[Review from Wired.com]
The Tivoli Audio Music System is exactly what an all-in-one system should be: a cinch to operate. Its uncluttered interface and elegantly integrated functions are so intuitive that you can ignore the user’s manual. (We had it up and running in two minutes.) The system comprises an AM/FM radio, a CD player, and an auxiliary input for your MP3 player or other audio source. The speakers emit enough sound to fill any bedroom or den. Set the audio on “SpacePhase“ mode and blast tunes from wall to wall.
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What this means to you: The small but high-end music system category is crowded with names like Bose, Boston Acoustics and Cambridge Soundworks. Don’t waste your time with them – go Tivoli. Their sound to price is unparalleled. Our recommendation is to get it in the super smooth gloss piano black and make sure it’s prominently displayed on your bookshelf.
Cost: $699 @ Tivoli Audio (Interest Free Financing Currently Available)
You won’t find a confusing or unnecessary button on the Music System. The Mode button switches among audio sources, and the Snooze button on top doubles intelligently as a Mute key when you’re playing music.
The huge 32-character monochrome display is easy to read even from across the room. Plus, it automatically dims when the lights go off, so it won’t interfere with your shut-eye.
The bass wobbles a bit at maximum decibels, but you’ll never need to crank it to 11. At two-thirds volume, the box filled our large, high-ceilinged test room with clear, booming sound.
The outlandishly named SpacePhase audio setting really does provide a noticeable improvement over regular stereo. Music sounds fuller, with more midlevel detail.
The Music System’s dual alarms are simple to set, and you can choose both your wake-up sound (tone, radio, or CD) and volume level. Though with a 14.2 × 9.6-inch footprint, it’ll take up some serious real estate on your nightstand.