If you’re someone who enjoys listening to music on a daily basis, then a smart digital radio is undoubtedly one of the best devices that you can get for your home. Essentially, smart radios deliver a combination of FM and digital radio (DAB), Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and integration with other streaming technologies, allowing you to listen to local radio stations as well as music from just about any source. In other words, a smart radio elevates your ability to listen to radio broadcasts at home while also offering you a seamless way to stream your favorite tunes wirelessly from an external device or from a music streaming service. By getting a smart radio, you’ll have an all-in-one sound solution for all of your audio needs. So, if you’re looking for a smart radio for your home, then the Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Generation 2 is an awesome choice for you to go with.
The Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Generation 2 is a smart digital streaming radio powered by a built-in tweeter connected to a class A-B amplifier, plus a rear-facing bass reflex port that make it capable of delivering a full-range dynamic sound for a powerful audio performance. It features a user-friendly interface, integrating a circular LCD screen with a digital clock that also has an alarm function, a large central dial for soundtrack controls and for tuning into radio stations, a control knob for selecting between different sources and adjusting the volume, and a 3.5 mm Aux Input for connecting it to other audio sources, while also coming with a full-function remote control for configuring and controlling its other functionalities. It also boasts an FM radio tuner (plus DAB+ in available countries) for listening to local broadcasts, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity for streaming audio from other devices and App-based services, along with Spotify Connect. It also features both Google Chromecast and AirPlay 2 built-in for playing audio content from several wireless streaming services including Google Play, Apple Music, Spotify, and more.
With all its listening options, this smart digital streaming radio can seamlessly fill any space within your home with a crystal-clear dynamic audio quality, no matter the audio source that you’re using it with.
Now, let’s have a more detailed look at the Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Generation 2 and check out everything that this smart digital streaming radio has to offer you.
DESIGN & SPECS
Starting with the unit’s size, this smart digital streaming radio has a sleek and compact form factor, measuring just 8.7 inches long by 5.5 inches wide by 4.5 inches tall (22.09 x 13.97 x 11.43 cm), and is also quite lightweight, as it only weighs 3.4 lbs. (1.54 kg).
The Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Generation 2 also sports a beautiful minimalist design, combining a beautiful wood cabinet with an fabric speaker grill and aluminum hardware for its built-in controls. Its stylish and discreet design allows it to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your home décor, so you can have set it up in any room, whether that’s your bedroom, your home office, kitchen, or anywhere else in your home.
Furthermore, this smart digital streaming radio also packs a premium and very durable construction. Its wood cabinet is built of furniture-grade wood, its speaker grill’s fabric is made of an Eco-friendly fabric, and its dial and control knob are both built of high-quality aluminum.
SET UP / INSTALLATION
When it comes to setting up this smart digital streaming radio, know that the Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Generation 2 features a simple and straightforward plug-and-play setup.
You simply have to plug in its power cable to any standard wall outlet, and the device is ready to be used.
Note that while this smart digital streaming radio doesn’t have its own mobile App, the company (Tivoli Audio) recommends that you use either a Bluetooth-enabled device, the Google Home App, or the Apple AirPlay 2 App to control its smart functionalities, such as for playing content from wireless streaming services.
AUDIO SPECS & AUDIO QUALITY
For reproducing its full-range dynamic sound, the Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Generation 2 comes equipped with a built-in tweeter that’s connected to a class A-B amplifier, along with a rear-facing bass reflex port at its back-side, which make it capable of delivering a full-range dynamic sound for a powerful audio performance that can easily fill up a room with high-quality and crystal-clear dynamic audio.
The end-result is a perfect balance in high-performance audio with clean highs (high-frequency sounds), perfectly coherent mids (mid-frequency sounds such as vocals), and a strong and heavy bass (low-frequency sounds).
INTERFACE / CONTROL PANEL
For controlling this smart radio’s operation, the Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Generation 2 comes equipped with a simplified control panel that has a user-friendly interface, which makes it super straightforward for users to configure and control its functionalities.
Right at the center of the device, there’s a built-in circular LCD screen that displays the currently selected connection (on the top-left), a digital clock which shows the current time of the day (on the top-right) and that also has an alarm function, the tittle of the music or audio file that’s being played (at the center), and also the media source that’s currently selected for audio playback (like a particular radio station or Spotify, for example).
Integrated around the radio’s LCD screen, there’s also a large central dial that can be used for performing soundtrack controls (including Play/Pause and also Skipping to the Previous or Next Track), and also for tuning into radio stations and changing back and forth between different radio stations.
Moreover, integrated at the bottom-center of the radio’s control panel, there’s also a control knob that’s used as the system’s Power On/Off switch, for selecting between different sources (such as Google Play, Apple Music, Spotify, etc.), and also for adjusting its volume level.
In addition to the radio’s built-in controls, the Model One Digital Generation 2 also comes together with a full-function remote control that can be used for configuring and controlling its basic functionalities and also all of its secondary functionalities.
Then, at the back-side of the unit, we have the radio’s connection panel, which integrates a 3.5 mm Aux Input for connecting it to other audio sources such as a guitar or a microphone, followed by its Setup button, then a Mute button, and finally the radio’s dedicated power port.
Located at the top-right side of the system’s connection panel, there’s also its FM antenna port, which is where you’re going to connect its included FM antenna.
On top of boasting an FM radio tuner for listening to local broadcasts, the Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Generation 2 also supports DAB+ radio tuning in available countries.
In regard to the radio’s wireless connectivity methods, know that the Model One Digital Generation 2 features both Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity for streaming audio from other devices and App-based services.
OTHER NOTABLE FUNCTIONALITIES
Furthermore, this smart digital streaming radio also features Spotify Connect, meaning users can conveniently control the playback of their Spotify’s account while having it playing on another device directly through the system’s built-in controls.
Google Chromecast & AirPlay 2 Built-In
Best of all, the Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Generation 2 also features both Google Chromecast and AirPlay 2 built-in, which allows users to connect it wirelessly with other AirPlay 2 and Chromecast built-in speakers and play audio content from several wireless streaming services such as Google Play, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Pandora, TuneIn, and more.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Inside their package users will find: their Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Generation 2, along with the system’s dedicated power supply, its remote control (with a battery included), the radio’s FM Antenna, and a Quick Start Guide.
All in all, this smart digital streaming radio gives you a powerful and feature-packed audio solution that can fill a room with its full-range dynamic sound, while also allowing you to play your audio from almost any media source, whether that’s through a wired or a wireless connection, or even an App-based wireless streaming service.
The Tivoli Audio Model One Digital Generation 2 is currently available in three (x3) stylish color models with different wood finishes: Walnut (Dark Brown wood cabinet w/ Grey fabric speaker grill), Black Ash (Black wood cabinet w/ Black fabric speaker grill, and White (White wood cabinet w/ Grey fabric speaker grill).
If you’re interested in purchasing it, know that each unit is priced at $349.99. However, Tivoli Audio holiday sales are running from November 1, 2023 until December 31, 2023, during which you can purchase the Model One Digital Generation 2 for $279.99. You can order yours online either directly from Tivoli Audio’s official shopping page, or alternatively, you can instead get it from Amazon, if you’d prefer.