Pros This is a lovely radio: nice wood, good electronics, with a lot of options for pluggin in external speakers or other inputs such as an mp3 player. It is designed to compliment a room's decor and that counts for a lot, I think. Great FM reception.
Cons "Boomy," ill-defined bass which can't be adjusted--no treble/bass control. Bass ruins many kinds of music. Also to add alt. input (eg mp3) one must inconveniently insert plug behind unit to take over from the radio. Cambridge radio's better on this.
Summary A qualified recommend on this one. I love the look and functions of the Tivoli radio but the sound equalization is deeply problematic; a treble/bass knob is all this would need to make it a 4.5 star item for me, but Tivoli has not seen fit to make this improvement for years. One workaround is to adjust the EQ on one's mp3 player, but that's a hassle and also doesn't improve the sound of the radio. It's also inconvenient to have to reach around back of the unit to plug in external inputs like MP3's to take over fromt the radio. The Cambridge Soundworks radio is superior in both sound and convenience regard, but lacks the Tivoli's good looks. Come on folks, we're almost there!Too fast on my "submit", I misspelled "plugging" and "complement." My apologies!
Updated on Dec 7, 2010
Pros Retro Simplicity, Smooth Dials, overall good sound, looks cool.
Cons Too much "boomy" bass
Summary Squeezing a lot of bass out of small systems is a neat technological feat, but that's not true "flat" response. I stuffed some acoustic foam in the bass port and that brought the boomy-ness down to my liking. (Bose has a similar obsession with excess bass - I guess "the kids" like that)