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Geneva AeroSphère wireless multi-room system has optional CD/DAB/FM module

Geneva has joined the multi-room streaming market with the unusual looking AeroSphère active speaker, available in two sizes and three colours. The spherical steel and polymer design comes with a choice of red, white or black fabric covers.

The Geneva AeroSphère Small (£349) is an active mono speaker which can be paired through the AeroSphère app (available for both iOS and Android) to operate in stereo mode. It incorporates a 25mm tweeter and 10cm woofer driven by DSP (Digital Signal Processing) amplifiers.

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For £649 you can buy the Geneva AeroSphère Large, a tabletop or stand-mounted active wireless stereo speaker which measures 40cm across. It houses two 25mm tweeters, two 10cm woofers and an upward-firing 15cm subwoofer, again driven by DSP amplifiers. A dedicated stand for the AeroSphère Large costs £149.

The Geneva AeroSphère Base unit adds a CD player and DAB/FM radio

The Geneva AeroSphère Base unit adds a CD player and DAB/FM radio

Both models are equipped with wi-fi, AirPlay, DLNA and aptX Bluetooth connectivity. Using AirPlay or DLNA, multiple AeroSphère speakers can be added within a network to play music files or internet radio from PCs, smartphones and tablets via iTunes, Spotify Connect, Deezer and the like.

In addition to wireless capability, the AeroSphères also have a stereo mini-jack input for connecting analogue sources.

If you'd like to expand the system further, you can add the Geneva AeroSphère Base for £449. This is an app-controlled network device which includes a CD player and DAB+/DAB/FM radio (with presets) and a single line input.

LED indicators illuminate the Geneva logo on each AeroSphère speaker, changing colour to indicate the source and status: green for AirPlay/DLNA, blue for Bluetooth, pink for the line-in - and with the Base unit connected red for CD, light blue for DAB or FM and again pink for line-in.

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The optional stand for the AeroSphère Large costs £149

The optional stand for the AeroSphère Large costs £149
Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.