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Geneva Sound System Model L

CD player/radio with iPod® and iPhone® dock (Black)

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  • Geneva Sound System Model L

    Black (iPod nano not included)

  • Geneva Sound System Model L

  • Geneva Sound System Model L

  • Geneva Sound System Model L

Item #: 761GNVASLB
 

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by Ralph Graves

The Geneva Sound System Model L houses a digital FM tuner, a slot-loading CD player and a dock for your iPod or iPhone with a hinged cover — all in a sleek, hand-made cabinet. And this handsome powered speaker system can easily fill your room with rich, natural sound.

This high-performance audio system features two 5-1/4" woofers to handle the midrange frequencies, with 1" tweeters to give you crystal-clear highs. Each driver has its own internal enclosure and amplifier channel, for the cleanest possible sound. Two ports help round out the low tones for an even fuller sound. And the system uses advanced signal processing to restore and improve the sound of your compressed music files.

The Model L comes with a remote that controls the basic functions of your iPod, such as play, pause, and skip. An LED display mounted behind the speaker grille shows you the system's operating mode, time, station frequency, and CD track number.

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Highlights:

  • for docking iPods including 160GB iPod classic, fifth generation iPod nano, third generation iPod touch
  • compatible with iPhone and iPhone 3G
  • charges iPod while docked
  • 100 watts RMS total power
  • two 5-1/4" woofers and two 1" tweeters
  • four Class D digital amplifiers — one for each driver
  • EmbracingSound™ technology to restore and improve the sound of compressed music files
  • digital FM tuner with 6 station presets
  • vertical slot-loading CD player for audio CDs and MP3 discs
  • red LED display behind speaker grille
  • minijack auxiliary input
  • remote control
  • AC power cable
  • weight: 38 lbs.
  • 17-5/8"W x 11-1/8"H x 15"D
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • iPod Dock/CD player speaker system
  • 10' AC power cord
  • Remote control (with installed 3V CR2025 lithium battery)
  • 10' Stereo RCA cable
  • 12" Minijack cable
  • FM wire antenna
  • Antenna adapter
  • 6 iPod adapter inserts (one installed)
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Sound Check CD-ROM
  • Manual
  • iPod/iPhone information sheet
  • "Warning!" note

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Features

Overview: The Geneva Sound Model L is a complete multi-function stereo system crafted in a single cabinet made out of piano lacquered wood. The Geneva Sound Model L features an integrated iPod/iPhone dock, has a built-in slot-loading CD, and an internal FM radio. It also includes two auxiliary inputs and comes with an IR wireless remote control. The system is powered by a very high-quality digital amplifier delivering 100 Watts of high-end digital stereo. It is a very versatile system that can play all genres of music very well in any room; such as your living-room, dining-room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, office, or den.

Lacquer Cabinet: The Geneva Sound System Model L features a piano lacquered wood cabinet that is available in white, black, and red finishes. The cabinet is ported for rich, powerful bass.

LED Display: The Model L has a LED display (red) visible under the front cover showing source, CD track information, and control settings.

High Fidelity Sound: The Geneva Sound System Model L offers high fidelity stereo sound with digital signal processor, bass enhancement, and EmbracingSound to enhance compressed audio.

  • Digital Amplifier: The Model L is equipped with a 25-watt x 4-channel digital (Class D) hi-fi amplifier. The unit's powerful amplifier is also award winning for energy efficiency.
  • Two-Way Speakers: Underneath the front grill are two independent two-way speakers right next to each other, with separate acoustic, ported chambers. Each speaker features a 1" tweeter and a 5.25" woofer for dynamic highs and rich lows.
  • 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.

CD Player: The Geneva Sound System Model L features a top-mounted, vertical slot-loading CD player. It supports playback of 12cm CD-Audio, CD-ROM, and CD-R/RW discs. It will also playback MP3 files recorded onto CD-R/RW and CD-ROM discs.

Note: If your MP3 disc includes multiple folders or directories, all MP3 files will be played as if they were in one large directory.

iPod/iPhone Dock: The Geneva Sound System Model L features an integrated, top-mounted iPod Dock for iPod and iPhone. When not in use, the integrated iPod/iPhone dock has a fold-down door to protect the dock's connector. The Model L provides playback, basic control, and charging of your iPod/iPhone while docked. Your iPod or iPhone can be controlled with the included remote (Basic Functions: Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Previous/Next); or from your iPod/iPhone's click-wheel or touch-screen. The Model L is "Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (April 2010).

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Display Charge
Audio Video Out Unit/Remote iPod Song  Track
dock-connector 3rd N N N N N N N
click-wheel/color-display 4th Y N Y Y N N Y
 mini 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
video 5th Y N Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB Y N Y Y N N Y
120GB Y N Y Y N N Y
160GB Y N Y Y N N Y
 nano 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd Y N Y Y N N Y
4th Y N Y Y N N Y
5th Y N Y Y N N Y
6th Y N Y Y N N Y
 touch 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd Y N Y Y N N Y
4th Y N Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G Y N Y Y N N Y
3G Y N Y Y N N Y
3GS Y N Y Y N N Y
4 Y N Y Y N N Y

Note: 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. 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 L is equipped with a built-in FM radio with digital tuner and 6 presets. The unit features an FM wire antenna.

Note: This unit features a PAL FM connector and comes with an FM antenna adapter to connect other manufacture's FM antennas.

Auxiliary Inputs: The unit features two auxiliary inputs. There is a top-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input and a bottom-panel stereo RCA auxiliary input for connecting external audio sources, such as an MP3 player and 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 L includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the unit. It will control all functions of the system, including basic iPod/iPhone control.

Note: The only controls on the actual unit are Power, Volume, and Eject.You will need to keep the remote handy, to operate this system.

Table-Top Design: This Geneva Sound System Model L comes with brushed aluminum feet with rubberized footpads to rest securely on top of your end-table, desk, dresser, nightstand, counter, or shelf.

Note: An optional aluminum floor pedestal stand (761GNVASLP, sold separately) is available for the Geneva Sound System Model L.

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

 
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Love Walnut

Written By NaturalGirl, Washington, DC on Thursday, July 21, 2011
 
So I was all ready to get a huge sound system when my boyfriend mentioned shopping for our first sound system together. Though I dreaded shopping around for some "hi-fi" monstrasity, I love him so I was willing to deal. Little did I know that he had already looked as this and just wanted to show me. It arrive and was perfect, no too big and sounds freakin amazing. We are more than pleased with this little beauty and it totally matches my love of wood furnishings. :)
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An oldie but a goodie

Written By Sandy, Jasper, Georgia on Monday, April 04, 2011
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First of all, the red color looks a lot better in person. It's actually more of a
red/maroon. The finish quality is beautiful! I also own a B&W Zeppelin iPod
speaker system. The Geneva sounds quite a bit better than the Zeppelin. It has
deeper bass and can fill a larger room with more sound. The stereo channel
seperation is far superior. I have a large CD collection and I also use my iPod
Classic. What's nice about the Geneva is that you can actually play CD's on it as
well as iPod material. Nowadays it's really hard to find a high quality speaker
system that can play CD's. By the way, this Geneva was manufactured in 2008
but it is still far superior sound wise than the 2nd generation B&W Zeppelin.
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