After listening to the new Genesis Maestro ($30,000/pair in dazzling rosewood), I realize that Genesis’s owner and designer, Gary Koh, has not merely refined an exceptional loudspeaker but has reengineered it to a high standard.
Thank you, Jim Saxon, we are honored. Jim Saxon owned a pair of Genesis 500s and per Gary, “I am particularly chuffed that he said we took a hallowed design and made it better!!”
Read more here: http://www.theaudiobeat.com/ces2018/ces2018_jimmy_awards.htm
There is no better tribute to a loudspeaker design than the musicians enjoying their creations! Our Industry Friend in Thailand, Brilliance Music and Studio posted the video below on their FaceBook page. Enjoy!
Brilliance Music Event
Anne Bisson came to visit with us at CES. Her album Four Seasons in Jazz sounds so true-to-life that she gets up and scats with herself.
Gary Koh shares a video of Anne singing with herself at CES 2018
Genesis is at the CES 2018 show in the same room – 29-233 in the Venetian Towers. This year’s analogue source is the VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable with the brand new “Fat Boy” tonearm bearing the Transfiguration Proteus D cartridge with the diamond cantilever. Phono preamp is the Genesis Gold Phono.
The heart of the system is the brand new Viola Chorale integrated amplifier (price to be determined) sporting an optional DAC that was literally soldered together the day before Paul Jayson flew out to Las Vegas.
And of course, the loudspeakers are Gary Koh’s latest design – the Genesis Maestro. The latest generation of the beloved Genesis 5-series loudspeakers, they have been garnering a lot of praise for accuracy, neutrality and transparency (and simply awesome bass).
Wishing all our customers and friends a Merry Christmas and a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
Genesis will be closed for the holidays 23rd Dec to 1st Jan. We will be exhibiting at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from the 9th to the 12th of January 2018. We hope to see you there in The Venetian, Suite #29-233.
While visiting dealers in the region, Gary is revisiting a pair of Genesis Prime for fine tuning at 2nd year. New electronics from CH Precision – P1 Phono with X1, L1 linestage. Gryphon Mephisto Solo, TechDas Air Force 1 with Transfiguration Proteus.
Gary is hard at work, fine tuning yet another pair of Genesis Maestros at Hi-Fi Choice Penang
I first met Arnie in April 2002, when I visited him to try to convince him to build me a pair of Genesis 1’s after his company closed down the previous year. He cooked us both lunch at home – a wonderful seafood risotto – and ended up convincing ME to purchase the assets and inventory of Genesis from the bank that had foreclosed on Genesis Technologies.
Genesis Advanced Technologies was started less than 4 months later with a manufacturing facility in Seattle, WA and we set up a lab for Arnie to continue with his design work in Eagle, CO. I hired Arnie as the Chief Scientist, where he worked until his retirement in 2006.
Through Genesis, his legacy lives on. We continue to push the state-of-the-art to develop innovative products on the foundation that Arnie built: the servo-controlled woofer, the four-tower line-source loudspeaker systems, the ribbon midrange and ribbon tweeters, and most of all the focus on music first.
Rest in Peace, Arnie.
We posted this some time ago, but it bears repeating as many of our Genesis owners are from the UK/HK/SG/MY that use the UK-style power plug……. Using a UK to US plug adapter or US to UK plug adapter could be dangerous, or detrimental to your sound.