Intro Over the last year or so I've been researching a 2 channel near-ish field setup, and eventually settled on a pair of Genelec 8030B monitors with the 7050B sub. This thread is to post my motivations and impressions of the combo, and to create a place for general Genelec discussion going forward. I was specifically looking for speakers for a small space, as I wasn't sure whether these would live on my desk or flanking the TV in the den (which is a small space itself). I was also motivated by portability - it's nice to have decent sound you can lug with you to a vacation cottage or a party. As my handle suggests, I'm looking for a good value proposition. I believe in spending good money on good products that deliver. In this case "Good Enough Gear" is a 2.1 setup that will not significantly throttle future upstream gear like a better DAC and preamp (than the GOV2/GO2A I am currently using), and that is resolving and transparent enough to provide a decent basis for critical listening as well as "just tunes". I'm not going to be evaluating Yggdrasil-killers with this chain or trying to tweeze out an imaginary nuance from some exotic preamp. That's for folks with much more money and time than I have. Reserving space below for segments of the review.