Ever since I've been in this hobby there have been some brands out there which have always intrigued me. Being lucky enough to experience some excellent brands over the years has been an absolute pleasure but there was still one that I hadn't tried up til now. I've been following Gordon Taylor's work at Genesis and The Amp Doctor Ltd and have had the chance to interact with him a few times and he's been really helpful on multiple occasions.
P.S Thanks to my friend who was kind enough to let me borrow his amp.
Genesis Profile Ultra
550 wrms @ 4 ohms
1000 wrms @ 2 ohms
For a monoblock which is this powerful and produced back in 2005 this is a really compact amplifier and since it hasn't shown any extreme signs of aging shows the craftsmanship that has gone behind it which has withstood the test of time.
The moment I turned it on I started to notice how different this amplifier was from a lot of monoblocks that I have used over the years. I paired it with a Audiofrog gb12d4 in a ported enclosure, the thing I noticed right away was that this amplifier made the sub blend better with the front stage and it was more transparent, I had to turn the subwoofer channel off just to be sure it was still running. Tracks with bass guitars became much more refined and detailed along with a great extension on the lower notes with accuracy rather than exaggerated punchiness that most amplifiers exhibit.
This is a great amplifier that can be found in a lower budget these days and I think it still holds up really well against the competition in the category where it lies maybe even punching above it's weight. I never found it to run out of juice or become overbearing. What I will say though is it's not for everyone since this is a accurate amplifier it won't exaggerate the bass notes and give that extra punch that some people like but if you are looking for an amp that produces an accurate sound this is the way to go.
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