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K&Q Sound Genesis Model 1

K&O Model 1 back

K&O Model 1 back


  • Product Name: Model 1
  • Manufacturer: K&O Sound Genesis
  • Review Date: January 12, 2009 13:20
  • First Impression: Mildly Interesting


Every year there are many exhibitors who do just plain crazy things. K&Q ranks high on this list for 2009. They were displaying a rather large floor standing loudspeaker which seemed to have no low end at all. When I walked around the back, it was obvious as to why. The speakers are mounted on a long tall narrow baffle, just large enough to mount the drivers. Understand this is a box missing 4 of 6 sides. Works fine for very high frequencies, but allows the rear wave (pull) to cancel the front wave (push) almost 100%. This is the sort of basic physics most speaker designers learn in Acoustics 101.


We should mention this company makes tube amplifiers. We hope next year we could hear them on a well designed speaker, then perhaps we could offer them praise on their efforts.

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