Remarkably clear sound
Tivoli designed the Model One to be one thing: the best AM/FM table radio you've ever heard. The super-sensitive tuner pulls in stations that elude other radios, and a special frequency-contouring circuit continually adjusts audio output, maintaining detailed sound even with a weak signal. The single 3-inch long-throw speaker delivers warm, yet clear mono sound in an expansive sound field, even when you turn up the volume.

Fine cabinet design
The Model One features a hand-crafted wooden case with a layered finish, similar to that of fine furniture. It also functions as an inert speaker cabinet, so you only get the sound of the speaker with no sonic colorations from the case. A passive port reinforces bass and mid/bass sounds.

Just the controls you need
Controls for the Model One are few and easy to operate — volume, AM/FM, and tuning.

Controls for the Model One's controls are stripped down to the essentials: volume, AM/FM, and tuning. That large analog tuning dial is there for a reason. Many digital tuners have a hard time bringing in stations that aren't exactly on the frequency. This is especially true of distant stations, because the signal can drift slightly as it moves through the atmosphere. The Model One's 5-to-1 ratio dial lets you "fine tune" the reception. An LED light changes intensity as you tune, letting you know when the signal strength is strongest. If you can't find anything on the airwaves you like, you can use the input in back to plug in your MP3 player.

Product Highlights:

  • mono AM/FM radio
  • built-in AM and FM antennas
  • high-performance 3" long-throw driver
  • ported cabinet for enhanced bass
  • 5-to-1 ratio analog tuning dial for accurate tuning
  • furniture-grade hand-crafted wood cabinet
  • minijack audio input for connecting an external source like an MP3 player
  • line level output for recording
  • minijack headphone output
  • AC power adapter
  • 8-3/8"W x 4-9/16"H x 6-7/8"D
  • weight: 4.1 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Tabletop AM/FM radio
  • 10' AC power cord
  • FM wire antenna
  • 2 Cable-clips
  • Owner's Manual
  • Product Registration Card

Product Research

Overview: The Tivoli Audio Model One is a tabletop AM/FM radio which features a handmade, acoustically inert wood cabinet and a full-range mono speaker for great AM/FM sound in your home or at the office. The Model One also features an auxiliary input, record output, and a headphone output. The Model One tabletop radio operates off of AC power.

Note: The Tivoli Audio Model One is available in the following finishes - Black/Silver, Cherry/Blue, or Walnut/Classic Beige.

Radio Functions
Audio Features
Power Requirements

Radio Functions

AM/FM Tuner: The Tivoli Audio Model One is equipped with a Henry Kloss analog AM/FM tuner for precise radio station tuning.

5:1 Analog Tuning Dial: To take full advantage of the AM/FM tuner's high sensitivity and selectivity, the Model One uses a precise analog tuning system with a geared-down 5:1 ratio analog tuning dial for accurate, easy selection of the maximum number of stations. The 5:1 tuning gear ratio provides easy, accurate tuning.

AM/FM Antennas: The tabletop radio's internal FM and AM antennas provide good reception in most applications. Locating the Tivoli Audio Model One near a window will provide better reception. The unit is also equipped with external AM/FM antenna connections and comes with an external FM wire antenna.

  • Internal/External FM Antenna: An alternative to the tabletop radio's built-in FM antenna, is the supplied indoor external FM wire antenna or optional FM dipole antenna (sold separately). Also, connecting your cable television 75-ohm coaxial cable to the radio's external FM connection may provide clearer local FM reception; although you must usually request activation of this service through your cable company.
  • Internal/External AM Antenna: When listening to AM, rotate the Model One itself to align the internal AM antenna for improved reception. There is a 3.5mm external AM antenna input for connecting an optional AM antenna (sold separately) to achieve even better AM reception. 

Note: An optional outdoor AM/FM antenna will provide the best possible reception.

Tuning Indicator: The Tivoli Audio Model One features a front-panel LED tuning indicator. The LED tuning indicator  illuminates amber and is brightest when the best tuning has been achieved.

Note: Some listenable AM stations will not light the tuning indicator and should be tuned by ear for the clearest signal.

