As Bill Shakespeare said, All the world’s a stage. And at The Century House, we take great pleasure in helping to make your own personal set design – your home – look and feel beautiful. We also think your musical score should be equally exquisite. Check out these options.
Stop by one of our stores, and chances are you’ll find a Geneva powering The Century House soundtrack. These systems sound as gorgeous as they look, making them a staff favorite. As features go, we especially like the Geneva’s 3.5 mm plug for external audio input. That’s audio geek talk for connect your computer, MP3, TV and/or wireless music receiver, put your feet up and enjoy. Finishes include a handsome walnut, and piano-lacquered red, black or white. Small, Medium, Large and Extra-Large models ensure that you’ll find a perfect fit for your space. Other features: CD player (available on Model L and XL) and FM radio with six presets.
And for the pocket-protector set, here’s your fix: Sound specs and wattage increase with each model, from the Small — two full-range 3” drivers, two bass ports and two Class D digital amplifiers – to the dorm-fridge-sized XL – two 1” tweeters, two full-range 5.25” woofers, two 8” subwoofers and six 100-watt digital amplifiers.
Tivoli table top radios fall into the realm of diamonds, chocolate truffles and The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (His Purple Majesty is 5’-2”!) – tiny and mighty. We’re especially impressed with the powerful punch delivered by Tivoli’s Model 10. Though less than 8 inches high and just 4.5 inches wide, the Model 10 packs a state-of-the-art digital tuner and a 3-inch heavy magnet full range driver that absolutely fills the room with Tivoli’s famously delicious sound. Its digital interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. Translation: Even I – a guy challenged by his kid’s Etch-a-Sketch – can make it work
Also, this unit can be expanded with a stereo speaker, CD player, iPhone, iPod or subwoofer. As usual, Tivoli delivers in the design department, too, offering a full menu of furniture-quality hardwood cabinets.
Just how great does the Sonoro Cubo radio alarm clock sound? When you wake up to music, you’ll never want to hit the “snooze” button. In fact, we’re wondering why Sonoro even bothered with the snooze feature at all. OK, we’re exaggerating – but only a little. These systems really do squeeze a lot of sound into a small package (8.3”x5.3”x9.4”). The Cubo is bursting with features, too: CD player, AM/FM with six presets, plus you can connect your iPod, MP3 player, computer or mobile via its AUX-IN. Color choices are equally impressive: black, white, red, silver, yellow, green, pink, cherry, walnut and maple.
Next time, look for our thoughts on the Parrot Wireless Audio System designed by Philippe Starck.