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TIVOLI AUDIO INTRODUCES A GLOBAL RADIO THAT POINTS THE WAY TO THE FUTURE OF HOME AUDIO - A Breakthrough, Yet Simple Device That Can Play Any Station, or Your Own Music Boston, MA – When Tivoli Audio CEO Tom DeVesto and his team of engineers set out to create the next generation of home audio, they began with a simple question: What would the ideal radio do? The new Tivoli Audio NetWorks radio is the answer to that question. Taking advantage of broadcasting over the Internet, NetWorks delivers crystal-clear reception of any radio station, near or far, with no need for a computer. NetWorks allows listeners to tune in to Italian Opera from Milan, rock music from New York City, or any specialty, niche radio station from any location in the world in its native language, and in real time. It also allows access to music stored on PCs from any room in the house through a wireless or Ethernet connection. NetWorks features Tivoli Audio-quality sound as a stand-alone unit, but can be expanded with a stereo speaker, CD player, or subwoofer. And the NetWorks radio builds upon Tivoli Audio’s reputation as a design leader, offering a choice of furniture-quality hardwood cabinets. The result is an elegantly simple, beautifully designed, yet technologically-advanced NetWorks that points to the future of home audio entertainment. “It has been our goal to continually bring the most innovative radios to market with the quality and high performance that our customers have come to expect from Tivoli Audio,” says Tivoli Audio Chairman and CEO Tom DeVesto. “The greatest challenge in designing the NetWorks Global radio was in making it simple to use. It combines function and design with the ability to deliver the world of radio broadcasts to home radio listeners, offering audio networking that sounds as good as it looks.” Accessing AM and FM stations via a Wi-Fi or Ethernet broadband connection, NetWorks connects to thousands of free radio stations worldwide. It easily searches for stations by country, genre, or a station’s call letters. It is also one of the first audio products to be user-upgradeable, so your advanced radio can keep pace with rapidly changing technology. NetWorks comes with five pre-sets, but through its exclusive Global Portal can add an unlimited number of Internet stations that are stored to a “Favorites” list. These would include many HD Multi-cast and DAB stations, previously only available from expensive HD or dedicated DAB receivers. NetWorks is available with or without a digital FM tuner with RDS (where available) to provide continual service when Internet service is unavailable. NetWorks even has the ability to stream music files from a computer via an Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection. NetWorks is compatible with most of today’s popular music formats, including MP3, WMA, and Real Audio. Also included is a USB input to connect a compatible MP3 player or memory stick. Additional features include a virtual analog clock, dual independent alarms with sleep timer and snooze function, compact remote control, and easy-to-read four-line by 16 character back-lighted display. NetWorks employs a full-range 3.5” magnetically shielded driver capable of high quality audio reproduction. For true stereo sound, NetWorks provides a right channel output for the matching NetWorks Speaker, sold separately. A matching CD player and subwoofer are available. As a music system, NetWorks includes stereo headphone, record and subwoofer outputs, and auxiliary and mixing inputs for use with other audio equipment or a computer. “In keeping with Tivoli Audio’s design philosophy, NetWorks is very easy to use – simply access the Internet and start listening. You don’t have to be a computer expert or even need a computer to operate it,” adds Mr. DeVesto. Other notable features include an adjustable Equalizer and SuperBuffertm, developed exclusively by Tivoli Audio to extend the standard buffer time and virtually eliminate Internet radio station dropouts. The new Tivoli Audio NetWorks Global Radio measures 5.51”W x 8.74”H x 5.12”D and comes in Walnut, Cherry, and Wenge furniture-grade wood finishes with gold-toned faceplates. NetWorks Global Radio will be sold nationwide at distinctive retail stores or direct by calling toll-free at 1-877-297-9479 or visiting the company’s Web site at www.tivoliaudio.com. The retail price starts at $600 for the basic NetWorks, the FM and DAB versions will cost slightly more. ### Tivoli Audio was founded in 2000 with the goal of bringing beautifully designed, simple-to-use, high-quality audio products to the consumer. Started by Tom DeVesto, a highly respected and long-established designer and leader in the audio industry, Tivoli Audio marks the most recent chapter in Mr. DeVesto’s career. Tivoli Audio has brought some of the most innovative, highly-acclaimed audio products to market including Model Satellite, the world’s first Sirius table radio for home use, Model One AM/FM Table Radio, Portable Audio Laboratory (PAL), RadioCombo complete stereo system, iSongBook and iYiYi complete music systems with universal docking system for all Apple iPod models, and Music System, perhaps the world’s best all-in-one stereo system. Tivoli Audio manufactures and markets award-winning signature audio products that have not only broken the sound barrier in terms of high fidelity performance, but are produced in a unique range of colors and furniture grade woods to look as good as they sound. Today, Tivoli Audio products are sold in over 40 countries worldwide.