Reviews and Problems with Tivoli Audio Model One Radio / Model One BT
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Think twice about buying it
Dennis, B&H Photo
29 October 2015
Excerpt: Received it 5 days ago. Looks pretty and well constructed-solid, impressed until playing it. Almost no reception with built in AM antenna, very little difference with external vs internal FM antenna. I live in Seattle area and reception is no problem.
Pros: Attractive, Compact
Cons: Analog Tuning, No tone controls, Poor Reception
Summary: Looks great on my boat interior with same colors. Sounds great. The tuning knob gives a lot of exactitude but the volume knob is ridiculously sensitive. One tiny touch and the volume changes dramatically. This is true of one other Model One I have as well (OK I bought 2 even tho').
Excerpt: The Model One is sleek looking in black on black. We use it in the kitchen on the counter and it has a very powerful sound, at times very boomy bass. Sounds great, but at times the reception is not so great, with or without the cord. Overall, I would recommend this radio.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Compact, Easy To Set Up, Good Sound
Excerpt: The design of this radio has it's beauty in it's simplicity and sharp clean lines. It utilizes a sound routing system that enhances the bass output from beneath the unit.Combined with good reception, stereo headset output, and a full clear sound at moderate volume the radio enhances the...
Summary: Great sound, nice look. But whether using an ipad or I-phone 5, it takes and average of 5-6 attempts for the bluetooth to actually connect. Sometimes more. This is super frustrating, and I'm standing right next to the Tivoli when attempting to link-up.
Summary: The am/fm radio is great, the style is very nice, and the feel of the controls is top notch. But don't waste your money for the Bluetooth upgrade - it simply never works. I've tried with iOS, android, and Windows. I've tried tablets, phones, you name it. You can pair once, and only once.