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Tivoli Audio Model One

AM/FM radio (Black/silver)

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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.

Remarkably clear sound Tivoli designed the Model One to be one thing: the best AM/FM table radio you've ever heard.

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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.

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.

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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
  • MFR # M1BBS

What's in the box:

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

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Steve from Montgomery, OH on 3/28/2019

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Always been curious about these and finally pulled trigger. Was actually a gift for my step father who likes old school type electronics. Definitely feels like a quality radio, that will last a long time. The sound is good and better than most table radios of the same size. It is pricey but if you're into the classic looks and not expecting room filling Bose type sound is a worth it.

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Crutchfield customer from Sunbury, PA on 1/5/2019

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Great little radio I would recommend this product to everyone.

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Crutchfield customer from Fairfax, VA on 1/3/2019

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I like the radio. It looks good, is the right size for my needs, the sound is good, and the controls are simple. In addition, the retro tuning dial works well. The only issue for me is that the knob that controls the function is difficult for me to turn easily. It's stiff and a bit small and the design doesn't allow me to grip it well enough. Other than this, however, I like the radio and the quality of the sound - - including CDs.

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Crutchfield customer from Middlesex, VT on 12/30/2018

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Been a fan of the electronic products and design work of the late Henry Kloss since way back when he produced the first KLH Model Eight table radio right through the Advent receiver, Cambridge Soundworks Modell 88 (purchased from Crutchfield), Tivoli PAL (also purchased from Crutchfield). Can't say enough about the design and performance. If you like radio you can't do better than this.

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Dan from San Mateo, CA on 11/21/2018

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After reading the reviews about this radio I ordered one. It came l plunged in turned it on and it did everything l hoped for. It pulled in stations that I've had to stream on order to receive. It gets better reception than my higher end receiver with a quality antenna.That said I'm thinking about getting another one and using it as a tuner for my so called higher end receiver.

Pros: Love it

Cons: None

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A REAL DIAMOND

Dan from Tipp City, OH on 11/21/2018

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This is a very nice radio! So many cheaply made products are offered on the market. Here is a true diamond. Everything about this radio says "quality, quality, quality"! While taking up so little physical space, it produces amazingly big sound. Though I have a sound system which dominates my living room, I have a place in my home for this little gem. It is a joy to use. How nice that a product of such good quality is available!

Pros: QUALITY # 1

Cons: Can't find any.

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Crutchfield customer from Bogart, GA on 11/4/2018

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Perfect size for the desk in my kitchen. Great sound and it looks great too!!

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High quality table radio

Chet from Media, PA on 9/18/2018

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This is my second Tivoli Model One. I've had the first for more than a decade and it is still working fine. The Model One sounds much richer and more powerful than the typical table top radio. The performance of the tuner is good. I am using it in a two channel home theater/music set up. The analog output from my TV goes into the Model One to boost the TV's sound (like a soundbar). The line level output goes to an integrated amplifier to serve as an analog tuner for my stereo system.

Pros: Build quality Sound Versatility

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Crutchfield customer from Amesbury, MA on 8/17/2018

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Not only is the sound great, as promised, but I had it on top of the microwave oven, and there was no static even when the microwave was in use. We live at the bottom of a hill with many trees blocking the "air waves". No problem for this little gem. It's a dream come true. Thank you so much. Kathy Berman

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Clean and claasy

Steve from Seattle, WA on 7/15/2018

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Excellent sound quality, classy looks. I compared it head to head with a pioneer receiver hooked to a big pair of infinity speakers in the same cabinet. The Tivoli can't match the power, of course, and it has no tone adjustments, but the quality is surprisingly close. And it pulls in my favorite low-power FM station a little more cleanly than the pioneer, which has a bigger antenna. Very satisfied so far (3 weeks).

Pros: Sound quality Looks

Cons: No bass/treble/mid adjustments

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Crutchfield customer from Saluda, NC on 7/11/2018

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A high quality item!

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Well built

Crutchfield customer from Glen Allen, VA on 7/11/2018

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This little radio looks good and sounds great!!

Pros: Well built, compact radio, no trouble picking up stations. Very happy.

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Great Sound and ability to tune!

David from Birmingham, AL on 5/29/2018

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This radio is everything I expected. Build quality great and ability to tune-in and hold stations is fantastic. I got this radio for my mother who just wanted on/off and good sound. Basics is the best.

