Among the audiophiles, it has been clear for a while: this is the absolute cult product! Model One from Tivoli has been highly praised by specialised magazines for its modern technology and listening pleasure. Published in more than 60 magazines and journals including Audio, Stereo, FAZ and Rolling Stones, everyone has come to the same conclusion: finally a radio that looks great and has incredible reception and sound quality. An opinion that is also shared with more than 200,000 Americans that have taken this small box home. The reasons for this being, it sounds good and it has already achieved cult status – e.g. appeared in the Alicia Keys – “Fallin” Video-Clip.
The legendary American sound guru Henry Kloss, also a member of the Audio Hall of Fame, designed the Model One table radio. His radio KLH Model 8 from the early 60s had had a similar lasting impression on the Americans. Technically, Model One is a mono radio receiver, but one of the finest.
Instead of a colourful display, Model One is equipped with just one large button. The 5:1 tuning ratio is achieved through a discrete design and with modern electronic-components of mobile communications. This design is the result of deliberate minimalism – there is no need for more to listen! Connections for CD-players, listeners and tape-outputs ensure the connection to the outside world.
In addition, Model One has a 12V-connector; this means that it can, for example be used in campers or on boats. You will be blown away when you first turn on your newly developed radio and a sonorous sound fills the room. No one would expect such a small item to produce a sound so distinctive, despite its high quality 3-toll broadband loudspeaker and the reflection opening on the lower part! Henry Kloss took all of his experience and used it to design this object: “it took me more than 40 years to develop a new radio!” He succeeded! Pure function instead of multi-functional frills. Tivoli is not only a cult, it is also a real piece of culture. The question you will find yourself asking is not if you need it, but rather: how many and in which colour?
Design: Henry Kloss.