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    1. TIVOLI AUDIO Portable Audio Laboratory
    $99.99
    2. TIVOLI AUDIO KLOSS MODEL ONE AM/FM
    $159.99 list($159.88)
    3. TIVOLI AUDIO Henry-Kloss Model
    $199.99
    4. TIVOLI AUDIO Model 3 Clock Radio
    $129.99
    5. TIVOLI AUDIO PAL (Portable Audio
    $128.99
    6. TIVOLI AUDIO PAL AM/FM Radio -
    $99.99
    7. TIVOLI AUDIO KLOSS MODEL ONE AM/FM
    $79.99
    8. TIVOLI AUDIO Henry-Kloss Model
    $99.95
    9. TIVOLI AUDIO KLOSS MODEL ONE AM/FM
    10. TIVOLI AUDIO PAL AM/FM Radio -
    $129.99
    11. TIVOLI AUDIO PAL AM/FM Radio -
    12. TIVOLI AUDIO M3CTPE Dual Alarm
    $149.88
    13. TIVOLI AUDIO KLOSS MODEL ONE AM/FM
    $49.99
    14. TIVOLI AUDIO Companion Speaker
    $99.95
    15. TIVOLI AUDIO KLOSS MODEL ONE AM/FM
    $129.99
    16. TIVOLI AUDIO PAL AM/FM Radio -
    17. TIVOLI AUDIO KLOSS MODEL ONE AM/FM
    $99.99
    18. TIVOLI AUDIO KLOSS MODEL ONE AM/FM
    19. TIVOLI AUDIO KLOSS MODEL ONE AM/FM

    1. TIVOLI AUDIO Portable Audio Laboratory (iPAL) in iPOD White

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    Asin: B0002HA7OK
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 807
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    Amazon.com Review

    New electronics that resemble old electronics are all the rage these days. With a case that looks like it belongs in a mad scientist's laboratory, the Tivoli iPal is on the vanguard of retro style. In fact, the "Pal" stands for Portable Audio Laboratory-- a cheeky reference to the unit's obvious Geiger counter-inspired design. Fortunately, the iPal does more than just look cool. When paired with an MP3 player such as the iPod or with a laptop, the iPal is a versatile companion that musters much better sound than we expected from a single-speaker unit. Tivoli is known for engineering small components with surprisingly good sound, such as the Henry Kloss Model One radio. The iPal proved to be no exception.



    Its compact size makes the iPal an excellent MP3 player companion.
    Design
    While the iPal is functionally identical to Tivoli's multicolored line of Pal powered speakers (offered on Amazon.com in Electric Blue, Pearl White, Sunset Red, Basic Black, Neon Yellow and Spring Green), it's white and silver casing is designed to complement the iPod MP3 player.At 6.25 inches high and just under 4 inches wide and deep, the 3.5-pound unit is small enough to slip into a backpack, but it's a little hefty for a briefcase.

    The iPal's single rotary dial handles tuning for both AM and FM stations. Testers didn't expect to have much to say about something as mundane as a radio tuning dial, but the iPal's is truly unique. The dial is designed to move between stations at a speed that is a bit slower than the speed at which the user turns the knob. We found that this "ratio" dialing technique makes it far easier to tune stations accurately and quickly. Little touches like this really set Tivoli products apart.



    The iPal's radio tuning ratio dial is smooth and accurate.
    The tuner band selection and volume dials are easy to control, although their conical shape could make them a little pesky to operate for those with larger hands. A small LED power indicator blinks when battery juice is running low. Meanwhile, the iPal's single, 2.5" magnetically shielded driver is protected by a handsome metal speaker cover.

    The back of the unit sports a telescoping antenna that has the solid, metal construction reminiscent of older transistor radio antennae. A standard 3.5mm headphone jack is provided here, as is a 3.5mm auxiliary line in port for plugging in your iPod or other music device. A port for AC/DC power and battery charging is also present. All the ports feature handy, attached rubber plugs that keep out the elements when they're not in use.

    The base of the iPal houses a rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride battery pack that, when fully charged, delivered a respectable four hours of listening at moderate volume levels. The iPal's rechargeable batteries give it a leg up on many other portable speaker solutions; gone are the days of hauling around an armada of disposables. Tivoli claims that the battery pack does not suffer from the dreaded memory effects that afflict other types of rechargeable batteries. The batteries are environmentally friendly, too.

    Listening Pleasure
    At first, we were skeptical about the performance of a small, one-speaker unit that only offers monaural sound. The reality is that most small, portable two-speaker systems don't allow you to place the speakers very far apart anyway, and the iPal's rich, resonant sound more than made up for its lack of true stereo separation. Plus, the iPal is an elegant box with no kludgy speaker cords to fuss around with when you're entertaining on the go.

    We plugged the iPal into the kinds of audio devices folks tend to use these days-- an iPod, a laptop and a portable CD player. We came away impressed with the iPal's performance with all three. Highs were crisp and clean while mids and lows were accurate, with a fullness that surprised us. Could this kind of sound really be coming from this little box?, we asked. When we really pumped up the volume, there was noticeable distortion, but at normal to high volume levels, the iPal excelled. For casual listening, indoors or out, the iPal is a great way to let others hear that iPod library you've been slaving away to build.

    We were also pleased by the iPal's tuning accuracy. Tivoli says this is the result of the unit's automatic frequency control (AFC) technology. Whatever witchcraft is behind this tuner, we were impressed. Tivoli adds that the iPal can be used as a component tuner via the headphone out port-- not a bad idea given its quality and accuracy. --Joshua Gunn

    Pros

    • Small and portable with great rechargeable batteries
    • Simple, elegant design
    • Great sound
    Cons
    • One of the more expensive portable speaker solutions
    • Cone-shaped tuner and volume dials may be challenging for larger hands
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    Features

    • Unit Dimensions -6.25 inches high x 3.6875 inches wide x 3.875 inches deep / Weighs 2 lbs.

    2. TIVOLI AUDIO KLOSS MODEL ONE AM/FM Table Radio ( Walnut )

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006I5WK
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 554
    Average Customer Review: 4.62 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    The Tivoli Model One has been praised far and wide for its high-quality sound, small size, and cool, retro styling. We got our hands on a sample unit and came away impressed, just as many others have. Anyone who wants a compact, stylish radio with surprisingly good sound should give the Model One a look.

    Design
    In many ways, the Model One is the culminating achievement of famed audio engineer Henry Kloss's long career. Designed from the ground up by Kloss, who passed away in 2002, the radio exudes understated class and elegant simplicity. We received the Platinum Series Model One, which features a hand-lacquered, high gloss dark walnut cabinet that is simply gorgeous. According to Tivoli, the genuine wood casing isn't just for looks as it provides "an acoustically inert housing" that maximizes the speaker's sound quality. At just over 8 inches wide, 4.5 inches high, and 5.25 inches deep, the Model One is about the size of a toaster turned on its side-- plenty small to fit on a desk, dresser, or nightstand.

    The Model One's single rotary dial handles tuning for both AM and FM stations. It feels sturdy and smooth in the hand. The dial is designed to move between stations at a speed that is a bit slower than the speed at which the user turns the knob-- a 5 to 1 ratio, to be exact. This "ratio" dialing technique makes it far easier to tune stations accurately and quickly. It's a nice touch that sets the unit apart from other desktop radios.

    The tuner band selection and volume dials are easy to control. Plus, they're well designed for hands of all sizes. A small LED power indicator, as well as an LED that helps determine signal strength, are positioned between the dials. We liked the light-colored face and dark lettering printed on the Platinum Series model we reviewed; it made for easy operation in dimly-lit rooms. The Model One's single, 3" driver is protected by a handsome metal speaker cover. Tivoli adds that the speaker is enhanced by a "multi-stage frequency contouring circuit that adjusts the speaker's output over half-octave increments." The result, Tivoli claims, is "musically accurate tonal balance and bass response."

    The back of the unit features a coaxial antenna jack for the included FM antenna wire. While the Model One also has an internal FM antenna, Tivoli recommends using the supplied external one for tricky tuning in locales with a lot of stations crammed together. There's a handy switch for switching between the internal and external antennae. A standard 3.5mm headphone jack is also provided, as is a 3.5mm auxiliary line in port for plugging in your iPod or other music device. If you want to use the Model One as a component tuner-- not a bad idea given the overall quality and accuracy of the tuning circuitry-- Tivoli has provided a 3.5mm output port. The back panel also sports separate ports for AC and DC power, making the unit a great choice for boating or RV use.

    Listening Pleasure
    As with the Tivoli iPal portable speaker system, we were initially skeptical about the performance of a small, one-speaker unit that only offers monaural sound. The reality is that most small two-speaker systems don't allow you to place the speakers very far apart anyway, and the Model One's rich, resonant sound more than made up for its lack of true stereo separation. Plus, the Model One is a single, elegant box with no annoying speaker cords.

    While the Model One isn't designed to provide earth-shattering sound at high volume, it produces surprising clarity and fullness at normal listening levels. When turned all the way up, the unit's rich sound persists and we suspect that Tivoli engineered the Model One's volume level to max out before any distortion arises. If you don't need a lot of volume, the Model One delivers. As with the iPal, we were left scratching our heads and wondering how such great sound could come from such a little box.

    The Model One's tuning accuracy is also impressive; we were able to dial in stations we didn't even know existed. Tivoli says this is due to the unit's discrete-component FM tuner technology, which was originally developed for cellular telephones. Whatever Tivoli has done here, they did it right; closely-spaced stations are a breeze to tune.

