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Geneva L Compact HiFi System with iPod Dock - Black

by Geneva
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • All in one HiFi solution.
  • Integrated ipod dock, CD and radio
  • Remote control
  • Expansive room filling sound


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 44.8 x 36.5 x 29.1 cm ; 17 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 23 Kg
  • Item model number: Model L(UK)-Black
  • ASIN: B001D2CRJ6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 23 July 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Product Description

Within a single piano-lacquered cabinet, the Model M design houses an entire music system. Simply insert a CD, select your favourite radio station or place your iPod® in the Model M's iPod dock to experience a wide and exceptionally detailed soundstage with enough power to fill all but the largest of rooms. Geneva's engineers have worked with professional musicians, music producers and the best digital audio technology to re-create a sound system that's faithful to the original recording but is also incredibly easy to live with. A patented audio algorithm, known as EmbracingSoundTM allows a multi-driver array within a single housing to reproduce the true scale and width of a stereo soundstage previously available only through separate left and right speakers. What's more Geneva's system eliminates the typically narrow listening area normally associated with conventional stereo, effectively allowing every listener the best seat in the room. Separate line level inputs enable TV audio, computers and even games consoles to be heard with equal precision and impact. Each Model L is available in stunning black, white or red lacquered finishes, and the matching remote control is a lesson in clarity and simplicity.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Style and high quality audio 10 Feb 2013
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.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Beware of the Bass 'Boom'! 14 Dec 2013
I must agree with the comments from 'Listener' 5/12/13. Having had the Geneva L for 2 months now I cannot tame the excessive bass or defeat the 'booming' sound-it is always present and becomes tiring after a short while.Geneva supply Bass and Treble control via the remote0 is the factory default.Even with the levels set to -3(Bass) and +2(Treble) the 'boom' is still noticeable.
I have not become aware of the Stereo sound offered by the 'Embracing Sound' technology installed in this model-in fact the only real occasion I have been aware of it was playing their own test CD!
What a pity as it looks absolutely stunning especially in the Bright Red colour and get favourable comments from friends-but I cannot live with it!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor 5 Dec 2013
Quite awful sound. Too bassy and muffled, hardly any detail. Poor soundstage and sound dispersion. Not a floorstander replacement at all. Get a B&O A8 intead.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top choice! 17 Aug 2011
By Matt_s
So, I'm after a dock, as I've moved out of my parents, and my flat just isn't big enough to take my stereo (the downside to 125cm tall, 25kg ea floor standers) so the decision was dock vs bookshelves. I chose the dock, as then I can put all my music onto an iPod classic, with lossless fiiles, and tbh, there isn't a huge difference in my opinion between that and cd.

Ok, the review.

I listened to various docks, but it came down the bowers and wilkins zeppelin, and the bang & olufson Beosound 8.

The zeppelin was the cheapest at £500 for the AirPlay, and it was very good, did everything you could ask, but the bass was a little uncontrolled though there was a lot if you like that kind of thing.

So for that reason, I was down the B&O or the Geneva. Both around the same price.

I actually really enjoyed the B&O but it came down to size unfortunately, so I would highly recommend this as a serious option!

The Geneva is a superb piece of, I'll go so far as to call it audiophile kit! and benefits with a CD player, AND radio! There is also an expansion slot with in the manual is "for future use".

It's not the biggest unit, but the sound is amazing! It really isn't far of full stereo quality, obviously it lacks the stereo imaging, but then your looking at docks!

The only negatives for this are, I feel a very cheap feeling dock flap. It's very wooden, and flappy. For that money I would expect something a little more solid, which opens and closes nicely, rather than clanks. Also, the remote is, quite hounestly of appalling quality for the money you pay! It's made of the cheapest plastic around.

But to me they are only very minor negatives, so do not be put off, I just felt they should be mentioned.
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