Submitted January 17, 2020 by T F in Jacksonville, FL
"Great idea - Great Price - Terrible Execution. Gemini you are dead to me now ..."
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I was really excited to use this for a flashy, loud, boomy, party speaker to use and abuse for the kids or when we have parties like SuperBowl (instead of setting up my expensive, serious, HEAVY DJ gear) - I LOVED Gemini back in the day for their DJ mixers and that legacy relationship of trust is why I bought this instead of something a little more expensive .... well the old axiom "you get what you pay for" is still alive in 2020.Firstly zZounds is great and I got the FIRST one within a couple days. Right off the bat I noticed when you turn the power off, regardless of the volume settings, the tweeter would pop about 3-4secs after flipping the switch. Nothing terrible but without knowing the product, it could have been indicative of an amp situation that would eventually kill the tweeter. I emailed Gemini support for guidance and they said "it shouldn't be a problem but feel free to RMA if you don't want to risk it" ... not wanting to chance it, I RMA'd through zZounds who were more than happy to exchange. The replacement came and I tested it immediately by powering it on and off = same tweeter pop. I figured for this price point, Gemini must be cutting corners on their amp design so I decided to live with it. The day the replacement came was also the day we got our Christmas tree which displaced all the living room stereo equipment so the Gemini sat unplugged for about 3 weeks. 2 days ago I plugged it into the wall to actually use it for the first time and connected it to my turntable via bluetooth and only the tweeter passed sound - the woofer was dead. I then tried the built in FM and same thing.I contacted zZounds and they were more than happy to initiate a refund which I am currently waiting on a packing label for. I will not be buying another Gemini brand product in the near future (if at all ever) and I already have my sights set on a similar product for a similar price from a different manufacturer to fill the void Gemini left.
Podcasting, Broadcasting, DJing, some digital music creating
EDM, Techno, Disco
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