Geneva’s globe on a pole might look like designer furniture, but it also aims to cut the sonic mustard
Being un-square is good, and being a single unit that’s a doddle to accommodate – whether on a sideboard or, as here, it’s dedicated £149 single-column stand – takes us back to the days of mono when having to fi nd the room for two loudspeakers was an inconvenience yet to come. Not that the AeroSphère Large is mono, of course. It isn’t even stereo in the conventional sense. As you might well imagine, pulling a quart-sized soundstage out of a pint-sized pot requires a degree of trickery and psycho acoustic manipulation. Geneva calls its sonic shtick “embracing sound”, a proprietary application of DSP designed to give a broad, deep, three-dimensional soundfi eld that comfortably defi es the physical boundaries of a slightly fl attened orb measuring just 40cm between its equatorial extremities, with good results over a wide listening area rather than a specifi c sweet spot.