Tivoli Audio is widening the choice of style and performance in the smart speaker/radio market with three new models: the Generation 2 Music System Home; Gen 2 Model One Digital, and new Model One+ DAB radio. For the Gen 2 Music System Home and Model One Digital designs, Tivoli is adding Google Chromecast and Apple Airplay 2 built-in, to offer Wi-Fi connectivity alongside DAB/FM radio and Bluetooth. Tivoli’s Gen 2 models will stream audio from all Airplay 2 and Google Chromecast supported apps such as Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Deezer, Pandora, TuneIn etc. Meanwhile, the new Model One+ adds DAB/DAB+ to the experience of its original Model One radio.
The portable Music System Home Generation 2 (£799) stereo music system combines ‘mid-century styling’ with smart home tech. Using a fusion of eco-friendly fabric, sealed furniture grade wood cabinet (available in three real wood finishes) and aluminium panels front and back. The new Music System Home is equipped with a four-driver configuration of 2 x 3.5-inch woofers and 2 x 0.75-inch tweeters driven by four dedicated amplifiers (2 x 8W + 2 x 20W). Play, pause, skip tracks or change station with one push/rotary dial and select a source and adjust the volume with another. When streaming app-based services via Wi-Fi, use the phone as a remote control, and for everything else press the nav controls and presets on the bijou remote handset supplied. An optical input or Wi-Fi options will support video, the 3.5mm aux input will connect wired audio devices, and an ethernet port allows connection to a wired home network. Automatic firmware updates futureproof the system.
The Model One Digital Generation 2 (£299) smart radio offers music services from all the popular smartphone apps with built-in support for Chromecast and Airplay, as well as Bluetooth and a choice of FM/DAB radio. It also has eco-friendly fabric with a sealed furniture-grade wood cabinet (in three real wood finishes) and aluminium front fascia/controls. Its audio system uses a class A-B amp driving a single long-throw 3.5-inch full-range driver. Operation is via push/rotary controls, smartphone or system remote handset. A 3.5mm aux input will connect wired audio devices and automatic firmware updates futureproof the system.
The Model One+ radio (£219) combines DAB tuning with traditional radio tactility. Encased within a handmade ported wood cabinet (in three real-wood finishes) a single large tuning dial joins source-select and volume controls on the elegant front fascia, along with five preset buttons and a scan button, while a single top-firing, long-throw, DSP controlled driver provides sound. The radio is supplied with a full function remote, which allows access to additional features, such as alarm clock and display settings. The Model One+ offers DAB/DAB+/FM radio as well as Bluetooth connectivity. For wired listening, there is an auxiliary line input and headphone output.