    Pros

    • Compact form factor
    • Excellent sound
    • Supremely accurate tuning
    Cons
    • Not engineered to produce extremely high volume levels
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    Features

    • Distinctively realistic monaural sound, using a single large, long throw driver in a ported design
    • Highly selective and sensitive tuner utilizes technologies from cellular telephony and and military encryption-decryption equipment
    • Built-in AM/FM antenna
    • External 75 Ohm antenna input
    • Auxiliary input for CD or MP3 use

    Reviews (13)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nifty little package
    Thank you, Henry Kloss (may he rest in peace) and Tivoli for creating this wonderful little table radio. Clearly sounds better than the far more costly Bose Wave (which sounds just like what it really is -- a cheap, plastic pile of junk). I use my Tivoli both for AM (Mets games on WFAN) and FM (jazz on WLIU). No, it won't pull in FM stations that are 60 miles away, and no, it doesn't sound like a $2,000 stereo component system with B&W speakers. But it delivers fantastic sound, it looks great and it's built like a bank vault. For a C-Note, who could ask for more?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Audo Engineering!
    If you are looking for an excellent tabletop radio with superb sound quality, you cannot go wrong with the Tivoli Kloss Model One! Being a professional musician (synthesist), I am extremely finicky about sound quality. I am happy to report that this radio will amaze you. It is almost hard to believe that the rich, deep sound you are hearing is coming out of this small, single little speaker. In fact, it sounds so good that I am considering purchasing the Model 2 (stereo) with Subwoofer and CD Player for my living room system. However, the single speaker Model One sounds better than most comparable stereo boom boxes.

    I also like the user interface of the Tivoli Model One - no digital displays or push buttons - just solid, nice analog feeling precision knobs in an elegant wood casing. Aesthetics, ergonomics and good engineering all rolled into one. Highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a very good radio at its price
    This is indeed a very good radio, the best I ever had at this price range. At low volumn, the sound quality is good and well balanced, which I think is what it's intended for, and the reception is also excellent. The one thing I hope that can be better is the material of the control knobs (both volumn and on/off swith), it is made of cheap plastic and has lousy feel to it. Other than that, it is a excellent radio and I highly recommend it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars absolutely fabulous !
    this radio is exceptional.it is a single speaker and not a stereo but sounds better than units five times it's size and cost. i now realize that the radio i normally listen to and thought was good {a name brand} sounds lousy next to the model one.also it's a nice change to get away from the standard digital age look of everythihg else on the market. back to basics never sounded so good. you will not regret buying this radio. you will be happy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Audible Art
    It is great to see and hear. It is simple to use. It makes no demand on you to figure it out. It's audible art. ... Read more


    3. TIVOLI AUDIO Henry-Kloss Model Two AM/FM Stereo Radio in Taupe / Cherry
    list price: $159.88
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006I5WM
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 1308
    Average Customer Review: 4.92 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Dedicated powered subwoofer output for use with Tivoli Audio's Subwoofer
    • Balance control
    • Mixing input allows computer audio output to blend or mix with AM/FM sound so you can monitor audible PC notifications
    • Analog tuning system with super accurate 5 - 1 gear ratio
    • 12 volt DC input for use in cars, boats, RVs & campgrounds

    Reviews (12)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Radio/Stereo for Any Price Range!
    The sound quality of this radio is amazing. I've hooked it up to my DVD/CD deck (it has an aux input) and now use it as my bedroom stereo and DVD sound system. With the help of the matching subwoofer , this unit produces robust, stereo sound that can match if not surpass that of many mini/shelf systems that cost up to $.... The lack of remote and digital controls does not bother me a bit. I personally think a little effort for the enjoyment of superior sound quality is worth it.

    A $...CD unit with matching design is available for those who want a complete system in terms of sound and looks. However, for those just in pursuit of good, value-maximized sound, I suggest you hook it up to your own used CD deck or even a good quality discman.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My God! Buy this thing now!
    The Tivoli Model Two is, without a doubt, the best purchase I have ever made. This unit is insanely good. Having heard the Model One, I decided to purchase the Model Two and the Model Subwoofer. The Model One is an outstanding mono table radio but the Two is better than just a stereo version. There is no remote, no blinking LED's or LCD display. Just the best sounding small stereo system I have heard outside of a Nakamichi system that goes for the price of a used car. Sounds are reproduced clean, clear, and with the addition of the sub, rich and warm. Don't let the small size fool you, this system will fill the room with music. The tuner is excellent, as it should be given the high tech components and geared dial. Setup is a breeze. Plug box b into box a. Plug box c into box a. plug boxes a and c into the wall. You're good to go! If desired plug a cd player into the aux port on box a and hold on. The quality is uniformly excellent and the appearance is an extremely nice retro look that will go great with all but the most modern of decors. For a price of about half of it's more famous competitor it is without a doubt the best deal I know of in small audio. No it can't replace large components for big rooms or home theater but then it's not supposed to. It's made to do one thing: produce great sound from a small package and that it does supremely. If you're in the market for small audio, look no further. You have found sonic nirvana.

    5-0 out of 5 stars You have to get this is you're into great quality sounds
    This is truely an incredible system. First thing you'll notice is that this is a heavy little box, which is good, because being light weight is a sign of cheap electronics. I just can't believe how this system can generate sound quality that fills the room.

    In comparison, I have an Aiwa bookself system that cost me $400. And this Model Two Radio actually provided clearer and fuller sound. I have a Digital Dolby system which totals around $2,000. The Model Two was no match for that. But hey, that's not a fair comparison.

    Get it if you want a great sounding system for your room and don't want to have giant system running wires everywhere.

    I will be getting another on for my other rooms.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect
    The first product I have ever felt the need to tell others about. Seriously. Sound quality is excellent, the difference between it and my old stereo is like night and day. It looks sharp and its features are exactly what I need. No annoying flashing LCD lights and no remote I'll never use and end up losing anyway. What it does have is excellent FM and AM tuning capabilities (even without an external antenna),a realistically long wire connecting the two speakers allowing for lots of space between them (good if you have a complicated setup like me) and two auxiliary ports, one of which mixes in the sound of an external device (say, your computer) with sound from either the other auxiliary port or the AM/FM bands. The ability to mix in the audio from my computer (all those beeps and blips) with that of my stereo in such an straightforward manner is really my favorite feature (besides the sound) of the Tivoli Model Two. I can now chuck the cheapo speakers that came with my computer and listen to all those bleeps and blips (and mp3s, of course) in the best sound quality possible.

    One more important feature of the Tivoli Model Two: Great value. You probably won't get as much bang for your buck (at least in terms of sound and construction quality) with any other similar system. This thing is built solid, with no thin plasticy pieces to worry about breaking and it is housed in real wood.

    I have found nothing wrong with this stereo and am very happy I bought it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars perfect execution and great sound
    I was looking for a mini "shelf system" for my office. Started by going to circuit city and best buy and looking at what they've got. Either the stuff was ugly and plasticky, sounded mediocre, or so full of gimmicky led's and stuff as to render it undesirable. The only exception was a nice onkyo unit, but at $400 that was more than I wanted to spend.

    Then i started reading reviews of the Tivoli model two and it sounded like it fit the bill. Brought it home today (i splurged the extra $80 for the sub-woofer) and I absolutely love it.

    Great radio reception which should work well in a steel office building, and have my ipod connected via the docks 1/8" line out to the aux in on the radio.

    Absolutely a perfect fit.

    Pro's
    1. great value for the $
    2. really solidly built-quality feel of all, especially the tuning knob
    3. subwoofer is well done and tuned just right... definitely spring for it if you can afford.
    4. terrific styling
    5. great sound-especially from such small speakers, and absolutely unbelievable stereo separation.
    6. aux input selection on the front, and every other input option you need is on the back.

    Con's
    1. (and this is really minor), it's a little hard to see the station #'s because of the colors chosen, but dialing is mostly a feel thing anyway.
    2. the model one comes in many cool color combos, too bad the model two doesn't as well. ... Read more


    4. TIVOLI AUDIO Model 3 Clock Radio

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00009PLIM
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 5139
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    For those who like to slumber in style, the Tivoli Model Three is the ultimate wake up call. With an understated cherry wood exterior, and large, easy-to-operate controls, the unit serves as a lesson in simplicity for other manufacturers who insist on making confusing, user-unfriendly clock radios. Although we had a few quibbles with some of the features, as well as the performance, of the Model Three, overall we recommend it is a wonderful bedside companion.

    Design
    The Model Three incorporates the audio and tuning technology of the Tivoli Model Two, while adding a quartz mechanical movement clock and alarm circuitry. Like other Tivoli radios, the Model Three is just over 8 inches wide, 4.5 inches high, and 5.25 inches deep-- about the size of a toaster turned on its side. It fits well on a desk, dresser, or nightstand.

    The Model Three's single rotary dial handles tuning for both AM and FM stations. The dial is designed to move between stations at a speed that is a bit slower than the speed at which the user turns the knob-- a 5 to 1 ratio, to be exact. This "ratio" dialing technique makes it far easier to tune stations accurately and quickly. It's a nice touch that sets the unit apart from other desktop radios.

    The tuner band selection and volume dials are easy to control and they're well designed for hands of all sizes. A small LED power indicator, as well as an LED that helps determine signal strength, are positioned between the dials. We did have one gripe about the Model Three's controls, though. Unlike the high-contrast labeling we found on the Platinum Series Model One radio, the Model Three's blue-grey lettering atop a taupe background is difficult to read, especially in low-light situations. We found ourselves struggling to see what station we were tuning and what functions we were selecting-- not something most desire on an alarm clock.

    Fortunately, the Model Two's clock is easy to read and simple to set. A rotating bezel on the clock's face adjusts the wake time while a single button on the back rotates the clock forward. These methods allowed us to set the clock and wake times with good accuracy. There's also a sleep timer that shuts the radio off after 20 minutes, allowing you to fall asleep to tunes. We were a little puzzled by Tivoli's decision to power the clock by what we initially thought was simply a AA backup battery (the battery is housed in the rear of the unit). In fact, a battery must be used at all times to power the clock as it does not pull juice from the wall outlet. This means that the battery will need to be checked regularly to ensure accurate timekeeping. When the unit is powered by AC, users can wake to the radio. When the unit is unplugged, however, or if the power goes out, the Model Two will deliver a battery-powered beeping alarm.

