Tivoli Audio Model One
AM/FM radio (Cherry/blue)
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Our take on the Tivoli Audio Model One by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
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.
- 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
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
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.
David, Birmingham, AL
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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.
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.
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.
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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Why did you buy this?
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 ]
Good reviews and quality. [ DIANE Aug 16, 2018 ]
Quality, price and good reviews [ Ellen Morgan Mar 21, 2018 ]
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 ]
Recommended by Sam [ J.R. Feb 26, 2017 ]
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 ]
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 ]
Built in antennae; customer reviews; color combination. [ Donna M. Jul 26, 2017 ]
FM reception in this apartment is poor. The Tivoli is supposed to have good FM sensitivity. [ Charles May 22, 2018 ]
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 ]
Brand. Features. Works well [ JAMES Aug 11, 2017 ]
Already have one, love it, wanted a second for another room. [ Richard Jul 08, 2017 ]
Design and function of the radio appear to be a perfect match for my needs. [ Bullet Jun 14, 2017 ]
Best quality radio available. For the size, sound and reception are truly exceptional. [ JOHN Jun 05, 2017 ]
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 ]
REFERRED BY FRIEND [ STEPHEN C. Apr 04, 2017 ]
small, good sound quality, nice design [ Christopher Dec 02, 2016 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
4 questions already asked
it has a cord. it has a small wire external antenna. reception is good and sound quality is excellent. [ THOMAS Feb 12, 2018 ]
It uses a power cord only.Recption for Am and F Recption is adecuar with supply antena. [ ANTONIO E Feb 12, 2018 ]
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 ]
Uses electric cord. I use a Terk indoor antenna with excellent reception. [ James Feb 12, 2018 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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
Yes [ ANTONIO E Aug 16, 2017 ]
Yes, An external antenna is included. There is a switch on the back to select between internal and external antenna. [ Richard Aug 16, 2017 ]
Yes, wish I could post a photo of the back. Several jacks for antennas, etc [ Christopher Aug 16, 2017 ]
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 ]
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 [ Karl Dec 10, 2014 ]