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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Zanden Launches New Reference Preamplifier

    Osaka, Japan: December 20, 2016- Zanden Audio is excited to announce the launch of our new model 3000mk2 preamplifier at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    It replaces the current model 3000 preamplifier in the Classic Series and includes a number of crucial improvements. Input and output transformers have been replaced with amorphous cobalt ones. The tube rectified power supply has been completely redesigned. Zanden has also retained ALPS highest quality analog potentiometer while successfully implementing a unique motor drive system to achieve remote volume control. The model 3000mk2 includes a full function remote which controls power, volume, switching of sources, absolute or reverse polarity and a mute function.

    Be sure to visit us in the Venetian Suite 29-312 from January 5th to the 8th and experience the completely redesigned Zanden model 3000mk2. The playback system will include our model 9600mk2 mono block amplifiers and 1200mk3 phono stage. We will demonstrate an all analog playback system, including Kharma dB-9S speakers and a Grand Prix Audio Monaco turntable. You will hear how far we have closed the gap betweenlive music and recorded music.

    Zanden Audio Systems, Ltd., is a privately held company based in Osaka, Japan. It was established in 1990 by Kazutoshi Yamada for the purpose of closing the gap between live music and recorded music which he became keenly aware of as a concert coordinator for over 500 live events. Zanden is both a manufacturer of hi-end audio equipment and continues to be active in the recording of live music. Over the years their products have received numerous awards and wide acclaim for their sonic virtues. They are distributed in over 15 countries with many more local dealers.

    MODEL 3000MK2 PREAMPLIFIER FEATURES

    Inputs (pair): ​​(2) RCA, (2) XLR​​Dimensions:​398mm(W)X103mm(H)X254mm(D)​[main]

    Outputs (pair): ​​(2) RCA, (2) XLR​​​155mm(W)X165mm(H)X355mm(D)​[power]​

    Tube Compliment: ​(1) 5687, (2) 6CA4​Weight: ​9kg [main], 5.5kg [power]​

    Contact:

    Eric Pheils
    Zanden Audio Systems, Ltd.

    http://www.zandenaudio.com/

    [email protected]

    +81 (80) 5711-5884

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    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
    -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

  • #2
    For Immediate Release: December 21st, 2016
    Genesis Celebrates 25 years at the International CES

    Seattle, WA – Genesis Advanced Technologies, manufacturer of high-end luxury loudspeaker and amplifier systems will be exhibiting in the High Performance Audio Showcase at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Suite #29-233, The Venetian, Las Vegas, January 5th to 8th2017.
    “Genesis has been showing at CES since 1992 and to celebrate 25 years at CES, we bring the new Mæstro,” said Mr Gary Leonard Koh, CEO and Chief Designer of Genesis. “which is a ‘little bit better’ than the old speaker it replaced in every respect. No one big thing, but an improvement all round.”

    “Since it’s a party, we have our friends from VPI, Transfiguration, SMc Audio and Viva to help us put an excellent musical presentation together,” continued Mr. Koh. “To dispel the notion that Genesis loudspeakers need a 1,000W amplifier to drive them, I’m bringing one of my favorite amplifiers this year – the 36W single-ended triode Viva Audio Aurora. This amp is hugely musical, has gobs of tone and timbre, and grabs your attention the way a great concert does.”

    “Our only reference is live music. Our designs must not only reproduce the recording faithfully, they must recapture the essence and emotion of the original performance. With the new Aurora, the Viva team is closer than ever to this goal. With an entirely new power supply design, the Auroras achieve a sense of musical force and dynamic that is startling.” said Mr Amedeo Schembri, Chief Designer of Viva Audio.
    “With each new design, Viva sets a higher standard for musicality and fidelity to the original performance. Each time, they surprise me with something I had previously not thought possible.” said Mr Bob Clarke of Profundo USA, the importer for Viva Audio in the USA.

