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    No, Lloyd. I haven't heard the Arrakis. I, too, have heard a lot of far more expensive systems than the G1.1 system but so far, according to these ears of mine, none can hold a candle to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thf99 View Post
    No, Lloyd. I haven't heard the Arrakis. I, too, have heard a lot of far more expensive systems than the G1.1 system but so far, according to these ears of mine, none can hold a candle to it.
    Thanks for that...can you help me understand what makes the G1.1 so special? How does it compare to Alexandria, YG Anat Ref, ML CLX, SF Strads, Maxx, Tidal Sunray...i have heard these before and have varying levels of familiarity with each. Thanks for any guidance!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydelee21 View Post
    Thanks for that...can you help me understand what makes the G1.1 so special? How does it compare to Alexandria, YG Anat Ref, ML CLX, SF Strads, Maxx, Tidal Sunray...i have heard these before and have varying levels of familiarity with each. Thanks for any guidance!!!
    I'm certainly not qualified to offer you any guidance as I know for a fact that you are a much more experienced enthusiast in this great hobby. In fact, it should be the reverse, you offering me guidance. Having said that, my impressions of the G1s are as follows:
    1) Its ability to reproduce a lifelike event is as close as it can get.
    2) the resolution of musical details is second to none.
    3) To me, the most difficult musical notes to reproduce accurately are those from a piano. The G1s are the only speaker system in my experience that is able to do that. The quality of the piano's nuance, timbre, the attack and decay of the various notes are all reproduced with great realism. Compared to the other high quality systems, it almost gives me the impression that they are smearing those notes.
    4) the effortless manner in the reproduction of musical peaks
    5) the immediacy and slam of the entire musical spectrum are a tough act to follow.
    6) the bass reproduction is frightening and hair-raising.
    7) the speed coupled with the delicacy of the ribbons are incomparable.
    I can go on and on but I'll stop here. The other mighty systems I've had the privilege to listen to are only fighting for the runner-up position, in my view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thf99 View Post
    I'm certainly not qualified to offer you any guidance as I know for a fact that you are a much more experienced enthusiast in this great hobby. In fact, it should be the reverse, you offering me guidance. Having said that, my impressions of the G1s are as follows:
    1) Its ability to reproduce a lifelike event is as close as it can get.
    2) the resolution of musical details is second to none.
    3) To me, the most difficult musical notes to reproduce accurately are those from a piano. The G1s are the only speaker system in my experience that is able to do that. The quality of the piano's nuance, timbre, the attack and decay of the various notes are all reproduced with great realism. Compared to the other high quality systems, it almost gives me the impression that they are smearing those notes.
    4) the effortless manner in the reproduction of musical peaks
    5) the immediacy and slam of the entire musical spectrum are a tough act to follow.
    6) the bass reproduction is frightening and hair-raising.
    7) the speed coupled with the delicacy of the ribbons are incomparable.
    I can go on and on but I'll stop here. The other mighty systems I've had the privilege to listen to are only fighting for the runner-up position, in my view.
    Wow! Thanks for that...from what i know of the Genesis 1 and your description...it seems the sound is like an electrostatic in its microdynamics, sense of space and 'breath of life'...but with the slam of a cone...and further, with the cones being multiple and also the bass unit being separate...it is slam that stops and starts with incredible ease. Which means the microdynamics you get in the mids...are reproduced in the bass...which is truly, truly rare.

    The challenge, among many, is coherance and just simply trying to juggle all the different parts to the speaker...4 speakers, multiple drivers, integration with all the components, crossovers, etc plus room integration. But assuming Genesis take care of all of that (both thru exceptional design) and also exceptional custom room set-up...that sounds like an amazing speaker system.

    thanks for the observations...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydelee21 View Post
    Wow! Thanks for that...from what i know of the Genesis 1 and your description...it seems the sound is like an electrostatic in its microdynamics, sense of space and 'breath of life'...but with the slam of a cone...and further, with the cones being multiple and also the bass unit being separate...it is slam that stops and starts with incredible ease. Which means the microdynamics you get in the mids...are reproduced in the bass...which is truly, truly rare.

    The challenge, among many, is coherance and just simply trying to juggle all the different parts to the speaker...4 speakers, multiple drivers, integration with all the components, crossovers, etc plus room integration. But assuming Genesis take care of all of that (both thru exceptional design) and also exceptional custom room set-up...that sounds like an amazing speaker system.

    thanks for the observations...
    Absolutely, Lloyd. You've got the description of the G1 spot on!

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    Hi Gary,

    I took these pictures myself, the first 2 around 2004, and the last 2 around 2005. It was owned by the same person, maybe you still recall him, Mr. Uy in Manila. I believe you personally fine tuned this system a few times and I was in attendance in one session. I now am not sure what model the first set of pictures is, and then the second speakers on the 2nd set. I listed them as Genesis 1 and 101. Could you kindly identify them?







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    Quote Originally Posted by jadis View Post
    Hi Gary,

    I took these pictures myself, the first 2 around 2004, and the last 2 around 2005. It was owned by the same person, maybe you still recall him, Mr. Uy in Manila. I believe you personally fine tuned this system a few times and I was in attendance in one session. I now am not sure what model the first set of pictures is, and then the second speakers on the 2nd set. I listed them as Genesis 1 and 101. Could you kindly identify them?
    It looks like 2 of the photos have much wider baffle...could i guess the narrower baffle is the newer one, consistent with Gary having been able to fine tune to the room like with the other photos which he posted more recently of another Client's system which also have narrower front units?

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    Also what is the system...Halcro monos, Mark Levinson digital & preamp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydelee21 View Post
    Also what is the system...Halcro monos, Mark Levinson digital & preamp?
    Here are the other 'bretherens'.




    Halcro monos, yes. Mark Levinson top of the line DAC and Transport, I forgot the model numbers. 20 point something. Preamp is a Jadis JA-200 4 chassis line stage mono mono with their own separate power supplies. The sound was one of the best I've heard in those times, and the organ sound on Cantate Domino can 'crawl' to your feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydelee21 View Post
    It looks like 2 of the photos have much wider baffle...could i guess the narrower baffle is the newer one, consistent with Gary having been able to fine tune to the room like with the other photos which he posted more recently of another Client's system which also have narrower front units?
    Hi llloydelee,

    I think the narrower wings is the older on since it was taken in 2004, and that one had only 4 woofers in the bass tower. The 3rd and 4th pictures had wider wings and was taken in 2005, and woofer towers had 6 woofers. I am just mixed up as to what their models are called. Was the first (1st 2 pics) pair a Gen 2 and the 2nd pair (3rd and 4th pics) a Gen 1? Only Gary can be sure of their names, I guess. Somewhere in my notes then, I marked one of them named Gen 101. I may be wrong somewhere.
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