    A single, 3" driver is positioned on top of the unit and is protected by a handsome metal speaker cover. A five-minute snooze button resides next to the speaker for those times when you just can't roll out of bed right away.

    The Model Three shares the same back panel ports as the Model Two's, meaning it can serve as the base unit for a more robust Tivoli stereo system. A coaxial antenna jack for the included FM antenna wire is provided, although the Model Three also has an internal FM antenna. Tivoli recommends using the supplied external one for tricky tuning in locales with a lot of closely-spaced stations. There's a handy switch for switching between the internal and external antennae, as well. A standard 3.5mm headphone jack is also provided, as is a 3.5mm auxiliary line in port for plugging in the Tivoli component CD player, the Model CD. For the really techno-savvy, there's also a 3.5mm mixing input that permits audio from your computer to be mixed in with the radio.

    Like the Model Two, the Model Three supports the addition of the Tivoli Companion Speaker for full stereo separation, as well as the Model Subwoofer for extended bass range. There's a small balance dial on the rear of the unit if you choose to add the companion speaker, as well as a mono/stereo switch. If you want to use the Model Three as a component tuner-- not a bad idea given the overall quality and accuracy of the tuning circuitry-- Tivoli has provided a 3.5mm output port.

    Listening Pleasure
    As with the Tivoli iPal portable speaker system, we were initially skeptical about the performance of a small, one-speaker unit that only offers monaural sound. The reality is that most small two-speaker systems don't allow you to place the speakers very far apart anyway, and the Model Three's rich, resonant sound more than made up for its lack of true stereo separation. Plus, the Model Three is a single, elegant box with no annoying speaker cords. While the Model Three does sound better than the iPal, we did notice that the Model Three, quite mysteriously, does not sound quite as good as the venerable Model One. There is faint but noticeable hiss that is not present in the Model One, and we wondered if the Model One's designer, the late Henry Kloss, had less of a part to play in the Model Three's design.

    Overall, though, we found the Model Three's sound impressive, especially coming from such a small unit. In most cases, it delivered rich, resonant sound. The Model Three's tuning felt less accurate than the Model One's but we were still able to dial in stations quickly and easily.

    As for its function as an alarm clock, the Model Three was spot on. Not a single tester who relied on the unit was late to work!

    Pros

    • Simple, stylish construction
    • Good sound and tuning accuracy
    • Nice expansion options
    Cons
    • Clock cannot be powered by AC (battery only)
    • Slight hiss when compared side by side with the Model One
    • Tuner is slightly less accurate than the Model One's
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    Features

    • Henry Kloss designed tuner with GaAs MESFET mixers
    • 5 - 1 ratio analog tuning dial
    • Analog Clock with precise quartz mechanical movement
    • 20-minute sleep timer
    • Snooze Button

    Reviews (4)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Tivoli Model 3 Clock Radio
    The Model 3 Clock Radio is flawed. Its sound quality though is excellent.

    The biggest problem for me is that the front and back panels are nearly unreadable under most ambient light conditions. The standard lettering and background colors combined with font size and the reflectance of the "metallic" treatment do not produce enough contrast to promote legibility. A flashlight (held at the right angle to avoid reflectance) is a useful tool for changing frequencies. My Tivoli Model 1 (classic/walnut), in contrast, is much much easier to use and sounds just as good.

    I agree with another reviewer that another problem with the Model 3 is that the clock is entirely dependent on batteries. It would be better for this AC radio to have an AC clock with a battery backup.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice.. but needs some work
    Wonderful full sound and appearance. But lacks a bass/treble adjustment... so you can't adust for music/talk etc. The default is high in the bass end and there is no way to adjust it..... Worst.. the clock started losing about 5 minutes a day... way too much for a quartz clock... should be accurate to 1 second a month... after a week, the clock died entirely... I figgured that maybe the battery (supplied with the unit) was just a dud.. so I replaced it with a new high-grade battery... same story... So I returned it... Tweeter's current (June 2004) catalog is offering this product for $159.99.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Superb Sounding Clock Radio in a Luxurious & Stylish Package
    The Henry-Kloss / Tivoli Audio Model 3 may be the "Porsche of alarm clock radios"... but what's wrong with that? I was searching for a stylish clock radio, with high-quality sound in a nightstand sized footprint.

    But for my tastes, the Bose wave radio, and all the other 'made-in-the-pacific-rim-white-plastic' "commodity" clock radios simply miss the mark. I didn't want a Wal-Mart special - instead, I wanted something more 'organic', with a hint of the retro style of my father's 1950's tabletop radio. And this is it!

    Clock: quartz, run by a single AA battery (included) - minimal power consumption, immune to power outages.

    Radio: real wooden case, simple to operate dials, AM/FM + AUX input, snooze button on top, external FM antenna (included). The station lock "tuning indicator" glows amber when locked, and there's not a pop or fizzle to be heard.

    I'm thinking of adding the Model 3 extra speaker (with 2nd alarm) AND the sub-woofer for under the bed. This product may not be for everyone, but it will certainly hold a prime spot on MY nightstand for many years to come.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Mixed emotions
    I purchased the unit for it's renowned tuner but also for a replacement of my clock radio. The tuner is everything as claimed and nearly as good as a very high end tuner I currently own. The sound quality is also much better than expected. Where this unit falls apart is with the sleep functions. I could not get the snooze function to work as the radio would never come back on. An email to Tivoli revealed that the snooze must be activated within 120 seconds or it simply turns the radio off. This information was NOT in the manual! I know I'm not counting down from 120 seconds the moment the alarm awakes me from a soind sleep... Poor design. I've also discovered that the clock runs from the single AA battery at all times. It should run from the AC and only rely on the battery for back up. Another poorly thought out design. The two most important sleep functions are an afterthought and in my opinion not worth the cost or questionable functionality. If one were to add a second speaker the total would be $250 or $100 more than a model Two. That $100 only gets you a cheap battery operated clock and useless snooze function. Instead, spend your money on the model Two, the $80 sub and a wall timer. That's what I'm doing... You'll have a better system and save a few dollars as well! ... Read more


    5. TIVOLI AUDIO PAL (Portable Audio Laboratory) AM/FM Radio - Electric Blue

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006IS62
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 1950
    Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Adjustable stainless steel telescoping FM antenna
    • Weather resistant magnetically shielded driver
    • Auxiliary Input for CD player, MP3 players, & more
    • Headphone Jack
    • Adjustable Telescoping FM Antenna

    Reviews (5)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Radio - Bad Battery
    As advertised, the PAL is the perfect porch radio. For its size and portability, the sound quality is outstanding. Reception is as good or better than any other portable I own, especially Walkman style units. But don't stray too far from the house for very long. I'm very disappointed with the battery performance of my unit. Initially I had a problem getting the battery charged. After several recommendations provided willingly by Tivoli Audio staff, I finally got the battery charged but it has never held a charge for very long. Early on, on a full charge, my PAL would play for the better part of a day (at relatively low volume) but now (the unit is about a year old) I'm lucky if it runs for much more than an hour before that battery calls it quits. I'm hoping a new battery will remedy the situation.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Recption I've Enjoyed in a Radio
    I live in Los Angeles where many stations compete and go in and out, especially with the pathetic pig tail antennas that are stuck like a joke in the back of many radios. But the Tivoli has a great antenna and is easy to use. I only wish this radio had digital tuning presets. Also don't be turned off by the one mono speaker. Its sound is clear and brilliant.

    4-0 out of 5 stars good, but . . .
    a nice little radio. rechargeable battery pack works well, and the radio does a good job of pulling in the stations and putting out a nice sound. there are two problems: 1) the exterior is disintegrating on mine (it has not been subjected to anything harsher than a gentle touch), and 2) the tuner, while good, is quite inferior to that of the Tivoli Model One. don't buy this radio expecting it to perform as well as a Model One - it will not(though perhaps it should, given the slightly higher price of the PAL).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Tivoli + IPod = Awesome
    I bought this product to play MP3s through my Ipod at work. However, I also use it to listen to the radio. The tuner is great because I am now able to listen to all of the FM stations in my area. With my old radio, I was only able to get one station at work. I also bought a second Tivoli at home for the same purpose and the battery runs for a very long time without recharging. This gives me the ability to take the Tivoli into any room and also allows me to listen to my ipod without the headphones.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Lives up to the hype
    Since moving away from New York City, I've missed hearing the local sport teams on radio. I've tried to pick up the AM stations where I live now (outside of Cleveland) without luck until now. This great looking, great sounding radio has no trouble picking out AM radio station located over 350 miles from where its being transmitted. Local FM stations sound amazing too! Highly recommended if you want to own the best in its class. ... Read more


    6. TIVOLI AUDIO PAL AM/FM Radio - Sunset Red

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006IS64
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 2758
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Tivoli Audio makes its popular Henry Kloss radio portable with its PAL (Portable Audio Laboratory) AM/FM radio. The unit's treated 2.5-inch magnetically shielded driver and rubberized cabinet are weather resistant, so your PAL can keep you company by the pool or the patio. And its environmentally friendly rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride battery pack (supplied) fully charges in about 3 hours, providing many hours of cordless playback on the deck, in the garage, or by the pool. A green, front-panel LED serves as both a power and battery status indicator.

    The PAL borrows the same geared-down 5:1-ratio analog tuning dial as used in the acclaimed Tivoli/Kloss Model One radio for easy, accurate tuning. Also on tap is an auxiliary input to connect a CD player, MP3 player, MD player, or other device, and a stereo headphone output for private listening (headphones not included). The headphone jack can also serve as a recording output or as a way to use the PAL as an outboard tuner with your integrated amplifier (though be aware that the volume control governs the headphone jack's output).

    The tuner features Automatic Frequency Control (AFC) which locks on to the center of a station for optimum reception and low distortion, while the adjustable telescoping FM antenna extends and rotates to improve FM reception. There's also a built-in AM antenna.