    “The preamplifier is the heart of the system and I’ve again borrowed from Steve McCormack his superlative SMc Audio VRE-1C. This year, he re-designed the power supply and it is again just a little bit better in every respect. I’ve used Steve’s preamp since it was launched in 2007 and every iteration has improved on the last. Every time I think that there’s no way that Steve will top his latest design, he comes out with something that knocks my socks off again…… in a good way, since what it does do best is to get out of the way and let the music through,” said Mr. Koh.
    “I always enjoy collaborating with Gary Koh and Genesis because he not only creates superb speakers, he is a true music lover. I deeply appreciate the fact that he could show with any preamp in the world, and he has chosen my VRE-1C to help show his speakers off to their best advantage. The preamp's power supply is at the heart of its performance, and this year I have created an entirely new power system. It still relies on choke-filtering to achieve the utmost sonic purity, but the chassis design, grounding topology, internal wiring, and a number of key parts are all new. This includes extensive use of Duelund silver wire and CAST silver capacitors, as well as outstanding 4-pole capacitors from Jensen. The net result is to lift the already superb sonics of the VRE-1C to even higher levels,” said Mr Steve McCormack of SMc Audio.

    “If the preamplifier is the heart of the system, the turntable must surely be the brains. When I visited Harry Weisfeld, we had a day to ‘play’ and what an opportunity it was. I got to listen to him comparing the various VPI designs, and I was just mesmerized by the VPI Vanquish. I asked, no, begged Mat Weisfeld for one to use at CES,” said Mr Koh. “I’m honored that he agreed as the Vanquish was not in VPI’s standard line-up and he had to have one custom-built for me. It wasn’t until after I received it that I realized how much bass resolution I had been leaving behind unplayed in the record. The VPI literally vanquished all the other turntables I’ve ever had in my system.”

    “Genesis and VPI share a love for music, quality products and promoting great American Hi-Fi. Both companies have made great music through our shared distribution. Now we will make a statement at CES by bringing our best of the best to the table (literally and figuratively). We couldn’t be happier to have a Vanquish (or Avenger Direct) to unite with the world class work of Gary Koh,” said Mr Mat Weisfeld, CEO of VPI Industries.
    “At the risk of sounding like a cliché, if the turntable is the brains of a system, then the cartridge must be the eyes! And performing the duties of extracting the music from the grooves, we have the very first Transfiguration Proteus Diamond with a solid diamond cantilever in the USA. I have been using cartridges with gemstone cantilevers for many, many years but I haven’t seen a diamond cantilever for a while. When Bob told me that this was better than the standard Proteus I’ve been using, I already knew I had to have it for CES,” said Mr Koh. “It wasn’t a little bit better, it was a whole lot better!!”

    “ ‘The World's Most Musically Natural Cartridge’ has been the tagline for Transfiguration phono cartridges for many years. With every new design, Mr. Yoshioka ensures that this remains true. Famous for ‘disappearing,’ for not imparting any sound of their own onto the recording, Transfiguration cartridges continue to extract more and more life from the groove with every new design. The new diamond Proteus is a giant leap forward in this respect. Every aspect of reproduction is improved over the latest, boron-cantilever Proteus S, which is already arguably among the top cartridges in the world. The diamond cantilever helps the cartridge disappear even more, leaving only the explosive dynamics, the pitch-perfect articulate bass, and famous, lifelike midrange that fills the room with those elusive clues that say: ‘This is musical life, as I've only heard at a live concert.’ ” said Mr Clarke.

    “Gary has really assembled his ‘dream team’ for this CES. It shows off the musicality and transparency of the Mæstros very well as I could hear every change he made to the system when he was setting it up to run-in for the show,” said Ms Carolyn Koh, COO of Genesis. “We’ll definitely enjoy the show as he has also picked a great selection of music to play. Not just demo music, real musical gems!”

    About Genesis Advanced Technologies
    Genesis Advanced Technologies is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-end, luxury and reference loudspeaker systems, amplifiers and accessories with a commitment to absolute fidelity® in product, performance, and service. The hallmarks of the “Genesis sound” are a huge family-friendly sweet-spot, top-to-bottom harmonic and rhythmic coherence, and believable “you-are-there” imaging and soundstage.

