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Tivoli Audio Connector

Dock for iPod®/iPhone® (Walnut)

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  • Tivoli Audio Connector™

    Walnut, with remote

  • Tivoli Audio Connector™

    Remote

  • Tivoli Audio Connector™

    Walnut (Model 10 radio and iPhone not included)

Item #: 582CWWL
 

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by Ralph Graves
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Finally, an iPod dock worthy of your Tivoli radio. The Connector features the same finish options as Tivoli's radios, so you can match your dock to your audio source. The sturdy Connector also features an S-video output, so you can enjoy movies from your iPod or iPhone on your TV. The dock automatically charges your player, and allows simultaneous music playback and call reception from your iPhone. The supplied remote gives you basic control over your player — play, plause, skip, stop, start and volume.

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Highlights:

  • compatible with 160GB iPod classic®, 6th generation iPod nano®, and 4th generation iPod touch®
  • compatible with iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4
  • designed for use with Tivoli radios with matching finishes
  • 43" stereo minijack cable
  • S-video output
  • remote control
  • 3-5/16"W x 2-1/4"H x 4-1/4"D
  • weight: 4.60 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • iPod dock
  • AC power supply (with attached 11' DC cord)
  • 9 iPod adapter inserts
  • 43" Stereo minijack cable
  • Remote control (CRWG)
  • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
  • Owner's Manual
  • Product Registration Card

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Features

Overview: The Tivoli Audio iPod dock lets you listen to your iPod's or iPhone's music library on your Tivoli Audio radio or other home stereo system with an auxiliary input. The Tivoli Audio iPod dock also lets you view videos stored on your iPod or iPhone on your connected TV, via S-video or composite video. An IR remote control is included for wireless operation of your docked iPod.

Real Wood Finish: The Tivoli Audio iPod dock features a real-wood finish to  match your Tivoli Audio radio. The Tivoli Audio iPod dock is available in the following colors - Black/White, Walnut/White, Cherry/White, & Frost White/White.

iPod/iPhone Compatibility: The Tivoli Audio iPod dock is equipped with a top-panel iPod/iPHone dock connector and comes with nine iPod adapter inserts. The Tivoli Audio iPod dock supports audio/video playback (from your Tivoli Audio radio and connected TV), music navigation (via remote control), and charging of select iPods/iPhones with dock connector. The Tivoli Audio iPod dock is "Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 1/5/2012).

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type  Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Out Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Info  Track Info
dock connector 3rd 2.1.0 Y N Y Y N N Y
clickwheel
color
4th 3.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
 mini 1st 1.4.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 1.4.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N Y
 nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N N Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N N Y
 touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y
3rd 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y
4th 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y
3GS 4.3.5 Y Y Y Y N N Y
4 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y
4S 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.

Audio Output: The Tivoli Audio iPod dock features a rear-panel 3.5mm audio output and includes a stereo minijack cable to connect the dock to your Tivoli Audio radio or other stereo audio system. Now you can listen to your iPod/iPhone's music over your Tivoli Audio radio or other home stereo system.

Note: Your stereo audio system may require a minijack-to-stereo RCA adapter cable.

Video Output: The Tivoli Audio iPod dock features a rear-panel S-video and composite video output so you can watch video stored on  your iPod/iPhone from your connected television.

Remote Control: The included IR remote control provides wireless operation of your docked iPod/iPhone. The included IR remote  lets you navigate your iPod/iPhone's menu and control basic playback functions, such as - Play/Pause, Fast-Forward/Rewind, and Next/Previous, Random/Repeat. The remote control will also operate the dock's volume level (Volume up/down, Mute).

Note: The iPod nano (6th gen) only offers basic playback functions (Play/Pause, Fast-Forward/Rewind, and Next/Previous, Random/Repeat).

Charging: A docked iPod/iPhone will be charged while connected to the Tivoli Audio iPod dock.

Power Requirements: The Tivoli Audio iPod dock operates off of standard household AC current using the supplied AC power adapter (Input: 100-240V~50/60Hz, 0.3A; Output: 5V/0.5A).

Power Light: The Tivoli Audio  iPod dock's power light illuminates any time your iPod/iPhone is docked and the iPod dock is plugged in and turned on.

 
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Tivoli Audio Connector™

Written By Terrence, Boston, MA on Saturday, December 31, 2011
 
I have owned a Tivoli Model Three for nearly a decade. This Christmas I gave and received a Connector. I was pumped up about this gift. Unfortunately, now that I have had some time to learn about the functionality (or lack thereof) of the Connector, I am completely disappointed. Don't get me wrong, if all you're going to use the Connector for is to play music from an iPod or iPhone on your Tivoli product, you will be satisfied.

BUT, the Connector is useless for viewing video. I am not sure why Tivoli designed this with an S-video output because you CANNOT get audio to go along with your video. For example, I hooked this up to my television with an S-video cable and realized that unless I bring out my own separate speakers, I cannot get sound. In other words, all I can do is watch video from my iPod/iPhone WITHOUT SOUND. That seems incredibly nonsensical. I feel robbed.

Tivoli is an audio company. Ironically, the Connector gives you nothing by way of audio options if you want to watch videos of your kids or a downloaded tv show on your television. It seems odd to me that you'd need to cart in your own speakers to watch video on your tv with the Connector. This is such a poor design. I agree with reviews out there that suggest the audio outputs are nonsensical and little more than an afterthought.
Pros:
The design is great. Works well with other Tivoli products.
Cons:
Audio outputs for use with anything other than Tivoli products. Also, minor point, but included are 9 custom docking forms, but there are no forms for the at least two of the recent generation iPods (which we have but nothing included by Tivoli fits them). The instructions for the product are also poorly written and somewhat hard to follow.
[Editor's Note: Thanks for your review. The Tivoli Audio Connector outputs audio from a stereo mini-jack on its rear panel. If your TV or A/V receiver does not include a mini-jack audio input, you can use a stereo mini-to-RCA cable to make the connection.]
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4 out of 5

Great product

Written By Mike W., Hillsboro, IL. on Tuesday, August 09, 2011
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The only reason why I could not give this Ipod dock a perfect score was the price. But even with the extra few bucks I spent for this product I feel that it was money well spent. I took my older Tivoli radio and made it a new favorite for my 16 year old daughter. She loves the sound and the handy remote. I would suggest anybody with a Tivoli that wants to add the option of playing their music they have on an Iphone to buy this product. By the way....Crutchfield product support personell are super!!!!!!!
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