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Geneva Sound System Model M

Powered iPod®/iPhone® speaker system with FM radio (Black)

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  • Geneva Sound System Model M

    Black (iPhone not included)

  • Geneva Sound System Model M

    Black (iPhone not included)

  • Geneva Sound System Model M

    Black - right front

  • Geneva Sound System Model M

    Black - Speaker detail

  • Geneva Sound System Model M

  • Geneva Sound System Model M

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Item #: 761GNVAMB
 

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by Ralph Graves

The Geneva Sound System Model M is a beautifully crafted iPod speaker system that delivers beautiful sound. Its Swiss-designed hand-made cabinet is real wood, with a rich, hard piano-lacquer finish. The top opens to reveal the built-in dock for your iPod or iPhone, and controls for the system's FM radio.

High-performance sound
You'll enjoy full, detailed sound with the Model M. The system features two 4" mid/woofers to handle the mid and low frequencies, and two 1" dome tweeters to give you crystal-clear highs. Each driver has its own internal chamber and amplifier channel, for the cleanest possible sound. Two ports in the cabinet help reinforce the bass.

And if some of your music sounds better than you remember it, there's a reason. The system uses advanced signal processing to restore and improve the sound of your compressed music files.

Remote control and understated design
The Model M comes with a remote that controls the basic functions of your iPod, like play, pause, and skip. An LED display mounted behind the speaker grille shows you the system's status and radio station frequency. And the Model M features backlit, touch-sensitive controls for simple operation.

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Highlights:

  • for docking iPods and iPhones
  • compatible with iPhone and iPhone 3G
  • charges iPod while docked
  • two 4" mid/woofers and two 1" dome tweeters
  • bass-reflex (ported) cabinet
  • four Class D amplifiers — one for each driver
  • EmbracingSound™ technology to restore and improve the sound of compressed music files
  • frequency response: 47- 20,000 Hz
  • digital FM tuner with 6 station presets
  • digital clock with alarm
  • red LED display behind speaker grille
  • hardwood cabinet with piano lacquer finish
  • minijack auxiliary input (cable included)
  • backlit, touch-sensitive controls
  • remote control
  • AC power adapter
  • 14-3/8"W x 7-7/8"H x 9-7/8"D
  • weight: 16 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • iPod speaker dock
  • 6' AC power cord
  • Remote control (with installed 3V CR2032 lithium battery)
  • iPhone dock insert
  • Telescoping FM antenna
  • 44" Stereo minijack audio cable
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Warning!/Important! note

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Features

Overview: The Geneva Sound System Model M is a bookshelf sized stereo system crafted in a single cabinet made out of piano lacquered wood. The compact system houses two (left & right) separate Hi-Fi speakers and uses patented technology to deliver true stereo imaging. Driven by a powerful digital amplifier, it delivers exceptional audio performance for compact stereo system. Many functions are integrated into one compact cabinet -  an iPod/iPhone dock, a digital radio tuner with presets, and a line-in (3.5mm) jack.

Table-Top Design: This Geneva Sound System Model M comes with brushed aluminum feet with rubberized footpads and is compact in size to fit on top of your end-table, desk, dresser, nightstand, counter, or shelf.

Lacquer Cabinet: The Geneva Sound System Model M features a piano lacquered wood cabinet that is available in white, black, and red finishes.

High Fidelity Sound: The Geneva Sound System Model M offers high fidelity stereo sound using a 2-way speakers powered by discrete digital amplifiers, with digital signal processing and tone control. The system has a frequency range of 47 Hz to 20,000 Hz (-3 dB).

  • Digital Amplifiers: The Geneva Sound System Model M is equipped with 4 powerful Class-D digital amplifiers that are extremely efficient with low-power consumption. Each of the system's drivers are individually powered.
  • 2-Way Speaker Design: The Geneva Sound System Model M features a 2-way speaker system. The unit is equipped with two 1" tweeters and two 4" woofers for dynamic highs and rich lows.
  • Bass Reflex Enclosure: The Geneva Sound System Model M employs a bass-reflex enclosure with two bass ports for powerful bass. Each 2-way speaker is individually chambered inside the cabinet for accurate acoustics.
  • EmbracingSound: By using the patent pending "Embracing Sound" Technology, the stereo sweet spot is larger than in a conventional two-speaker setup.
  • Bass & Treble Control: You can independently adjust the unit's bass (100 Hz) and treble (6 kHz) from -6 to +6 dB.

iPod/iPhone Dock: The Geneva Sound System Model M features an integrated, top-mounted iPod Universal Dock for iPod and iPhone. The integrated iPod dock is hidden below a folding door to prevent against damage and dust when not in use. The Model M provides audio playback, menu navigation, and charging of your iPod/iPhone while docked. Your iPod or iPhone can be controlled with the included remote or with the unit's touch-sensitive buttons. The touchpanel also offers a scroll wheel, so your connected iPod/iPhone can be browsed similar to using the iPod's clickwheel. This unit does not offer iPod/iPhone information display. Your docked iPod or iPhone will remain fully functional so you can view your iPod or iPhone content from its own display screen. The Model M is "Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (July 2011).

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Out Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th N/A N N N N N N N
mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N
2nd N/A N N N N N N N
video 5th 1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
6th 1.0 PC Y N Y Y N N Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
4th 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
3G 3.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
3GS 3.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
4 4.2.7 Y N Y Y N N Y

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.

FM Radio: The Geneva Sound System Model M is equipped with a built-in FM radio with digital tuner and 6 presets. The unit features a telescoping FM antenna.

Note: This unit features a PAL antenna input. You will need the Geneva Antenna adapter (761ANTADP, sold separately) to connect another manufacture's antenna.

Auxiliary Input: The unit features a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting external audio sources, such as an MP3 player or your PC.

Note: If an iPod is docked and playing, the iPod sound and the auxiliary input's external audio will be mixed.

Remote Control: The Geneva Sound System Model M includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the unit. It will control all functions of the system, including iPod/iPhone control.

LED Display: The Model M has a LED display (red) visible under the front grille showing clock settings and audio input.

Alarm Clock: The Geneva Sound System Model M features a built-in clock with programmable alarm. The alarm will use the latest source mode and audio setting (if the audio level is too low, an internal beep tone is activated). While the alarm is active, touch whatever key of the touch panel to "snooze" the alarm for ten minutes. To acknowledge the alarm push any key on the remote control. Without acknowledgement, the unit will automatically go to stand-by mode after playing for 20 minutes.

Note: The unit can bridge a power loss for up to one hour and keep the exact time, and in case of no audio source, a built-in beeper will be activated.

Power Supply: The Geneva Sound System Model M operates off of standard household AC current using the supplied AC power adapter.

 
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I Heard It on the M

Written By DGB, pittsburgh, pa on Saturday, February 11, 2012
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Very nice unit. Doesn't quite project the sound like I was expecting but all in all very crisp quality sound with solid bass representation.
Pros:
Clear and crisp. Pleasant trebles Good bass. Simple, compact design and operation.
Cons:
Sound is not "huge", but maybe it shouldn't be. Plugs for more external devices would have been a nice touch. Aesthetically pleasing except for old-time looking radio antennae.
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