I have the non DAB version largely due to the parlous DAB reception where I live. The FM reception is fine and the Geneva makes a fabulous radio with a full warm sound.
I auditioned the B&W Air which is a fabulous dock but at £500 is a serious amount of cash, The Arcam Cube is very good at £359 and the portability makes it very versatile. The Vita Audio R4i at £499 is again very expensive but I found sounded pretty awful compared to the B&W and Arcam - the salesman said he'd many use it for radio!!!. Now to the Geneva model S which in non DAB form is £299 and of course has a radio with 6 presets.
I found the sound to be really impressive and certainly belies its small size, build quality is first class and the autohide feature of the dock is a real show stealer. I am currently listening to it at 60% output and it easily fills a 6 x 4 metre room with a crisp, clear and musical sound.
So I am the proud owner of a Model S and I recommend you join the Geneva Sound club soon, you won't regret it.
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