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.
Excerpt: Worked beautifully to add CD capability to Tivoli Audio Model Three Radio, itself a stellar performer. Unbelievably easy to use, simply plug-in to designated port on Model Three; cosmetics are also terrific with matching Model Three. We also added top-firing extra speaker designed specifically for the Model Three to create a mini-stereo system that sounds and looks phenomenal.
Pros: Attractive Design, Doesn't Skip, Easy Controls, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound
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.
Excerpt: I have used this nearly non stop for two days. The sound reproduction is incredibly high quality. The compactness is a plus and it is really integrated with my other Tivoli components. It is built like a tank internally. The value for the price is something else. I like it as well as a couple of far more expensive component systems I have. Totally fills a large room with rich tones.
Pros: Doesn't Skip, Durable, Easy Controls, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound
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.