OVERALL OPINION

In the end I bought the NS10 to place sounds in my mix and a pair of multimedia speaker to check if everything is correct.
The genelec I keep to peter and order to show the mix.
when it sounds good on the other on it its sounds even better here is my opinion.
j'espre his help other
muzikal 01/30/2009

muzikal's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Features: colleagues see AF
Use sound recording and mixing. In addition to a pair of NS 10.

The old config: HD24, soundcraft studio 24/8/2.

SOUNDS

Undoubtedly, these speakers play the card of neutrality.

Finally my reverbs are in place!

I have gained because of their remarkable medium, allowing me to go - finally, my NS10. For vocals, guitars, snare drums, pianos, it is a treat .. The treble is very fine in its place, without any aggressiveness. The most surprising given the size of that stuff, it's serious, impressive. The more specific and in its place, but there is the matter, ca avoid overdose and ending up on other systems with a serious snoring. However, a trend in the lower medium slightly over-represented, which can be corrected by the placement of switch and equations.

Dynamic excellent for setting the hair any dynamics processor.

The stereo image is really good, I think with a low directivity of HP assistive listening.

It is said that these speakers flatter listening. I would say they analyze and specify listening. They are very pleasant for the musician and make you want to go very far in the work of its engineers for. They remain, however, in my opinion, objective, and make me clear my productions do not sound like even by Radiohead and tell me much room for improvement ...

However, in terms of power, 90w announced when slowed down, for example, can the spectrum is very heavy in the bass (the limiter comes into action so quickly). I see an advantage by forcing myself to work even reasonably low volume, to preserve my capital canal.

And what is most important is that finally, I found the other audio system (car radio, enceientes multimedia, stereo, headphones, mono hp) that I mixed on Genelec. It is a joy.

OVERALL OPINION

I use them for 1 month. This notice is intended over time to complete.

I had before the KRK (colored), PM2 (not suitable for making sound, good music indust.). I also listened to:

- The M5: really pregnant, feelings of neutrality, good alternative, but serious set back, medium, and not as accurate as the 8040. For the price, probably the best choice.
- WB 6: confused in the low, medium not accurate. Worse than BM5
- HS80 yam: not bad, but serious cardboard medium and high can sometimes bordering on arrogance.
- MSP7: HS better than 80 too low but serious medium.
- M-Audio: one passes
- KRK V6 and V8: not bad but a medium to high farts, dug in the central medium (about 1kh)
- Adam, any model, medium well, but not convincing.

The value for money is average, it's still really expensive 1400 euros a pair. But if in use, these speakers make me gain greatly in quality and time, then the ratio QP will be very good. To see in the future.

Edit of 28 May 2008: the finding of a caractéritique very useful. The balance is exactly the same low or high volume. Clearly, this means you can work at low volume levels without crashing. Very valuable for the neighbors and ears. Confirmations of the balance of these speakers. Found on other audio systems what is meant in the GENELEC. No more hassle of constant comparative listening. Bliss. Finally, they have nothing flattering and you begin to figure the difference between a good and a bad mix, between good and poor production.

Edit of 26 January 2009: Transportable bag with his dedicated, very sensitive to the acoustic environment, these speakers are made ​​to be nomads. Convenient for mobile studios.
Noise level, the medium is always a treat and competes with 3-way systems, where monitoring over two channels have the excavated mediums and indistinct. The bass are incredible for the volume (how Genelec did?) Present course, but very precise. As for the treble, it is so soft it looks like a ribbon, while maintaining accuracy to work effectively this spectrum.
Kopeck 07/30/2008

Kopeck's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Yeah!

The architecture of these specially aesthetic not pregnant at first turns very effective use.
The patent system Bass reflex time by Genelec provides precision and sensitivity in the extraordinary gravity to the size of these speakers.
The tweeter waveguide and the rounded shapes of the enclosure (all calculation micronmetre!) Prcisent the stereo image and the return of treble.
Amplification is worthy of Genelec, A reference in the MATIRE, it's clean and dynamic.

SONORITS

WaaOuuuh !!!

Compar other speakers in this format (Boomer 6 ''), this is probably the only offer such RESPONSE in frquence, linear 45 20000 Hz.
With a lightweight coloration in the medium that tends to strengthen the presence (on vocals in particular); gave a small cot "believe."
So take the mix of relief, excellent transient rstitution and precision of the waveguide are I think for many. At higher volumes, the most comparable o pregnant begin to saturate and compress the 8040 continue to meet the transient and the depth of the mix.
But it is perhaps in the low that these gems are the most surprising. After a few simple rglages that are needed depending on the local and listening to the speaker position, is easily obtained a remarkable compromise between performance and precision in the low, even in a pi First inadapt this view.

NOTICE GLOBAL

YiiiiiiHaaa !!!!!

After a month of use, I'm not ready for me ... except against Sparer of 8050! when I have a few meters and ppettes surface carrs more!
That's what I've heard in this range of speakers that offer more realism to the mix, both stereo image plane as the return of frequencies, they compete m me without complex with larger and more powerful speakers such as precision tannoy 8 for example with which I could compare. This is especially the "boilerplate" very easy transport (compact / grilles), place thanks Iso-Pod and rgler.
Finally for the price (in 1200 the pair looking good) it is a pure matter if you CONSIDERED manufacturing quality, the irreproachable finish but also the amount of inovations brought by these monitors.
I think they are even ahead of the competition but it's just my opinion!

(I accuracy of all I pay the tax in 1212 pregnant in late 2006 ...)
timp 04/13/2008

timp's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?
The quality of sound, but we shall return later.
The power of the speaker
Size

- For what purpose?
Prparer for my sets before going to mix in pubs / bars.

- What amp / What configuration? ...
Sound card RME RPM
Xone 62 Mixer
Technics Mk2 turntables
Using Serato Scratch Live

SOUNDS

Before I n'tais not a fan of Genelec but then not at all, silent inconceivable for me to buy Genelec (at the same time I had cost than in 1030) ... Yes but now have cost the 8040 APRS and well I am simply rest on the c **!!!
I personally think they are a little (and I mean a little) in the low flattering but no more. I talked to vendors who were also home studio they taient an unflattering compared to Dynaudio. But my god the sound! Stereo image is impressive, the sound is clear and prcis. Before I had PM1 and I voice the diffrence trs clearly whether in the grave or in the same way, what precision! In fact it homogne trs. In addition it is possible to change custom settings to "set" the enclosure environment.
And dynamics is also good trs.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for one week and I just finished the lapping.

I like to see what I say on the sound of the speaker +:
- The parameters for "configure" the speaker's environment
- The size of the speakers
- Support iso pod

I do not like (I'm quibbling, but for the price) the small plop ignition and stop of the enclosure

j'hsitais with artist Adam ds but as you push the volume are the most (at the same time they are 5 inches), if low or medium cost they are well trs.
Also the BM5A but I know I found the sound not Dynaudio. They are right, however it's true but I prfrais the sound of Genelec.
The BM6 more Chres but really good.

Good quality price for me, even if it is an investment consquent I can assure you that your cost will be amlioration also consquente.

Ah yes I have remake the same choice!
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