Reviews and Problems with Tivoli Audio Model Subwoofer
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NOT A ROOM-SHAKING SUBWOOFER, BUT ADEQUATE
SYLVAN J. GREENSTEIN, Amazon
14 June 2014
Summary: THIS SUBWOOFER WAS DESIGNED TO BE USED WITH, AMONG OTHER ITEMS, TIVOLI AUDIO'S MODEL TWO STEREO RADIO, WHICH IS WHAT I HAVE. THE SUBWOOFER DOES ADD SOME STRENGTH TO LOWER FREQUENCIES, BUT DOES NOT GO DOWN AS FAR IN FREQUENCY AS A MORE SUBSTANTIAL SUBWOOFER. ITS USABLE LOWER LIMIT APPEARED TO BE ABOUT 40 HZ. IT APPEARS TO BE WELL MADE, AND NICELY FINISHED.
Excerpt: I bought this little subwoofer for my Model Satellite radio (discontinued but still works great here in 2013). As the other reviewers have said this is not a subwoofer that will rattle your windows. This isn't anything like the subwoofer in that kid's car next to you at a stoplight that's abrasive and obnoxious. Yet I wouldn't say the effect is subtle either.
Excerpt: As other reviewers have stated, the subwoofer doesn't rattle the windows or thump you over the head. But it does add depth and richness. I wish I could have found it at a cheaper price but I'm happy with it.
Summary: Although the price has increases significantly in the past few years, it used to be 79.99 brand new at Audioadvisor, it is still worth the money, excellent sound, tight bass, and auto shut off make this a great compliment to the Model 2.
Excerpt: I've been using the Model 2 stereo radio for about a year and a half, mainly as speakers for my computer and also as an FM radio (I am a software developer so spend many hours a day sitting here and listen to a variety of music from rock to r&b to folk to country to classical while I work). I have been very happy with their sound but recently decided to spring for the subwoofer hoping to add a little more depth to the sound.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy Setup, Great Sound Quality
Summary: The Model Subwoofer does a wonderful job of filling out the bass of Tivoli's table radios. It works with the Model Two, Model Three, Model Satellite, and the new NetWorks. You get nearly an octave at the bottom, resulting in a fuller, warmer sound without boominess. Setup is very easy; just plug it in and adjust the volume. It's automatically turned on and off by the controlling radio.
Summary: I have a Model Subwoofer with the Model Two table radio. Honestly, I find the subwoofer to not really be necessary. The sound quality of the Model Two is quite good on its own. The subwoofer certainly doesn't do any harm. As with all the Tivoli products I've used, the sound performance is just about right. But it's a subtle change from the already good Model Two. As an added note, my subwoofer's standby feature stopped working unless I keep the level at the maximum.