Pros: Simple, crytal clear audio.

Cons: none.

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Jack from Wilton, CT on 5/8/2018

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I am mostly old school so this radio is a perfect fit for me! Plug the radio in, turn the on switch to am or fm, and start tuning in stations. Simple, basic, yet the look is classic and the sound is great. I also love the portability to bring the radio from room to room. No Bluetooth, no wifi, no remote control to lose. Done deal, buy it.

Pros: Design, Portability, Sound, and the ability to "pull in" distant stations.

Cons: None so far.

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Crutchfield customer from Clarksville, TN on 4/29/2018

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I've looked at these for several years. During that time the choice of quality radios has dwindled. It's the whole internet thing, I guess. In the few weeks of use, I'm pleased with the performance and quality. Here's expecting / hoping for years of the same.

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Crutchfield customer from Whitney, TX on 4/2/2018

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Very good radio

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Eric from Massachusetts on 1/27/2018

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This design is a testiment to the genius of Henry Kloss. He was a master of using inexpensive components in innovative ways to achieve sound reproduction that over-performed expectations. The tuning section is decently sensitive and selective. The amplifier will adequately provide a small room with realistic listening levels at reasonable distortion. All analog controls/displays have a decently substantial feel, as does the case. You can judge the aesthetics for yourself... many/most seem to find them pleasing if not impressive. Much EQ/conturing achieves pleasant tone and decent balance in a compact package from a cheap speaker. Porting and tons of EQ will give you some response to around 120 hz or so. There is a lot of bass distortion, which is to be expected, but in most situations it is not objectionable. Nothing really above 8-10 K but the radio does not sound dull; again not objectionable. I find myself quickly forgetting that I'm listening to a small box. The provisions for external input and antenna and welcome. Regarding long term use, these units often have a somewhat finite life and getting them repaired is mostly not practical due to the basic board design. I've not heard better or even comparable for the most part from other designs at the price point. Recommended.

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Henry from Tazewell, VA on 9/7/2017

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The front end was quite good for an analog tuner. It was reasonably easy to tune in a week station surrounded by stronger stations with the receiver using its power cord as an antennas. The sound was quite good for a 3 inch speaker. However, since there was no tone control, the highs could not be accentuated for speech to be understood by those with hearing loss. This could be a deal breaker, but I coujld not find a better alternative table radio t listen to speech. Also, the tiny knobs were difficult to operate, especially the power switch.

Pros: Good rf performance with both sensitivity and selectivity. Reasonably easy to tune.

Cons: No tone control, speech could sound muffled. Small knobs hard to operate.

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Crutchfield customer from Ironwood, MI on 8/10/2017

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Purchased for my 90 yr. old legally blind Mom. Chose this radio because it has so few control knobs. The on/off knob needs to be bigger and have some kind of grip/roughness to the surface. Right now it is too small and slippery to easily grasp. The sound is great, the style suits. The cord is a bit long but that's just where it is located. I will add a wireless outlet switch for ease of use. Thank you for the opportunity to review the radio.

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Crutchfield customer from Milwaukee, WI on 7/30/2017

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Excellent.

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Excellent Table Radio

Danny from Midlothian, VA on 6/29/2017

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Great radio with excellent sound. Remarkably good bass, and tuning in distant stations is really good.

Pros: Sound quality; tuning, compact size

Cons: None

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Greatest! TIVOLI AUDIO Model One

Gregory from New Hampshire on 3/30/2017

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The TIVOLI AUDIO Model One is the greatest thing since sliced bread! It has a wonderfully full sound on FM broadcasts like NPR. The tuner is excellent. It reminds me of the 1968 KLH Model Twenty stereo system's tuner. This little tabletop AM/FM radio is simply fabulous The real walnut case is handsome to look at. Order your TIVOLI AUDIO Model One today...you will not be disappointed.

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Most affordable high fidelity radio on the market

Robert from Short Hills, NJ on 3/23/2017

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I've owned several of these radios since they came out 17 years ago, and have given them as gifts as well. They are one of the world's greatest high fidelity values! If you are an FM radio freak like I am, and especially if you are lucky enough to live near good college or public stations, this little gem will give you many years of pleasure. Sound quality is musical for all genres, rich and full bodied, with a quiet background. Reception (sensitivity and selectivity) is very good, and listenable for many hours. Build quality is solid, and the styling closely resembles Henry Kloss's KLH Model 8 from the early 1960s (that one used vacuum tubes, and the overall sound is similar). Yes, it is mono, but the headphone and line outs are stereo, and if this was my only source of music at home I really wouldn't feel deprived. An amazing way to bring music into your home for a pittance!

