Genesis Technologies 500 loudspeaker Page 4
The Genesis 500 loudspeaker is graceful and physically unobtrusive but performs superbly with all music, from the simple to the large and complex. In fact, its conservative physical form permits the listener to more easily forget its presence and become absorbed in the musical experience. Its bass reproduction was the most consistently musical and integrated of any speaker I have used to date. And the 500 was sufficiently tweakable to adapt to shifting room arrangements and subtly differing source components while remaining devastatingly revealing of these components. The only blemish is an infrequent quirk in treble imaging.
Since the sale of my long-term references, the Genesis 500 is the first speaker I've auditioned that I would dearly love to keep. Unfortunately, the admitted general utility of the self-powered woofers makes them inappropriate for my use in evaluating amplifiers. So, sadly, I must pass the Genesis 500s on to Santa Fe for testing, never to darken my doorstep again. You, fortunate reader, should feel no such constraint. Just remember to invite me over.