Genesis Technologies V Floorstanding Speakers

4.08/5 (12 Reviews)


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With Servo Amp, Dipole Pwrd Subs


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by engtor a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I don't have any support problem. I've changed 5 drivers that I've suspected easily. They have very open and relaxed voice. Whatever you listen either single enstrument or orchestral/choral they can produce without any limitation/compression. After having them I cannot listen to any other type speakers any more but bipolar :-)

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $5500.00

Purchased At:   Second Hand Store



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Bert Pader a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I purchased these speakers after hearing them at Lyric's showroom in NYC. They are driven by a Classe CA-200B and Classe CP-40B and MH-750 cables, also purchased there. The whole lot was flown to Europe and installed here. Initially they sounded great, but now one speaker is completely down. I get distortion, "humm" and 8 out of 10 drivers are not working.
A few years ago we moved to Southern Europe, here of course nobody can service them, Genesis is out of business and we basically feel ripped off. Lyric offered help and asked us to dismantle the speakers. Not being a sound engineers we would have preferred to get an expert here, we are ready to send him/her a plane ticket anytime but so far nothing.....
Next time I certainly will purchase European build speakers, I paid for a very expensive lesson

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $13500.00

Purchased At:   Lyric Hi-Fi, NYC



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by R Tan a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I listended to this on loan, and it was incredible. I was driving this with a SOnic Frontiers Power 3, with KT 88, it was fabulous and musical. My preamp is an ARC ref 1, with Linn SONdek LP12, vahalla, and Linn cartridge Archiv B, and sony 777 SACD. If I buy this speaker, what do you guys think of the front end, souce etc. will it be OK, THe cables are MIT Terminator CVTT, and intercoonects are Cardas Cross, and Kimber KCAG. Your comments helpful, before I buy the speakers. THanks.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 23, 1999

Bottom Line:   
Although this is nominally a review of the Genesis V speakers, in fact I'm writing to alert Genesis V owners to an incredible synergy. Until recently, I powered the speakers with a solid state amp (a Classe CA-150). However, I always thought the combination resulted in a sound that was a tiny bit "hard". Although that could well have been the room, I was aware that there have been consistent reports that Genesis V's mate well with tubes. Coincidentally, I was bitten with the DIY bug and recently completed building a pair of Assemblage (Sonic Frontiers) 300B monoblocks, which supposedly put out about 16 watts. Although the power was arguably low (I though I saw somewhere that Genesis recommended 50W minimum), I hooked up the combination. The result was magic! The speakers, which were good before, are now transformed. I have never heard such realistic or beautiful sound in my life. And the power, by the way, is ample. I'm getting room-filling sound turning up my preamp (a Classe CP-50) less than 1/3 of the way. Although I have no idea why, even the bass (which is, of course, driven by the Genesis amp, not the 300B's) sounds both more articulate and musical. The sound -- from top to bottom -- now "glows" while remaining absolutely clean. Sorry I can't explain it any better, but the difference and improvement are astounding.

The Genesis V was a very good speaker before. It is now producing the finest music I have ever heard.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996



Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Erik Ekelund a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 21, 1998

Bottom Line:   
I have listened to the Vs in numerous rooms with very different types of equipment, The Genesis Vs always soundstaged beautifully and had very good dynamics.However, not one time ever did the bass integrate with the music. Even after many adjustments it never once became a coherent whole.
This is 'HiFi' type sound, never realy musical but revealed a lot on the recording.
Overall a very detached-sounding speaker system due to the servo woofer system etc.
Three stars because of the soudstage (much cheaper speakers get five stars, not because of value for money but for performance). 2 stars if price was taken into account

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