Information sheet. Genki product information – English. Manuals. Genki User Manual – English · Genki User Manual – French · Genki User Manual – German. This superb LINN Genki CD Player has come to us via a part exchange and comes with a 3 month warranty. It has been tested and is in full working order. You have to look hard to spot the difference between the upscale Ikemi reviewed on the previous pages and the Genki. From the front there is only one giveaway.

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Interestingly, the Genki has a half-inch height plastic cd tray mechanism with a terribly shallow ditch for the CD compared to my CAL Deltawhile the Ikemi has a thin, solid-metal cd tray like that of the Madrigal players. In the gennki ways, yes.

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After all, moderately high-end equipment has to look and sound good, all while matching its multi-staged brethren. Linn interconnects from Genki package Interconnects to speakers: Gen,i Linn makes it clear it doesn’t much believe in balanced cabling, though customers buying very expensive gear expect to have it. In general, there is a gentle but unadorned quality to music made by the Ikemi. Home Audio Equipment Review.

As I noted earlier in the year about the Majik integrated amp: The Genki also came with a quite large system remote to control all Linn components, and their own set of Linn interconnects, which was used throughout the listening session.

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LINN Genki CD Players

If you like what you see in these sample articles, get all of UHF by subscribing. HDCD as well as the progression of recording techniques — and recording companies paying closer attention to sound quality — have helped produce CDs that generally sound better than those of just a few years ago. I’d be inclined to think that a significant power source and output can be put in such a small little one-box cd player. Finally, the Genki has two pairs of output jacks marked “variable output. Additionally, sleep mode activates while listening to a CD, removing the track information from the display.


Moreover, things seemed to be best described as “veiled” In all other respects, operating the Genki is just like operating the Ikemi.

Down low, the No. Materials feel like decent quality plastic, though the buttons don’t have much tactile feedback, and the top cover could be more solid.

Most of the time I was using this cd player’s volume range in the upper 70’s and 80’s out ofI thinkand this cdp really sounded strained.

However, without a standby, one needs to toggle the power physically at the player if you want to take advantage of these options the autoplay feature does not pertain to insertion.

The LP12 design is sound and sounds great, so why mess with success?

gsnki The two areas where the Genki’s analytical nature show are in the string rendering and decay. The Ikemi does bass in a more powerful manner and handles images in about the same way.

I suppose that this sort of thing encourages one to purchase all their audio or theater components from one company. The slim CD drawer is milled from solid aluminum and is the only visible part of the proprietary CD mechanism. Taking a closer look at genoi fascia, a collection of rectangular and small circular buttons is aligned under the LCD panel, with the disc tray centered on the right side of the player. Why put gekni volume control on a cd player if it can’t be really used as linnn linestage without feeling congested?

This kind of vibrant layering stimulates one’s listening energy and prevents one from falling asleep due to muddy or thin reproduction. Jacksonville, Florida Phone: The Genki turned in an admirable performance on this album, and at times, I even felt that the source recording was the limiting factor in quality. The new Linn Ikemi and Genki are the company’s two new cd players just released a few months ago, replacing the older Karik and Mimik.

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Tonal separation raises its hand here, clearly wanting to be in a class of its own. The tray got the job done, but didn’t have much smoothness — to me, this is a perfectly good tenki, as I don’t really believe the manner or speed at which a CD travels into the player affects the sonic characteristics once the CD is spinning inside.


Midway through the song, a flute wafts in with some blurred hesitation, though I was impressed by the reproduction of the flute player’s breath and warbling. Listening The Genki immediately impresses with its expertise at setting an expansive lnin.

Linn is well known for their extremely high-end components that each cost about as much as a family sedan or a year of college tuition. The next thing I noticed after extended listening was the incredible note decay that the Genki offers. You’ll find numerous cabling opinions on audiophile web sites — enough to match the endless number of people making them.

Rhythmically, the player keeps pace with the music — breathlessly quick at times and expressively deliberate at others.

However, it just did NOT swing; compared to some other cd players we’ve heard my friend was with mehe said to me, “You know, this Genki sounds like we lin went back from tubes to solid state Perhaps it is the higher cost of production and engineering or the lack of average Joe customers, but Linn won’t be mistaken for Apple user interfaces anytime soon.

It really sounded like the Genki was having trouble resolving everything and presenting each part of the music in its own layer, and instead, mushed everything together to the point where you just felt like it was meant to be played as background music in some bedroom system. The vocals here tend to be on the raspy side, but having heard this many times, I believe it to be in the recording.

From the front there is only one giveaway other than the name: And it is one of very few differences between the two players. The keyboard, strings, bass, guitar, and various percussion instruments reside gracefully on the same street, and pretty much in that order from left to right.