What is stereo?

There are now two system of high fidelity, monophonic (monaural) and stereophonic. Monophonic is a system that starts from one microphone and is fed through a single high fidelity set. Stereophonic is a double system. Two separate microphones are placed at different sides of the orchestra and two different systems are used to keep the two signals or channels separated. Two separate speakers are used, placed on different sides of you room. Stereo is much like 3-D photography, two slightly different sound reach your ears giving you a new dimension in sound.

H.H. Scott '59

Genesis 500 loudspeakers

Genesis 500
The Genesis 500 employs our newest innovations, delivering live listening levels across the entire frequency spectrum with spatially accurate imaging, and yet, is only 44 inches tall and 11 inches wide. The cabinetry is hand crafted with compound miters and covered in beautiful rosewood veneers and hardwoods. This combinataion yields a visually stunning finished product. but close your eyes so you can focus on the full impact of a symphony orchestra in your living room.

Like all Genesis loudspeakers, the 500's employ a dipole design (from the mid-bass couplers on up) producing sound from both the front and the rear, one out of phase with the other. While the advantages of dipole design are many, the two main benefits are ease of placement in the room and more natural, spacious soun reproduction.
Dipoles achieve their superior performance because they create a radiation pattern where the energy emanating to the sides of the speakers is nearly non-existent. With very little acoustical energy reaching the side walls of your living room, not only is placement of the speakers easy but, remarkably, the listener is able to experience the music unencumbered by the normal room interactions which plague most other speaker systems.

The Genesis 500 loudspeakers utilize some of our newest and most sophisticated technology. Set within each multifaceted cabinet are two 1-inch planar ribbon tweeters, one of our  newly-minted 5-inch titanium cone midrange modules, a 6-inch aluminium cone mid-bass coupler, and three 8-inch metal cone servo woofers driven by an integral G-SAT 500-watt servo-controlled switching power amplifier.

As in all Genesis loudspeakers the drives used in the 500's are custom-crafted devices designed and tuned by Genesis engineers for transparent, and dynamic performance.
the tweeter used in both the front and back of the Genesis 500 has been descirbed by many reviewers in both the American and foreign audiophile press as "possibly the world's best". It is a 1-inch planar ribbon design that is handcrafted from an extremely thin, laminated membrane of aluminum and kapton. It measures a mere 0,0005 of an inch thick. the advantage of incorporating such an extremely thin membrane is its low mass. the result of this design is a driver that produces a rapid and uniform response to high frequency transients and has the speed of the best ribbon/electrostatic designs without the characteristic distortion and poor dispersion associated with them.
The new 5-1/2" midrange driver is machined from pure titanium, one of the lightest and stiffest materials known to man, its super-low mass and virtually distortionless motor structure make it one of the best transducers ever made. With its nearly instantaneous transient response, this titanium midrange inspires the Genesis 500 loudspeakers to sound lifelike and effortless.
To create a "soundbridge" between the midrange and the servo-woofer system, the 500's incorporate our world-renowned 6-1/2" aluminum cone mid-bass coupler. Being of an extremely light and stiff design, this aluminum cone is capable of handling the huge dynamic range demands of the system while maintaining extremely low coloration and excellent transient response.
Servo control of the woofers coupled with metal cone technology creates the phenomenal bass performance of the 500's. Listening to traditional woofer systems, one could describe the bass as "heavy, soggy or boomy" to some extent because the woofer has high mass and therefore high inertia.

This causes poor control and high distortion, in a servo woofer sytem, complete control of the woofer is made possible by the addition of a motion sensor mounted directly on the woofer itself. the resultanr decrease in distortion, greater frequency extension and tight control yield musically accurate yet "floor shaking" bass.

Frequency Response:  22 Hz - 36,000 Hz (±3 dB)
Sensitivity:  90 dB
Impedance:  4 ohms
Crossover:  4th oreder Linkwitz Riley phase corect
Amplifier (each):  500 watt RMS switching amplifier
Dimensions (W x H x D):  11" x 44" x 22"
Weight:  141 lbs each

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