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Geneva introduces the Model Cinema TV soundbase

Geneva describes it rather grandly as "a lifestyle sound system bristling with options and luxury user features". Highlights include digital signal processing (DSP) technology, Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP for wireless streaming, three inputs - analogue RCA, optical and coaxial digital - and automatic volume adjustment when changing channels and during commercial breaks.

There's a stereo mini jack if you want to wire in your portable device, and on the top of the unit are touch-sensitive buttons with an LED display that automatically adjusts its brightness in low-light conditions. A remote control comes as standard.

As for sound, within the Model Cinema's cabinet are three acoustic chambers housing five drivers: four 5cm tweeter/mid units and a single 13cm woofer, each driven individually by matching Class D amplification which produces a total power output of 120W.

In addition, the Model Cinema uses Geneva's "Embracing Sound HD" technology to disperse the sound more widely around your room.

The MDF cabinet is available in matt black and white finishes, the unit weighs 9kg and measures 10x70x35cm (hxwxd). It will be available in the UK from February for £549.

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Your TV can sit on top of the Geneva Model Cinema soundbase

Your TV can sit on top of the Geneva Model Cinema soundbase
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.