If you don't need 2 systems, sell the one with the ProAcs, and use the money to repair the Genesis speakers.
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Buying speakers is a pain. They need to match your taste in music, then they need to be compatable with the electronics driving them, and finally the match with your room.
You seem to be very comfortable with your current setup prior to the amp failure. You have already made a substitution which you find unsatisfying.
Get over the money part of the deal, ie how much the new amps and drivers are compared to what you originally paid for the speakers. It does not matter! For whatever fee that is, you retain all that you like without wholesale system changes. Perhaps, you might like the new amps and drivers even more.
Get your speakers repaired!
BTW I really like your amplification. I recently added a VK55 to my system and I find it a better match with my speakers than the VAC amp I was using.
There is so much truth in what you said. It is so tempting to read about a component and convince yourself that is your next step up on the sonic ladder. If only it was always true! I have made the mistake with amps and speakers. As you said, one change can throw off the carefully constructed balance you (hopefully ) already have, and leave you less satisfied than you were.
I recently had some bonus money and decided that I should replace my speakers with a used pair here on Audiogon of similar design, but far more expensive build.
Within a week, I knew that I had made a mistake, and 5k and a lot of aggravation later, I am happily back with my former speakers, which I hadn't sold, and some guy in Romania is hopefully happy with my mistake.
The lesson is: don't make changes without careful consideration and ideally, an audition.
RhlJazz--I know, I should just get them repaired! Then I would have basically new updated speakers in the old cabinets, good for another 15-20 years or more. Since the system worked beautifully for so long, I know you are right. Twilo, as to what I will do with the 500's if I don't repair the one amp, I don't know. I see there is an auction for a pair on this site right now. One of the pair on auction has a big divot out of the base. From that pair and my pair somebody could have a perfect pair!
I am still just thinking about what to do. I doubt any new speaker will be as satisfying for me and my music preferences, room, other equipment etc. (as you note), so I should have my speaker repaired. I will continue to ponder.
Maybe Bill Legall of Millersound might be able to help you out;I don't know if he gets into the electronics or not;but when it comes to speaker repair he is considered one of the best in the industry for repair;maybe he might have a name to pass along to you if he can not do this repair;worth a phone call; Bill at Millersound 215-412-7700.