SOLD - FOR SALE: Vintage Genesis I speakers- 1982-85 versions- Reduced
Item #649438248Info: Vintage Genesis I speakers- 1982-85 versions- Reduced
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||20.32cm x 26.67cm x 48.26cm
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The most successful speaker designs have been two-way bookshelf. The AR-4, KLH 17, Advent and EPI 100 are famous examples. The reason for the success of these two-way systems are not the convenient size and cost but the disproportionately high performance. The use of two high quality drivers (woofer & tweeter) has always produced better sound than three or more ordinary drivers especially in small enclosures.
Attracted by the opportunity to apply new technologies in speaker design, several young experienced speaker professionals (from EPI and Advent) formed Genesis in 1975. The first product Genesis 1, applied the new technology to the proven compact two-way speaker design. The speaker was exceptional value and an immediate sales success. It was reissued again in 1981-85 with secondary improvements after the Genesis Plus 1 (1978-80). Genesis produced speakers until 1987. They are now part of Human Speakers (Genesis / EPI).
Reviews praised its performance and value:
“the integrated frequency response was uniform within +/= 3 dB from 40 Hz to 16 kHz. The Genesis I are an unusually accurate, smooth sounding small speaker system for the home, rivalling the performance of speakers costing several times its modest price” Stereo Review 1976.
“The Genesis model I ...blends the best qualities of the AR, the Advent and the EPI. The speaker is detailed, uncolored, and extended with very little boxiness” Stereo Hifi Equipment Buyers Guide November 1978.
Very rare highly collectable vintage speaker in very good condition. Circa 1984-85. No scratches on speaker boxes.
Made in New Hampshire USA by Genesis Physics Corp.
They produce amazing sound from the famous inverted dome tweeters designed by Winsloe Burhoe who started EPI Speakers.
Consecutive serial numbers.
2-way Acoustic Suspension
Woofer surrounds and dust caps were recently professionally replaced. Crossover caps replaced.
Finish: Walnut Veneer recently restained.
Woofer: 8 inch- L200B
Tweeter: 1-inch- H50A concave phenolic dome
Crossover: 1800 Hz
Sensitivity: 89 dB , 1 watt @ 1 m
Q Resonance- 85
Frequency Response: 45 Hz to 20 KHz. +/- 4dB
Power: 12-100 watts / channel
Resistance: 4 ohms minimum, 8 ohms nominal
Dimensions: 10.5” W X 8” D X 19”H
Weight: 28 lbs.
1984-85 MRSP: $300.00
Speakers manufactured in November 1984 at the earliest according to component inspection stamps by "Tina" and Feb 1985 at the latest when production was stopped..
Asking $130.00 o.b.o.
Can be auditioned. Great sound at low volume from quality design.
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