    What's in the Box
    Radio, AC power adapter, 1 rechargeable NiMH battery pack, warranty card, and a user's manual. ... Read more

    Features

    • AM & FM
    • Auxiliary Input for CD player, MP3 players, & more
    • Headphone Jack
    • Adjustable Telescoping FM Antenna
    • Built-in AM Antenna

    Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars BETTER THAN BOSE WAVE RADIO
    I CANT BELIEVE HOW WELL AND REAL THIS SMALL BOX SOUNDS. EVEN IN OPEN SPACES LIKE PORCHES AND TERRACES. THE FM RECEPTION IS OUTSTANDING. THIS IS THE BEST RADIO I HAVE EVER HEARD BY FAR (YES, INCLUDING THE BOSE WAVE RADIO).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great sound, style, performance and price
    I have owned two PAL radios for a year and I am about to buy two more as gifts. The sound is incredible for the size, the battery life is long, the tuning sensitivity and rejection of adjacent stations is terrific. I carry one around the house as I do work and we bring one when we travel.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Tivoli PAL blows 'em all away
    I've owned a Tivoli PAL radio now for several months -- it is most amazing. Not only is the sound incredible and clear, but from this small box, you *think* you're hearing stereo, as well as a wonderful bass with good highs and mids.
    You can hook up a portable CD player or MD to the mini-plug in back and get wonderful sound as well. The analogue dial pulls in radio stations really well, and the antenna makes it work even in the trouble spot I live in.
    Based on this model, I purchased other Tivoli products and they all are stupendous. I cannot say enough good abou these audio products!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Radio
    The Tivoli is a vast improvement even over Henry Kloss's earlier designs. Its ability to isolate and tune a station cleanly makes the dial as easy to use as digital buttons--just get close and you have your station. This works even on very weak stations, such as FM micro-transmitters used to re-transmit audio from the internet.

    Inclusion of a 20-hour battery is brilliant. Plug it in overnight, and you can carry it with you all day and play it as much as you like, never worrying about batteries. Fits in a briefcase, goes outside as well as inside.

    The sound is outstanding, better than most powered speakers. In fact, the Tivoli makes a great powered speaker to use with a computer--just plug it into the earphone jack on the laptop or PC. You can plug your earphones into the Tivoli, and listen either to audio from the PC or live radio.

    Works internationally, too. I've used these for several months in California and also in London UK, equally good in both locations.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great radio - worth the money
    This is a great little radio - sound is amazing for the size, and picks up even weak stations with NO static. I am impressed every time I turn it on.

    I wanted a small radio that would pick up a weak station we like to listen to - was initially put off by the price and lack of bells and whistles - but performance of this radio blows the socks off all the "fancy" radio/CD combos I looked at. ... Read more


    7. TIVOLI AUDIO KLOSS MODEL ONE AM/FM Table Radio ( Cherry )

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000WM2L8
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 2530
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    Amazon.com Review

    The Tivoli Model One has been praised far and wide for its high-quality sound, small size, and cool, retro styling. We got our hands on a sample unit and came away impressed, just as many others have. Anyone who wants a compact, stylish radio with surprisingly good sound should give the Model One a look.

    Design
    In many ways, the Model One is the culminating achievement of famed audio engineer Henry Kloss's long career. Designed from the ground up by Kloss, who passed away in 2002, the radio exudes understated class and elegant simplicity. We received the Platinum Series Model One, which features a hand-lacquered, high gloss dark walnut cabinet that is simply gorgeous. According to Tivoli, the genuine wood casing isn't just for looks as it provides "an acoustically inert housing" that maximizes the speaker's sound quality. At just over 8 inches wide, 4.5 inches high, and 5.25 inches deep, the Model One is about the size of a toaster turned on its side-- plenty small to fit on a desk, dresser, or nightstand.

    The Model One's single rotary dial handles tuning for both AM and FM stations. It feels sturdy and smooth in the hand. The dial is designed to move between stations at a speed that is a bit slower than the speed at which the user turns the knob-- a 5 to 1 ratio, to be exact. This "ratio" dialing technique makes it far easier to tune stations accurately and quickly. It's a nice touch that sets the unit apart from other desktop radios.

    The tuner band selection and volume dials are easy to control. Plus, they're well designed for hands of all sizes. A small LED power indicator, as well as an LED that helps determine signal strength, are positioned between the dials. We liked the light-colored face and dark lettering printed on the Platinum Series model we reviewed; it made for easy operation in dimly-lit rooms. The Model One's single, 3" driver is protected by a handsome metal speaker cover. Tivoli adds that the speaker is enhanced by a "multi-stage frequency contouring circuit that adjusts the speaker's output over half-octave increments." The result, Tivoli claims, is "musically accurate tonal balance and bass response."

    The back of the unit features a coaxial antenna jack for the included FM antenna wire. While the Model One also has an internal FM antenna, Tivoli recommends using the supplied external one for tricky tuning in locales with a lot of stations crammed together. There's a handy switch for switching between the internal and external antennae. A standard 3.5mm headphone jack is also provided, as is a 3.5mm auxiliary line in port for plugging in your iPod or other music device. If you want to use the Model One as a component tuner-- not a bad idea given the overall quality and accuracy of the tuning circuitry-- Tivoli has provided a 3.5mm output port. The back panel also sports separate ports for AC and DC power, making the unit a great choice for boating or RV use.

    Listening Pleasure
    As with the Tivoli iPal portable speaker system, we were initially skeptical about the performance of a small, one-speaker unit that only offers monaural sound. The reality is that most small two-speaker systems don't allow you to place the speakers very far apart anyway, and the Model One's rich, resonant sound more than made up for its lack of true stereo separation. Plus, the Model One is a single, elegant box with no annoying speaker cords.

    While the Model One isn't designed to provide earth-shattering sound at high volume, it produces surprising clarity and fullness at normal listening levels. When turned all the way up, the unit's rich sound persists and we suspect that Tivoli engineered the Model One's volume level to max out before any distortion arises. If you don't need a lot of volume, the Model One delivers. As with the iPal, we were left scratching our heads and wondering how such great sound could come from such a little box.

    The Model One's tuning accuracy is also impressive; we were able to dial in stations we didn't even know existed. Tivoli says this is due to the unit's discrete-component FM tuner technology, which was originally developed for cellular telephones. Whatever Tivoli has done here, they did it right; closely-spaced stations are a breeze to tune.

    Pros

    • Compact form factor
    • Excellent sound
    • Supremely accurate tuning
    Cons
    • Not engineered to produce extremely high volume levels
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Distinctively realistic monaural sound, using a single large, long throw driver in a ported design
    • Highly selective and sensitive tuner utilizes technologies from cellular telephony and and military encryption-decryption equipment
    • Built-in AM/FM antenna
    • External 75 Ohm antenna input
    • Auxiliary input for CD or MP3 use

    8. TIVOLI AUDIO Henry-Kloss Model Subwoofer for Model 2 Radio ( Taupe / Cherry )

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006J099
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 4009
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • 5-1/4 bass driver with built-in crossover network
    • Volume level permits precise blending with your Model Two system based on preference and room acoustics
    • Furniture grade cherry cabinet, metallic taupe face, and champagne tone knobs match the Model Two exactly
    • 20 watt internal amplifer
    • May be powered using included 9-foot power cord, or like Model Two, via an optional 12V DC power supply

    Reviews (2)

    3-0 out of 5 stars It's all in your perspective, I guess...
    I'll mildly disagree with the other reviewer - yes, the effect is subtle, and while it's a pleasant enough add-on, it's not really worth investing in. I really wanted to keep the overall visual impact of the system to a minimum. To be honest, for $80, it doesn't do enough to warrant being the largest single element in the system. Yes, you can toss it on the floor or next to the couch, but it's still littering up your area someplace, and the ever-so-slight improvement of low-end bass isn't really worth the price. It's actually a credit to the Kloss line that this thing is fairly extraneous; I get very good bass performance out of the existing Model Two/Model CD setup I have, and I guess I was expecting that if they could extract that much low-end tone from the M2 speaker, they'd really punch out some bass from the subwoofer. Not the case. Try the M2 setup first; if you're really starved for more bass and have a spare $80 burning a hole in your pocket, give it a try, but I'd let the stock M2 setup grow on you first. Not a bad product; just not up to the standard set by the rest of the HK line.

    5-0 out of 5 stars You won't be sorry.
    The Tivoli Model Two radio sounds great all by itself, but the Model Subwoofer gives it just a touch more oomph at the bottom end that makes it even better. I had serious doubts about the performance of a "subwoofer" with just a single 5.25" speaker, but this little thing really works. Lows have more volume and impact, but the subwoofer doesn't call attention to itself, or misbehave by sounding tubby.

    The effect is subtle, and won't necessarily show up on all material, but in my installation, music from Robert Cray to Mannheim Steamroller to David Sanborn benefitted from the sub's contribution. The small cabinet is easily hidden if need be, but looks good enough to be placed out in the open, too. The volume control is useful for tailoring the sound to its location.

    You can get along quite well without the Model Subwoofer, but once you listen to it, you'll be glad you spent the eighty bucks. ... Read more


    9. TIVOLI AUDIO KLOSS MODEL ONE AM/FM Table Radio ( Maple )

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006I5WJ
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 9582
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Amazon.com Review

    The Tivoli Model One has been praised far and wide for its high-quality sound, small size, and cool, retro styling. We got our hands on a sample unit and came away impressed, just as many others have. Anyone who wants a compact, stylish radio with surprisingly good sound should give the Model One a look.

    Design
    In many ways, the Model One is the culminating achievement of famed audio engineer Henry Kloss's long career. Designed from the ground up by Kloss, who passed away in 2002, the radio exudes understated class and elegant simplicity. We received the Platinum Series Model One, which features a hand-lacquered, high gloss dark walnut cabinet that is simply gorgeous. According to Tivoli, the genuine wood casing isn't just for looks as it provides "an acoustically inert housing" that maximizes the speaker's sound quality. At just over 8 inches wide, 4.5 inches high, and 5.25 inches deep, the Model One is about the size of a toaster turned on its side-- plenty small to fit on a desk, dresser, or nightstand.

