Loaners: ETA Genesis and Genesis P

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  1. E_Schaaf

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    PRIMER:

    https://www.superbestaudiofriends.o...ne-intro-discussion-thread-3dp-version.10517/

    IMPRESSIONS:

    https://www.superbestaudiofriends.o...sis-g-p-impressions-thread.10892/#post-345657

    We're running two main tours. Each includes two headphones, ETA Genesis and Genesis P (AKA Gen and GenP), one Senn headband, one cable, alternate flat pads for Gen. Everything you need to plug and play. All tours launch (and roster settled) by 4/19/2021.

    GenP is identical to the standard Gen, but features modified Peerless 50mm low-impedance drivers and pads with additional perforations that we're offering at a reduced cost and building continuously as opposed to small batches like with the standard Gen.

    Terms: USA48 Friends only, contributors by discretion of ETA staff, max one week per person (shorter is preferred), impressions of both headphones posted in the thread at the beginning of this post. Normal SBAF shipping requirements, but USPS Priority Mail is allowed. There is no cap on the number of Friends allowed to join though preference may be shown to those with a long track record of meaningful impressions.

    The roster will be organized by geographical area with priority to those on the ETA build inquiry queue (if this is you, you know who you are). You may be shuffled after your name is put on the tour list. The roster is split into Eastern and Western US, with Texas as the cutoff for ‘West’.

    Note - While we encourage pad rolling with Gen, please do not use flat pads on GenP (there’s no front driver grill [yet] so it’s best if the pads stay on the whole time). Please do not poke at GenP’s hairscreens. Do not move or remove anything behind the Gen driver. Do not move Gen’s vent plugs. In the unlikely event that anything on either headphone gets dislocated, DM me for instructions on proper reassembly. For best performance, place your ear forward and upward within the pad ear cavity, with the headband angled slightly forward on your head.

    If you dislike bass or enjoy peaky or bright treble, do not sign up. GenP will show increased bass with even medium-OI amps (10 ohms+), it is very reactive. Just for the sake of amp pairings. Gen is 300 ohms and about as efficient as Senn 600 series.

    If you have already purchased the standard Gen but want to demo GenP we have another pair circulating right now and I’ll keep its current whereabouts updated below though there will be no formal schedule (it can bounce around on an as-needed basis and we may be open to one-off demos).

    If you’re in Canada, DM me and we can figure something out though it may take some time to squeeze additional Canada loaner pairs into the current production schedule.

    East USA (both pairs)
    @ChaChaRealSmooth / @insidious meme / @penguins
    @Azimuth (TN)
    (returned to base for 1.1 revision)
    @thegunner100 (NY)
    @Mystic (MO)
    @Jinxy245 (NY)
    @Pharmaboy (NY handoff)
    non-SBAF member Daniel (discord, IL)
    @HotRatSalad (NH)
    @zonto (MA)
    @ergopower (PA)
    @dasman66 (PA)
    @Ryu (MD)

    West USA (both pairs)
    @Jh4db536
    @Gazny (CA)
    @Philimon (OR)
    @elwappo99 (CA)
    (returned to base for 1.1 revision)
    @Bill-P (CA)
    @pure5152 (CA)
    @Phantaminum (TX)
    @Syzygy (TX)
    @crenca (NM)
    @Inoculator (WA)
    @scblock (CO)
    @loadexfa (CA)

    @rhythmdevils (CA)
    @foo_me (CA)

    GenP Only
    @tommytakis (CA)
    @dematted (NY)
    @dubharmonic (IL)
    @gaspasser (MD)
    non-SBAF member (IL)
    @Ksorota (MA)
    (reached end of roster)

    Update on ESX loaners:

    ESX900 (Rosewood 1/4" Hardwired)
    @gaspasser (MD)
    @dematted (NY)
    @dubharmonic (IL)
    non-SBAF member (IL)
    Tuning Revision (CA)
    @Ksorota (MA)
    (reached end of roster)

    ESX900 (Ebony 4-pin XLR Hardwired)
    @pure5152 (CA)
    @Jinxy245 (NY)
    @Azimuth (TN)
    -> Tuning Revision (CA)
    @Vtory (PA)
    @Syzygy (TX)
    non-SBAF member
    (reached end of roster)

    Thanks everyone! Looking forward to things finally coming to fruition.
     
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  2. Vtory

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    Awesome. Thanks!

    Btw could you please add me to the gen-p list? That one could be also interesting (probably higher chance if I ended up buying one).
    Turns out I read the op wrongly. Disregard.
     
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    The main tours include both Gen and GenP!
     
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    I'm in New Mexico and would like to join, but will defer to more experienced reviewers if tour overflows...
     
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    Sign me up...even if I have issues of very slamming headphones at times. However...always good to hear what you are cooking in the pot EV.

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    Note: Pick the headphone you think I might like if I want bass but not overwhelming.
     
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    Bass lover and peaky treble hater here, definitely want to get ears on this. Sign me up, thanks for doing this ETA crew. Been awhile since I was this excited for a new headphone in the market.

    Located in MO.
     
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    Contributor humbly requesting a spot in this loaner, in WA. Really hoping to avoid another Focal purchase after hearing these. :)
     
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    Updated OP with ESX900 loaner roster (also 2 pairs in circulation). Anyone who was on the old roster I can squeeze into one of these two pairs or might have a third pair soon in circulation as well. If I forgot you, I dearly apologize and will rectify the schedule if I can, kudos to @ChaChaRealSmooth for often juggling loaners, this is madness with 5 going on at once!
     
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    I'd also like to hear the Gens if possible.

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