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Tivoli’s Audio Model One BT radio looks all retro-like but it packs powerful audio punch

If you’re getting tired of the same ol’ radio stations playing repetitive tracks between relentless advertisements, it’s time you give digital radio a try, with a side of old-school dial.

It needn’t be a dramatic transition; in fact, it’s as easy as investing in a quality product such as the Tivoli Audio Model One BT radio, which gives you the option of hunting stations via a traditional dial, or searching tens of thousands of international stations via Bluetooth.

Whether you like to tune into radio in its traditional analogue guise, or digitally, live or streamed, Tivoli gives you all the options. 

With a tuner that brings clarity to even those hard-to-pick-up stations, you can tune in analogue-style or opt for Bluetooth, connecting your smartphone to wirelessly play countless online stations and streaming services.

As for aesthetics, the Model One is an absolute hit. Its casing is made of handcrafted wood which comes in a variety of duo-tones to suit any room or interior: walnut / beige, cherry / silver, black ash / silver, white / silver, or black ash / black silver.

The Tivoli Model One BT radio comes in an array of awesome duo-tones.

And if you’re the sort of person who prefers minimalism over OTT functionality, you’ll be happy to note that only a trio of knobs feature on this powerful hardware – making it the antithesis of other electronic products that can often seem too complex and overwhelming.

While stylistically similar to table radios of the 1950s and ’60s, behind the Model One’s classic appearance hides some excellent technology, facilitating higher sound reproduction and better reception over anything else near its size.

So huge has the demand for this radio been, it even enjoyed its own giant installation in Milan, Italy which doubled up as a pop-up shop displaying everything Tivoli.

The Model One is the first product Tivoli ever produced. That was back in 2000. Having celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, Tivoli released a limited-edition Model One BT. With many people isolated at home, Tivoli knew the Model One would be a way for people to connect to the outside world and rightly felt the radio deserved a cool reboot.

The limited edition numbered Model One BTs come in a high-gloss lacquer coated walnut finish with a 20th anniversary mother-of-pearl inlay on top of the unit to mark this special occasion. The knobs and tuning dial, meanwhile, have been crafted out of wood and coated in high gloss to match the radio’s cabinet, while the rest of the product remains the same so as not to confuse the end-user.

True appreciators of high-tech audio – and those with a love of all things retro – will know what we mean when we say the Tivoli range has it all.

Antonino Tati


Tivoli Audio Model One BT radio is available from tivoliaudio.com.au RRP $279.00. The 20th Anniversary Edition is also now available RRP $349.00.

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