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A little too good?
When I went into the DJ business in the early nineties I was told by everyone that Genelecs were the best. It was the golden standard. I even spent a lot of time with a friends 8030s and I had to agree, the Genelecs were indeed fantastic. I never actually bought a pair though since the price was out of my range. Genelecs are very pricey, but you do get what you pay for.
Some twenty odd years later I finally bought my own Genelecs. Started out with the 8010s and a bit later upgraded to 8020s. And I love them to bits. I still think the larger versions are too pricey though, that's why I'm looking elsewhere if I decide to go larger. But anyways, the 8020s are a fantastic set of speakers. The build quality is about the best in the business, tech support is great and they sound amazing throughout the spectrum even though they're only 4". In fact, they sound a little too good. You have to work really hard to make these sound bad, they're kind of the opposite to the NS10s in that regard. I want to hear where and if I made a mistake. I don't want my main monitors to camouflage it.
Imho, the Genelecs are best suited as a secondary pair on which you play back your recordings to your musicians, clients, vocalists or just for casual music listening. They just sound too good to be analytical. To circle back to the beginning, these are also great for DJs, because even if they're a bit more Hi-Fi than superflat monitors they are extremely clear, detailed and precise. Would I recommend these to producers and DJs? Absolutely, in a heartbeat. Just be aware of what you're buying: a very very good sounding, and/but forgiving, speaker.