Reviews and Problems with Tivoli Audio Model One Radio / Model One BT
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Good little radio.
Doug B., Amazon
13 February 2014
Summary: We purchased our first one before they had the blue tooth. Good little radio! The second one with blue tooth was a gift for daughter. They are simple to use and have good sound. As I try to submit this product rating on my time, using my words to discribe the product as I would, I am directed to use 20 more words (required). I guess, since my description is not enough I will make this the last review that I submit. Come on....
Summary: After 10 months the radio makes it very difficult to tune in any station because of so much interfering noise. Dial is very sensitive. I really expected a few more years of use from it! It is not a question of fading FM stations, it is a failure in the radio itself. Am I the only one who has had that problem? Very unhappy and will have to replace it.
Summary: I bought this radio hoping to play Tivoli radio and Pandora on a radio. I tried to connect first my computer and then my Iphone. AFter great difficulty, I got the Iphone to work with the radio. But the next time I turned it on, it did not work, and when I tried to pair the computer with it, nothing happened, I called. Tivoli and was told I had to un-pair the phone first. Ok, I did. But then I got the computer paired.
Summary: $100 to add Bluetooth? Shame on Tivoli. I own five other Tivoli radios. Great sound quality, wonderful to own. But this is insulting and should be added at minimal extra cost. http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews?
Beautiful unit that simply doesn't work with iPhones.
Zinc Saucier, Amazon
26 June 2012
Summary: This unit does not work properly with the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S or any device updated to iOS 7 -- there is a problem where the unit will not remember any of those devices. If you own either phone, or if you've updated to the new Apple OS, you must re-connect every time you want to use Bluetooth on this unit. Furthermore, you typically need to re-attempt several times before you get a successful connection.
Summary: I, too, wanted to love this thing. The problem I've had is that the tuner goes bad --And I see that others have had the same problem. I suspect that a lot of the positive reviews were written when the unit was relatively new. I'm on my second unit after returning the first one, and now my second radio is starting to go. The tuner get's real scratchy and imprecise and the unit emits an obnoxious crackle while tuning... and it jumps on and off of the station.
Decent sound and looks but very low quality electronics
Kevin M. Gingras, Amazon
29 March 2010
Summary: I bought this radio from Target a few years ago as I liked the classic looks. I think I paid $149. I'm an audiophile (have several thousand dollars worth of hi-fi gear) and thought the sound quality was decent for what it was. I only wanted this radio for my kitchen mainly to hook my ipod into for background music. Towards the end of the first year of use it began to fail. The signal, whether it was coming from the tuner or the ipod would cut out.
Summary: That a fine-sounding radio is built with such low-grade, non-audio parts. Don't get me wrong the exterior is very attractive in a cool retro way and I've never had such rich sound from a small table radio. The timbre of the sound is incredibly life-like. However, the mechanical switches and intervening connections are incredibly cheap and poorly constructed. The volume will suddenly go to zero only to be fully restored by the slightest tap on the volume control.