    The Model One's single rotary dial handles tuning for both AM and FM stations. It feels sturdy and smooth in the hand. The dial is designed to move between stations at a speed that is a bit slower than the speed at which the user turns the knob-- a 5 to 1 ratio, to be exact. This "ratio" dialing technique makes it far easier to tune stations accurately and quickly. It's a nice touch that sets the unit apart from other desktop radios.

    The tuner band selection and volume dials are easy to control. Plus, they're well designed for hands of all sizes. A small LED power indicator, as well as an LED that helps determine signal strength, are positioned between the dials. We liked the light-colored face and dark lettering printed on the Platinum Series model we reviewed; it made for easy operation in dimly-lit rooms. The Model One's single, 3" driver is protected by a handsome metal speaker cover. Tivoli adds that the speaker is enhanced by a "multi-stage frequency contouring circuit that adjusts the speaker's output over half-octave increments." The result, Tivoli claims, is "musically accurate tonal balance and bass response."

    The back of the unit features a coaxial antenna jack for the included FM antenna wire. While the Model One also has an internal FM antenna, Tivoli recommends using the supplied external one for tricky tuning in locales with a lot of stations crammed together. There's a handy switch for switching between the internal and external antennae. A standard 3.5mm headphone jack is also provided, as is a 3.5mm auxiliary line in port for plugging in your iPod or other music device. If you want to use the Model One as a component tuner-- not a bad idea given the overall quality and accuracy of the tuning circuitry-- Tivoli has provided a 3.5mm output port. The back panel also sports separate ports for AC and DC power, making the unit a great choice for boating or RV use.

    Listening Pleasure
    As with the Tivoli iPal portable speaker system, we were initially skeptical about the performance of a small, one-speaker unit that only offers monaural sound. The reality is that most small two-speaker systems don't allow you to place the speakers very far apart anyway, and the Model One's rich, resonant sound more than made up for its lack of true stereo separation. Plus, the Model One is a single, elegant box with no annoying speaker cords.

    While the Model One isn't designed to provide earth-shattering sound at high volume, it produces surprising clarity and fullness at normal listening levels. When turned all the way up, the unit's rich sound persists and we suspect that Tivoli engineered the Model One's volume level to max out before any distortion arises. If you don't need a lot of volume, the Model One delivers. As with the iPal, we were left scratching our heads and wondering how such great sound could come from such a little box.

    The Model One's tuning accuracy is also impressive; we were able to dial in stations we didn't even know existed. Tivoli says this is due to the unit's discrete-component FM tuner technology, which was originally developed for cellular telephones. Whatever Tivoli has done here, they did it right; closely-spaced stations are a breeze to tune.

    Pros

    • Compact form factor
    • Excellent sound
    • Supremely accurate tuning
    Cons
    • Not engineered to produce extremely high volume levels
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Distinctively realistic monaural sound, using a single large, long throw driver in a ported design
    • Highly selective and sensitive tuner utilizes technologies from cellular telephony and and military encryption-decryption equipment
    • Built-in AM/FM antenna
    • External 75 Ohm antenna input
    • Auxiliary input for CD or MP3 use

    Reviews (5)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Big, rich sound in a small, simple package
    This is an excellent little radio. Its diminutive dimensions belie the extremely rich, full sound that the Model One produces. Unadorned by all of the knobs, switches, levers, lights and other inputs that clutter most modern radios, it has an appearance that could be described as retro, even austere by the standards of today's gadgets. With just three knobs to tinker with (Off/FM/AM; volume, and an analog tuner), it's refreshingly simple to operate, a fact reflected by the Owner's Manual being not much more than the size of a postcard. Tuning is extremely easy and accurate, facilitated both by a 5:1 gear ratio on the tuning dial - allowing you to make very fine adjustments - and by a light on the front panel that gradually brightens to indicate the best signal strength. Tuning on this radio is actually a pleasure - I find myself spinning the dial for the sheer enjoyment of seeing what I can find.

    Anybody interested in the Model One should also take into account what it is not. First off, it's not stereo but mono. Those who simply cannot tolerate a radio without stereo should consider its big brother, the Model Two (essentially the same radio with an extra speaker). But the Model One being in mono is not so much of a limitation as a deliberate design choice: excellent sound in a single, small package. That being the case, this is the perfect radio to unobtrusively fill space-starved locations, like the kitchen or office, with superb sound.

    Unfortunately, a few flaws in the Model One prevent my giving it 5 stars (I'd give it 4.5 if I could). As another reviewer has noted but I think is worth reiterating, the volume dial is extremely sensitive on the low end. This can be pretty frustrating, as the slightest twitch of the finger on the dial makes for significant volume variations at the lower volume settings. As a result, I spend more time than I think I should making tiny adjustments in the bottom 10% of the dial, while the remaining 90% remains largely ignored. My only other complaint, albeit very minor, is that plugging a CD or MP3 player into the unit disables the radio, and the only way to reinstate radio play is to physically unplug it. This seems to be a function that could and should have been on the front dial and would have avoided unnecessary wear and tear on the rear inputs. As I understand it, this was remedied on the Model Two.

    Despite its minor shortcomings, the Model One is a fantastic little table radio. If you're looking for a compact radio that delivers amazingly full and rich sound at a reasonable price, it's a fine choice.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Nearly Perfect Table Radio - Just One Small Flaw
    The Pros: Great sound, small, retro-looking, easy tuning, easy on the ears and eyes, back panel connectors so you can patch in your iPod or CD player, use with headphones, even has a record-out if you want a nice clean mono signal to record, accepts either 117V AC house current with supplied cord, or can be powered by 12 VDC. Sounds good with everything from jazz, classical, rock, country and voice.

    The One Small Flaw? The volume control isn't consistent at lower volume levels. If you're trying play this really softly, it's hard to adjust between very very low volume and slighly louder very low volume.

    (Note: I own the black/silver version, but didn't see it listed elsewhere.)

    4-0 out of 5 stars It does the job well
    Quite simply, the Model One is a good little table radio. It won't wash your clothes or even play a CD, but it does one thing and does it very well.

    Perhaps more important than the sound, the Model One has a very nice FM tuner. Reception is superb (Better than anything I have seen without a large antenna), and the tuner is very accurate, so you can easily tune in on as station as best as possible.

    The sound is good for something so small: quite full, and no major flaws for such a small unit, although it does sound unspectacular by any means when compared with a full sized stereo, it was never meant to compete with that.

    If you are looking for a little radio for the bathroom, home office, or kitchen (It'd even be a fine addition to the office at work, if some soft music is acceptable), or anywhere else you might want the addition of some music without a hassle, the Model One is a nice little radio, and I'd strongly reccomend it.

    3-0 out of 5 stars OVERPRICED
    This radio looks good and FM audio is better than average but AM reception is no better than any cheap radio. Overpriced by maybe thirty percent.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Deceptive box creates astonishing sound
    I walked into my sister's home yesterday and was surprised to hear her living room full of rich orchestral sound. She is no audiophile, so I skeptically glanced around the room for high-tech speakers, when my eyes caught this fun retro-styled radio. Having seen the Model One in a specialty shop the week before, I immediately remembered the reviews that I read of the product, and was dazzled. While the windows did not shudder at the sound of it, the speakers reproduced a hearty bass range of the cellos and a cystal-clear TINGGGG! of the triangle during the Christmas carol that was playing. I can't believe that somehing that costs so little can create such sound. I went and bought my own immediately and am deeply impressed with both its reception in the city and its tonal brilliance. Even without stereo, this must be heard to be believed. ... Read more


    10. TIVOLI AUDIO PAL AM/FM Radio - Neon Yellow

    Asin: B00007JDR1
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 6115
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Features

    • AM & FM
    • Auxiliary Input for CD player, MP3 players, & more
    • Headphone Jack
    • Adjustable Telescoping FM Antenna
    • Built-in AM Antenna

    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect. Basic.
    I have had my yellow Tivoli for about 2 years and it sits on my desk at work. I either listen to the radio, or use the aux to plug my ipod in or my laptop.
    The sound this little yellow box puts out is a-mazing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just darn great
    If you like to listen to radio and need to bring it with you (from room to room, camping, backyard, etc.), then this is the one. The sound is fantastic and clear; the reception strong, and the design well done. Easy to carry, easy to hold, easy to recharge.

    Strange that I could think so fondly about a radio. ... Read more


    11. TIVOLI AUDIO PAL AM/FM Radio - Spring Green

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00007JDR0
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 9575
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Features

    • AM & FM
    • Auxiliary Input for CD player, MP3 players, & more
    • Headphone Jack
    • Adjustable Telescoping FM Antenna
    • Built-in AM Antenna

    12. TIVOLI AUDIO M3CTPE Dual Alarm Speaker for Model 3 Clock Radio ? Metallic Taupe

    Asin: B0000TQ154
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 8738
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Features

    • Fine analog quartz clock mechanism provides accurate time keeping, and dual alarm capability
    • Includes easy to operate Alarm Set LED indicator
    • Wake to a pleasant beep tone
    • Elegant, hand crafted, furniture grade cherry wood cabinet
    • 5 minute snooze button

    13. TIVOLI AUDIO KLOSS MODEL ONE AM/FM Table Radio ( Black Piano Gloss )

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0003044KO
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 25576
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Amazon.com Review

    The Tivoli Model One has been praised far and wide for its high-quality sound, small size, and cool, retro styling. We got our hands on a sample unit and came away impressed, just as many others have. Anyone who wants a compact, stylish radio with surprisingly good sound should give the Model One a look.

    Design
    In many ways, the Model One is the culminating achievement of famed audio engineer Henry Kloss's long career. Designed from the ground up by Kloss, who passed away in 2002, the radio exudes understated class and elegant simplicity. We received the Platinum Series Model One, which features a hand-lacquered, high gloss dark walnut cabinet that is simply gorgeous. According to Tivoli, the genuine wood casing isn't just for looks as it provides "an acoustically inert housing" that maximizes the speaker's sound quality. At just over 8 inches wide, 4.5 inches high, and 5.25 inches deep, the Model One is about the size of a toaster turned on its side-- plenty small to fit on a desk, dresser, or nightstand.

