The Genesis® Forte is the latest iteration of the hybrid line-source/point-source loudspeaker from Genesis.
The high frequency wings are dipole line-sources. That means that there is minimal vertical dispersion, and horizontal cancellation in the plane of the drivers. The result is minimal floor and ceiling “bounce” and very much reduced side-wall reflections, resulting in solidly pin-point imaging, and a wide and spacious soundstage. The vertical spectral content of music is virtually the same throughout the length of the line source. Hence, the seating height does not matter with this speaker; unlike point source speakers where it is important for the ears to be aligned in relationship with the tweeter. The change in loudness is also much less over a small change in distance. Thusly, the listening “sweet spot” is also hugely extended, which means no more listening alone, and no more having to sit in only one position to best enjoy your music.
Servo-Controlled Bass Amplifiers:
The Genesis Forte features an integrated Servo-Controlled Bass Amplifier built into the woofer cabinet. 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. A new design with dual servos and dual amplifier modules (one for each woofer) with zero propagation delay and higher current capability are used.
The Genesis acoustic suspension system isolates Genesis products from floor or structure borne vibrations. Designed like the suspension system of a race car, the acoustic suspension is made of a High Molecular Weight Acrylic suspension frame, neoprene shock absorbers tuned to the weight of the product, and steel spikes to anchor the suspension frame to ground.
The Genesis Quartet provides the dedicated audiophile with ample means to adjust the sonic presentation: a tweeter pot tailors the high frequencies for different room environments; and in the servo-controlled bass amplifier, gain, low-pass filter, high-pass filter and phase adjustments affords ability to adjust the bass to match the listening room. A unique midrange switch allows for adjustment of soundstage height for personal preference. Some of us prefer the orchestra seats in a concert hall, others prefer the circle seats: the Genesis Quartet allows you to pick your favorite.