After much thought and consideration and demo of various brands both
active (Dynaudio, Focal, ADAM, Mackie, Event) and passive (B&W, Golden Ear, Boston
Acoustic, Yamaha, Harbeth, Martin Logan, Sonus)... I had narrowed down my selection to the
Genelec G Four (8040) for the LCR and G Three (8030) for surrounds...
unexpected decision point has come-up...
due to the sudden fall of the Indian Rupee
and pre-existing stock (before the fall) and more willingness of the Neumann dealer to
negotiate etc... it turns out that I could get the Neumann KH310 at just about 28% more
than the Genelec 8040... (all inclusive cost in Indian rupees after delivery, duties and
KH310 is a 3 way (about US$2100) and is normally double the price
of the 2 way Genelec 8040...(about $1050)
A dealer who sells both brands does
concede that he prefers the Genelec as it has a very low failure rate and very few
warranty claims - as compared to other brands...
this presents me with the
dilemma of which one to go for...
in addition - since I've been quietly
working on learning the ins-and-outs of a DIY sub-woofer - I've also been toying with the
idea of making my own active... mains...and have some tantalizing ideas in mind...
for eg. : a coaxial 2 way driver powered by tube amps... will look really
one of the expert dealers here has suggested that if I'm doing a DIY sub
- I should probably go with DIY mains and surrounds as well - as that will help me keep
the performance and voice consistent - there is no point in having very high end pro mains
and a DIY sub...
any thoughts on ideas on this from the esteemed members
of this great forum would be greatly appreciated...
thanks in advance and warm