    The Model One's single rotary dial handles tuning for both AM and FM stations. It feels sturdy and smooth in the hand. The dial is designed to move between stations at a speed that is a bit slower than the speed at which the user turns the knob-- a 5 to 1 ratio, to be exact. This "ratio" dialing technique makes it far easier to tune stations accurately and quickly. It's a nice touch that sets the unit apart from other desktop radios.

    The tuner band selection and volume dials are easy to control. Plus, they're well designed for hands of all sizes. A small LED power indicator, as well as an LED that helps determine signal strength, are positioned between the dials. We liked the light-colored face and dark lettering printed on the Platinum Series model we reviewed; it made for easy operation in dimly-lit rooms. The Model One's single, 3" driver is protected by a handsome metal speaker cover. Tivoli adds that the speaker is enhanced by a "multi-stage frequency contouring circuit that adjusts the speaker's output over half-octave increments." The result, Tivoli claims, is "musically accurate tonal balance and bass response."

    The back of the unit features a coaxial antenna jack for the included FM antenna wire. While the Model One also has an internal FM antenna, Tivoli recommends using the supplied external one for tricky tuning in locales with a lot of stations crammed together. There's a handy switch for switching between the internal and external antennae. A standard 3.5mm headphone jack is also provided, as is a 3.5mm auxiliary line in port for plugging in your iPod or other music device. If you want to use the Model One as a component tuner-- not a bad idea given the overall quality and accuracy of the tuning circuitry-- Tivoli has provided a 3.5mm output port. The back panel also sports separate ports for AC and DC power, making the unit a great choice for boating or RV use.

    Listening Pleasure
    As with the Tivoli iPal portable speaker system, we were initially skeptical about the performance of a small, one-speaker unit that only offers monaural sound. The reality is that most small two-speaker systems don't allow you to place the speakers very far apart anyway, and the Model One's rich, resonant sound more than made up for its lack of true stereo separation. Plus, the Model One is a single, elegant box with no annoying speaker cords.

    While the Model One isn't designed to provide earth-shattering sound at high volume, it produces surprising clarity and fullness at normal listening levels. When turned all the way up, the unit's rich sound persists and we suspect that Tivoli engineered the Model One's volume level to max out before any distortion arises. If you don't need a lot of volume, the Model One delivers. As with the iPal, we were left scratching our heads and wondering how such great sound could come from such a little box.

    The Model One's tuning accuracy is also impressive; we were able to dial in stations we didn't even know existed. Tivoli says this is due to the unit's discrete-component FM tuner technology, which was originally developed for cellular telephones. Whatever Tivoli has done here, they did it right; closely-spaced stations are a breeze to tune.

    Pros

    • Compact form factor
    • Excellent sound
    • Supremely accurate tuning
    Cons
    • Not engineered to produce extremely high volume levels
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Distinctively realistic monaural sound, using a single large, long throw driver in a ported design
    • Highly selective and sensitive tuner utilizes technologies from cellular telephony and and military encryption-decryption equipment
    • Built-in AM/FM antenna
    • External 75 Ohm antenna input
    • Auxiliary input for CD or MP3 use

    14. TIVOLI AUDIO Companion Speaker ? Cherry

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000E2XEH
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 10366
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    Features

    • Dimensions -4H x 8.375W x 5D
    • Weigh 2.5 pounds
    • Hand crafted furniture grade cherry wood cabinet

    15. TIVOLI AUDIO KLOSS MODEL ONE AM/FM Table Radio ( White )

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000WM2LI
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 9830
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    Amazon.com Review

    The Tivoli Model One has been praised far and wide for its high-quality sound, small size, and cool, retro styling. We got our hands on a sample unit and came away impressed, just as many others have. Anyone who wants a compact, stylish radio with surprisingly good sound should give the Model One a look.

    Design
    In many ways, the Model One is the culminating achievement of famed audio engineer Henry Kloss's long career. Designed from the ground up by Kloss, who passed away in 2002, the radio exudes understated class and elegant simplicity. We received the Platinum Series Model One, which features a hand-lacquered, high gloss dark walnut cabinet that is simply gorgeous. According to Tivoli, the genuine wood casing isn't just for looks as it provides "an acoustically inert housing" that maximizes the speaker's sound quality. At just over 8 inches wide, 4.5 inches high, and 5.25 inches deep, the Model One is about the size of a toaster turned on its side-- plenty small to fit on a desk, dresser, or nightstand.

    The Model One's single rotary dial handles tuning for both AM and FM stations. It feels sturdy and smooth in the hand. The dial is designed to move between stations at a speed that is a bit slower than the speed at which the user turns the knob-- a 5 to 1 ratio, to be exact. This "ratio" dialing technique makes it far easier to tune stations accurately and quickly. It's a nice touch that sets the unit apart from other desktop radios.

    The tuner band selection and volume dials are easy to control. Plus, they're well designed for hands of all sizes. A small LED power indicator, as well as an LED that helps determine signal strength, are positioned between the dials. We liked the light-colored face and dark lettering printed on the Platinum Series model we reviewed; it made for easy operation in dimly-lit rooms. The Model One's single, 3" driver is protected by a handsome metal speaker cover. Tivoli adds that the speaker is enhanced by a "multi-stage frequency contouring circuit that adjusts the speaker's output over half-octave increments." The result, Tivoli claims, is "musically accurate tonal balance and bass response."

    The back of the unit features a coaxial antenna jack for the included FM antenna wire. While the Model One also has an internal FM antenna, Tivoli recommends using the supplied external one for tricky tuning in locales with a lot of stations crammed together. There's a handy switch for switching between the internal and external antennae. A standard 3.5mm headphone jack is also provided, as is a 3.5mm auxiliary line in port for plugging in your iPod or other music device. If you want to use the Model One as a component tuner-- not a bad idea given the overall quality and accuracy of the tuning circuitry-- Tivoli has provided a 3.5mm output port. The back panel also sports separate ports for AC and DC power, making the unit a great choice for boating or RV use.

    Listening Pleasure
    As with the Tivoli iPal portable speaker system, we were initially skeptical about the performance of a small, one-speaker unit that only offers monaural sound. The reality is that most small two-speaker systems don't allow you to place the speakers very far apart anyway, and the Model One's rich, resonant sound more than made up for its lack of true stereo separation. Plus, the Model One is a single, elegant box with no annoying speaker cords.

    While the Model One isn't designed to provide earth-shattering sound at high volume, it produces surprising clarity and fullness at normal listening levels. When turned all the way up, the unit's rich sound persists and we suspect that Tivoli engineered the Model One's volume level to max out before any distortion arises. If you don't need a lot of volume, the Model One delivers. As with the iPal, we were left scratching our heads and wondering how such great sound could come from such a little box.

    The Model One's tuning accuracy is also impressive; we were able to dial in stations we didn't even know existed. Tivoli says this is due to the unit's discrete-component FM tuner technology, which was originally developed for cellular telephones. Whatever Tivoli has done here, they did it right; closely-spaced stations are a breeze to tune.

    Pros

    • Compact form factor
    • Excellent sound
    • Supremely accurate tuning
    Cons
    • Not engineered to produce extremely high volume levels
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Distinctively realistic monaural sound, using a single large, long throw driver in a ported design
    • Highly selective and sensitive tuner utilizes technologies from cellular telephony and and military encryption-decryption equipment
    • Built-in AM/FM antenna
    • External 75 Ohm antenna input
    • Auxiliary input for CD or MP3 use

    16. TIVOLI AUDIO PAL AM/FM Radio - Pearl White

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006IS63
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 3074
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • AM & FM
    • Auxiliary Input for CD player, MP3 players, & more
    • Headphone Jack
    • Adjustable Telescoping FM Antenna
    • Built-in AM Antenna

    Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Unbeatable.
    This little radio is simply amazing. I got it for motorcycle touring, where space is at a premium, so I could have tunes in hotels and campsites. The radio is tiny, the sound quality is just great. It's a little odd getting used to mono, but any further away than a few feet, the difference is not noticable. Combined with my iPod, this is pretty much the perfect sound system for travelling. It's pricey, but it's worth every penny.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Superb for distributing XM Satellite Radio in my house
    First, I agree with the prior reviewers that the sound quality is almost unbelievably good for a unit this size.

    I now own 27 (yes, 27!) of these, and use them to distribute XM throughout my house as follows: Delphi XM receiver to Sangean FM transmitter (from ccrane-dot-com) to Tivoli PAL. Prior to hearing the PAL, I wouldn't have thought a small monaural unit would provide acceptable sound in a small room; the PAL does.

    The FM tuner had excellent sensitivity (ability to pick up weak stations), yet many radios do. What sets the PAL apart is its exceptional selectivity (ability to receive a realtively weak station that is wedged between two nearby, and stronger, stations).

    And, for what its worth, when I dropped one into a swimming pool, it floated.

