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Genesis Technologies Speaker Repairs
Not to be confused with Genesis Physics Corporation (1975-1987), for which I offer in-depth service.
Also not to be confused with Genesis Advanced Technologies (2002-present), the current owners of the trademark. (Their website)
Genesis Technologies made high-end speakers from 1991 to 2000.
Most of their designs were highly unique and proprietary, often using aluminum cone woofers incorporating accelerometers for servo feedback control, and ribbon high frequency drivers of their own design. This makes many of them very difficult to repair.
Parts are not available, neither are drawings or specifications (other than some consumer-oriented material).
Some models are possible to at least partially repair, at least in terms of maintaining them against the rigors of age. The "Genre" series, in particular, use fairly straightforward woofers that can be refoamed or reconed.
Here is a semi-official statement from Genesis Advanced Technologies:
As far as we can, we have been trying to keep customers of older Genesis loudspeakers going. Many of our owners have had their loudspeakers for 15 years or more. This sub-forum is intended to support all our customers - old and new. Great loudspeakers do not just die, they fade away, but they can also be injected with new life!
First, a bit of history.
A previous company, Genesis Physics also made loudspeakers under the "Genesis" brand. They made high-quality, low-cost loudspeakers from 1975 to 1987. However, that company is totally unassociated with the current Genesis Advanced Technologies. Parts and service are available from HUMAN Speakers.
Genesis Technologies made loudspeakers in California, and then in Colorado from 1991 to 2000. They closed down during the stock market crash and were foreclosed by a bank. Genesis Advanced Technologies bought the assets, trademarks and intellectual property from the bank in 2002. Unfortunately, in the 1+ years that the company was closed, the bank managed to lose most of the assets and intellectual property. They even managed to let the trademark registration expire! However, we have tried as far as possible to recreate some of the old technology, and we do try to support the customers of the old company - as far as we can.
Genesis Advanced Technologies was founded in 2002 to carry on the brand, but unfortunately we have had to re-create a lot of the original technology. We also took the opportunity to improve upon the legacy started by Arnie Nudell with the Infinity Servo-Statik 1 in 1968. A lot of the new technology can be retro-fitted to the original designs (but we cannot do anything with Infinity loudspeakers - so please don't ask), but unfortunately we cannot roll-back prices to the 90s. We have also re-manufactured some drivers if plans/specifications are available.
So, if you own a pair of old Genesis Technologies loudspeakers, and you do not find a support answer here, post a question and I will try to answer as soon as I can.
Gary L Koh, CEO and Chief Designer,
Genesis Advanced Technologies
The forum Gary mentions is located here.
7 Kelsey Road, Lee, New Hampshire 03861