The Genesis™ 4
loudspeaker was designed from the ground up to be the definitive
loudspeaker for the audiophile who wants to share his music with
his significant other, his family and his friends. It is the
loudspeaker for the family room or the living room: not to be
hidden away in the ‘listening room’.
It is unlike
other high-end loudspeakers that are designed to be dialed in to
accommodate a single seated listener in the “money seat”. It
expands on the Genesis feature of a large sweet spot that will
envelope a family sitting on a sofa, and yet plays with Absolute
Fidelity® so that all members of the family can enjoy the music
that they love – from rock, to classical, to electro-house to
A pair of the
G4 loudspeakers easily covers the whole living room uniformly with
sound, resulting in the same quality of sound anywhere in the
room. Used for parties, the G4 does not cast a ‘sonic shadow’ so
that people milling in front of the speaker does not obstruct the
sound. This is made possible by the wide and even dispersion of
the transducers and the dipolar nature of the G4.
Every pair of
Genesis 4 is lovingly custom-built by craftsmen in Washington
State in the USA. It is available in beautiful wood and painted
finishes, and can be custom-designed to any finish specified by
your interior architect to match your living room. The picture
shows a bamboo-damask finish requested by the designer’s wife.
The G4 is a
smallish 50-inch high cabinet that will find its place in any
living room or audiophile’s dedicated listening room. The cabinet
is constructed of a specially formulated laminate comprising
sustainable, green poplar and bamboo (it’s a grass, not a wood),
and medium and high density fiberboards. This low-mass high-Q
composite manages resonance without resorting to massive cabinets
and excessive damping which may suck away the life of the music.
the family-friendly nature of the G4, the famous Genesis
Ring-Radiator Ribbon Tweeter (R3T) and a new planar-magnetic
ribbon midrange allows it to play softly with the clarity, detail
and resolution that all Genesis loudspeakers are famous for. This
means that you don’t have to turn up the volume to enjoy the music
when the rest of the family is resting.
solid-titanium cone mid-woofers, the G4 provides the gut-punching
dynamics needed to make rock music fun. The mid-bass seamlessly
integrates down into the bass-woofer section so that House and
Dubstep is just as easily portrayed as is chamber music.
The G4 also
features its own servo-controlled bass amplifier for the 10 inch
woofers built into the woofer box on the base of each loudspeaker.
This means that there is no need to have to choose between using a
muscle-bound amplifier with enough power to drive the woofers and
a lower-powered amplifier having better harmonic, tonal and
spatial characteristics. Servo-control results in extended bass
response down to 16Hz, and vanishing low distortion throughout the
benefit of the included woofer system, worthy of note, is the fact
that almost any sized power amplifier may be used to drive the
upper section of the Genesis 4. No longer must one choose between
having enough amplifier power to adequately drive the woofers and
yet maintain the spatial qualities found in many small power amps.
loudspeaker (or as we like to call it – the G-Force) develops on
the servo-controlled bass system coming from the long legacy of
the Infinity™ Servo-Satik 1 that was launched in 1968. The Genesis
4 utilizes the latest evolution of this technology to deliver the
most accurate, tightest, and cleanest bass in the world.
it is very simple. An accelerometer mounted on the woofer measures
the acceleration of the cone. This is compared to the incoming
music signal, and any error is compensated for. If the woofer cone
is not accelerating as fast as the music signal dictates, more
power is pumped in. If it is still moving when it should not be,
the error-correction pulls it back. Servo-correction hence
overcomes the inertia and momentum of the heavy woofer cone making
it seem to defeat the laws of physics and to appear mass-less.
Lefkowicz of Positive
Feeback Online visited Genesis at CES 2014 - the launch of the
G4 and had this to say of the speakers: "The new Genesis 4 was
plain brilliant. Delicate, powerful, detailed, musical, and just
plain fun to listen to."
40kHz, ± 3dB
89 dB 1
watt 1 meter
Genesis R3T (front & rear)
One 2” x
6” planar magnetic
built-in Class D
(± 4.5 dB)
(± 4.5 dB)
(1 – 11)
level 5-way binding posts
H 50 ” x W
18 ” x D 22 ”, H 1270mm x W 457mm x D 559mm
bamboo or painted
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
KOSMIC is proud to be an authorized dealer for Genesis Advanced
Technologies in the Washington State area. We are currently
demonstrating Genesis loudspeakers at our Seattle showroom by
appointment only. Please contact us to
schedule an appointment for demonstration. If you do
not have an authorized dealer in your area we can help you.
believe Genesis manufactures the finest loudspeakers within each
of its price categories. Having listened to just about every
major cost-no-object loudspeaker on the planet, the Prime is by far
and away the best sounding and uncompromising loudspeaker we have
experienced. Although the Prime is beyond the means of just about
everybody, the fundamental characteristics are a part of each
Genesis loudspeaker which they appropriately call
absolute fidelity™. Regardless of the model
selected, you are sure to experience the ultimate in sound quality
at that price point.