The level of performance exhibited by the Genesis Ring Ribbon Tweeter has not been surpassed in over 20 years.
Comprised of a one-inch circular ring ribbon crafted from an extremely thin membrane of Kapton, and featuring a photo-etched aluminum “voice coil” that is a mere 0.0005 inch thick, the entire radiating structure of the Genesis Ribbon Tweeter has less mass than the air load in front of it.
Re-designed in 2012 to be a ring-radiator, it delivers a better dispersion pattern so that the sweetspot for Genesis loudspeakers would be even larger. The tweeter is a 26mm diameter ring that is 4mm wide. This gives it a frequency response up to 40kHz, exemplary speed and transient attack, conveying just the right combination of natural sweetness and air to the upper frequencies.
In our line-source designs, we use many of these tweeters in a vertical line. This not only conveys Line-Source Advantage, it distributes the output over many drivers, which means each driver works at very low-stress levels, dramatically lowering distortion and power handling even further in high-end frequencies.
The frequency range, wide dispersion, output level, and transient response… cannot be surpassed by any moderately-priced design. That can be translated as saying, ‘It is the best.’” – Karl Lozier, Positive Feedback Magazine