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Old 07-13-2014, 01:07 PM   #1
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Concertone replacement

I have a 2008 Lexington 255DS with a non-working Concertone ZX500. Has anyone replaced this with a Genesis GT3.0? If you have, did you do it youself, was it a simple plug in with the adaptor wiring plugs? Are you satisfied with the Genesis or is the same quality and support as the ZX500?
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:07 PM   #2
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Good question I would be interested in knowing as well!
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:26 PM   #3
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I went to the Concertone site and got this:

"ZX500
No Longer Available
Replace with the GT-3.0
Plug & Play Replacement?
Yes - With Wiring Harness Adapter"

Now I have to wait till I pickup my "new to me" 2008 Lexington GTS283 to find out what model is in the Lexi. Hoping it is a ZX500 because the upgrade will be one of my first mods.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:47 PM   #4
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Zx500 replacement

Please advise when you do the replacement.
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Would be nice to get some feedback from current users in the meantime. Referring to the GT-3 that is!
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:24 PM   #6
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Genesis 3.0 replacement

I just posted this under tech talk.

Just installed a GT-30, replacing an old GX500
I think the GT-30 works great. It did require an adapter plug kit from Concertone but it was plug and play. I see where other people are not fond of the Concertone (Genesis) brand but I have had no problems.
My 8 year old unit, the GX500, still works but the physical buttons are 'sticky' and the unit doesn't always respond. Using the remote the unit responds every time.
I just put the new GT-30 through a rigorous test by driving over the Denali Highway (I'm in Alaska). 125 mile of rough road and pot holes and the unit still works so I'm satisfied. We had a great camping trip . YMMV.
A few tips: 1. Use an optical audio cable from your TV to the Genesis and tell the TV to use external speakers, 2. The GX500 has a cable connection on the back and the Genesis 3 does not so you have to connect the antenna to the TV. 3. Use an HDMI cable.
Good luck!

Oh, and one more tip. The tabs on the trim piece break really easily so don't put the trim piece on the 3.0 until you are sure everything is working. I still haven't put mine on.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:02 AM   #7
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Tks for the tips
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I did the opposite, I replaced my RV2003H Concertone with a ZX400 Concertone and you can read my posts here: Replacing my RV2003H Concertone with a ZX400

Also you can see what I have to say about the retrofit cable for upgrading to the GT3.0 radio.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cinerama View Post
I just posted this under tech talk.

Just installed a GT-30, replacing an old GX500
I think the GT-30 works great. It did require an adapter plug kit from Concertone but it was plug and play. I see where other people are not fond of the Concertone (Genesis) brand but I have had no problems.
My 8 year old unit, the GX500, still works but the physical buttons are 'sticky' and the unit doesn't always respond. Using the remote the unit responds every time.
I just put the new GT-30 through a rigorous test by driving over the Denali Highway (I'm in Alaska). 125 mile of rough road and pot holes and the unit still works so I'm satisfied. We had a great camping trip . YMMV.
A few tips: 1. Use an optical audio cable from your TV to the Genesis and tell the TV to use external speakers, 2. The GX500 has a cable connection on the back and the Genesis 3 does not so you have to connect the antenna to the TV. 3. Use an HDMI cable.
Good luck!

Oh, and one more tip. The tabs on the trim piece break really easily so don't put the trim piece on the 3.0 until you are sure everything is working. I still haven't put mine on.
If you don't mind me asking, how much was the GT-30? Thanks.
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If you don't mind my saying, a new GT3.0 goes for $700, but you can get a used one from Concertone for about $350 and it's checked out by Concertone before being put up for sale. If I was to upgrade my ZX400 to the GT3.0 this is the way I would go. Here's the url for this sale: Clearance Outlet

Also here's the manual for the GT3.0 : http://www.eaa1358.com/Wildcat/Conce...0%20Manual.pdf
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