World's biggest sound bar speaker

The GenevaSound Home Theater speaker is a combo TV stand/home theater system.

It's a speaker, no it's a TV stand! No, it's both! GenevaSound

We've tested a lot of sound bar speakers for CNET, but none as ambitious or expensive as GenevaSound's Home Theater system. It's a 2.1 channel virtual surround system with an all-digital 700-watt amplifier, seven speakers, and integrated 12-inch subwoofer.

There's also a CD player, radio, and an iPod/iPhone dock. Considering its $3,999 list price, you might expect this super-size home theater to include a Blu-ray player, or at least a DVD player, but you're on your own. Your TV can be placed on the cabinet or wall mounted.

Oh well, the GenevaSound Home Theater's dock accepts iPods or iPhones, and the system's video outputs allow you to watch videos on your TV.

Unlike most plastic sound bars this one's beautifully made; its hand-lacquered wood cabinet measures an impressive 66 inches wide, 19 inches high, and 21 inches deep. The GenevaSound Home Theater weighs 176 pounds.

About the author

Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg has also worked as a high-end audio salesman, and as a record producer. Steve currently reviews audio products for CNET and works as a freelance writer for Home Theater, Inner Fidelity, Tone Audio, and Stereophile.


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