Source Knob: The Model One tabletop radio is equipped with a 4-position source knob - AM, FM, Aux, and Off.

Audio Features

Wood Cabinet: The Tivoli Audio Model One features a furniture-grade, handmade, real-wood cabinet that is both beautiful and acoustically inert.

Full-Range Driver: The Tivoli Audio Model One features a single 3.0" heavy-magnet, long-throw full-range driver for great AM/FM sound.

Frequency Contouring Circuit: The Model One's 3.0" full-range driver is mated to a frequency contouring circuit that automatically adjusts output over half-octave increments, resulting in musically accurate tonal balance and bass response.

Down-Firing Port: The Model One features a down-firing port for added efficiency and bass-response.

Volume Knob: The Tivoli Audio Model One features a rotary volume control knob which operates the volume level for the unit's mono speaker and headphone output.

Audio Connections: The Model One AM/FM radio is equipped with the following rear-panel audio inputs and outputs.

  • Auxiliary Input: The Tivoli Audio Model One features a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting an external device (such as your CD player or MP3 player), so you can listen to audio from the connected device through the Model One's mono speaker.
  • Record Output: The radio's 3.5mm record output (fixed) lets you record music from the built-in AM/FM radio to a connected tape-deck or CD recorder. You can also use the Model One's record output to the connect the AM/FM tabletop radio to your home entertainment system.
  • Headphone Output: The Model One radio is equipped with a 3.5mm headphone output for connecting a set of stereo headphones for private listening. Connecting headphones will mute the Model One's mono speaker.

Placement: Place the Tivoli Audio Model One on a flat, stable surface (do not block the bottom bass port). The Model One radio is not video shielded and should be kept at least 5" away from a computer monitor or television. The Model One can be positioned vertically, as well as horizontally. Placement in a bookcase, cabinet, or close to walls or corners may increase bass response.

Power Requirements

AC Power Adapter: The Tivoli Audio Model One operates off of standard household AC current using the supplied 10' AC power cord (117V-60Hz/25W).

12VDC/800ma Port: This input is for use with an optional 1A fused/12VDC adapter (sold separately), for operation in a boat or camper. The connector must be a 5.5mm/2.1mm center-positive.

Front-Panel LED: The Model One features a front-panel LED which illuminates green when the unit's power is 'On'.

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Tivoli audio 1

Written By Jeffrey C, Laredo, Texas on Friday, December 19, 2014

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Reception on f m station was not good. And would lose the station.

Pros: Looks good

Cons: Did not perform well

Tivoli Audio Model One

Written By Tar Heel Tom, North Carolina on Saturday, December 13, 2014

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The radio appeared and sounded like the product description provided by Crutchfield - true representation.

Pros: Attractive, unique appearance with good sound quality.

Cons: Slightly pricey.

the magic box

Written By Roderick L., Hobart Tasmania Australia on Tuesday, November 04, 2014

I have owned a Model One for ten years. Every time I turn it on,daily,its performance astounds me.Some visitors have said "what is that crappy old radio",I laugh at them,turn it on and let them hear its superb sound.Mainly use mine as a monitor/speaker for my laptop computer and from rock to opera it handles the sounds in a manner which,for its diminutive proportions,is brilliant.In terms of style and performance it excells.Have owned many high end audio products from Europe,USA and Japan but now the Model One is my sole source of music and very very satisfying also.A superb radio.

Pros: Sound,style and construction.

Cons: 10 years of daily use,no problems,still sounds as good as the day I unpacked it from its box.

My thoughts on Tivoli Audio Model One

Written By Mr. Smooth, Pittsburgh on Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Workmanship is excellent!

Ergonomically, I feel the pilot and tuning lights should be above the volume and selector knobs. This would make viewing and tuning much easier.

Likewise, I would place the sector knob first and the volume knob second. This seems more logical to me, but other users may feel differently. Some things are subjective, so this is not criticism.

Also, it would be helpful if the knobs had a contrasting marker to aid in seeing what positions they are in.

Tuning is a little inaccurate, but it is livable.

