SOLD - Genelec 8020A (Pair) - Pro Studio Active Monitor Speakers

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edited June 2018 in Studio & Rec £

£450 for the pair. Collection only (Near Dorking in Surrey)

pair of Genelec 8020A in excellent condition. 
They have only been used indoors in a non-smoking studio environment. 
I bought them brand new. 
The speakers are in excellent condition.  
They sound superb
  • Two Genelec 8020A (only sold as a pair)
  • Two UK power leads and two EU power leads
  • Original manual and set up guide
Genelec 8020A Active Monitor Speaker at a Glance:
  • The characteristics of the 8000 Series in a compact size
  • Remarkable response from 4" bass driver and 3/4" tweeter
  • Improved frequency and power performance from MDE enclosure
  • DCW waveguide enhances sweet spot
  • Cast aluminum enclosure for optimum stiffness

The characteristics of the 8000 Series in a compact size
All the natural, uncolored, and extremely low distortion reproduction characteristics of the highly praised Genelec 8000 series are here in the 8020A, with a low-frequency extension you would never expect. Size is no handicap to performance with the 8020A! It incorporates Genelec's acoustic design innovations to minimize all forms of distortion. The 8020A has a die-cast aluminium Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE), which features relatively large internal volumes, softly curved edges, and outstanding mechanical strength. As a result, the 8020A's imaging accuracy and low frequency extension with such a compact enclosure are truly astounding.

Remarkable response from 4" bass driver and 3/4" tweeter
Each 8020A monitor features a 4" bass driver along with a 3/4" tweeter loaded into a new advanced Genelec Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW) for optimum dispersion of highs. The free field frequency response is 66 Hz to 20 kHz (±2.5dB). Bass and treble are each powered by 20-watt amplifiers. By adding the 7050B subwoofer to a pair of 8020As you create a full bandwidth surround system with genuine Genelec quality. 

Improved frequency and power performance from MDE enclosure
In order to improve frequency and power responses in the 8020A and other 8000 Series monitors, Genelec created the highly innovative Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE), featuring rounded edges and gently curved front and sides. In addition to unsurpassed frequency response, the 8020A's minimized cabinet edge diffraction yields superb imaging qualities. 

DCW waveguide enhances sweet spot
The 8020A's revolutionary Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW) has been further enhanced to provide extremely accurate control of the speaker's directivity. This specially-shaped and very smooth surface is integrated with the 8020A enclosure and its area has been maximized to achieve an astoundingly flat on and off-axis frequency response. It provides a wide and consistent listening window, and minimizes harmful early room reflections and other colorations associated with conventional designs. 

Optimized die-cast aluminium structure
The 8020A is housed in Genelec's stiff and sturdy, yet thin and light die-cast aluminium enclosure. The cabinet wall curvature has been designed for best rigidity-to-weight ratio and optimal damping to minimize wall resonances. This also maximizes the internal volume, improving low-frequency response. The extremely durable semi-matte finish and acoustically optimized metal grilles, allow for intensive handling without damaging the monitor. To increase the woofer's low frequency extension and SPL capacity, Genelec has designed an ingenious flow optimized reflex port. The long, curved tube maximizes airflow so deep bass can be reproduced without compression. The tube terminates with a wide flare, minimizing port noises and providing excellent bass articulation. 

Iso-Pod Isolation Positioner/Decoupler
Every Genelec 8000 series monitor comes with an Iso-Pod (Isolation Positioner/Decoupler) as standard. The rubber based Iso-Pod has adjustable speaker tilt so that the acoustical axis can be pointed precisely towards the listener for best sound reproduction. The isolation feature prevents coloration caused by conduction of unwanted vibration to the mixing console or other mounting surface. Plus, the 8020A includes provisions for mounting on a mic stand or on the wall. 

Genelec 8020A Active Monitor Speaker Features:
  • Compact, two-way active nearfield playback monitor
  • Aluminum MDE enclosure
  • Drive units: magnetically shielded 4" low frequency and .75" high-frequency
  • Frequency response 55Hz - 21kHz
  • Maximum peak SPL output per pair 105dB at 1 meter
  • Balanced input on XLR connector
  • Integrated crossover and amps - 20 watts lows, 20 watts highs
  • EQ controls on rear panel
  • Suitable for 2200 cubic ft./pair
  • Iso-Pod mounting stand included, plus integrated omnimount series 20.5 mounting threads, 3/8" mic stand thread 
The Genelec 8020A is a mighty mite of a monitor!

From Sound on Sound Magazine

Listening Tests

Despite their almost laughably small size, the 8020As maintain the Genelec family sound and also deliver a very credible impression of low end within their power range. When used in the nearfield position, there's adequate level for most types of work, other than perhaps for evaluating dance tracks at 'battle level', and unless you push the speakers too hard the sound retains its integrity and clarity surprisingly well. I can't think of any speaker this size that delivers such clean, wide-spectrum audio as does the 8020A, and although the Genelec sound is considered a little forward by some engineers, the degree doesn't seem excessive and there's a useful amount of adjustment anyway. The bottom line is that if you need small monitors that behave like big monitors, only not so loud, then the 8020As come pretty close to being ideal. 

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