Genelec 8250a vs. 1032a

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by guitarzan, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. guitarzan

    guitarzan Guest

    Hi guys. Just wanted your opinions on which monitors you guys would go with. Been saving for a long time and want to buy monitors that will last me for many years and these two look like good selections for near fields:

    I am open to any suggestions you guys have.

    Any info appreciated.

    P.S. Do you think the Genelecs are some of the best in their price range, or are there other monitors I should be looking at?
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    I don't care much for those. I prefer the KRK's especially for rock and roll. Their speakers are OK I just them too metallic.

    JBL's would-be others that I would recommend of the self powered variety.

    JBL/KRK multiple owner/user
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    Interesting, I have never really liked any KRK I have heard.

    The new and older Genelec's are different enough that they are not a fair comparison to one another other than they are made by the same company.

    The 1032's are big enough to not really be near field monitors. The 8200 series all fit in the near field criteria. If you really need near field, the 8200 series from Genelec is great choice.

    The monitors from ADAM are also very good and worth a listen. If your going to spen that much money and expect them to last as long as you say, you owe to yourself to listen to all that your are intersted in.

    While I am both a Genelec and JBL owner and user of both for many years, I am not that much of a fan of the modern JBL, but do like them more than the Budah style from recent years past.

    This subject has been discussed in great detail thousands of times in the last few years. A use of the search engine would be a wise use of time
  4. guitarzan

    guitarzan Guest

    I am also looking at Adam monitors. Just wanted to be specific.

    They are about twice as much...and I would have to save for six months longer, but I am interested in the PMC IB2S-A monitors. Anyone know anything about PMC monitors?
  5. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    PMC also makes great monitors. You have to listen to any of all of them...
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