    With a 40-year technology legacy, Genesis loudspeakers are often referred to as the “world’s best” when it comes to high-frequency clarity and bass extension. Going beyond high fidelity to absolute fidelity, Genesis loudspeaker systems deliver a frequency range from 18Hz to 40kHz using ribbon tweeters and proprietary solid metal-cone servo-controlled and powered woofers.
    For more information please contact: Genesis Advanced Technologies • 654 S Lucile St • Seattle, WA 98108 • voice: 206-762-8383[email protected]www.genesisloudspeakers.com
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    -- Carolyn Koh Vice President & COO Genesis Advanced Technologies, Inc. Tel: (206) 762-8383 http://www.genesisloudspeakers.com Click image for larger version

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    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
    -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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    • #3
      I'm glad Gary is still making a variant of the Genesis V (Maestro?). I really enjoyed the previous iteration and this one appears to retain much of Arnie's original design brief. I hope its a smash hit for him.
      TechDAS | Graham Eng | ZYX | Boulder | Magico

      "Listening to Analogue music is an act of rebellion in a digital gulag" - Simon Yorke

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

        Zanden Launches New Reference Preamplifier

        Osaka, Japan: December 20, 2016- Zanden Audio is excited to announce the launch of our new model 3000mk2 preamplifier at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

        It replaces the current model 3000 preamplifier in the Classic Series and includes a number of crucial improvements. Input and output transformers have been replaced with amorphous cobalt ones. The tube rectified power supply has been completely redesigned. Zanden has also retained ALPS highest quality analog potentiometer while successfully implementing a unique motor drive system to achieve remote volume control. The model 3000mk2 includes a full function remote which controls power, volume, switching of sources, absolute or reverse polarity and a mute function.

        Be sure to visit us in the Venetian Suite 29-312 from January 5th to the 8th and experience the completely redesigned Zanden model 3000mk2. The playback system will include our model 9600mk2 mono block amplifiers and 1200mk3 phono stage. We will demonstrate an all analog playback system, including Kharma dB-9S speakers and a Grand Prix Audio Monaco turntable. You will hear how far we have closed the gap betweenlive music and recorded music.

        Zanden Audio Systems, Ltd., is a privately held company based in Osaka, Japan. It was established in 1990 by Kazutoshi Yamada for the purpose of closing the gap between live music and recorded music which he became keenly aware of as a concert coordinator for over 500 live events. Zanden is both a manufacturer of hi-end audio equipment and continues to be active in the recording of live music. Over the years their products have received numerous awards and wide acclaim for their sonic virtues. They are distributed in over 15 countries with many more local dealers.

        MODEL 3000MK2 PREAMPLIFIER FEATURES

        Inputs (pair): ​​(2) RCA, (2) XLR​​Dimensions:​398mm(W)X103mm(H)X254mm(D)​[main]

        Outputs (pair): ​​(2) RCA, (2) XLR​​​155mm(W)X165mm(H)X355mm(D)​[power]​

        Tube Compliment: ​(1) 5687, (2) 6CA4​Weight: ​9kg [main], 5.5kg [power]​

        Contact:

        Eric Pheils
        Zanden Audio Systems, Ltd

        ###
        Funny thing. Zanden announced model 3000 Mk2 line stage a year ago. Hope we'll see it (in production) this year...
        http://www.theaudiobeat.com/ces2016/ces2016_zanden.htm
        Source: Kuzma XL DC/4Point 14 inch/CAR60; Phono: Zanden 1200 Signature; Tuner: Magnum Dynalab MD-108T Signature; Line Stage: Zanden 3000 Mk2; Power amp: Lamm 1.2 Reference; Speakers: AlsyVox Botticelli; Grounding: Tripoint Troy Elite NG; Cable system: Cardas Clear Beyond; Stands: Finite Elemente Master Reference & Master Reference Heavy Duty; Power strip: Cardas Nautilus; Power filter: P.I Audo: BUSS Depot; Acoustics treatment: Svanå Miljöteknik AB (SMT);

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        • #5
          Moon by Simaudio - 888 Mono Power Amplifier
          Was checking out the Moon by Simaudio site, and and discovered they are releasing 888 watt mono amplifiers at CES.
          If you are interested and have $118,888 for a pair. There is limited information currently on the Simaudio site, or more information can be found here http://news.sys-con.com/node/3981593

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          • MylesBAstor
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            Thanks! I'm usually on Lionel's email blast. Maybe they didn't send one out this year.

        • #6
          Interesting that there wasn't a single post about CES written during or after CES...

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