Summary: If this is your fist Tivoli, consider the unequaled "classic" models with wooden cabinetry first. The Pal and iPal provide the same Henry Kloss design, audio quality and tuning, but are more vulnerable to inconsistency, depending on source material in iPods, strength of FM signal, placement of the speaker (outdoors severely limits audio projection of sound).
Summary: My wife and I first became enamored of the sound of the Tivoli Model One radio. Soon we had the Tivoli Clock Radio and next the 2nd speaker for stereo. Then my wife gave me the Tivoli "High Fidelity System," costing at the time over a thousand. At first I was dubious, but not after side-by-side tests with the currently most acclaimed speakers and speaker-dock systems.
Summary: Purchased first one ca. 2005 and other one 2006. Great devices. Volume knob started to make coloration (in both) - fault were fixed by local dealer (they replaced some component inside, guarantee covered that) - voila. Both radios are in use daily basis many hours: other one in kitchen and the other one standing in my desk. Both are having original battery still. What to say, can't be more satisfied with this good product.
Summary: I've owned mine for several years now. Except for a battery pack change, it works flawlessly! It even survived a few months in the bathroom while I was taking a shower until my shower radio was replaced. The sound is still very good. It's my Old Friend!
Summary: For such a small radio, this has GREAT sound. I find it pretty convenient as a radio and for hooking up my iPod or other external audio with a cord. I also love being able to just unhook it from the power cord and carry it out back for grilling or hanging out. Really works as my kitchen radio.
Pros: Durable, Great design, Portable, Sound Quality, Versatile