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Genelec 8020 vs 6020 for surround

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Emanuel Apascaritei, Nov 25, 2013.


  1. Emanuel Apascaritei

    Emanuel Apascaritei

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    Hi,

    I want to prepare my mixing room for 5.1 surround mixing. I already have 3x Genelec 8020 and a 7050B sub. I´m between the 8020 or the 6020 for the rear channels. The 6020 are a hair cheaper and have exactly the same specs as the 8020. Wich ones would choose?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

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    I'd have matching 8020 all around for closest consistency, myself.
    What a great problem you have here!
     
  3. Emanuel Apascaritei

    Emanuel Apascaritei

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    Ok, couldn't come to a deal with the 8020.

    Out of the genelec forum, the 8020 and the 6020 are voiced exactly the same, and have exactly the same specs. The only difference is that the 6020 has an RCA input besides the XLR.

    Any experience with these?

    Thanks
     
  4. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

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    Odd, added feature but cheaper?
    Specs are the same… i'd contact genelec directly.
     
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  6. audioglenn

    audioglenn Gold Supporting Member

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    If they are that close in price, get the 8020 and take the guess work out of it. That's what I would do.
     
  7. Emanuel Apascaritei

    Emanuel Apascaritei

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    I have the 6020 on its way to me right now. I couldn't get a good deal with the 8020 :( but anyway the 6020 should sound the same and I it them for cheap here in Spain.

    Anyone that can share some thoughts about the 6020?
     
  8. Emanuel Apascaritei

    Emanuel Apascaritei

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    I just recieved the answer from Genelec:

    "thanks for contacting Genelec. 6020A has both RCA and XLR input connectors, and also it has an Autostart feature, otherwise they are pretty much the same.

    Parhain terveisin/Best regards,
    Mika
    Customer Service Team"
     

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