Summary: We've had our white Songbook for over two years and it looks great and the sound is exceptional. The knobs and buttons has a solid built feel and overall we're pleased with its clean aesthetics and performance. HOWEVER, like the other reviews, the rubberized finish on the case can be an issue. Within a year of owning the Songbook, dust began to stick on the case and when attempting to clean the case, it only spread the dust/grime around in a sticky mess.
Summary: I wanted to get one of the Tivoli table models, but I really needed the alarm and ability to bring it more easily when I travel. Most hotel clock/radios just don't cut it for sound or reception. So, I got this model ... and in general, I'm happy with it. The sound is as good as promised - surprising indeed from such a small package. I also am glad that an AUX-in is provided, I've hooked my iPod to this and together, they make a very portable system with good sound.
Works great, and a big improvement over the last version
Ralph Fontcuberta, Amazon
8 April 2010
Summary: I bought the Tivoli Songbook in black some years ago to supplement my aging (but still working) Tivoli PAL. Now, I love the PAL -- it's the radio that let me listen to New Orleans radio stations during my Katrina evacuation when my car radio no longer picked up WWL 870 -- but I wanted an easier way for me & the kids to hook up their iPods, plus I wanted digital tuning.
Summary: Based on the reviews of similar products, I was a little apprehensive. However, I was pleasantly surprised: the reception is good, the sound is on par with the price (although I wish the bass/treble were adjustable - a little too much bass for my taste). 4 stars because it's on the expensive side.
Summary: I bought this as a radio for my kitchen. Looks nice. The sound is good. Not as rich as my PAL for music, but better for the spoken word (too much bass on the PAL). I don't use the alarm clock feature, so can't speak to that. Overall I'm very pleased with the quality of constructiTon, appearance, and sound. I'd buy it again.
Summary: I bought this radio for my daughter so she could play her MP3 player through it and it pretty much stays in her bathroom now. It sounds great but not quite as good as the Tivoli PAL which we got for my son a few years back. I wish it came with a rechargeable battery pack like the PAL. We are very impressed with Tivoli audio products and the SongBook certainly lives up to that standard.
Summary: When my nearly 20 year old Sony Dream Machine cube style alarm clock radio finally gave out I decided to go in search of the best night stand alarm clock radio money could buy. The requirements were design style, sound quality, reception, ease of use, and a back light that goes completely off so that I can sleep at night. After a good deal of research I zeroed in on the Tivoli SongBook ($159) and the Sangean Sonido ($99).
Summary: After a few weeks of use, I am pretty happy with the Tivoli, but probably expecting a touch more - so 4 not 5 stars. I do agree with some earlier comments about the lack of treble and bass controls. I find the sound a little harsh and would love to be able to turn the treble down a notch or two. Think its just a personal preference though. Haven't really tested the reception, but it picks up all the major city stations well - both AM and FM.
Summary: I've got a few of the Tivoli products and the SongBook shares the same great audio as its siblings. I bought the white color and after a few months there were some brownish stains developing beneath the rubberized surface. These could not be cleaned. They were faded streaks that seemed to be developing from beneath the coating.