AM reception with the help of an external antenna is way better than expected.

FM reception, also with the aid of an external antenna is a good as expected.

With respect to sound,the bottom end is a tad tubby. I will experiment with placement to attempt to alleviate some of this audio abundance! However, with this effect, voices on AM are more mellow.

Also,

Pros: Good physical size. The product looks fantastic! Good value

Cons: No cons for me, but that being said, this comment is for those who do the final inspection. The unit I received had the volume turned to full value. This was quite startling upon initial turn. I certainly wasn't expecting that. Hey, turn it down before you put it in the box!

nice radio

Written By pete, maine on Monday, July 21, 2014

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excellent reception and sound in a fringe radio reception area. excellent sound through the aux input for MP3s

Pros: looks good, works very well

Cons: none

Tivoli Audio Model One

Written By Judee, Charlottesville, VA on Sunday, March 23, 2014

The reception in my apartment is very good. I particularly wanted clear AM reception for local news and sports.

Pros: Compact size, affordability

tivoli audio model one radio

Written By irv g, marietta ga on Thursday, January 23, 2014

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great sound for this small radio,i bought it in place of a bose, lots cheaper for great quality

Pros: see my review

Nice Quality & Solid Feel To It

Written By Jim, near Chattanooga, TN on Thursday, November 14, 2013

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If you are interested in a simple, quality radio with enjoyable sound for one speaker, the Tivoli Audio Model One is for you. This radio gets good FM reception with its included external wire antenna. You can connect your mp3 player to it, too, to hear your songs without headphones. That was a selling point for me.

Be sure to also buy a necessary cord to connect your mp3 player to the Model One. There are no presets on this radio, but that didn't bother me. If you enjoy free-radio broadcasts, you won't go wrong with the Tivoli Audio Model One. I highly recommend it.

Pros: Simple, straightforward design and use. Included antenna works well. Good sound. Geared-down dial is helpful to tune in stations.

Cons: Stations' broadcasts don't match up exactly with the number indicated by the dial.

Tivoli Audio Model One

Written By Susan B., Baltimore, MD. on Monday, November 11, 2013

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Perfect radio. It is small and the sound is good. Husband is slightly deaf so he does not need a fabulous speaker system.

Pros: good tuner

NIce small and decent sounding

Written By CMOT, Pittsburgh PA on Saturday, October 19, 2013

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A good small radio for the kitchen. Sounds pretty good for a 3" single speaker and the tuner works well. Nice and simple. Plug in an airport express to get streaming music there too.

Pros: Simple, small

Cons: Mono, but doesn't matter for listening while cooking.

a great radio

Written By radioguy, charlottesville, va on Saturday, August 10, 2013

a classic. i wish i had one for every room in the house.

Tivoli model one

Written By Anonymous, Mineral Wells TX on Wednesday, August 07, 2013

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I live 60 miles from the station I listen to and cannot pickup AM the station also is FM so I strung a 20 foot antenna in the garage to receive FM. Tuner dial is off one frequency level. Crutchfield service excellent as usual.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: Built in antennas not adequate for that price radio.

Easy to use

Written By JerryW, McKinney TX on Friday, July 26, 2013

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Easy to use, bought for my wife. Simple RETRO design makes it easy to understand.

Cons: Wish it had a digital output to connect to an external stereo system.

Tivoli Audio Model One

Written By Anonymous, Myrtle Beach,SC on Sunday, July 21, 2013

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A fantastic product. Meets and exceeds all my expectations. Thanks for the quick and efficient way you handled my order.

HUBBY IS A HAPPY MAN!

Written By JW, small town, north carolina on Monday, June 10, 2013

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My husband wanted a small radio that was simple to operate, 2 dials cannot be more simple! He loves the sound that this little baby puts out! It is awesome!

more than I expected

Written By Bruce, Tequesta Florida on Thursday, January 17, 2013

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This radio performs better than I expected from such a small device. A big bonus is that I can use it as an FM radio and as a stereo tuner for play back through the t.v.'s soundbar and subwoofer. That really sounds good. The only complaint I have is that the tuner dial does not point to the correct frequency. On the FM dial I have to tune to 106 inorder to listen to 105. A small complaint but something that should have been corrected at the factory.

