Tivoli Audio Model One
AM/FM radio (Walnut/beige)
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Item #: 582M1CLA
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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.
Helpful, friendly salesman at Crutchfield when purchasing the radio.
Pros: Great look and sound, compact
The radio sounds great. FM reception is good (we have hooked up the provided antenna)
Pros: Sound FM reception
Cons: None noted
I liked it
Good sound quality and the ability to fine tune a station is what I wanted. That's exactly what I got.
Pros: Excellent sound quality for size Precise tuning for stations Handsome design
Cons: A perfect radio might be less expensive.
Great radio. No apparent hi-tech on this unit but has all the bells and whistles.
Pros: Good looking and simple straight forward controls and indicators. Sound is much better than the appearance would suggest.
Cons: Radio was given away as a gift.
This unit is quite attractive with its walnut finish and well-constructed cabinet. It's heavy, suggesting the electronics inside. As advertised, the yellow light does tell when the signal (on FM) is strong. The radio is compact enough in size to fit most anywhere. The first problem I had with it was when the power cord was looped on itself. Then, despite the feedback filter, static would amplify (heterodyne?) when my body was between the unit and the transmitter. Annoying and puzzling initially, this problem was solved by stretching out the cord. Attempting to find my favorite FM station on the external (analog?) dial was perplexing, as that signal turned out to be higher on the tuner marks than I would have guessed (like 10 points on top of 91.5 to more than 92). As for performance, I suppose I can get by with the voice; turning up the volume helps, but this is not a solution. Yes, I wear a hearing aid, so my experience will differ from others. Both voice and music are "grainy" -- not static so much as just like pulling or driving over gravel. It's just always there. Perhaps I got spoiled by a cheap HD radio ("Insignia" brand), but the Tivoli unit does not deliver what I need. I really don't know what the answer is, other than getting a better HD radio. Yes, I'm aware that HD stands for Hybrid Digital, rather than High Definition per se. I Think this company could have made a really good HD radio for about the same price.
Pros: Well-constructed, attractive cabinet in walnut. Mostly intuitive controls: Switches On/Off, AM/FM (rotary) large speaker maintains fidelity with varying volume. Greed LED says when best (FM) signal received. Logical connections on back.
Cons: Voice and Music quality are grainy (not quite scratchy), though this may be an artifact of traditional FM transmission. Just not up to HD standards, given a good signal. Would be well worth the price with unstinting HD capability. Pricey as is.
when its working sounds great but power plug keeps falling out of hole in back not snug at all
Pros: Excellent sound
I was really glad to find a simple AM/FM radio, without all the frills. And especially one that sounds so good. For economical reasons, I went with the black, scratched and dented. But obviously, it's not scratched, or dented. Absolutely nothing wrong with it. Brand-new, and in perfect condition. Maybe the box was dented or something.
Pros: Small sub woofer type sound; good clarity.
Cons: Really none. Unless you consider having to hook up the FM antenna for better FM reception a con.
Bought this over 10 years ago and use it daily. BEAUTIFUL sound from a very attractive (50s-ish), yet unassuming box.
Pros: Deep, resonant and ample volume sound. Attractive cabinet. Audio in and out jacks; can easily play music from your device.
I got this radio for my 70 year old mother. She loves it she listens to am mostly. Very easy for her to use, basic controls nice lay out and wonderful sound. I would recommend this radio to anyone in need of a nice looking nice sounding am/fm radio.
Pros: Easy to use Good sound Nice looking External antenna not needed
Years ago Henry Kloss made a FM model 18 tuner to play with all integrated amps and his model 11 phonograph. Also a classic Koss was his model 21FM radio. The thing that is great about The Tivoli model Radio is that it has incorporated these two products into one unit. This radio is a superb FM/AM tuner and a radio in one. It has an auxiliary and mixed input for your iPhone or computer. It also has a headphone jack as a variable stereo output for powered speakers or a stereo amplifier. The output is very high stereo fidelity. The record output is a fixed output for a stereo receivers input or also for powered speakers. I have the blue tooth Model one. I like the sound as a stand alone radio but more than that I like the tuner aspect of this radio. I have older stereo equipment and I can blue tooth to the receiver using the output of this radio. I stream most of my music. I listen to tune in internet radio. My lap top blue-tooths some very nice Bose computer speakers through the record output on this radio,as the Bose are not themselves designed to be blue-tooth. So without having to buy blue tooth speakers the Bose are my stereo speakers now with FM/AM thanks to this Tivoli model one. The Model one is worth every penny but buy it with blue tooth because it is still one of the best analog tuners available. It is an excellent product but you need some imagination to fully appreciate it.
Pros: Great stereo tuner,aux input for tablet or computer or phone device,will blue tooth those devises if you buy the model one with blue tooth. Heavy solid mono radio speaker with FM/AM tuner. Excellent built in radio speaker for monaural sound. As a radio it is a classic just as Kloss old model 21 was.
Cons: For the way it is made and what it does I have no cons to report as the product is actually designed with much imagination. It is still fun to own a Kloss product.
Reception on f m station was not good. And would lose the station.
Pros: Looks good
Cons: Did not perform well
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.
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.
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.
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!
excellent reception and sound in a fringe radio reception area. excellent sound through the aux input for MP3s
Pros: looks good, works very well
The reception in my apartment is very good. I particularly wanted clear AM reception for local news and sports.
Pros: Compact size, affordability
great sound for this small radio,i bought it in place of a bose, lots cheaper for great quality
Pros: see my review
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.
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
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 classic. i wish i had one for every room in the house.
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, 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.
A fantastic product. Meets and exceeds all my expectations. Thanks for the quick and efficient way you handled my order.
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!
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.
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..! :)
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Nice looking radio. FM works very good with external antenna. AM is not so good. Maybe it would be better with an AM antenna.
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....
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Gift [ Vinnie Jan 18, 2016 ]
Always have high quality products!!!! [ Juanita Dec 18, 2015 ]
It looks like radios used to look when I was young. And the reviews said it is a no frills but excellent am/fm. I wanted something simple, elegant, and which does what it says without much fuss. It is a gift for my partner. [ Mahua Dec 16, 2015 ]
Read Bob's review of reasonably priced radios. [ Elynne Dec 08, 2015 ]
THere is 2 alarms. Best bose I have had yet [ jesse Aug 16, 2015 ]
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 ]