Review: Genelec 8010A

Review: Genelec 8010A

Review: Genelec 8010A mini monitors What's good Vagabonds? Today I'll review the miniature 8010A monitors by the well-known and respected Finnish company Genelec. I have the dark grey finish, but they're also available in white. Because I've had them for quite some time I've been able to compare them extensively and how transferable mixes are in the studio. When you unpack them the experience is really like those Russian matryoshka dolls. They are tiny! Setting up and angling is easy with the attached rubber feet. The speakers themselves have rounded edges which Genelec calls the Minimum Diffraction Enclosure and it feels like an odd mix of aluminium and plastic which is cool to the touch. Around the back are a couple of DIP switches for bass rolloff, bass, a dedicated 'desktop' setting and treble tilt and ISS,  a figure-of-8 power socket, a flared reflex port and a balanced XLR input. The ISS or Intelligent Signal Sensing turns the speakers off after 30 minutes of non-activity. I mounted...
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Korean War

The Korean War Let me share some knowledge and views on one of the longest-running Cold War era dramas: the Korean War. In the closing stage of World War II, the famous Yalta convention took place. In it, the Allies of convenience divided the victory pie. In August 1945 Russia declared war on Japan and liberated northern Korea up to the 38th Parallel as per the agreement made with the U.S. Consequently, the U.S. moved troops to the southern half of Korea. By 1948 the Cold War began and Korea was effectively divided into North and South Korea, each with their own governments. The Americans planted Rhee Syng-Man to rule South Korea, the Russians planted Kim Il-Sung in Horth Korea. Neither side recognized the 38th Parallel. On June 25th 1950 the North invaded South Korea and the Korean War started. The U.S. rallied the support of the United Nations and hastily started organizing the defense. The remnants of the South Korean army and the U.S. led forces only...
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