Genesis: A Good Place to Start

Gary Leonard Koh's Genesis 7.1 loudspeaker ($7999/pair) has never sounded as good, clear, and invitingly transparent as it does right now in Marc Silver's Soundscape Audio & Video Room (Santa Rosa, CA). I was mesmerized by an LP of Les Brown and His Band of Renown, and again in love with the FIM/Puget Sound Studios remastering of Oscar Peterson's We Get Requests.

Part of the reason was the cabling: a full complement of Nordost Valhalla cabling, augmented by the Thor power distribution system and two extra special Nordost Odin power cables. Other contributors were Parasound's Halo JC-1 monoblock amplifiers ($9000/pair), Halo JC-2 preamp ($4000), JC-3 prototype phono preamp (projected retail $2000), and D-200 universal player ($1500 when last available). For vinyl, let's not forget the ClearAudio Champion with a Grado Blue cartridge and something else in Marc's hard-to-decipher scrawl ($2820 total). Genesis balanced interconnects and speaker cables were also in the mix, as was an unheard until recalibrated pair of Velodyne DD-12 subs ($2500 each). Oh, and don't forget the Analog Export Ultimate Record Cleaning Solution ($2495).

Brian Walsh's picture

A correction. The Parasound Halo JC 3 phono stage is projected to retail for $2000, not $4000.

Brian Walsh's picture

More corrections. The JC 1 monoblock amplifiers are $9000/pair, and the JC 2 preamplifier is $4000. The D-200 disc player has been discontinued.I am a Parasound dealer.

Jason Victor Serinus's picture

Hi Brian,Thanks for the fixes. I regret that all prices were written in my notebook by the dealer, who had prepared neither a list of components nor price sheet before the show. You can draw your own conclusions...jason

John Atkinson's picture

I've corrected the prices, Brian. Thanks.

SHR's picture

Analog Export Ultimate Record Cleaning Solution ($2495).Is this price correct? Any link to more info on the web?

Marc Silver's picture

AS much as I would love to sell the record cleaning solution for $2495 each... I would not have to sell many to retire. Jason missed the decimal point.It's $24.95 retail and I am offering it on line for $19.95 at our website.

Marc Silver's picture