    5-0 out of 5 stars the best gift for anyone at any age!
    You could say between my fiance and myself we've started a collection of the PAL radios, we own three so far, a black, blue and yellow and I'm trying to decide between the Red or Green for my next purchase. These radios are fantastic and reliable and are great for gifts!
    The size of this radio was what appealed to me but only after I had it at home and realized all the places it fit. the radio has such a small footprint that it fit in the corner of my bathtub, and sits on my windowsill while I wash dishes. My fiance has one that he leaves plugged in the wall which always keeps his battery fully recharged at all times. The reception has always been reliable on both AM and FM and I can always count on my PAL for the Red Sox games while in the yard with the dog.
    I've given close to ten of these radios away within the last two years and everyone loves them! You get your choice between eight different colors which appeals to even the youngest recipient who was nine and was ecstatic about owning her very own RED "grown up radio" she took it outside with her often and her favorite station she listened to was Radio Disney. For convenience this radio can be ordered directly from www.tivoliaudio.com and will ship directly to the gift recipient if you choose. I can't say enough about these radios only that if you don't own one you're missing out!
    Kudos Tivoli Audio!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Radio!
    I received my PAL about two weeks ago. I got it to replace a portable radio in my office at work. The radio I had in the office needed the antenna fully extended and HAD to be in the window to pick up any variety of FM stations. The PAL can sit on my desk with its antenna stowed in the back and can pick up stations that the other radio could only get outside. The PAL sounds awesome as well.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Mini Marvel
    Where to begin? This incredible portable radio has the cache of being designed and engineered by the late, great and legendary Henry Kloss. First it defies logic that a 2 1/2 inch speaker in a plastic coated, weatherproof, enclosure can sound so good. It does because of the large magnet and the fact it is not a cheap plastic/paper one. Tuning in stations is a breeze as the rotary dial is smooth and easy to operate. PAL has the best FM tuner in the industry - it will get about 50% more stations than any radio you currently own (unless it's a Tivoli). The AM section is also very good with the antenna built in. The telescoping FM antenna hides away nicely when not in use. You can get many FM stations with the antenna stowed away! Jacks on the back allow you to add an MP3 player or CD player as stated above. The built-in rechargeable battery can run for about 16 hours at moderate levels. It takes less than three to recharge it (AC adapter is included). Also by using the stereo headphone jack you'll be in for a pleasant surprise. If the FM station is broadcasting in stereo you'll hear it that way. Yes, even though the radio has a mono speaker, it has a stereo amp and tuner. Use the headphone jack to plug the PAL into your Hi-Fi system and you'll be amazed at how much better the FM stereo sounds. Tivoli does it again. A great product. ... Read more


    17. TIVOLI AUDIO KLOSS MODEL ONE AM/FM Table Radio ( White )

    Asin: B00006I5WL
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 37775
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Amazon.com Review

    The Tivoli Model One has been praised far and wide for its high-quality sound, small size, and cool, retro styling. We got our hands on a sample unit and came away impressed, just as many others have. Anyone who wants a compact, stylish radio with surprisingly good sound should give the Model One a look.

    Design
    In many ways, the Model One is the culminating achievement of famed audio engineer Henry Kloss's long career. Designed from the ground up by Kloss, who passed away in 2002, the radio exudes understated class and elegant simplicity. We received the Platinum Series Model One, which features a hand-lacquered, high gloss dark walnut cabinet that is simply gorgeous. According to Tivoli, the genuine wood casing isn't just for looks as it provides "an acoustically inert housing" that maximizes the speaker's sound quality. At just over 8 inches wide, 4.5 inches high, and 5.25 inches deep, the Model One is about the size of a toaster turned on its side-- plenty small to fit on a desk, dresser, or nightstand.

    The Model One's single rotary dial handles tuning for both AM and FM stations. It feels sturdy and smooth in the hand. The dial is designed to move between stations at a speed that is a bit slower than the speed at which the user turns the knob-- a 5 to 1 ratio, to be exact. This "ratio" dialing technique makes it far easier to tune stations accurately and quickly. It's a nice touch that sets the unit apart from other desktop radios.

    The tuner band selection and volume dials are easy to control. Plus, they're well designed for hands of all sizes. A small LED power indicator, as well as an LED that helps determine signal strength, are positioned between the dials. We liked the light-colored face and dark lettering printed on the Platinum Series model we reviewed; it made for easy operation in dimly-lit rooms. The Model One's single, 3" driver is protected by a handsome metal speaker cover. Tivoli adds that the speaker is enhanced by a "multi-stage frequency contouring circuit that adjusts the speaker's output over half-octave increments." The result, Tivoli claims, is "musically accurate tonal balance and bass response."

    The back of the unit features a coaxial antenna jack for the included FM antenna wire. While the Model One also has an internal FM antenna, Tivoli recommends using the supplied external one for tricky tuning in locales with a lot of stations crammed together. There's a handy switch for switching between the internal and external antennae. A standard 3.5mm headphone jack is also provided, as is a 3.5mm auxiliary line in port for plugging in your iPod or other music device. If you want to use the Model One as a component tuner-- not a bad idea given the overall quality and accuracy of the tuning circuitry-- Tivoli has provided a 3.5mm output port. The back panel also sports separate ports for AC and DC power, making the unit a great choice for boating or RV use.

    Listening Pleasure
    As with the Tivoli iPal portable speaker system, we were initially skeptical about the performance of a small, one-speaker unit that only offers monaural sound. The reality is that most small two-speaker systems don't allow you to place the speakers very far apart anyway, and the Model One's rich, resonant sound more than made up for its lack of true stereo separation. Plus, the Model One is a single, elegant box with no annoying speaker cords.

    While the Model One isn't designed to provide earth-shattering sound at high volume, it produces surprising clarity and fullness at normal listening levels. When turned all the way up, the unit's rich sound persists and we suspect that Tivoli engineered the Model One's volume level to max out before any distortion arises. If you don't need a lot of volume, the Model One delivers. As with the iPal, we were left scratching our heads and wondering how such great sound could come from such a little box.

    The Model One's tuning accuracy is also impressive; we were able to dial in stations we didn't even know existed. Tivoli says this is due to the unit's discrete-component FM tuner technology, which was originally developed for cellular telephones. Whatever Tivoli has done here, they did it right; closely-spaced stations are a breeze to tune.

    Pros

    • Compact form factor
    • Excellent sound
    • Supremely accurate tuning
    Cons
    • Not engineered to produce extremely high volume levels
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Distinctively realistic monaural sound, using a single large, long throw driver in a ported design
    • Highly selective and sensitive tuner utilizes technologies from cellular telephony and and military encryption-decryption equipment
    • Built-in AM/FM antenna
    • External 75 Ohm antenna input
    • Auxiliary input for CD or MP3 use

    18. TIVOLI AUDIO KLOSS MODEL ONE AM/FM Table Radio ( Black )

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00009KAQH
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 2309
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Amazon.com Review

    The Tivoli Model One has been praised far and wide for its high-quality sound, small size, and cool, retro styling. We got our hands on a sample unit and came away impressed, just as many others have. Anyone who wants a compact, stylish radio with surprisingly good sound should give the Model One a look.

    Design
    In many ways, the Model One is the culminating achievement of famed audio engineer Henry Kloss's long career. Designed from the ground up by Kloss, who passed away in 2002, the radio exudes understated class and elegant simplicity. We received the Platinum Series Model One, which features a hand-lacquered, high gloss dark walnut cabinet that is simply gorgeous. According to Tivoli, the genuine wood casing isn't just for looks as it provides "an acoustically inert housing" that maximizes the speaker's sound quality. At just over 8 inches wide, 4.5 inches high, and 5.25 inches deep, the Model One is about the size of a toaster turned on its side-- plenty small to fit on a desk, dresser, or nightstand.

    The Model One's single rotary dial handles tuning for both AM and FM stations. It feels sturdy and smooth in the hand. The dial is designed to move between stations at a speed that is a bit slower than the speed at which the user turns the knob-- a 5 to 1 ratio, to be exact. This "ratio" dialing technique makes it far easier to tune stations accurately and quickly. It's a nice touch that sets the unit apart from other desktop radios.

    The tuner band selection and volume dials are easy to control. Plus, they're well designed for hands of all sizes. A small LED power indicator, as well as an LED that helps determine signal strength, are positioned between the dials. We liked the light-colored face and dark lettering printed on the Platinum Series model we reviewed; it made for easy operation in dimly-lit rooms. The Model One's single, 3" driver is protected by a handsome metal speaker cover. Tivoli adds that the speaker is enhanced by a "multi-stage frequency contouring circuit that adjusts the speaker's output over half-octave increments." The result, Tivoli claims, is "musically accurate tonal balance and bass response."

    The back of the unit features a coaxial antenna jack for the included FM antenna wire. While the Model One also has an internal FM antenna, Tivoli recommends using the supplied external one for tricky tuning in locales with a lot of stations crammed together. There's a handy switch for switching between the internal and external antennae. A standard 3.5mm headphone jack is also provided, as is a 3.5mm auxiliary line in port for plugging in your iPod or other music device. If you want to use the Model One as a component tuner-- not a bad idea given the overall quality and accuracy of the tuning circuitry-- Tivoli has provided a 3.5mm output port. The back panel also sports separate ports for AC and DC power, making the unit a great choice for boating or RV use.

    Listening Pleasure
    As with the Tivoli iPal portable speaker system, we were initially skeptical about the performance of a small, one-speaker unit that only offers monaural sound. The reality is that most small two-speaker systems don't allow you to place the speakers very far apart anyway, and the Model One's rich, resonant sound more than made up for its lack of true stereo separation. Plus, the Model One is a single, elegant box with no annoying speaker cords.

    While the Model One isn't designed to provide earth-shattering sound at high volume, it produces surprising clarity and fullness at normal listening levels. When turned all the way up, the unit's rich sound persists and we suspect that Tivoli engineered the Model One's volume level to max out before any distortion arises. If you don't need a lot of volume, the Model One delivers. As with the iPal, we were left scratching our heads and wondering how such great sound could come from such a little box.

    The Model One's tuning accuracy is also impressive; we were able to dial in stations we didn't even know existed. Tivoli says this is due to the unit's discrete-component FM tuner technology, which was originally developed for cellular telephones. Whatever Tivoli has done here, they did it right; closely-spaced stations are a breeze to tune.

