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.
Summary: I initially ordered this device for listening to my iPod out on the deck last Summer. I was a bit concerned about just a single mono speaker but in reality the music comes across with a very full and clear sound.
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
Summary: I bought the older version of this radio which is functionally identical except the new one has an iPod cable connector. The Tivoli Pal is high quality. The controls are excellent. Though not stereo, the sound is excellent.
Summary: When I set out to purchase an AM/FM-only radio, everyone tried to talk me out of it because of all the new technology around but the Tivoli PAL is exactly what I needed and wanted. I couldn't be happier with it. The small footprint takes up minimal room anywhere I use.
Summary: The sound quality in published reviews is overrated. That the sound quality is generally considered "excellent" is more a testimony to how bad are other similar products. It is NOT a mini Bose Wave Radio, not even close, the Bose being extraordinary for its size.
Summary: The FM reception is quite good since the unit has an external antenna. Sometimes though it seems like even FM reception is impacted by the cords from the power adaptor and head phones. But AM can be spotty because there is no antenna for AM.
Summary: I've had this for about a year or so. In general, it's been an excellent choice for a portable. It's rugged, sounds very good (though it's a little bass heavy at times), and has very good reception.