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!!”
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!
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).
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.
Here’s a great little video by Gig Harbor Audio featuring probably one of the rarest models of Genesis loudspeakers – the baby G7p “petite”. We are known for 6-foot tall behemoths, so no one expects a little stand-mount monitor, but it is Gary Koh’s “favorite design” because he says “it does so much for so little”. That being relative, of course.
The G7p uses the same tweeter as our flagship Genesis Prime (just much fewer of them) and the same high quality crossover components.