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    Upgrading Genesis II's

    I cannot follow what your angle is with the reply. Have you considered trying the bass column interconnects as used on the genesis 2 to help coherency.
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    Upgrading Genesis II's

    Have you tried to contact Magic Marksey. Aka Michael Allen Marks for the servo amp. Though it sounds like you already have one.
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    Upgrading Genesis II's

    The finished crossover with the components replaced.
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    Upgrading Genesis II's

    All the Rel-caps are available for about $190.00 per side. The Vishay VHP3 half ohm current sensing resistor can be had for $79.00 ea. Wafer switch for $10.00 and the NP 300uf 100v 5% x 2 caps (600uf total) for $5.00 ea. That covers all parts on the crossover other than the potentiometer for...
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    Upgrading Genesis II's

    Part number 212P0112N332RA for the mid band selector switch. https://www.digikey.com/products/en?mpart=212P0112N332RA&v=119
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    Upgrading Genesis II's

    Is the 3 position selector (actually 12) - 14 pin, made by Collins Rockwell?? MAK
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    Upgrading Genesis II's

    Hi Gary, I found the mid band selector switch bad on the PCB board that I am working on. It works intermittently and was part of the problem. This is the 3 position selector switch as shown on the left of the picture. If wiggled, the mid panel drops out completely. It is thru hole / edge...
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    Upgrading Genesis II's

    The 600uf 100v Culver cap is not available. So far all I have found is 2 x 300uf @100v 5% replacements. I measured the pot and it seems good. No dead spots or rough feeling while adjusting. Tweeters measured 3.8 ohms as connected. Also, the servo amplifier has 4 pots. I take it these are for...
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    Upgrading Genesis II's

    Gary, Can you recommend what brand, type of capacitors to replace the REL-CAPS in the crossovers with?? It seems that the top end is rolled off quite a bit at this time.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    CA has a thread on how LH busted everyone's pocket by not delivering what was promised. I wouldn't touch em with a 10 foot pole. MAK
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    Upgrading Genesis II's

    Can you please let us Genesis 2 owners what the upgrade options are. MAK
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    Series 2 Midrange

    And the cost for us G2 owners for the drop in replacement???? Does the crossover require any modifications as well.. If so, are the modifications a "factory only" upgrade with a special secret sauce for parts identification/values. MAK
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    Servo-Controlled Amplified Bass

    Gary, What watt resistors are you using?
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    Servo-Controlled Amplified Bass

    Gary, Is there a schematic for the Bass interconnect and termination used. Thanks, Mark
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    New Dragon sighting!

    Gary, I have not heard or seen any people with the Genesis 2 speakers. Good thing mine are in very good shape. Happy New Years. MAK
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    Sound absortion/deadening

    Thanks to all who have replied. Unfortunately, I have a wall that is already sheetrocked on both sides. I am looking for some way to dampen the wall without replacing the existing sheetrock by adding fill between the studs. Access is through the drop ceiling panels. That would be my main focus...
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    Sound absortion/deadening

    I am remodeling the basement and have to work with the existing structure (to a point). What can I do to control the sound traveling to the other parts of the home. One wall has access to the studs from the drop ceiling and I can fill with blow in insulation (or other material). The other has no...
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    Why is it that,

    So many people on the internet can just abandon all common courtesy when discussing a topic. I see on another audio site that certain people continually denigrate others that do not follow their line of thought. It is troubling that the moderator allows these individuals to continue posting in...
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    Genesis Advanced Technologies Launches Latest Genesis 2

    Graz is making the drop in replacement diaphragms for the RS1B and other models as well as replacements for Apogee speakers. I am curious if he would be a good contact for older Genesis ribbons. Just a thought. MAK
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    HiFi VCR for music

    Title pretty much says it all. I was told a long time ago that recorded music to a Svhs/vhs on a good machine could sound very nice. Has anyone ever tried this. I have about 5 editing machines taking up space and thought it might be fun to try. What were your results? MAK Sorry if this is...
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    Servo-Controlled Amplified Bass

    Hi Gary, As stated above in the chain for connection I would be using the servo as stated. I just wanted to confirm the connections as listed. Hope that clarifies this. Mark
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    Servo-Controlled Amplified Bass

    If that is the case then I need to go from the PreAmp, to the Power Amps then to the servo control for proper operation. Would that be correct. Also, do you recommend the same wattage for all 4 amplifiers? Mark.
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    Servo-Controlled Amplified Bass

    Gary, If you recommend amplification to the bass towers, then why have built in amplification in the bass servo? What happens to the servo amplification when powered separately? I am curious with my Genesis 2 system. Mark
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    Slightly Warm Speaker cables

    I would agree that tuning the sound with cables is a difficult task. Room interaction and treatment if not done already, may go a lot further than 5K on cables. For me, if the sound does not suit my tastes, I sell the speakers and buy another set more suitable. Speakers alone have the biggest...
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    What source do you use as file transport to feed your DAC?

    Windows 7 Pro running Foobar .083. No DSP in Preferences. Buffer has generally been 20ms in KS. I tried Otachan, SSRC, and Secret Rabbit code.
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    Upgrading Genesis II's

    Gary, I only ask because there is a pair (BG) for sale in the crate for the 200 series system. Part #RD48G. Drop in replacements according to the listing. What to do for future proofing? MAK
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    Upgrading Genesis II's

    Gary, Would there be any benefit to purchasing the BG 48" midrange and changing it out from the original Carver unit. Also, where to get schematics or a crossover board if needed for the modification. There are no issues that I am aware of with my current drivers. MAK
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    Genesis 1.1 VS Wilson X2 Alexandria

    I had the RS1B's which are the 4 column system from Infinity. My Genesis 2's are the older 4 column system as well. My take was that I wanted a affordable system that could better the RS1B's without breaking the bank. Graz is now selling replacement EMIM's for the various Infinity models and I...
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    Genesis 1.1 VS Wilson X2 Alexandria

    I find the height of sound stage to be very good, much better than the RS1B's Ive had in the past. It is great to be able to close my eyes and experience a 3d presentation. Voice and instrument separation is incredible. You hear the singer in the middle of the room where there is no speaker. I...
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    Genesis 1.1 VS Wilson X2 Alexandria

    Always a pleasure to read about different approaches to sound reproduction. Especially when it comes to the Genesis brand. I am in the process of remodeling the basement for my audio room and learning of the speaker placement within. My current system has the Genesis 2's. Older model, but still...

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