Overview: The Tivoli Audio PAL is a portable, weather resistant AM/FM
radio. The PAL radio has a friendly exterior, with its small stance, simple
controls, and weather-resistant/rubberized cabinet. The Tivoli Audio PAL offers great
AM/FM sound for around the house, in the outdoors, or at office. The PAL also features an auxiliary input and headphone output. The PAL portable radio operates off of battery and AC power.
AM/FM Tuner: The Tivoli Audio PAL is equipped with a Henry Kloss
analog AM/FM tuner for precise radio station tuning.
Automatic Frequency Control (AFC): The FM tuner's Automatic Frequency
Control (AFC) locks on to the center of the station for the lowest distortion
and best reception. The result is better reception with increased clarity on
closely-spaced local and far-away stations.
5:1 Analog Tuning Dial: To take full advantage of the AM/FM tuner's
high sensitivity and selectivity, the PAL 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,
Telescoping FM Antenna: When listening to FM, adjust the radio's
telescoping FM antenna and position it for the best reception. The telescoping
antenna extends from 4.875" to 21.75".
Note: The telescoping FM antenna has no affect on AM reception.
Built-in AM Antenna: When listening to AM, rotate the PAL itself to
align the internal AM antenna for improved reception.
Source Knob: The PAL portable radio is equipped with a 3-position
source knob - AM, FM, and Off.
Full-Range Driver: The Tivoli Audio PAL features a single 2.5"
treated, magnetically shielded, full-range driver for great AM/FM sound.
Volume Knob: The Tivoli Audio PAL features a rotary volume control
knob which operates the volume level for the unit's mono speaker and headphone
Water-Resistant Cabinet: The Tivoli Audio PAL's exterior rubber
coating is designed to be water resistant and provide a non-slip grip, so you
can listen to it outside with no worries.
Note: The PAL is weather resistant, but it is not weather proof.
It should not be immersed in water or held under running water. It also
should not be exposed to extreme temperatures.
Audio Connections: The PAL AM/FM radio is equipped with a rear-panel
auxiliary input and headphone output.
- Auxiliary Input: The Tivoli Audio PAL 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
PAL's mono speaker.
- Headphone Output: The PAL radio is equipped with a 3.5mm
headphone output for connecting a set of stereo headphones for private
listening. Connecting headphones will mute the PAL's mono speaker.
Note: You may also record from the PAL's headphone output to a
tape-deck or CD recorder; or use it as a high-quality stereo tuner by
connecting it to your home entertainment system.
Rechargeable Battery-Pack: The Tivoli Audio PAL is equipped with a
built-in rechargeable NiMH battery-pack (7.2V, 1400-1800mA) which delivers up to
16 hours of playback time. The PAL uses a sealed battery-pack of 6 high-capacity
Nick Metal Hydride (NiMH) cells. NiMH batteries have no memory effect and
provide a longer operating time.
Note: The built-in rechargeable battery should be charged before
AC Power Adapter: In addition, to the PAL radio's built-in NiMH
battery-pack, the unit can operate off of standard household AC current using
the supplied AC power adapter (Input: 120V/60Hz, Output: 12V/500mA). The AC
power adapter also charges the radio's battery.
Charging Modes: The Tivoli Audio PAL features two charging modes based
on whether the unit is turned 'On' or 'Off'.
- Fast Charge: With the PAL turned 'Off', but plugged in (from full
discharge), the battery-pack will be completely charged within approximately
- Trickle Charge: With the PAL 'On' and plugged in (form full
discharge), the battery-pack will be completely charged in approximately 24
Note: It may take up to 4 charge/discharge cycles before the
battery-pack is operating at full capacity.
Front-Panel LED: The front-panel green LED serves both as a power
indicator, as well as battery power and charge status indicator.
Low Battery Status: The unit's front-panel LED will blink rapidly to
indicate the batteries are in need of being recharged. The remaining playback
time from the moment the blinking begins until the PAL shuts-off is estimated
between 20 minutes and several hours.
Battery Replacement: Replacement battery packs may be purchased
directly from Tivoli Audio.