The Tivoli Model One Radio
The original Henry Kloss table radio.
The Tivoli Model One is the culmination of years of audio development. It’s classic design, simple operation and superb sound has led it to become one of the world’s best selling audio products ever. The Tivoli Model One is a popular addition to New Zealand households.
"Tivoli wins the contest for the best tabletop radio on the market". – Boston Globe
"The reason the Model One reminds you of a time when products were made really well is because this product is made really well". say Tom DeVesto, founder and CEO of Tivoli Audio. The furniture grade handmade wood cabinet not only gives the Model One a beautiful look but provides an acoustically inert housing for quality sound. You can choose from a number of finishes to suit your individual style. See below for finish options.
One of the endearing aspects of the ‘Henry Kloss’ Model One by Tivoli is the simplicity of design and ease of use that belies the complex technology which makes this such a high performing radio. Henry Kloss, the designer of the Model One was known to design his audio products without constraints. Every aspect of the Model One is as good as it can be. A heavy magnet long throw 3 inch driver delivers sound beyond it’s size. The reception based on cell phone technology has the dial moving in very small increments so that it can grasp stations exceptionally well, even those closely spaced together. The tuning utilises high tech GaAs MES-FET technology. A tuning light helps you ‘fine tune’ the station you’re after. There is an internal aerial but also the option of using a good quality F connector external FM aerial. The contouring frequency circuit and tailored equalisation ensures a consistently warm, rich sound.
The Model One’s small footprint means you can happily fit it in a lot of places and it’s pretty easy to move around too. It just needs access to power. Being able to run off 12 volts makes it suitable for certain holiday applications and it also has a headphone jack. As with all Tivoli models a 3.5 input allows connection of iPods or any other source with easy switching between FM, AM and the Auxiliary input.
There’s a bit of history here...
"The Model One is the culmination of more than 40 years of bringing music into people’s homes via products they tend to keep and enjoy". – Henry Kloss.
The Model One has a heritage going back to 1960 when Kloss, under his company KHL designed the first high fidelity table radio which he called the Model 8. As you can see there is a passing resemblance...
The Henry Kloss name is legendary in the audio world and he was pivotal to the American industry. The delight that the Model One brings into people’s lives stems from it’s beginning. In 2000 at the age of 71 Henry Kloss made the Model One in his retirement, doing something which he not only loved doing but was extremely skilled and talented at. A joy now shared with the thousands if not millions of Tivoli owners. Henry’ long time friend Tom DeVesto was so impressed he formed a company to sell the Model One and Tivoli Audio began.
We’re in this world together
For almost 100 years the world has been listening to radio. It has proved to be an enduring medium. Radio brings the world into our homes, it enlightens and delights us. So it seems fitting that Tivoli Audio, like many others today, are a company with collaboration around the globe. Tivoli Audio are an American company and CEO Tom DeVesto has quite a pedigree in the audio world. ‘Tivoli’ is the name of an Italian town and DeVesto along with others in the company are delightful ‘Italian New Yorkers’. Which we can say having met Sergio the marketing manager. Our New Zealand importer enjoys meeting with them regularly so New Zealand is well known to them.
The intellectual property is absolutely American and Tivoli have their own production plant in China. Whilst desiring to make their products affordable to as many people as possible Tivoli are very stringent in their quality control. Tivoli come with a 12 month warranty. After 10 years in New Zealand the longevity is proving excellent but should you need it serviced, support also excellent. By purchasing a Tivoli you can be assured of enjoying the genuine article. We live in the global community and radio brings us together in more ways than one.
It’s safe and easy to get Tivoli from Totally Wired See 'How To Order'.
Model One AM/FM Radio NZ$ 349
Dimensions mm: 115H x 213W x 133D
New Model One with Bluetooth – NZ$ 449
Now you can enjoy your music via 'Bluetooth' wireless streaming through the popular Model One AM/FM radio. Simply pair your bluetooth device to listen to your library of music. Includes an auxiliary input as well as a connection for headphones.
Tivoli Model Two NZ$ 549 Special price $ 499
Model Two is a stereo version and includes the second speaker. The long connecting cable means you can set up the Model Two for perfect stereo sound and imaging. Whilst Model One is the best sounding mono radio, Model Two is better again especially for astute music listeners.
NewTivoli Model Three Bluetooth NZ$ 599
Hailed as the nicest looking alarm radio Model Three has great sound. The analogue clock is a pleasant break from digital screens and features and sleep function. Like all Tivolis you have the auxiliary input for other music sources and now also base blue tooth connectivity. Finish is Walnut/Beige.
It’s safe and easy to get Tivoli from Totally Wired See 'How To Order' or visit our online shop.
So why choose to buy Tivoli from Totally Wired?
Totally Wired are an independent, locally owned retail store. We therefore have no financial connection with any import agency. So our product range is chosen solely on the basis of each product’s individual qualities.
We have a real store and carry stock so you can come in and listen. Failing that we have many years of selling Tivoli and have the expertise to help you choose.
We provide courier delivery anywhere in New Zealand. And even gift wrap for free when you choose to buy a Tivoli for a friend.
So, even if you are outside of Dunedin, it’s reassuring to deal with people who you know will answer the phone when you call and will be around next year.
And we support the World Wide fund for Nature by making worthwhile donations throughout the year.
A few thoughts on the Model One...
"With a bare-bones design and simple dials, this machine is unassuming yet unexpectedly powerful, as clear as a bell and capable of emitting state of the art sound. Reason enough for going back to radio." – Real Simple magazine, January 2008
"Single-purpose devices are things of beauty when executed properly, and the Tivoli Henry Kloss Model One radio is one of them, Tivoli really got this right. It sounds excellent, the tuner has tremendous pull, and it’s loud as if you need it to be." – Chris Walla, Electronic House, June 2006
"What was surprising, though, was that the Model One pulled in some signals a lot cleaner than the higher-priced radios. I thought the business about the superiority of the "GaAs MES-FET mixers" in the FM section of the Model One was just advertising puffery, but I was wrong. The tuner in the Model One is superb." – Nick Triano, www.geek.com, August 2001
"The Model One is the epitome of ease of use and simplicity: an AM/FM/power knob, a volume knob, a big tuning dial, and a single speaker inside a small wooden case. That’s it. The sound is so good you won’t mind that it’s mono." – Bill Howard, PC Magazine, November 2000
Tivoli Tune Up
With any of the Tivoli analogue radio models – One, Two, Three and PAL, the tuner can get a little noisy and stiff in operation over the years. This isn’t unusual and often related to most peoples preference for just listening to one or two favourite stations. We’ve become adept in servicing these models and can often make worthwhile improvements to the performance simply by giving the internal working parts a good clean and a little lubrication.
We’ve also got improved aerials and an array of spare parts if required. If you’:d like to get your Tivoli serviced and bought back to new (or maybe even better) drop us a line and send it to us – we’ve got a fixed price of just $70 including GST and courier back to you for a standard service.
How To Order
Once you’ve made your decision and are ready to order, we’ll make it easy for you. Either phone us on 0800 909–101 or e-mail and we can get your address and all details confirmed. For payment more and more people prefer to use internet banking – email us to get account details. Credit Card is a safe and easy option; and if you’re overseas the currency conversion is taken care of by your credit card company. We accept Visa and Mastercard. Or pop into our online shop where the most popular models are available.
Let us know if you would like complimentary gift wrapping. And for last minute gifts we do have an overnight courier option.
And we support the World Wide fund for Nature and Save Animals From Exploitation.
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