The Good High-end tabletop radio; rich sound; excellent AM and FM reception; auxiliary line-in (doubles as an iPod speaker) and line-out.
The Bad Mono-only sound; no clock or alarm function.
The Bottom Line It may not be portable like the PAL, but Tivoli's original table radio delivers a full, rich sound.
Tivoli Audio Henry Kloss Model One
Tivoli Audio Model One series
Tivoli Audio is a small, Boston-based audio company with a worldwide reputation for producing high-quality table radios for buyers who put a premium on performance and simplicity. With just three knobs, the Model One, which retails for $120, is the antithesis of today's ever more complex electronic products.
The Model One's smooth-turning tuning dial adds a retro flair, while its AM/FM tuner, using technology originally developed for cellular telephones, produces better FM reception and increased clarity on closely spaced stations. Up front you'll find a 3-inch speaker housed behind a protective metal grille. The Model One is available in a range of colors--including beige/walnut, green/maple, black/silver, cobalt/cherry and silver/white--all encased in handmade wood cabinets. The radio is 4.5 inches high, 8.38 inches wide, and 5.25 inches deep. Style-conscious buyers should check out the Platinum Series Model One: it's available in high-gloss piano-black or dark walnut/beige finish, rather than the standard wood-veneer cabinet, for $80 more.