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').
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: Reading the other reviews- I was expecting a lot. And didn't get it. The wood is unfinished and it looks like it was made from a high school wood shop project. The reception is poor without the antenna.
Summary: This is our 2nd one. The 1st was great for years, then the FM section failed completely. This 2nd radio, the FM tuner section is not good. It has trouble pulling in even strong signals and I live in suburban Chicago where it should not be a problem at all.
Eh. It'll do but I'd save and by a BOSE next time.
22 January 2015
Summary: It's not BOSE quality in sound or design. It's unique and fits the bill. It's design is what helps sell this as there are better sounding stereos available - for less money but they all look like cheap plastic boxes.
Excerpt: Reception is good but not excellant. May be better with a properly assembled antenna. Sound quality is good with a proper reception. Enough to listen the news but not for music. I like simple design, copmpact size, and solid construction.