Summary: I had originally written a review for the Tivoli site but apparently they won't post criticism. I have 3 of these, for one reason: They are a good match for my 50-year-old KLH Model Eight/Model Thirteen compact stereo systems. The Model Eight was Henry Kloss's first electronic product and the Tivoli Model One FM radio was his last. The CD matches the styling of the One (which was modeled on the Eight).
Summary: Soon I suspect that CD players, now becoming as obsolete as turntables, will be eliminated even from automobiles. So if yours is a CD-heavy collection, the Tivoli CD player is a solid value. I can guess that there are complaints about slow and erratic performance, but unlike personal portable CD players, this one has gone the distance. [Tip: When the going is dicy, unplug it for a few moments and replug.
Summary: I noticed this a while after I purchased the player and I attributed it to the CD, not the player. You know, being a Tivoli this should be Great! However now it's been two years an I barely use it because of that and using USB memory music.
Summary: I bought this CD player for its looks. I wanted something plain and simple to match my vintage stereo system. It is nice looking and works great. My one complaint is you have to turn up the volume up louder for the CD player than all the other componets on the stereo.
Summary: Update 7/11/13 Still using this radio and the CD player I purchased and enjoy them both. Simple to use and still good sound quality. Have a mini cable plugged into the Aux port and then connected to the headphone output of my laptop. Using my play lists on the laptop I have music for hours, never having to look at it again during a party. Same can be done with any music player.
Summary: It must have been a challenge to make a digital CD player to match the analog styling of the Tivoli table radios. Certainly the enclosure and materials are the same so the outward appearance is of a unified system. The similarities mostly end there. While the Model Two for example has large spinning knobs, the Model CD has small push buttons. The CD player has a digital display while the radios have analog dials.