Simplicity Sounds Better
Geneva Sound Systems are designed and engineered for simplicity, style – and, most importantly, great sound. They project a “striking” (Sound & Vision) stereo image with their patented technology. No matter where the listener is in the room, the Geneva system projects a solid three-dimensional sound image that is high, wide, and deep. “Even when I am seated approximately 70 degrees off-axis to the unit, it delivers an expansive soundstage and terrific stereo separation,” says The Robb Report.
Geneva Sound Systems project a stereo image in a more uniform manner throughout the whole room, thus avoiding the process of determining an optimal sweet spot. Wherever the listener is in the room, with Geneva Sound System, the distance to the right and to the left speaker is the same, thus maintaining a good stereo image throughout a room.
Geneva Sound Systems allow the listener to get up and move around the room, to enjoy a system that is easy to use and versatile. Geneva Sound Systems are a family of products, with different sizes and finishing options, which fit into your room design and your lifestyle. Unlike the constraints of conventional stereo, Geneva Sound Systems don’t require you to rearrange your life around your sound system.
Conventional Hi-Fi has a defined position, or “sweet-spot,” where the sound is optimal for the listener. This position is where the listener has the same distance to the left and to the right speaker. Set-up guides often include diagrams, illustrating how speakers have to be placed precisely in order to create a stereo sound image. They even provide mathematical formulae for measuring precisely where various parts of the system should be relative to walls and ceilings, all to create the stereo “sweet spot” at the axis of an imaginary triangle.
However, many conventional Hi-Fi owners, even with the most expensive gear, often don’t hear proper stereo imaging because they usually hear it “off-axis.” Even if they obey the placement formulae and completely rearrange the room to optimize the listening position, they are off-axis the moment they get up and move around in the room.
But today, not everyone is content to sit tight in one place in obedience to a preordained music-listening ritual.
Geneva Sound Systems are deceptively simple on the outside. But inside, they are filled with advanced technology. The Swiss engineers fuse many functions into a single cabinet. They use advanced electronics, patented acoustics, the best amplifiers, speakers, tuners, and components. They offer up to 600 watts of pure digital amplification in one piano-lacquered wooden cabinet. These distortion-proof enclosures contain a seamless integration of digital amplifier, digital crossovers, high quality drivers, media players, and power supply. The larger drivers are encased in their own chambers, “the kind of high-end construction that entails both forethought and expense,” says Home Theater magazine.
The entire system is carefully calibrated and tuned for optimal sound performance with a truly wide frequency range, with lows as low as 35 Hz and highs up to 22,000 Hz (+-2dB) for Model XL. Their incredible dynamic range is why Geneva Sound Systems are compared to multi-component systems costing many times more.
Along with style, simplicity and sophistication, Metropolis magazine, a voice for product designers and architects, singled out Geneva for sustainability – placing it first on a list of the most eco-conscious new products for its energy efficiency and all-in-one reduction of waste in manufacturing, packaging, and shipping.
Geneva cabinetry is high quality furniture. The wood cabinets are made by hand. Each one takes more than a week to complete. The woodworkers and painters take hundreds of steps, with meticulous attention to detail.
The genuine American walnut veneer is hand-sanded. The lacquer is applied by hand. There are up to eight layers of high-grade piano lacquer applied to each gloss finish. It’s why WIRED magazine hailed Geneva on its debut as “a Steinway” giving the iPod generation quality and sound on the scale of a grand piano.
The wood cabinets are hand-buffed. Each one is hand-polished. It’s a dedication to innovation and quality craftsmanship, so Geneva products will be enjoyed for years to come.