The launch of The Record Player at BITEC Bangkok & the Hong Kong Show 2019

carolkoh

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Genesis is proud to announce the launch of THE RECORD PLAYER - a full system encompassing the rack, phonostage, power supplies and turntable. A collaboration between Gary Leonard Koh of Genesis and Harry Weisfield and Mat Weisfield of VPI Industries.l

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We don't have full information ready to fly yet, but the preliminary brochure can be downloaded right off the front page of our website: https://www.genesisloudspeakers.com/

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May 25, 2010
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Hi Carol and Gary,

How is the Hong Show doing? We see the airport has been shut down with the protests. Hope you are OK. Larry
 
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I heard this Record Player, (a prototype), at the Bangkok Bitech show. Very very good. Everything has been designed with the ultimate in care and precision, as one might expect from Gary. Gary's Record Player is co-developed with VPI, but it is Gary's design. In fact, it was standing alongside the new VPI $15,000 Direct Drive with a Lyra Kleos cartridge. This was also excellent, but Gary's Record Player sounded much better. Gary's cartridge, if I recall correctly, was a Dynavector XV-1s, but heavily customised. Gary's Record Player is sensational and I wish him all the luck with this new product.
 

spiritofmusic

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Is it DD? Price?
 
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Yes, I believe so, Direct Drive. Gary told me the price would be around $135,000. But that includes a lot. The stand is completely custom. The material for the legs, Gary said, cost some $80 per inch. Plus, you get a top of the line Genesis phono preamp, a power conditioner and power supply. I will let Gary tell you about the motor and other tech details. This is a complete system, not just a turntable.
 

spiritofmusic

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It's always slightly irked me that the devices used to play records are called "turntables" and not "record players".

I mean, cds spin on a turntable as well, but we call them "cd players".

So thumbs up for a record player called, ahem, "The Record Player".
 
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