Best Ever

Written By K McGovern, Allentown, PA on Friday, June 22, 2012

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Only 1500 characters, will be concise. Crutchfield: Great vendor; has been for the 20+ years I've done occasional business with them.

Model One: Case is superb, almost like it was machined from a single block of wood. Interior was said to have crappy, occasionally rusted components. Maybe it happens once in a awhile, took mine apart, no problems. Commerical grade plastics where used, good quality components, fine workmanship. Analog tuner good and the LED signal indicator is effective. I could see where a Terk antenna would be of value for some; Allentown, PA--not needed. AM sounds great, NO underlying noise as reported. There's no RFI shielding in the cabinet, so a noisy environement could be the culprit. FM selectivity is fine for an anlog tuner, but in a crowded area might be less desirable than a digital tuner. Once you get the LED nice and bright, it holds the station well. Sound is great AM & FM but has a little boom around 100-200Hz as the case is ported underneath. The Top 40 Crowd might like it especially on FM stations, but I set my radio on a thick paperback to close the port and raise it a bit (nightstand is a little too low) which settled things nicely. All around fit and finsh at least as good as advertised, maybe better. Sorry we don't make it in the USA, but it would be twice the money. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE!

Pros: Beautiful case, fine styling, great fit and finish of internals. Tuning LED effective, AM/FM tunes well, holds station. Extremely good sound from high quality speaker. Excellent Crutchfield service.

Cons: Case is ported which causes a little boomy sound in low midrange. Easy to fix by closing the port if bothersome. AC cord is bright white, just a quibble, would have preferred dark brown--had to find something bad to say..! :)

Close as I could get

Written By philip, Chapel Hill on Saturday, April 28, 2012

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I had an Advent Model 400 that I bought new in 1978. I liked it a lot. One day recently it just died. So 33 and a 1/2 years after I bought the Model 400, I went out and bought the closest thing I could find to it, the Tivoli Audio Model One. I like it. It sounds good and looks classy. If it lasts as long as the Model 400, I'll be very happy.

Pros: Warm, fuzzy nostalgic feel. Nice sound. Costs about the same as the Model 400, 34 years later

Cons: Kloss isn't around anymore to design audio equipment.

Overall a quality product with some limitations

Written By Joe D, Summit, NJ on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Overall, a solidly built, well-designed and good-looking piece of equipment; nice and simple to use; just plug it in, and for difficult FM stations, just add the supplied antenna.

Pros: Good price, nice design, solidly built; like the aux input for the iPod, and, until it malfunctioned (see "Cons"), the headphone jack

Cons: Sill have trouble getting the local public radio station, unless I'm using the FM antenna, and radio is in one specific spot (and then it's "OK", not great); just recently, noticed that something is obstructing the headphone jack -- plug will no longer go in all the way -- a mystery, since the radio doesn't get moved around.

Tivoli Audio Model One

Written By Cliff P, Youston on Monday, April 16, 2012

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I'm glad i purchased this radio and may purchase another.

Pros: The radio has good sensitivity & selectivity (at least it picks up two marginal stations here w/o external antenna).

Cons: It would be a little handier if it had preset buttons for oft used stations but I don't often change station so this is no significant problem.

Nice little radio

Written By Anonymous, Lancaster PA on Sunday, January 29, 2012

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This is a great little radio. We have it on the kitchen counter where it takes up little space. The sound is decent and it is super easy to use for my non-techie wife. She easily plays Pandora on her iPhone on this radio.

Pros: Small, very easy to use. Decent sound.

Cons: Not stereo, not high end sound, but the price isn't high end either.

A Quaility Gift

Written By Pleased Customer, Plattsburgh NY on Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Purchased this radio as a special gift to a long-time friend who is advancing here career. The radio is being used in her new office. She also uses the radio at her family's summer camp. Very positive feedback from the family regarding the build-quality and audio quality of this radio. Very pleased with the radio and particularly pleased with solid help and support from Crutchfield.