Pros: Sound quality, reception, build quality, retro styling

Cons: none at this price

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Arnold from forest hill, md on 3/3/2017

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works great for a small compact table radio. also, i like it that you can connect other audio sources with a 3,5 mm stereo audio cable

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Crutchfield customer from Denton, TX on 2/15/2017

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I have been waiting for years to obtain such an excellent radio. It has wonderful AM reception with an excellent speaker.

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Decent sound, good FM sensitivity

Bob from Lake Bluff, IL on 1/27/2017

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Sound is decent for such a small speaker. FM sensitivity is quite good without an antenna -- almost as good as my MacIntosh tuner coupled to an antenna. Nice cabinet. Excellent service from Crutchfield.

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Paul from Springfield, OH on 1/9/2017

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This is a very attractive and well built radio. Audio quality is superb for such a small speaker. FM sensitivity is better than I expected. AM sensitivity is about what I expected, but not quite as good as I had hoped. Frequency tracking is quite good for an analog circuit on both FM and AM. As a 77 year old with high frequency hearing loss, I would have appreciated the addition of a tone control.

Pros: Good audio Attractive package Compact size Accurate dial tracking Very sensitive FM circuit

Cons: Lack of tone controls

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Good choice

Buzz from West Seneca,NY on 12/26/2016

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I was looking for a small radio mostly for AM in the morning before work. The build quality is nice and the retro look is pretty cool. One thing that will be noticed right away is very good sound for the size.

Pros: small size, nice sound, looks good

Cons: tuning can be tough for a few stations.

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Jesus from San Juan, PR on 12/12/2016

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Very good radio. Good reception and excellent sound for its size. Since I have it, weekends are almost all day long tuned on.

Pros: Is very simple to use. Few desktop radios of today give such excellent sound.

Cons: In very distant stations where the signal is weak, wen turn it on and if the unit is cold you have to retune it in 4 or 5 minutes to obtain resepction without distortion. (this problem is regarding about a circuit technically called local Oxilator and is normal in analogs radios).

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ACC from Kalamazoo, MI on 4/11/2016

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I was looking for a radio that brought in more stations and this radio does just that. I have only used the FM dial at this point but am looking forward to playing around with the AM soon.

Pros: Very stylish; good sound especially for mono; brings in more stations and clearer.

Cons: The volume dial is a little bit hard to get to just the exact spot I want for just above audible for sleeping use ( I keep it on a classical station most of the night).

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Hugh S from Murfreesboro, TN on 3/31/2016

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Tivoli Model One is everything I expected after doing some research. Crutchfield had a very competitive price and the delivery time was nothing short of amazing. I am completely satisfied with the radio and the service. Thank you. I shall return for my future purchases.

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Kay H. from Harrisonburg, VA on 1/27/2016

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Helpful, friendly salesman at Crutchfield when purchasing the radio.

Pros: Great look and sound, compact

Cons: None

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Good Sound

Jim from Massachusetts on 12/27/2015

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The radio sounds great. FM reception is good (we have hooked up the provided antenna)

Pros: Sound FM reception

Cons: None noted

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5 stars

patricia from New York on 12/12/2015

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I liked it

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Model One works as advertised

KR from Florida on 12/10/2015

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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.

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Peter from Florida on 12/7/2015

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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.

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Not What I need

Hankh from Phoenix, AZ on 11/26/2015

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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.

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dissapointed

bob from New Jersey on 10/22/2015

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when its working sounds great but power plug keeps falling out of hole in back not snug at all

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HectorD from Texas on 9/23/2015

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Great radio

Pros: Excellent sound

Cons: None

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Simple, but high quality AM FM radio!

Jim C. from Willowbrook, IL on 4/24/2015

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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.

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What a great product!!

chazu from Florida on 4/4/2015

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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.

Cons: Non

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Awesome radio

Jason from Lansing MI on 4/2/2015

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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

Cons: None.

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DLL from Massachusetts on 3/22/2015

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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.

