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Part of what Tivoli calls the Tivoli Audio Art Collection, the Model One could indeed be considered a work of art as a designer, high-end tabletop radio. It’s impossible to exclude it from our best tabletop radio list with its level of quality.

Why We Like It – Tivoli Audio Model One Review

The Tivoli Audio Model One is the tabletop radio for the FM radio connoisseur of the modern era. With exquisite FM reception, sound quality, and design, the Model One makes radio trendy again.

  • State of the art sound from a small speaker
  • Gorgeous, handmade wood cabinet
  • Crisp, clear reception and precise tuning
  • Pricey
  • Limited functionality besides radio


When you’re investing in a radio like the Tivoli Model One, you’re looking for high performance. You certainly get it here, with crisp, full sound and excellent, precise tuning. You don’t want to listen to this radio with the volume on max, but it’s smooth as butter at normal and mid-range volume.


As soon as you hear that this table radio was designed by famous audio engineer Henry Kloss, you know it’s going to be excellent. It’s also a lesson in the design school of “less is more,” with only three dials on the front: on/off dial, volume knob, and tuning dial. The tuning dial is precise.

In addition to the sound, this Tivoli is encased in a gorgeous, handmade wood cabinet. Not only does it look amazing, it also enhances the acoustics of the speaker’s sound.


The Tivoli Model One is for a radio lover who also loves high-end furniture pieces in their home. You can get a good looking radio like the Sangean WR-11 Wood Cabinet, but this is the next level up. After all, the Model One Radio is part of the Tivoli Art Collection.

If you’re looking for more versatility, you could go with the Tivoli Audio Model One Digital, which, as its name suggests, is the digitized radio version of the original Model One (like a Soundance SDY019 radio on steroids). The Model One Digital has Wi Fi capability and is more geared for streaming music, featuring compatibility with streaming services like Spotify Connect.

Tivoli Audio Model One Review Wrap Up

Take your Panasonic RF-2400D camping with you, then come home to the artful sound of the Tivoli Audio Model One. If you want the best in sound, reception, and looks, this has to be your choice. It’s a choice you’ll pay a high price for, but you won’t regret it if you love listening to the radio.

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Noah Staum

Noah has a special ability to discover stellar new products (read: spends hours online shopping), especially if they help people create, watch, listen to music, and improve quality of life. Based in Los Angeles, he’s worked with several global social apps and is the creator of nonormal.life and White Spot Studios.

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