OK, I'm a Genelec fanboy.
You know that if you are a regular at CA.
Do they really sound better?
Are Genelecs for everybody?
What is the secret technology?
Do they really sound better?
Genelec stands out as the best monitors for money (IMNSHO) because they just sound invisible.
But it is not magic and as any other system, they sound best when you feed a great signal and place them wisely in a treated room. Just like anything else.
But that is where the "Just like anything
Genelec GLM fault finding
I wrote this guide spurred by a fellow Genelec owner, thought it might come in handy.
Original thread on the question.
It is important to note that the Genelec 82XX / 72XX series uses two completely independent networks to communicate with the monitors:
- AES/EBU (XLR cable) that carries the music only
- GLM network (USB -> GLM Interface -> RJ45 cable) that controls the monitors: calibration, DSP, volume, X-over freq. etc.
The two functions
Digital Future of Audio
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In a perfect world, where would the D to A conversion occur?
The topic here is where is audio headed, for normal consumers and for audiophiles.
I put his hypothesis to you:
Audio will be digital all the way through.
I challenge you to a battle of reason and arguments, I give you:
Mr. A grew up under difficult curcumstaces; knowledge was scares and
life was hard. Little by little
OK, so I jumped straight into the way way deeper end!
A set of Genelec 8250A’s with a monster 82kg 7271A 2 x 12” woofer was up for grabs at half price pre-owned.
I talked to the guy and set up a meet on Saturday at his office at the local film studio.
Everything seemed ok and in perfect working condition, so I got a total of 110kg of speakers including 980w of amplification and he got a bank transfer.
Fortunately I had teamed up with a moving expert friend, so we could get the frighten
OK, so I jumped straight into the deep end!
I got a pair of Genelec 8260s last Wednesday.
I have a 2 weeks full refund on them, so the speakers in my living room are actually loaners.
They'll order min as soon as I say go.
My listening room is small, relatively bare and untreated -so far.
The whole building will have all outer walls replaced next year, so I'm not about to add a lot of treatment until after that.
They sounded quite good off the bat, but bass heavy and a little mudd
The quest for Digital solutions begins
I needed something decent to tie me over till I found my final solution and the needed funding.
An Arcam rDAC made the cut. It’s a USD 500 unit and it has given me full value for the money.
Cheap enough to be disposable and good enough to not make me do something rash.
Today I would probably have chosen a Rega DAC or M2Tech Young.
I hit the local audiophile pushers, but most of them think that I speak Russian. They have lots of nice analogue r
So I am GOING ALL IN as a DigiPhile.
I am setting out with a set of rules:
NO half measures?
NO gradual upgrades?
NO tweaking of hardware?
But why, oh why would I go digital?
What has changed so significantly?
Well, my dream has always been to get my rig to sound as good as the best live venues.
Little can compete with a live session at the Danish Radio’s old studios near by. Particularly when they do not use any amplification.
I love music - both immersing myself and loosing track of time and also as a sound-scape to my everyday life.
I think of myself as a hard core puritan analogue audiophile.
Well, that is until recent!
DigiPhile would be a better description now.
My youth was spent creating music and other art as well as enjoying concerts and my ever evolving stereo system.
Cassette -> 2 track -> consumer record player -> audiophile-ish record player (Thorens TD 321, Mørch UP-4 arm, Ortofon MC