Conclusion: Moving along, the biggest selling point of the Tivoli Audio NetWorks is its ability to play internet radio over Wi-Fi. So the first thing I did was connect it to my home Wi-Fi, which is an 8mb connection from Du. The high quality stations were running at 128kbps, while standard stations (the majority of them) were running at 96kbps, and all of them took about 4 to 5 seconds to startup and then play uninterrupted.
Tivoli Audio Networks Radio with FM - Internet Radio in Style & Stereo
Audio Ideas Guide
11 September 2009
Excerpt: “We’ve reviewed several Tivoli products in the past, and always been impressed at their style and substance in terms of performance. Well, there’s no letdown here in this attractive, well engineered package. The Networks Radio is more than just that, a small audio system that offers a built-in Wi-Fi capability that allows you to tap into your computer’s music and podcast files.
Review: Tivoli Audio NetWorks Stereo Radio with FM
29 January 2009
Excerpt: (1 items) Tivoli Audio, makers of some of our favorite portable radio and iPod speaker systems, has taken the next logical step in streaming audio: Internet radio and LAN streaming. It has done so with its distinctive-looking lineup of NetWorks radios, all of which stream audio from the Internet or any computer on a local area network, as well as play audio from a USB drive or an analog audio source (but, regrettably, not from an iPod connected via USB).
Pros: Multiple audio sources including Internet and terrestrial FM radio, networked computers, USB drives, and auxiliary input, Good sound, Can add Internet stations by request, Alarm and sleep features
Cons: No support for streaming AAC files, Locating stations takes some work, Backlit display hard to read from a distance, No USB support for iPods
Summary: Thanks to the Tivoli NetWorks radio there is now no need for you to sit at your computer to listen to streaming Internet music. It does have to make a few compromises, however — in design and sound quality.
Excerpt: Reviewers at Australian Macworld haven’t been having the best time with DAB+ digital radios, finding it difficult to pick up stations in various areas reputed to have the best signals. So it wasn’t with a great sense of optimism that I unpacked the Tivoli Audio Networks Global Radio.
Excerpt: We know what you're thinking – that's a lot for a radio. But this is far more than a run-of-the-mill radio. The Tivoli Networks Internet Radio aims to offer not only functionality and features, but also a premium design matched with that all important sound quality. Out of the box the Tivoli looks smart. There's not much to it, and the design is simple and stripped-down on the front.
Pros: Impressive functionality and features, solid, refined and balanced sound
Cons: Expensive, build should be better for the money, not convinced by button placement