    Pros

    • Compact form factor
    • Excellent sound
    • Supremely accurate tuning
    Cons
    • Not engineered to produce extremely high volume levels
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Distinctively realistic monaural sound, using a single large, long throw driver in a ported design
    • Highly selective and sensitive tuner utilizes technologies from cellular telephony and and military encryption-decryption equipment
    • Built-in AM/FM antenna
    • External 75 Ohm antenna input
    • Auxiliary input for CD or MP3 use

    Reviews (3)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Almost too good...
    I have a slight variation on the black-finished radio here; mine has an all silver front. Probably a custom model for Restoration Hardware stores. Anyway, it's a beautiful radio with incredible sound. It gets better reception than any other FM radio I've had in my office (24th floor of a tower in downtown Minneapolis), getting more stations than I ever knew existed. The sound is full, and loud! Really, that's my only issue with this radio. On a desktop in an office setting, it's pretty tough to adjust the little volume knob to a quiet enough level for daytime background listening. It's awesome when you crank it up, but I don't want to disturb my coworkers.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A thing of beauty
    I was sure I would be disappointed with this radio given all the rave reviews I had read about. After all, it simply couldn't be that good, could it? I am quite happy to say that I was wrong, it is every bit as good as everyone says. I am full of admiration for the engineers who worked on this little marvel.

    My listening is 95% classical, so my attention is always focused on the sound being natural, detailed, and musical. The Model One starts out with the best FM tuner on the market (hands down), which pulls in signals cleanly, even weak ones. My immediate reaction upon first hearing the sound was surprise at the details that were present in the music over an FM signal. I had always imagined that the reason my radios sounded so poor in the past was that the FM signal simply could not hold enough detail. The Model One proved this reasoning quite wrong, there is a lot of music in the FM signal. In fact, I could effortlessly pick out every instrument in the orchestra on this radio.

    In the beginning, I was not overly impressed with the low frequencies produced by this radio. But then, I had simply set the radio down on an old desk, and could feel the desk vibrating in sympathy with the low frequencies from the radio. So I went to Home Depot and got a very heavy piece of ceramic tile to place under the radio to prevent the table from siphoning off all the bass. The difference was dramatic. This radio produces a LOT of bass. Very clear and musical bass. The elephant from Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals placed the string bass right in my room, I could swear. I found that when I placed the radio about 8 inches from a wall, the bass was even further enhanced. Other reviewers like to marvel at how much bass there is coming from this tiny radio, but I am much more impressed by how tight and musical the bass actually is. This is not to take anything away from its very clear and reliable treble range; it is just that one can't help noticing how small the radio really is, and with all that bass, and .... well, you know.

    This is by far the most value I have ever gotten out of this little money for a piece of audio equipment. The Model One is very, very, sweet and musical, and this description is true for its entire remarkable frequency range. I listen to it about 9-10 hours a day, and weeks after the first listen, I still catch myself looking up from what I was doing at that moment to admire its sound.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reception and sound.
    I bought this radio for my office. (Hence the black finish. The computer's black, the phone's black, etc.) Radio reception in the building is normally crummy, but the Model One pulls in my favorite stations clearly, using only the included antenna, and the sound is exceptional. Even at low volume (don't want to disturb my co-workers), lows have pretty good weight, and the mids and highs are clear. Turn it up a little, and it fills the whole room with sound that's way out of proportion to its tiny size. One of the best FM radios you'll ever use, and for a lot less money than the other "premium" radios available. ... Read more


    19. TIVOLI AUDIO KLOSS MODEL ONE AM/FM Table Radio ( Cherry )

    Asin: B00006I5WI
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Tivoli Audio
    Sales Rank: 29049
    Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Amazon.com Review

    The Tivoli Model One has been praised far and wide for its high-quality sound, small size, and cool, retro styling. We got our hands on a sample unit and came away impressed, just as many others have. Anyone who wants a compact, stylish radio with surprisingly good sound should give the Model One a look.

    Design
    In many ways, the Model One is the culminating achievement of famed audio engineer Henry Kloss's long career. Designed from the ground up by Kloss, who passed away in 2002, the radio exudes understated class and elegant simplicity. We received the Platinum Series Model One, which features a hand-lacquered, high gloss dark walnut cabinet that is simply gorgeous. According to Tivoli, the genuine wood casing isn't just for looks as it provides "an acoustically inert housing" that maximizes the speaker's sound quality. At just over 8 inches wide, 4.5 inches high, and 5.25 inches deep, the Model One is about the size of a toaster turned on its side-- plenty small to fit on a desk, dresser, or nightstand.

    The Model One's single rotary dial handles tuning for both AM and FM stations. It feels sturdy and smooth in the hand. The dial is designed to move between stations at a speed that is a bit slower than the speed at which the user turns the knob-- a 5 to 1 ratio, to be exact. This "ratio" dialing technique makes it far easier to tune stations accurately and quickly. It's a nice touch that sets the unit apart from other desktop radios.

    The tuner band selection and volume dials are easy to control. Plus, they're well designed for hands of all sizes. A small LED power indicator, as well as an LED that helps determine signal strength, are positioned between the dials. We liked the light-colored face and dark lettering printed on the Platinum Series model we reviewed; it made for easy operation in dimly-lit rooms. The Model One's single, 3" driver is protected by a handsome metal speaker cover. Tivoli adds that the speaker is enhanced by a "multi-stage frequency contouring circuit that adjusts the speaker's output over half-octave increments." The result, Tivoli claims, is "musically accurate tonal balance and bass response."

    The back of the unit features a coaxial antenna jack for the included FM antenna wire. While the Model One also has an internal FM antenna, Tivoli recommends using the supplied external one for tricky tuning in locales with a lot of stations crammed together. There's a handy switch for switching between the internal and external antennae. A standard 3.5mm headphone jack is also provided, as is a 3.5mm auxiliary line in port for plugging in your iPod or other music device. If you want to use the Model One as a component tuner-- not a bad idea given the overall quality and accuracy of the tuning circuitry-- Tivoli has provided a 3.5mm output port. The back panel also sports separate ports for AC and DC power, making the unit a great choice for boating or RV use.

    Listening Pleasure
    As with the Tivoli iPal portable speaker system, we were initially skeptical about the performance of a small, one-speaker unit that only offers monaural sound. The reality is that most small two-speaker systems don't allow you to place the speakers very far apart anyway, and the Model One's rich, resonant sound more than made up for its lack of true stereo separation. Plus, the Model One is a single, elegant box with no annoying speaker cords.

    While the Model One isn't designed to provide earth-shattering sound at high volume, it produces surprising clarity and fullness at normal listening levels. When turned all the way up, the unit's rich sound persists and we suspect that Tivoli engineered the Model One's volume level to max out before any distortion arises. If you don't need a lot of volume, the Model One delivers. As with the iPal, we were left scratching our heads and wondering how such great sound could come from such a little box.

    The Model One's tuning accuracy is also impressive; we were able to dial in stations we didn't even know existed. Tivoli says this is due to the unit's discrete-component FM tuner technology, which was originally developed for cellular telephones. Whatever Tivoli has done here, they did it right; closely-spaced stations are a breeze to tune.

    Pros

    • Compact form factor
    • Excellent sound
    • Supremely accurate tuning
    Cons
    • Not engineered to produce extremely high volume levels
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Distinctively realistic monaural sound, using a single large, long throw driver in a ported design
    • Highly selective and sensitive tuner utilizes technologies from cellular telephony and and military encryption-decryption equipment
    • Built-in AM/FM antenna
    • External 75 Ohm antenna input
    • Auxiliary input for CD or MP3 use

    Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars High quality sound from a gorgeous little box
    Gorgeous may be subjective but the sound of this radio says it all. I find it very pleasing to listen to and very balanced between the highs, lows and the mid-range. I listen to jazz and can hear all the nuances that other radios were either missing or blurring. Super clarity. Surprising volume. High quality. Let me say it...for the discriminating listener! Small footprint. Can be used in RVs and boats (can use DC). I also listen to CD recordings using my CD player and its great. The only thing I find myself missing are the little digital buttons which allow you to move between stations. But if I have to give that up for quality...hey! I am more than willing. Everything went into the building of this fine component and I am thankful that it is available at such an unbelievable reasonable price.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This radio is tops
    This is my first review of any product but I am so impressed by this radio I've been moved to do so. It is rare to find a product today with beautiful anolog design and quality materials/ craftsmanship. this radio is heavy, probably a combination of the metal/real wood and 3" magnet. The sound is very impressive for a mono, small speaker device. The radio this one replaced could not get half of the stations this one can.. Really, this thing pulls in stations from 60-80 miles away and the local stations here in SF no longer have the loud static & cutting out. I wish all products were this refined, instead of the disposable plastic landfill most companies dish out. This radio will become a family heirloom. Seriously, treat yourself to the kind of quality that has been almost forgotten.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Big sound, little box
    I own two of these and have given many as gifts. This is, simply put, the standard against which other table radios should be judged. There are no "bells and whistles," just the things you need for great reception and great sound. This radio will pull in stations you didn't even know you could get and will make your favorite stations come in better. On top of that, it will make any radio station you listen to have the fullest sound possible. Too often, radio listening gets tiring because the sound is so harsh and tinny. No more! The Model One is an absolute pleasure to listen to and will fill even a good-sized room with crisp, full, realistic sound. On top of that, the styling is beautiful and will add a touch of class to any room. This is the best [item price] you will ever spend.

    1-0 out of 5 stars DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY
    FM music sounds good, AM no better sound or reception than any [inexpensive] radio. Only 5 months after purchase, the AM quit working.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Deceptive box creates astonishing sound
    Reviewer: An electronics fan from Oak Park, IL United States
    I walked into my sister's home yesterday and was surprised to hear her living room full of rich orchestral sound. She is no audiophile, so I skeptically glanced around the room for high-tech speakers, when my eyes caught this fun retro-styled radio. Having seen the Model One in a specialty shop the week before, I immediately remembered the reviews that I read of the product, and was dazzled. While the windows did not shudder at the sound of it, the speakers reproduced a hearty bass range of the cellos and a cystal-clear TINGGGG! of the triangle during the Christmas carol that was playing. I can't believe that somehing that costs so little can create such sound. I went and bought my own immediately and am deeply impressed with both its reception in the city and its tonal brilliance. Even without stereo, this must be heard to be believed. ... Read more


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