Designed to play music with true verve and emotion – not just satisfy some specification.

The Genesis Reference Amplifier challenges the status quo of music amplifiers by marrying the advantages of tube (imaging, soundstage, and portrayal of tonal colors) with solid-state (control, dynamics and accuracy).

Dynamic Power Delivery System (DPDS)

The Genesis DPDS is designed to deliver current into a non-linear, dynamic musical load, leading to a sense of power with finesse. The result is that the Genesis Reference Amplifier has the dynamics, extension and drive of high-power transistor amplifiers without the muscle-bound sound, and the elegance, emotion and tonal colors of flea-powered single-ended triode tube amplifiers without being weak or flaccid.

Super Silent Low Voltage Supply

We recognized that published specifications for noise rejection of opamps and even discrete small-signal amplification circuits did not always tell the whole story. The problem is that PSRR is usually measured at one frequency – usually 1kHz, but then rapidly gets much worse as the frequency rises. Hence the necessity for line power conditioning.

For the Genesis Reference Amplifier, a low-current regulated power supply was developed that has broad bandwidth noise rejection so that RFI coming in over the power lines do not intrude on your music.

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Acoustic Suspension System

The Genesis Reference Amplifier comes with an acoustic suspension system that isolates the amplifier from floor or structure borne vibrations. Designed like the suspension system of a race car, the acoustic suspension is made of an acrylic suspension frame, neoprene shock absorbers tuned to the weight of the amplifier module, and steel spikes to anchor the suspension frame to ground.

Genesis Reference Amplifier Editions

  • Reference Stereo Amplifier Mark II (360w @4Ω) XLR or RCA
  • Reference Monoblock Amplifiers (720w @4Ω) XLR or RCA
  • Reference Monoblock Amplifiers (1440w @4Ω) XLR or RCA

gorgeous soundstage, luscious tones and plain emotional connectivity with the ability to drive just about any speaker ever designed. – Frederic Beudot,