Once upon a time, the AV hub of a home was a big cabinet, which housed a radio, phonograph, speakers and maybe a shelf or two to hold your 12 inch vinyl albums. New from Geneva, the GenevaSound Home Theater is something of a return to those days.

It might look like any number of AV entertainment units you see in stores, but this piano-lacquered wooden cabinet is a 2.1 speaker system with patented EmbracingSound DSP 700-Watt amplifier and seven speakers, including a 12-inch subwoofer. The speakers are individually powered and sealed, to ensure high performance.

The GenevaSound HT is also a CD player and radio, and has an integrated iPod and iPhone dock, and with its video outputs it also plays nice with your TV, videogame console and DVD or Blu-ray player.

Price and availability

The price of the Geneva HT in Australia is $5,999, and will be available in selected retailers in July 2009.

Specifications

Processor and speakers:

  • EmbracingSound 2.1 Surround DSP (Digital Signal Processor)
  • Cabinet: Hand-lacquered wood
  • Speakers: 2 x 1″ tweeters, 4 x 5 1/4″ woofers and 12″ sub-woofer (7 speakers in all)
  • Power amplifier: Digital hi-fi amplifier (Class D) with 700 (7 x 100) Watt output
  • Frequency Range: 35hZ to 20kHz (+-2dB)

Built-in Audio:

  • iPod Universal Dock: iPod (all generations) and iPhone 3G
  • CD-Player: slot-loading CD player supporting CD-Audio, CD-R/RW (MP3 files)
  • FM Radio: digital tuner with 6 presets

Connectivity:

  • 2 analog line-in RCA jacksets for external inputs
  • Digital audio line-in (S/PDIF coaxial)
  • Video out from iPod/iPhone dock

Power consumption:

  • Max.: 325W
  • Standby 0.8W

Size and weight:

  • Dimensions: 66″ W x 19″ H x 21″ D (169 cm x 48 cm x 53 cm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 80 kg

Included accessories:

  • Universal remote control
  • iPod dock adapters
  • External FM wire antenna

GenevaSound HT