Reviews and Problems with Tivoli Audio iPAL / PAL / PAL+
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James Sheppard, Amazon
6 July 2013
Summary: I have had a radio like this for 10 years, but wanted a second radio for the kitchen. The clean design, ease of operation, ability to hold a broadcast station's signal with out fading and scratching away, and superior audio quality for a radio of its size; these maintained the attraction for me. Yes, it is more expensive, but it doesn't look and behave like a throw-away junker upon opening the package.
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: Tivoli has a great reputation and I knew I wouldn't go wrong with this radio. I was looking for a radio/ I pod speaker that I could take everywhere. This is great! Love the design, love the size, love the sound. Downside is that is not very easy to find a radio channel because the is small. And the cable is white whereas my tivoli radio is black. I would have liked a matching one.
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 have had my PAL portables and table tops and clock radio models for over 10 years now. The sound is amazing, and I have experienced no volume problems on my radios (I have about 5 of their products). HOWEVER, the peeling has occurred on the bright yellow PAL radio. The black one and the blue one have had no problems. The yellow is sticky and even gently cleaning with detergent and damp cloth does not alleviate the situation.
Summary: I've had my PAL for 5 years and it's done everything I've asked it to. I've taken it to the beach, into the garden, into the bathroom (but not the shower). The finish held up well, but mine's not glossy and it has a great battery life, I've played the thing for 5+ hrs again and again and it still does its job. Only now has the AM/FM/off dial started to wiggle a little and so sometimes the channel is dropped.
Summary: This radio has excellent, full sound, is nice and simple, quality feel in the knobs. Reception is dependent on where you are for the most part. The sound really does fill the room. I originally thought the charging system was a little confusing but have it down now. FM talk radio is really nice to listen to. I mostly do computer work and have it on and sometimes take it around the house depending on where I am. The simplicity and sound quality make it worth it.
Summary: great little unit. good sound but no tweaks. great tuner. bought to play my ipod tunes which it does very well. just could be louder although bitrate has a lot to do with that. I play itunes on laptop through the ipal and that works excellent. not sure yet about battery life yet, have not had it long enough but it seems fine. might give battery 5 stars.