This speaker system was originally sold by us some years ago. It was the smallest speaker in the Genesis range in those days, the largest being Gen I which used to sell for AU$250,000.00. The Gen V, whilst relatively small was designed to perform as a large speaker, both in small to medium rooms, and large rooms, hence it has a frequency response of 20hz to 36khz. The Gen V was created for the discerning music lover upholding the family trandition of the larger Genesis systems – tremendous dynamic range, a servo controlled sub-woofer system, great sound stage and imaging, all the while offering a relatively small footprint.
Gen V speaker systems consist of two relatively moderate floor standing dipole loudspeakers, a dedicated servo power amplifier and a pair of 10 metre custom speaker cables from Audioquest for the bass.
The bass for each speaker is handled by four uniquely designed 8″ metal cone servo woofers, two in the front and two in the rear. There is a 6.5″ metal cone mid bass coupler to cover the frequency range of 85hz to 500hz, whilst the midrange is supported by a 3″ metal dome titanium and silicone carbide driver. The tweeter is the famous circular ribbon as used in all Genesis speakers. In this case there is one in the front and one out of phase in the rear.
An 800w servo amplifier controls the bass of these speakers. It is remotely controlled by the user to adjust volune, low pass and high pass, and phase. As the Gen V is quite efficient and presents a 40hm nominal load, it can be driven by an amplifier of moderate power and can also safely be driven with much larger amplifiers. The amplifier you use has a relatively easy job as it will only drive the frequencies from 85hz and above.
Today the current replacement for the Gen V is the Maestro which has a retail price of US$30,000.00
For those wishing to transform their listening room into a concert hall, this speaker system should be auditioned.
Specifications of Speaker
Cabinet dimensions H 44″ W 11″ D 22″
Weight 140 lbs each
Frequency reponse 20hz – 36khz (+/-3db)
Specification of Servo Amplifier
Dimensions H 4.75″ W 19″ D 18.5″
Weight 30 lbs
Power Supply Torroidal Transformer
Power 400w per channel
Input connectors 1 pr RCA, 1 pr XLR
Input Impedience 33K ohms
Remote Control Functions
High Pass, Low Pass, Phase and Volume