Tivoli Audio Model One

Written By Bill W., Mebane, NC on Saturday, May 28, 2011

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Nice looking radio. FM works very good with external antenna. AM is not so good. Maybe it would be better with an AM antenna.

Disappointed

Written By Chris, Old Saybrook, CT on Monday, May 09, 2011

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I bought this radio for my kitchen, hoping to tune into one of my favorite radio
stations (college station, not a strong signal). Based on other reviews, thought the
Tivoli would work. But unfortunately it doesn't. Even the stonger NPR stations
came in at varying levels. And guess what, when I sat my 10 year old Bose Wave
right in the same spot it picked up the station nice and clear. I will say the sound
quality equaled the Bose and I loved the compact look. But I returned it based on it
not meeting my primary qualification. Back to square one....

A Perfect Fit

Written By Robert, Charlestown, RI on Wednesday, March 09, 2011

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We were looking for a small table radio with a real good sound:size factor for
our country kitchen. This little bear fit the bill. It blends right in on top of
the colonial dry sink and is able to pick up our favorite FM classical & jazz
stations located from twenty to forty miles away. The tuner is super sensitive,
so you hear some static as you navigate, but once it locks on, the noise
disappears.The aux miniplug for the ipod is a nice feature as well, but mostly
we just punch it on the FM and let it go most of the day.

Suddenly it's 1970

Written By Clark K, Long Island, NY on Thursday, January 27, 2011

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I was amazed at the quality of construction. This thing is built!
The controls have a wonderfull feel, and the cabinet is 1st rate.
But using it is very frustrating. The analog dial is difficult to use, when you live in an area
with
many stations. There's no quick change from one station to another when you don't like
the current broadcast. Switching from fm to am requires re-dialing, because the 2
bands share the same tuning dial. There are no tone controls, so you'd better like the
factory settings.
If you're the type of person who tunes in a station and stays with it, you will probably
love the Model 1. I change stations as soon as I don't like the current selection, and if I
want the news, I switch from fm to am. Consequently, this radio did not work for me.

Solid (clean) Audio for a Table Radio

Written By Ken D, Passaic Cty, NJ on Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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The Tivoli Model One radio was selected to be one of my wife's Christmas Gifts.
She enjoys a wide range of music the source of which is our home theater system
located in the living room. My wife devotes a lot of her time to working in the
kitchen. When not preparing meals, she is preparing her lesson plans using the
kitchen table.

Our kitchen has recently gone through a major renovation with an old
under-cabinet AM/FM/CD Radio/Player put out to pasture. The Model One will be
the new source of music for the kitchen and will be placed on our new granite
counter top. I selected the Black finish which complements the color of the
stone. Other counter top radios were examined before selecting the Tivoli Model
One.

The Model One, by design, seemed superior to others and was equipped with all of
the (necessary) controls one would need, the high fidelity sound
notwithstanding. The sensitivity and gearing of the tuning dial is evident and
the signal strength indicator is a welcomed feature. Fit and finish of the
cabinet and controls appeared to be well above average. Amplifier power was
readily noticeable and more than adequate.

I know my wife will be thrilled to listen to this fine radio in her kitchen,
making the work of preparing meals and her school work much more enjoyable.
Also, she will be able to plug-in her iPod which contains all of her FAVS,
listening to them through the full-range of the Model One's speaker.

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No alarm I will tell you we use it in our bathroom everyday and the sound is great as good if not better than our Bose. We highly recommend it! [ MICHAEL D  Dec 12, 2014 ]
This unit has no clock, thus no alarm or sleep timer settings. [ Donald  Dec 10, 2014 ]
Hi David yes there's no alarm settings on this radio. You're correct [ JAY K  Dec 10, 2014 ]
Correct, no alarm setting. [ Evelyn  Dec 10, 2014 ]
Rught [ DAVID A  Dec 10, 2014 ]
RIGHT,NO ALARM [ MARK  Dec 10, 2014 ]
That's correct. Just a radio. [ Timothy  Dec 10, 2014 ]
Correct [ Benjamin  Dec 10, 2014 ]