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Jeffrey C from Laredo, Texas on 12/19/2014

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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

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Tar Heel Tom from North Carolina on 12/13/2014

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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.

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the magic box

Roderick L. from Hobart Tasmania Australia on 11/4/2014

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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.

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Mr. Smooth from Pittsburgh on 8/21/2014

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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!

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nice radio

pete from maine on 7/21/2014

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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

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Tivoli Audio Model One

Judee from Charlottesville, VA on 3/23/2014

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

Pros: Compact size, affordability

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irv g from marietta ga on 1/23/2014

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

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Nice Quality & Solid Feel To It

Jim from near Chattanooga, TN on 11/14/2013

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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.

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Susan B. from Baltimore, MD. on 11/11/2013

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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.

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NIce small and decent sounding

CMOT from Pittsburgh PA on 10/19/2013

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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.

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a great radio

radioguy from charlottesville, va on 8/10/2013

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

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Crutchfield customer from Mineral Wells TX on 8/7/2013

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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.

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Easy to use

JerryW from McKinney TX on 7/26/2013

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

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

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Crutchfield customer from Myrtle Beach,SC on 7/21/2013

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

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HUBBY IS A HAPPY MAN!

JW from small town, north carolina on 6/10/2013

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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!

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more than I expected

Bruce from Tequesta Florida on 1/17/2013

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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.

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Best Ever

K McGovern from Allentown, PA on 6/22/2012

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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..! :)

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Close as I could get

philip from Chapel Hill on 4/28/2012

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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.

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Overall a quality product with some limitations

Joe D from Summit, NJ on 4/17/2012

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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.

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Cliff P from Youston on 4/16/2012

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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.

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Nice little radio

Crutchfield customer from Lancaster PA on 1/29/2012

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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.

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A Quaility Gift

Pleased Customer from Plattsburgh NY on 7/27/2011

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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.

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Bill W. from Mebane, NC on 5/28/2011

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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.

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Disappointed

Chris from Old Saybrook, CT on 5/9/2011

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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....

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A Perfect Fit

Robert from Charlestown, RI on 3/9/2011

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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.

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Suddenly it's 1970

Clark K from Long Island, NY on 1/27/2011

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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.

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Solid (clean) Audio for a Table Radio

Ken D from Passaic Cty, NJ on 11/30/2010

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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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More details on the Tivoli Audio Model One

