The LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM GENESIS ONE (1995) consists of 6 separated items.
This System has had only one owner and it is sold with some spare parts: 10 tweeters and 1 midrange, never used, and that can be used to extend the life of Genesis One.
There are two pairs of cables for low range, 5 meters long, in addition to the two 10 meters long cables in use , always Audioquest.
The acoustic part consists of 2 panels to reproduce the high-mid range and 2 woofer towers to reproduce the low range.
The electronic part consists of 2 passive crossovers which filter the signal driven towards the high-mid-range panels and a servo amplifier (STEALTH) made of 12 amplifiers in class A/B, each one with more than 300 watts, which give power to the 12 woofers, for a total amount of 4000 watt. All this can be controlled easily by a remote control.
Each one of the main panels, on the front part, uses 20 1inch round ribbon tweeters, with an extremely thin membrane made of Kapton.
A ribbon transducer, 150 cm long, drives the mid-range.
The vertical arrangement, with the 6 added rear panel tweeters, the intrinsically dipolar structure of the midrange and the size of the panel (288 cm high and 106 cm wide) give the possibility to have a linear and dipolar source.
The 2 high-mid-range sections aren’t amplified and must be driven by a separate amplifier chosen by the user.
The 6 woofers, each of 12 inch and with a metal cone, are set vertically in each tower and they are driven by a dedicated servo controlled amplifier.
The passive filters, for the high-mid-range, are isolated from the floor by some acoustic dampenings. Two potentiometers give the opportunity to set the level of the midrange and of the rear tweeters.
The Genesis One System’s STEALTH amplifier (about 80 Kg!), as already said, uses 12 servo amplifiers, 6 for each channel, one for each woofer.
An inside microprocessor is in charge to regulate the signal level, the acustic phase and the low and high cuts.
All these functions can be set by using the remote control.
Using a servo control circuit for the low section (which is obtained by introducing a counter reaction between the speaker and the amplifier) permits a greater control on the movement of the heavy woofer, giving the opportunity to have better results in terms of linearity in frequency and distortion control
Sensitivity: 90 db
Nominal impedance: 4 ohm
Suggested amplification for the high-mid-range from 100 to 1000 watt
STEALTH voltage: 220 V
In excellent conditions, from a functional and aesthetic point of view, the system hasn’t got any scratches or signs of wear.
Original wooden packaging
For the future owner there are some spare parts, too: 10 tweeters and a midrange never used, whose price is included in the purchase price.
To sum up, beside a pair of 10 meter Audioquest cables for the midrange, there is another pair like that one but 5 meter long.
For the listening experience and impressions, read the articles by Harry Pearson in TAS review.