The Good High-end portable radio; rich sound; excellent AM and FM reception; powered by AC or a rechargeable battery; connectivity options.
The Bad Mono-only speaker.
The Bottom Line While not stereo, this rugged portable radio's sound is full and rich.
Tivoli Audio Portable Audio Laboratory (PAL)
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The Tivoli PAL (portable audio laboratory) was the last project of Henry Kloss, a great old-school U.S. inventor. He designed a slew of legendary speakers for AR, KLH, and Advent, and in 1972, he developed the world's first consumer video projector, the Advent Video Beam 1000. Kloss's PAL is an audiophile-grade portable table radio. The little guy, which is available in eight attractive colors, retails for $130.