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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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I own two Tivoli PAL radios and other radios designed by Henry Kloss, great reception, great sound, great design. [ Dennis  Dec 17, 2018 ]
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Have one already, bought one for my mother. Sharp looking and quality for sure :) [ Dennis  Dec 08, 2018 ]
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Simplicity and the ability to tune in weak stations. My favorite talk station for Howie Carr and Rush Limbaugh is difficult to get in this area. [ Steven  Oct 28, 2018 ]
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Good reviews and quality. [ DIANE  Aug 16, 2018 ]
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Quality, price and good reviews [ Ellen Morgan  Mar 21, 2018 ]
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I have a TiVoli radio model one now and wanted to give one as a gift for my 98 year old mother who has poor eyesight. She doesn't read or sew anymore but loves her classical music. [ Patricia  Jan 21, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Sam [ J.R.  Feb 26, 2017 ]
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Because I think it looks cool, wanted a radio that was a radio, no WiFi or high speed anything where I live and I didn't want to sign up for some subscription to listen to the radio [ Johne  Jun 22, 2018 ]
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I want a solid am/fm table radio that I can carry from room to room and brings in distant stations. [ Jack  Apr 10, 2018 ]
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Built in antennae; customer reviews; color combination. [ Donna M.  Jul 26, 2017 ]
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The style of the radio cabinet and the sound quality, as reviewed by other customers. [ Mary Ann  Jan 03, 2019 ]
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FM reception in this apartment is poor. The Tivoli is supposed to have good FM sensitivity. [ Charles  May 22, 2018 ]
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Replacing a 38-year-old Advent Model 400 which is no longer working well. It was also a Henry Kloss design. [ W. M  Nov 28, 2017 ]
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Brand. Features. Works well [ JAMES  Aug 11, 2017 ]
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Already have one, love it, wanted a second for another room. [ Richard  Jul 08, 2017 ]
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Design and function of the radio appear to be a perfect match for my needs. [ Bullet  Jun 14, 2017 ]
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Best quality radio available. For the size, sound and reception are truly exceptional. [ JOHN  Jun 05, 2017 ]
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Bought this for my mom, she loves the sound. Can also use the Aux input for her portable CD player so she can listen to audio books, etc. [ Donald  Apr 06, 2017 ]
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REFERRED BY FRIEND [ STEPHEN C.  Apr 04, 2017 ]
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small, good sound quality, nice design [ Christopher  Dec 02, 2016 ]
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Gift for my wife. Wanted a good, clear sounding radio. Have had it for almost a year and it is spot-on for her needs. [ Ronald  Nov 28, 2016 ]
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My friends say this is an excellent item and also that you are a reliable company for delivery and trouble shooting. [ Beverly  Mar 02, 2016 ]
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Gift [ Vinnie  Jan 18, 2016 ]
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Always have high quality products!!!! [ Juanita  Dec 18, 2015 ]
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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 ]
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Read Bob's review of reasonably priced radios. [ Elynne  Dec 08, 2015 ]
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Does this radio have : 1) electric cord or run on batteries? 2) I have poor am/fm radio reception; does your radio have superior am and fm reception or does it rely only on an external antenna which will improve most radios? thanks, Jim
[ James  Feb 12, 2018 ]
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it has a cord. it has a small wire external antenna. reception is good and sound quality is excellent.
[ THOMAS  Feb 12, 2018 ]
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It uses a power cord only.Recption for Am and F Recption is adecuar with supply antena.
[ ANTONIO E  Feb 12, 2018 ]
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Hi . This radio comes with a cable to connect it in 110AC. It does not run on batteries, but if it has a 12 V DC input that can be connected to a 12V car battery with the correct connector. The FM reception can be improved with an external antenna. For AM reception you can rotate your radio by placing the front of it to the south or north or east or west because the AM antenna of this unit (like most receivers with AM) is only Bidirectional and not Multi directional.
[ JESUS  Feb 12, 2018 ]
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Uses electric cord. I use a Terk indoor antenna with excellent reception.
[ James  Feb 12, 2018 ]
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The Tivoli Model One uses AC power (electric cord) and has excellent FM reception with the included antenna. I researched this radio extensively before purchase and was completely satisfied with the performance, quality and purchase price.
[ Frank  Feb 12, 2018 ]
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1) This uses an electric cord, no battery option. 2) I use the straight wire external antenna that comes with the radio and get good reception, but then I live in a major metro area.
[ Dennis  Feb 12, 2018 ]
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Does this model have bluetooth?j
[ gary  Jul 07, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. No, not in this model. To obtain Bluetooth capabilities you have have to go with the next model up which you can view at the link below. Hope this helps. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_582M1BTCS/Tivoli-Audio-Model-One-BT-Cherry-Silver.html?tp=208
[ Kenny  Jul 07, 2017 ]  Staff
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Does this Tivoli model one amfm radio have an connection on the back for an external fm antenna?
[ Gregory  Aug 15, 2017 ]
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Yes
[ ANTONIO E  Aug 16, 2017 ]
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Yes, An external antenna is included. There is a switch on the back to select between internal and external antenna.
[ Richard  Aug 16, 2017 ]
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Yes, wish I could post a photo of the back. Several jacks for antennas, etc
[ Christopher  Aug 16, 2017 ]
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Yes it does. Take a look at the photos of the radio on the crutchfield site, there's a photo of the back side of the radio where you can see the jack for the external antenna (it's labelled on the radio).
[ J  Aug 15, 2017 ]
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No alarm setting, right?
[ David  Dec 10, 2014 ]
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THere is 2 alarms. Best bose I have had yet
[ jesse  Aug 16, 2015 ]
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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 ]
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This unit has no clock, thus no alarm or sleep timer settings.
[ Donald  Dec 10, 2014 ]
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Hi David yes there's no alarm settings on this radio. You're correct
[ JAY K  Dec 10, 2014 ]
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Correct, no alarm setting.
[ Evelyn  Dec 10, 2014 ]
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Rught
[ DAVID A  Dec 10, 2014 ]
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RIGHT,NO ALARM
[ MARK  Dec 10, 2014 ]
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That's correct. Just a radio.
[ Timothy  Dec 10, 2014 ]
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Correct
[ Karl  Dec 10, 2014 ]

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