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7.7 out of 10

Tivoli Audio iPAL / PAL / PAL+

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Reviews and Problems with Tivoli Audio iPAL / PAL / PAL+

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Overall 4
4.0

repairs cost $50

John J Harvey, Amazon
31 July 2012
  • Summary: Great radio, but my antenna broke after the 1 year warranty expired and they charged $50 to fix, Wen you spend $200 on a radio, you expect better support. I wouldn't recommend this product.
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Overall 4
4.0

On/Off/Freq. Switch Fails

Jackdaw, Amazon
13 October 2011
  • Summary: I like this radio a lot for all the reasons cited by other reviewers. Its Achilles Heel and fatal flaw is a cheesy switch for the On/Off/Freq selection which fails prematurely. I found only one other review which cited this problem. I have had two of these radios (one an out of warranty replacement for a $75 fee)and this switch failed gradually after about a year on both.
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Overall 4
4.0

Just too pricey

Donald P. Ridgway "Delta f", Amazon
9 July 2011
  • Summary: We got one of these some years ago for about $130, and though that seemed a bit steep, this has been a swell little radio: easy to carry around the house, goes a long time on a charge, sounds good for its size. But $220??? What changed to make it cost $90 more? So 5 stars for performance, but 2 stars due to plain greed on the part of the manufacturer.
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Overall 4
4.0

Radio sounds great but the quality of the parts and materials is terrible

Redox, Amazon
24 February 2011
  • Summary: I bought this a few years ago and initially was delighted with it. But after the warranty period expired, it developed problems. The rubberized coated started peeling and flaking off. OMG! My radio has leprosy! Keep in mind this has been babied and gently handled at all times. I am the only one who uses it so I'm sure of this. The AM/FM/OFF switch started causing problems.
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Overall 4
4.0

I so wanted to like this

russell, Amazon
24 February 2011
  • Summary: I have to admit it, I am, or was, a sucker for Tivoli products. The design is wonderful. The ethos behind the design seems sound. Lots of folks rave about this stuff. I own two PALs and one Table Radio. All devices use the same single speaker system which regularly praised for it's deep bass (for its size). Bass, well, for a small speaker bass is good. Problem is, it ends there. The mid range is muffled and the highs just aren't there, at all.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good for 119 but 199??!!!

Luke D. Bauman, Amazon
24 February 2011
  • Summary: Just a year ago this product was 100-130$. Good for the price but when I went to purchase a second one and saw a price hike on old technology in no way will I buy a second one. This is way overpriced for what it is.
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound quality 6
6.0

IPAL

Jeff Wagner, tivoliaudio.com
13 December 2010
  • Summary: We have two Ipals and have liked them a lot. Their only drawback is that the power/selector switch becomes loose after a yr or two and then you cannot turn the radio on at all.
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Overall 4
4.0

Massive price increase in 2008

mongomondo, epinions.com
7 August 2008
  • Excerpt: The iPal were a great value when they were released. It's essentially a white version of their PAL p
  • Pros: Sound good and easy to use
  • Cons: Unjustified price hike.
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Overall 4
4.0

Tivoli should be ashamed

Anthony "Sebenza", Amazon
3 January 2008
  • Summary: It seems this company has jacked up the prices on all their products. The iPal used to cost $130 but now it's $199? That's insane. If you look at their other stuff everything is $50-$100 more than they were last year. How do they justify these huge price hikes? I bought the Tivoli Model Two radio from Amazon last year for $160 and now it's $300. Shame on you Tivoli.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good sound but poor construction!

A. James "AJ", Amazon
11 April 2006
  • Summary: I was pleased with the sound quality and FM reception of my iPal, but the antenna broke off the first week I had it and now, 2 months later, it has begun shutting itself off (losing power) a few minutes after being turned on. As well designed as it might be, it's still made in China!
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