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Distinctive Stereo LLC - Genesis, VPI, Van Den Hull, Merrill Audio Event

Distinctive Stereo LLC is delighted to announce a special event featuring Gary L. Koh, Chief Designer and CEO of Genesis Advanced Technologies, to be held on Saturday, September 14th, 2019, beginning at noon. Genesis is extremely successful in the growing Asian market for high-end U.S.-made products, and Distinctive Stereo is thrilled to bring the brand home to the U.S. market.

Gary will introduce the music that influenced his designs, bringing some of his "unobtainium" stash of recordings, as well as test pressings of music of the direct-to-disc recording that he made in Bernie Grundman's Studio. For those who have never heard a direct-to-lacquer, it is as close as one can get to being a fly on the wall of a recording studio during a live session. An acetate lacquer has a limited number of plays before it deteriorates so it will be played only once - DON'T BE LATE or you will miss it. Gary will also tell us about the designs of his speakers and electronics.

Our second guest will be Mat Weisfeld, who will discuss the new HW-40 Direct Drive turntable – so named in honor of VPI’s 40th anniversary – and other exciting events on the horizon at VPI.

Last but not least, we will also be joined by Merrill Wettasinghe of Merrill Audio Technologies, who will speak about his new line of gallium nitride-based Element series of amplifiers, and other new Merrill Audio products that will soon be launched.

A partial equipment list is as follows:

- Genesis Maestro loudspeakers

- Genesis phonostage

- VPI HW-40 turntable, with a van den Hull cartridge

- Merrill Audio Christine linestage preamplifier

- Merrill Audio Element 116 monoblock amplifiers

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP either by E-mail at, or by telephone at (201) 391-1411.

Distinctive Stereo is located in a quiet suburb in northern NJ, less than 30 minutes from the George Washington Bridge.

Our address is:

808 Loretta Drive

River Vale, NJ 07675

(201) 391-1411

For those who want to take a NJ Transit train, there are a few stops nearby, and we can arrange for someone to pick you up at the station.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be an exciting event!


Larry Borden

President, Distinctive Stereo LLC

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