The Genesis Ribbon Tweeter
Celebrated by the audiophile press as one of the best tweeters in the world, the performance of the Genesis Ribbon Tweeter has not been surpassed for nearly 20 years.
The Genesis tweeter is a one-inch circular ring ribbon crafted from an extremely thin membrane of Kapton with a photo-etched aluminum "voice coil" that is a mere 0.0005 inch thick. The entire radiating structure has less mass than the air load in front of it. That is why it will accurately reproduce frequencies even beyond 36k Hz.
The result of this design is a driver that has a rapid and uniform response to high frequencies, and has the speed of the best ribbon/electrostatic designs without the high distortion and poor dispersion that is typically associated with them.
In our high-end designs, Genesis uses many of these tweeters configured as a vertical line source. This brings a major advantage: because the output is distributed over many drivers, each works at very low-stress levels. This dramatically lowers distortion and power handling even further in the high frequencies.
The result is a tweeter that has exemplary speed and transient attack, conveying just the right combination of natural sweetness and air to the upper frequencies.
Just read what has been written about the Genesis tweeter:
"The Genesis round ribbon tweeter produced what was perhaps the best treble I've ever experienced." John Potis - 6moons.com
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"the frequency range, wide dispersion, output level, and transient response... cannot be surpassed by any moderately-priced design. That can be translated as as saying, 'It is the best.'" Karl Lozier, Positive Feedback Magazine.
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