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The Tivoli Audio Model 3 clock radio keeps precision time, tunes in stations clearly, and delivers beautiful sound...but the first thing you'll notice is its classic good looks. This elegant, hand-crafted clock radio features a furniture-grade cherry wood cabinet and metallic taupe face — it makes a handsome and stylish addition to any room. And with its large tuning dial and simple, straightforward front-panel layout, the Model 3 could hardly be any easier to operate.

Thanks to Tivoli's smart tuning technology, radio stations come in crystal clear. Plus, the analog tuning dial is geared down to a 5:1 ratio, so turning the knob results in smaller, more precise, movements of the tuning mechanism. The amber LED indicator lets you know when you've zeroed in on the station.

The fine quartz analog clock keeps accurate time. With a sleep timer, snooze button, and easy-set alarm, the Model 3 is the ideal bedside companion. The constant, gentle illumination makes the clock face visible in low or no light without keeping you awake.

Product Highlights:

  • AM/FM clock radio
  • furniture-grade cherry wood cabinet and metallic taupe face
  • built-in AM/FM antenna
  • internal/external FM antenna switch (separate FM wire antenna included)
  • 5:1 ratio analog tuning knob
  • amber LED tuning indicator
  • fine quartz analog clock
  • thumbwheel alarm time set
  • 20-minute sleep timer and snooze button
  • top-firing 3" driver
  • minijack analog input
  • minijack analog output
  • subwoofer output
  • headphone minijack
  • built-in AC power supply
  • clock powered separately by "AA" battery (included)
  • 12-volt jack for use in a car or boat
  • 8-3/8"W x 4-13/16"H x 6-13/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Tivoli Audio Model Three Reviews

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  • Tabletop AM/FM clock radio
  • AC power adapter (with attached 9' DC cord)
  • FM wire antenna
  • "AA" battery
  • Owner's Manual
  • Customer Information Warranty Card
  • Limited Warranty sheet

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Overview: The Tivoli Audio Model Three is a tabletop AM/FM clock 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 Three also features an auxiliary input, record output, subwoofer output, and a headphone output. In addition, the Model Three is equipped with a built-in alarm and sleep timer, which  makes it perfect for the bedroom. The Model Three tabletop clock radio operates off of AC power.

Note: The Tivoli Audio Model Three features a natural cherry cabinet, metallic taupe face-plate, silver knobs, and a black grille.

Radio Functions
Audio Features
Alarm Clock
Power Requirements

Radio Functions

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

  • Internal/External FM Antenna: An alternative to the tabletop clock 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 AM Antenna: When listening to AM, rotate the Model Three itself to align the internal AM antenna for improved reception.

Note: There is no external AM antenna connection.

Tuning Indicator: The Tivoli Audio Model Three 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 Three tabletop clock radio is equipped with a 4-position source knob - AM, FM, Aux, and Off.

Audio Features

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

Full-Range Driver: The Tivoli Audio Model Three features a single top-firing, magnetically-shielded 3.0" full-range driver for great AM/FM sound.

Rear-Firing Port: The Model Three features a rear-firing port for added efficiency and bass-response.

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


Auxiliary Input: The Tivoli Audio Model Three features a rear-panel 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 Three's mono speaker.

Mix Input: The Model Three's rear-panel 3.5mm mix input lets you connect your computer's (or other device's) audio output to the unit, so you can hear audio mixed-in with either the tuner or a connected auxiliary device. The volume level of this input must be adjusted at the source.

Record Output: The radio's rear-panel 3.5mm record output (fixed) lets you record music from the built-in AM/FM clock radio to a connected tape-deck or CD recorder. You can also use the Model Three's record output to the connect the AM/FM tabletop clock radio to your home entertainment system.

Headphone Output: The Model Three radio is equipped with a rear-panel 3.5mm headphone output for connecting a set of stereo headphones for private listening. Connecting headphones will mute the Model Three's mono speaker.

Subwoofer Output: The tabletop clock radio is equipped with a rear-panel 3.5mm subwoofer output for adding an external powered subwoofer (sold separately) to increase bass response.

Speaker Output: The unit's rear-panel RCA speaker output lets you connect a companion right-channel speaker (sold separately from Tivoli Audio) and switch the Model Three to stereo operation.

Note: The rear-mounted balance control should be kept in the "left" position until the companion speaker is connected.

Placement: Placing the Model Three inside a bookshelf or against a wall will enhance the bass as well as confine the speaker's output. For best sound reproduction, allow the sound from the speaker to emit without restriction. Do not place objects over the speaker grille and do not obstruct the rear bass port.

Alarm Clock

Analog Clock: The Model Three features a quartz analog clock for superb mechanical accuracy. The analog clock's fine quartz mechanical movement provides accurate time keeping and compliments the analog tuning dial. The clock face is lit by a single LED for nighttime viewing. The clock's illumination cannot be turned off or adjusted.

Note: The clock operates off of a single "AA" alkaline battery, so power failures will not affect the clock's accuracy.

Wake-up Timer: The Tivoli Audio Model Three features an integrated wake-up timer. The Model Three's alarm can be set by rotating the clock's bezel counter-clockwise to the desired wake-up time. You can wake up to the AM/FM radio or the alarm tone, whichever you desire. If there is a power failure at the wake-up time, the alarm will sound the wake-up tone instead of turning on the radio.

Snooze: The Snooze function lets you silence the wakeup timer for approximately 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, the wakeup timer will automatically resume. The Snooze time is not adjustable.

Sleep Timer: The Model Three can be set to turn 'off' automatically after approximately 20 minutes (fixed).

Power Requirements

AC Power Adapter: The Tivoli Audio Model Three operates off of standard household AC current using the supplied AC power adapter (Input: 120V AC / 60Hz 20W, Output: 12V DC /1000mA).

Battery Backup: The Model Three's clock operates off of a 1.5V "AA" alkaline battery continuously, and this same battery also acts as a back-up. In the event of a power failure, the battery back-up will maintain the clock's operation and sound the wake-up tone if the alarm button is in the 'On' position. The unit's clock face will not illuminate and the radio will not operate during a power failure in order to conserve battery life.

Note: Check the battery's strength annually and only replace with a 1.5V "AA" alkaline battery.

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

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