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Hey no subs!  Since this post is fairly recent figured I'd recreate my account.  

Don't give up genesis! 

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Glad to see someone else is out there. We are a dying breed. There are still some Model 22s and 2+s available on eBay. I passed on a pair of Model 44s I would have loved; buy my wife thinks I have too many speakers as it is. Some folks get secret apartments for their lovers. I may get one for more stereo stuff.

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I still got my 320's that I rebuilt...  And kept great base for surround sound. Paired with a used paradigm 6.5' dual woofer ported  center channel speaker I am very impressed at the sound at regular volumes...  Paradigm and 2 nht  in real wood cabinets for 220 bucks in mint condition...  Old stuff really has a purpose.... And when sub 12 inch get unplugged cleaning I have a hard time figuring sub is not connected.... They really can kick base.. Until you realize the really low is missing... Chair rattling.... 

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New here, but am glad to contribute to the discussion. Picked up a pair of Genesis IIs and have been working on them. The boxes and grills are in very good shape--not perfect but more than presentable. Of course the green foam was rotted on the passive radiator. Both tweeters sound great, but the woofers were replacements--turns out they were radio shack replacements and after refoaming the PR the speakers sound awful with incorrect woofers. Am getting some new proper woofers next week, am rebuilding the crossover, and can't wait to hear them. Will keep you posted of the progress.

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Bought some replacements from vendor Avidspeakers on ebay. He said he used to work for EPI and Genesis and we've been having an ongoing conversation about the G-IIs, They just arrived and I installed them last night. Not quite the same as originals or humanspeakers. They do sound good, but since I didn't have the originals I don't know what to compare them to--but they sound way better than the RS woofers I had in there. I wouldn't mind refoaming an old pair of original drivers and am on the lookout for them. They're still in the garage until I can finish rebuilding the original rear plate and cross-over. In the meantime I'm using some custom plates I made with a 10uf Audyn cap and new Visiton inductor, new binding posts and new wire.L1150140.JPGL1150142.JPG

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Just found a pair of Genesis 7 speakers at Goodwill for $7/pair. Amazing. Replacing my vintage Utah AS-2x with these. Amazing and a half. Who made these? When? So glad I don't need to replace the surrounds. Though I could if I had too. Done it before. I haven't been this psyched about speakers since I bought a pair of Cewin Vega se200's back in 1989.  These sound so much better than those.  Wow.  Great hi end.  Great bass.  Great everything.  Woof!!!

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I bought a pair of Genesis Physics Model 7 bookshelf speakers back in 1990 or 1991. My large Cerwin Vega's had just blown and I was angry because I had no money to replace them. I think I paid $125, at the most. I didn't know how good they were; but I still have them and they still sound wonderful. Magical tweeters!  $7 a pair is a real stroke of luck! You can get some history (and parts) here:

http://www.humanspeakers.com/genesis/genstory.htm

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