Hong Kong Show – A Video

The HK show is one of the best attended hifi shows in the world, and this is typical of demos of the Genesis Maestro. Standing room only.


Posted by Gary Koh on Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hong Kong High End Audio Visual Show 2018

Gary and Genesis were at the Hong Kong High End Audio Visual Show – August 10 – 12 – with our distributor, Forthwise Ltd. There, the Genesis Maestros in a high-gloss Madagascar Ebony veneer finish was shown.

 This is similar to the set up I had at CES in Las Vegas this year. The Viola Chorale integrated amplifier with Genesis Maestro loudspeakers. I feel that this is one of those magical pairings that transcend price and reputation.

Customer Systems

Since Gary was in Thailand, he dropped by a couple of customers to fine tune their Genesis speakers.

Here’s a pair of Genesis Maestros.


The G Major – custom Woofer Towers to match the G-Force

Distributing bass duties among six 10-inch servo-controlled woofers arrayed vertically makes for a magnificently effortless system. Playing any content at any level you desire.

Just saying. Not bragging.


TIAVS 2018 – Surprises

We knew that Ying Tan of Groove Note Records was attending and bringing the Master Tape of Vanessa Hernandez to play in the Genesis room, but he decided to launch Jacintha’s new album – Fire and Rain – at the show! Not only that, he brought Jacintha who sang with herself – and lucky audiophiles had a free concert!

Then, who should show up but Michael C Ross! We grabbed him and had an impromptu talk and Q&A session about Jacintha’s latest album.


TIAVS 2018

Gary and Genesis were at the Thailand International High-End Audio-Video Show 2018 in Bangkok, August 2 – 5. Hosted by What Hi-Fi Magazine Thailand, it was held at the Bitec Bangna Hall in Bangkok. We were hosted by Audio Excellence Thailand and showed the Genesis Forte (Mark II) with the new Genesis designed 48″ ribbon mid-range. Here are a few photos from the set up.


Warming up the system after set-up

Warming the system up for the first day of the show.

Posted by Gary Koh on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Gary’s Latest Design

A pair of  Servo-Controlled bass towers to complement the G-Force with built-in amplification to save on floor space! We don’t have a pair of G-Force in stock for him to test with, so he used a pair of his book shelf speakers – the G7c. Sounds fabulous!!



The most elusive of qualities in a high-end music system is “effortless” – a sense of ease in the music like there is limitless reserves and dynamics. That comes from ample power in the amplifier, and large radiating cone area on the loudspeaker.

Unfortunately, too big a loudspeaker and too much bass can overload a small room. That’s where the Force Majeure and the easy ability to tune the bass gain can pay off in spades 

This was custom designed and built for a customer with a small room, but wanted the sort of bass that a Genesis Dragon or Prime with its twenty-four 12-inch woofers can deliver.

The Genesis Maestro on Demo at HiFi Sales in New Jersey

Patrick Mattucci of HiFi Sales in New Jersey shared this video with us. Enjoy!

Lock me in and throw the key away.

Posted by Patrick Mattucci on Friday, June 8, 2018


Genesis at Image Music & Film Co. Bangkok – June 30, 2018

Our Thai dealer Wuti Larnwoongroj of Audio Excellence, Bangkok is also one of the largest retailers of legal, royalty-paid Reel-to-Reel tape titles in the world through his store  Image Music & Film Co. also in Bangkok. That may be why Groove Note has decided to have the world premier launch of two tape titles: GRV1088 Vanessa Fernandez When the Levee Breaks and GRV1099 Jacintha Fire & Rain on June 30th. Our CEO Gary Leonard Koh will be there for the relaunch of the Genesis Forte with the new Genesis designed ribbon mid-range at the same time.

Groove Note owner Ying Tan will be on hand to demo the tapes, and also do some A/B comparisons with the 45rpm vinyl, as well as to play a 30ips master of the new as-yet-unmastered Vanessa album. With over 30 years experience in music production (Classic Records, Groove Note and ORG), he will talk about the differences between Pro and Consumer machines, and the big difference between tapes produced by the serious mastering places and those that are generally available on the Internet.

If you are in Bangkok, this is a must-not-miss event to hear the best that tape can do.
Genesis at Image, Music & Film in Bangkok