I deliberated about spending £1000 on an iPod dock but realised that I'd bought several cheap docks as bedroom systems/alarm clocks (Memorex/Revo/Orbitsounds etc) and was unsatisfied. Listening to Bose, B and O and big Philips' systems just made me more frustrated. I have to state that I have a high end Bryston/PMC/Atlas Hi-Fi as my main system so proper full range sound and detail are important to me. The systems above were too congested in the mid, too bloomy and over-wrought in the bass and lostoads of detail. I went against my principles and bought the GenevaSound Model L without hearing it. I have no concerns that I made a mistake: it sounds very good indeed. Bass is a touch much for me out of the box, but you can adjust bass and treble in .5 steps up and down. Mid range is far more detailed and coherent than the others, treble not splashy yet good extension. The sound processing that Geneva do makes the music sound far more spacious and stereophonic than the box dimensions allow for alone. It goes loud (97db at 50 cms) with no break up or distortion. Importantly, it also plays quietly without much loss of scale and dynamics.
I wanted a CD player in a second system so docks like BandO (not bad), Bowers and Wilkins (good) and Bose (horrid sound) were out really and the Geneva has a good CD player and FM radio too with good signal receiving.
I bought the stand and to my eyes it looks fabulous, a great design and the glossy sheen is piano quality. It's a heavy (about 16kgs) solid, well made piece of audio kit. It's not audiophile but it's a lot closer than it has a right to be and having heard a lot of docks (I have an Arcam rCube in the kitchen) I believe this is the best sounding by a noticeable margin. It doesn't appear to work with my iPhone 4S (it seems to trigger the CD grabbing mechanism) unless it's in Flight mode but my 3GS and iPod classic are both fine. Conclusion? Love it! It's good enough for a main system.