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Old 06-04-2011, 03:52 PM   #11
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It looks exactly like the new zx800

Concertone ZX800
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:44 PM   #12
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I had a problem with the display on my ZX700 Concertone. The dealer sent it back, and I just yesterday received a new Genesis replacement. The dealer told me this is there new model. Hope to get it put back in in the next couple of days.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:50 PM   #13
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It looks exactly like the new zx800

Concertone ZX800
And so it does, with the difference of saying Concertone across the top rather than Genesis.

I have my answer at this point. Now we'll have to see how it holds up.

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ChrisZazzara. Are you saying that yours says Concertone across the top? Ours says Genesis.
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No, no... Mine says Genesis as does yours. If you go to Concertone's website you will see that the very same unit is now being billed by them as the new ZX800 and it's identical to our units, with the exception of the label at the top.

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Now I understand. Thanks I will check it out. I somehow did not get a manual with mine, but Bob Fields was very quick to send a link to download one when I e-mailed him which I very much appreciate. Have you determined what advantages the new model has over the old one at this time?
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Now I understand. Thanks I will check it out. I somehow did not get a manual with mine, but Bob Fields was very quick to send a link to download one when I e-mailed him which I very much appreciate. Have you determined what advantages the new model has over the old one at this time?
Well, I know for a fact that the units that say Genesis on them will be much more reliable and sound much better than the ones that say Concertone on them.

Seriously, not having had a ZX700 or 600 before this, I can only speculate at the feature set differences. My last RV had Jensen stuff and I was underwhelmed by that in a pretty big way.

But speaking of differences, I see one biggie and that's an HDMI output on the Genesis/ZX800. That might be a hint that higher res video playback is coming in the future.

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Well, I know for a fact that the units that say Genesis on them will be much more reliable and sound much better than the ones that say Concertone on them.

Seriously, not having had a ZX700 or 600 before this, I can only speculate at the feature set differences. My last RV had Jensen stuff and I was underwhelmed by that in a pretty big way.

But speaking of differences, I see one biggie and that's an HDMI output on the Genesis/ZX800. That might be a hint that higher res video playback is coming in the future.

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What do you mean that Jensen was not the end all be all. All the experts in sound systems and defect rates say its the shiznit!

There have been a number of engineering changes along wth the addition of the HD video output AND you can stream music or make hands free calls from your phone/smartphone/iPhone/etc. Find that on some other 12V multimedia entertainment system...
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What do you mean that Jensen was not the end all be all. All the experts in sound systems and defect rates say its the shiznit!

There have been a number of engineering changes along wth the addition of the HD video output AND you can stream music or make hands free calls from your phone/smartphone/iPhone/etc. Find that on some other 12V multimedia entertainment system...
Hi Bob,

You know, after having a look around, you're right about the fact that Concertone (and Jensen to some extent) have carved themselves out a fairly exclusive nitch market in the RV Audio/Video world. I have been unable to locate any other competing brands that offer the ability to handle both surround sound decoding and hi def video output in a 12vdc package. While most of the car brands handle video and audio well, I haven't seen any that are doing real hd video output.

But, that's another topic...
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Is the Genesis 3.0 made by Concertone?

If it stopped working then chances are it is a Concertone!
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