The Tivoli Music System
Simple. Elegant. Affordable.
The original Tivoli radio range grew to include many add ons – CD player, stereo speaker, clock, alarm and subwoofer. So it made sense to combine all these items in one highly engineered, good looking package. If the Tivoli Model One has always been a little over-performer, offering a surprisingly great sound from a compact case, then the Tivoli Music System takes this equation to the logical conclusion. And Tivoli, being the perfectionists that they are, have done much more than just equaling the performance of the separate pieces.
New Tivoli Music System BT – Bluetooth & CD NZ$ 1,699, Special Christmas price $ 1,499
The Tivoli Music System is now truly all in one with a Bluetooth option. There has possibly never been a music system with this many features that is as easy to use, sounds as good and looks as nice. The finish is Walnut/beige finish.
You can attribute much of the improved sound quality to the solid construction, including the trade mark furniture grade wood cabinet. Think of the Tivoli Music system as a loudspeaker and it starts to make sense – you have carefully chosen drivers – including a down firing subwoofer, housed in an optimized, solid and well damped enclosure. And the internal amplifiers are dedicated to these speakers, so you effectively have an active speaker system. That’s exactly what it sounds like – detail and control, with a sense of scale that belies the box size.There is a bit of smart audio manipulation in there as well. While it would be nice to have a greater physical separation between the speakers, Tivoli take care of this by incorporating a wide mode which makes for a much more spacious sound that bog standard stereo. Not all bluetooth is equal. Tivoli’s Music System uses Bluetooth wireless technology’s advanced A2DP profile for high-quality audio
The display with backlight adjustment on the Music System is particularly nice with the RDS function displaying information radio, CD and Bluetooth. It also is the slickest clock radio you’ll ever wake up to. There are dual alarms so you’ll be able to deal with varied wake up times. The display can be dimmed which is very important in a bedroom and the sleep function makes the other end of the day easy to deal with. In fact it works so well and sounds so good that you’ll just want to spend more time in bed (which is sometimes not such a bad thing). Most importantly, while the is user-friendly. Tivoli keep all their sophisticated audio tricks hidden inside. "A cinch to operate". – Wired, Editors Pick
As long time Tivoli users – we have PAL in the kitchen and wake up with a Model 3 every morning – the Music System looks hugely tempting and if we had more of them in stock then I’m sure one would find it’s way home with us. But don’t think that we see it as just a secondary system or compromise. If we tried to put together a selection of separates to do the same things for a similar price, we can’t even come close. In fact, nothing short of one of the new Geneva L system will better the abilities of the Tivoli, so we are saying something. That said, if you want something very good for your office, or are lucky enough to have a holiday home somewhere, the Tivoli Music system is ideal.
We also see the Music System as the antidote to TV - Music, information and entertainment all available anytime you want and if you are part of the ever growing National Radio demographic it’s commercial free. Music 101 on Saturday afternoons sounds particularly good via the music system – it’s got the capabilities to make the most of live recordings. And there is nothing to stop you plugging in your laptop to listen to any of the podcasts of programs that you might have missed. Classical listeners will love the rich tone of the Tivoli when tuning into the Concert program.
There is a bit of retro in the Music System despite all the up-to-the-minute capabilities. The look isn’t a million miles removed from a 50s radiogram and the wooden cabinet reinforces this. On the other hand the black and silver version is undeniably modernist. It’s familiar yet original at the same time.
Tivoli Music System Three portable Hi-Fi system – NZ$ 699, Special Christmas price $ 599
With the more modern version – new Tivoli Music System Three, you can enjoy music and radio where ever you want to be!. Like the popular 'PAL’, the Music System Three is portable with a builkt–in re–chargable lithium ion battery pack which gives typically 20 hours plus of playback time. Incorporating all the best of Tivoli technology you can play through the the Music System Three FM and AM radio, and stream music via Bluetooth from your mobile device or computer. An auxiliary input gives you the option to play another source such as a turntable. You’ll hear the great sound Tivoli’s reputation is built upon, through ported speakers enhanced by their 'Wide Circuitry' technology that produces a big sound from a compact unit. Or choose to listen through headphones. The design is light weight with an integrated carry handle. Control is via simple buttons on the front or the included remote control. The lovely and easy to read display, first seen on the Model Ten, shows you an alarm clock, source, RDS information, adjustable sound and display controls. Available in White
So all in all, the Tivoli Music systems are hard to fault. As they promise, they are simple, elegant and affordable. There is one to suit everyone. It will be your best friend and will quite probably get more hours of use than any other piece of electronics you might own. And sound just great while doing so.
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A CD player and radio with iPod capabilities in one sleek package – nothing looks better or sounds better than the Tivoli Audio Music System. (GQ – Best Stuff of the Year)
The Tivoli Audio Music System is exactly what an all-in-one system should be. (WIRED – Editors Pick, Best of TEST)
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