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Tivoli Audio Frost White Model One

AM/FM radio (Frost White and Yellow)

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Our take on the Tivoli Audio Frost White Model One

by Ralph Graves
Tivoli

How about a radio that appeals to the eye as well as the ear? The Tivoli Frost White Model One features a hand-laquered frost white finish that's smooth to the touch. And the quality doesn't stop there. The radio's wood case is also hand-crafted. It's designed as an inert speaker cabinet, so you only get the sound of the speaker not buzzing from the case, no matter how loud the volume.

Outstanding mono sound
Looks are fine, but first and foremost is the sound of the Model One. The radio's single 3-inch long-throw driver delivers a warm, yet clear mono sound in an expansive sound field. A passive bass port reenforces the low tones. The radio's frequency-contouring circuit continually adjusts audio output, ensuring the speaker reproduces all the details of the sound even with a weak signal.

And don't worry about turning it up. The mono speaker can handle any volume level, filling your room with rich, distortion-free sound.

Sensitive and sensible controls
Controls for the Model One are few and easy to operate — 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, as 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.

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Highlights:

  • mono AM/FM radio
  • built-in AM and FM antennas
  • high-performance 3" long-throw driver
  • passive ported bass
  • 5:1 ratio analog tuning dial for accurate tuning
  • hand-lacquered frost white finish
  • furniture-grade hand-crafted wood cabinet
  • minijack audio input for connecting external source
  • line level output for recording
  • minijack headphone output
  • AC power adapter
  • weight: 4.1 lbs.
  • 8-3/8"W x 4-9/16"H x 6-7/8"D
  • 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

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Overview: The Tivoli Audio Model One (Frost White Collection) is a tabletop AM/FM radio which features a handmade, acoustically inert, high-gloss lacquer 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 Frost White Collection Model One AM/FM tabletop radio features a pure white hand-lacquered cabinet, silver knobs, and a vibrantly colored faceplate (Blue, Red, Green, or Yellow).

Radio Functions
Audio Features
Power Requirements

Radio Functions

AM/FM Tuner: The Tivoli Audio Model One (Frost White Collection) 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 (Frost White Collection) 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

High-Gloss Cabinet: The Tivoli Audio Model One (Frost White Collection) features a handmade, high-gloss lacquer cabinet that is both beautiful and acoustically inert.

Full-Range Driver: The Tivoli Audio Model One (Frost White Collection) 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 (Frost White Collection) 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 (Frost White Collection) 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 (Frost White Collection) 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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5 out of 5

Tivoli is awesome

Written By DavidR, Hagerstown, Md on Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Very rich sound. I purchased this radio to play in my garage while I'm puttering around. It really fills the room with a beautiful rich sound. Normally I listen to classical music and this little radio puts my Bose to shame.
Pros:
Small and fits anywhere. picks up a lot if stations. This little gem will fill any room with rich music
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5 out of 5

Great sound from a small box!

Written By LyleS, Costa Mesa, CA on Saturday, May 24, 2014
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I wanted a small basic radio for the kitchen, to listen to news in the morning while having my coffee. The Tivoli Model One does not disappoint, the sound is clear and tuning precise. I opted for the 'scratch & dent' option and saved $27 off the usual price. I was very pleased upon opening the carton, only two tiny blemishes which can be repaired with a little gloss white paint.
Pros:
clear sound, built well. Sturdy.
Cons:
none.
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5 out of 5

Great little radio

Written By Tom, Denver, CO on Thursday, May 15, 2014
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Tiny radio with a big sound. Sound is equal to my Bose radio, which cost twice as much. Plus, it's small enough to fit on our bathroom counter.
Pros:
Size Sound quality
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

A daisy in our kitchen

Written By Guillermo M, San Juan, PR on Sunday, March 16, 2014
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The yellow and white combination of our Tivoli Model I has brought a cheerful note to our kitchen, not to mention its remarkable reproduction of sound in either band without the addition of external antennas. Its compact size makes it unobtrusive and a welcome item wherever you locate it. Excellent design and incredible performance for its size! Must be heard to really appreciate its out-of-the-bunch quality.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

GREAT SOUND!

Written By TomL, Tucson, AZ on Friday, December 06, 2013
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We searched for a quality table radio and settled on a Tivoli Model One. For a small radio, the sound is excellent and the colors bright and cheerful. We were so impressed that a couple of weeks later, we purchased another Model One in a different color. Now we are doubly pleased...
Pros:
Quality product with quality sound.
Cons:
Made in China
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5 out of 5

Great Radio

Written By Great Radio, Southern California on Saturday, May 26, 2012
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Great little radio. Gift for my wonderful wife. She loves the color, finish, and reception/sound. Simple to use and high quality.
Pros:
Quality sound, reception and my wife thinks it's great!
Cons:
None yet.
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1 question already asked

I can't find any where that it says if this clock radio has an alarm. Does it? [ K. Taylor  Aug 28, 2014 ]
5 answers
  • The Tivoli One is not a clock radio, only a radio. But a very good radio that sounds great. [ DANIEL   Aug 28, 2014 ]
  • It does not have an alarm.. I play it at night at a low sound setting.. It's a very nice radio. no background noise. you can build a whole system with this. I hadn't decided if I want to add to it.. cd player and such. It doesn't have an alarm.. but the cat does.. : ) [ GLENDA   Aug 28, 2014 ]
  • This is not a clock radio, just a standard radio of high quality... [ Thomas   Aug 28, 2014 ]
  • No clock no Alarm [ JEFFREY A   Aug 28, 2014 ]
  • No, sorry - none of the Tivoli radios have alarms, but they sound great ! [ lynette   Aug 28, 2014 ]

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