• Atacama_Genesis_7.0
Our Verdict 
The Genesis 7.0 is an amazing performer - if you can get past the price
For 
Good looks
results in smooth, well-balanced sound
Against 
The price and some finish issues
Reviewed on
The Genesis 7.0 is Atacama’s first step into the high-end hi-fi bracket. Considerably deeper than previous designs, the four-shelf wooden Genesis has shelves that ‘float’ on isolation pads, which in turn rest on a bevelled surface cut into the modular frame. We think it’s a bit  of a head-turner, too – as it should be at the price. Premium perch delivers best performance Of all these racks, putting our kit on the Genesis 7.0 sees it produce the best sound. Everything is smooth and well-balanced, with a confident delivery that’s responsive and packed with subtlety, timing and detail. So why four stars? Despite all the pluses, we felt the internal finish and some of the fittings didn’t befit the price, while £300 per shelf is a fair whack  to pay. But if price is no problem, this is the rack for you.

The Genesis 7.0 is Atacama’s first step into the high-end hi-fi bracket.

Considerably deeper than previous designs, the four-tier wooden Genesis has shelves that ‘float’ on isolation pads, which in turn rest on a bevelled surface cut into the modular frame. 

We think it’s a bit of a head-turner, too – as it should be at the price.

Premium perch delivers best performancePutting our kit on the Genesis 7.0 sees it produce a top-notch performance.

Everything is smooth and well-balanced, with our test kit producing a confident delivery that’s responsive and packed with subtlety, timing and detail. So why four stars?

More after the break

Despite all the pluses, we felt the internal finish and some of the fittings didn’t befit the price, while £300 per shelf is a fair whack to pay. 

But if price is no problem, this is the rack for you.

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