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.
Summary: Tivoli is tight-lipped about the actual performance characteristics of its equipment but does state that the Subwoofer extends the frequency range of the Model Two by one half octave. The ratio of Hz (frequencies per second)to octave differences are 2 to 1. One octave up is twicde the Hz and one octave down is half the Hz. So if the Model Two extends down to about 100 Hz (a reasonable guess fir 3" drivers), then the Subwoofer further extends down to about 75Hz.
Summary: When I was young I heard a Kloss Model 1 and I had really never heard anything that really had that kind of wonderful sound. I think it was back in the 1970s when I first heard one. It didn't seem possible that kind of sound could come out of something that 'small'. I liked the sort of 'laboratory' style it had. In a way, it also sort of looked like some of the esoteric home built kits with the big geared dial/knob and very basic design and function.
Summary: I have a Tivoli Audio Model Satellite. This radio has great sound, I hear subtle beats that I totally missed out on with my high powered stereo system. I wanted to get the best out of the system so I purchased the Tivoli model Subwoofer. This literally turned my Tivoli radio into a full blown home stereo system especially since I also got the Tivoli Model CD. I find myself listening to this system more than I do my big system.
Summary: This is a nice looking and great sounding addition to the Tivoli radio. However, I do have to keep it on the "full bass" setting, but when it's there it's really good. A wireless option would make this box even better, for aesthetic purposes, but all in all, I am pleased with the purchase.
"SUB" is for subtlety: a fine-tuned bass, well worth the $$$, but for the curious--
carlosi79 "carlosi79", Amazon
24 May 2011
Summary: For the curious, the Model Sub is not an essential piece to enjoying your Tivoli speakers; indeed I can use my Model Three stereo (sans the sub) hooked up by itself to the television, and it produces brilliant highs and a warm bass. But also listening to a lot of live classical performances, I am aware that there is a range of low frequencies that my Model Three alone could not adequately simulate, when you use it to listen to digital/CD reproductions of such...
"Required reading" to include the sub, here's why:
Eagle Eyes, Amazon
12 September 2010
Summary: First of all, I see there's a bit of controversy out here about hiss, and whether the sub is worth the money. I hope to clarify this in simple terms. To begin with, I have an audiophile quality system. Conrad Johnson, Tandberg, NAD, Celestion components, yet having moved into a new home, I didn't want to see all those components and speakers in my living room with new wood floors.