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Delivers full and expansive stereo sound.

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Regular Price: $599.99

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Overview

We use real wood where others are content with plastic. The Tivoli Audio® Music System – like all our products – incorporates one of the finest tuners available at any price. It is simple to use but sophisticated inside. “The Tivoli Audio Music System is exactly what an all-in-one system should be.” (WIRED—Editors Pick)

The Music System delivers full and expansive stereo sound – including a SpacePhase® wide mode – from two integrated speakers and a down-firing, magnetically shielded, powered subwoofer. A self-adjusting lighted display provides the time and audio track information. “A CD player and radio with iPod capabilities in one sleek package – nothing looks better or sounds better than the Tivoli Audio Music System.” (GQ—Best Stuff of the Year)

Like all Tivoli Audio products, the Music System stereo is compatible with iPod and other players.

One year warranty. Offered in Black Ash/Silver, Cherry/Metallic Taupe, Walnut/Beige, and Wenge/Bronze.

The Music System is also available in our Platinum Series which features a multi-layered, high-gloss, hand-lacquered wood cabinet.

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Dimensions

5.375"H x 14.125"W x 9.5"D
13.65cm H x 35.88cm W x 24.3cm D

Weight

13 lbs

Features

  • Adjustable, down-firing powered subwoofer
  • Auto backlight
  • Auxiliary input
  • Battery back-up
  • Compact remote control
  • Detachable power cord
  • Digital clock and date
  • Digital tuner with 6 FM and 6 AM station presets
  • Dual rear bass ports
  • Dual three inch, long throw, video shielded speakers
  • External FM and AM antennas
  • FM Radio Data Service (RDS)
  • Independent alarm volume
  • Independent dual alarms
  • Integrated slot-load CD player
  • Mix input
  • One year warranty
  • Plays CD, CDR, CDRW, CD Text, MP3, and WMA
  • Record output
  • Separate transformer for the speakers and subwoofer
  • Sleep timer
  • Snooze
  • SpacePhase™ wide EQ
  • Stereo headphone output
  • Treble control
  • Wake to FM, AM, CD, or auxiliary device
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Inside the box

  • User Guide (Download PDF)
  • Warranty Card
  • External Wire FM Antenna
  • Remote Control (Battery Included)
  • External AM Antenna
  • Polishing Cloth
  • Two AA Batteries
  • One (1) Power Cord
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  • Written by Jim Reiter
    6/27/13

    Great system

    It's in the bedroom and its great to have beautiful classical music come out of the FM as an alarm. But the sound of the thing, whether a CD or radio is gorgeous and the various ways to tailor it to the room work well. Built like a tank and beautiful to look at. On of

    Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

    Design 5 out of 5
    Features 5 out of 5
    Ease of Use 5 out of 5
    Audio Quality 5 out of 5
  • Written by Samuel Chell
    3/11/13

    Post-Vinyl Paradise

    I know some of the reviews are lukewarm, but they're all wrong. This is the clearest, most distortion-free, full frequencied yet compact "hi fi system" on the market. It's not what I go to when playing my vinyl collection with a component rig costing me several thousand. But in the age of MP3's, internet sound, digital technology, this is the ONE (I'd also recommend the Tivoli Model One radio--I've purchased but been less happy with the Tivoli plastic products--but most of all you have to have AC-powered, preferably non-compressed sources--to get maximum reward from these wondrous machines. To the discerning ear, the Tivoli Hi Fi system is without equal--use it as a "clock radio" or mere CD player, if you don't mind self-indulging. Or employ it as your central music system. Both you and above all your music deserve it.

    Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

    Design 5 out of 5
    Features 5 out of 5
    Ease of Use 4 out of 5
    Audio Quality 5 out of 5
  • Written by Samuel Chell
    3/6/13

    For discerning ears

    The only reason the Tivoli Music System has received lukewarm reviews from some self-styled "experts" is that its sound is not artificially colored or disproportionately favored in low or high ends. The remarkable machine produces honest, pure, natural representation of the sound as recorded at the source. Since the iPod/Mp3 revolution at the beginning of the new millennium as well as the sudden improvement and acceptance of internet sound in just the past couple of years (10 years ago RealPlayer and Windows Media sounded horrible--worse than even the proverbial two Dixie Cups and a string--but now internet sound has become acceptable to most ears--even those audiophiles who resist because of its pronounced audio limitations (i.e. compression) are won over by the convenience. But the Tivoli Music System is high fidelity in the purest sense--it's faithful to the sounds in nature, providing generous amounts of undistorted power to cover the highest highs of a Steinway grand and the lowest lows of a Bosendorfer concert grand (which adds half an octave at the bottom end to complement tthe traditional 88). Too many listeners who critique the instrument are familiar only with the dense textures of guitar and vocals--that mid-register "wall of sound" that dominates most pop (including rock and country) music of today. Limited requirements for a limited selection of music.

    If your interest is in jazz or classical, there's nothing better than the Tivoli Music System (except perhaps the extravagant system I pieced together in the 1970s--but some of the materials for manufacturering my high-end VR Type III $400 Shure cartridge and stylus are no longer available (of course, you can still pay several K's for the stylus of your choice), and I no longer have the room for "bookshelf" speakers like the JBL Lancers and Athenas (the latter with 14" woofers). The Tivoli Hi Fi system is Kloss technology at its very best. No, it doesn't have internet or Cloud connectivity--which is a plus for those of us serious about our precious collections, numbering in the thousands of CDs. Although the accompanying manual recommends setting the sound stage at "Stereio," I confess that I'm quickly seduced by the setting called "Wide Stereo"--not because of the surround-sound effect but because it frequently foregrounds instruments I otherwise tend to ignore. But that's merely a personal preference. Each owner can experiment to discover his own preferred sound stage, which wll depend upon factors such as musical style and even engineering (a Rudy Van Gelder recording sounds hugely different from a Roy DuNann-engineered session of the same instrumentation (for Contemporary Records). Fortunately, the Tivoli Hi Fi system allows me to equalize both bass and treble settings--a great help in instances where the recording of a piano is the work of Van Gelder, who insists on altering its natural sound to a degree that requires "fixing" on the part of the discerning audiophile (and, in my case, pianist).

    I've purchased a wide variety of Tivoli products in the present millennium, most of which continue to serve me better than competitors' products. With the exception of the "iPal" (a battery-operated radio--even one employing a Kloss-inspired design does not have the power to be a "party animal"). After using it a couple of times outside, I went back to my classic and timeless Tivoli Model One, which has the power to fill our 4-story house each morning. But if you have some CDs, you can triple that amount of power with the Tivoli Hi Fi system: whether you call it the "house system" or the ultimate "clock radio," it's the ultimate CD player with adequate connectivity to be at the heart of your home audio system. (Note: treat it well. Every time the device has balked on me, I've merely made matters worse by trying to force the issue. Sometimes, it's a matter of simply waiting another second or two; at other times, it may require unplugging and replugging the machine. But neither my upstairs (bedroom) nor downstairs model (by my Bosendorfer) has ever failed to "self-correct" when given the chance. My only regret is that I didn't invest in the model with the heavy lacquered, piano-like finish. But since I've never seen one up close, I'll choose to believe that I chose wisely to use the savings for purchase of two 8-CD box sets that Bill Evans recorded the week before his passing in Sept., 1980. Thanks to Tivoli, both that moment and the one recorded by the Bill Evans Trio with Scott LaFaro, at the Village Vanguard in June, 1961, sound as fresh, up-close and "present" as does my "oversized" grand piano.

    Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

    Design 5 out of 5
    Features 5 out of 5
    Ease of Use 5 out of 5
    Audio Quality 5 out of 5
  • Written by Samuel L. Chell
    1/16/13

    Not broken so never fixed but deeply discounted in price

    The Tivoli Music System came out ahead in all of my side-by-side comparisons of it with other audiophile systems. The bass was "tighter," and the entire sonic canvas more clear and detailed that the $400 and above speaker-docks (Bose, Klipsch), thus justifying its price (!00% to 200% higher) to the fastidious listener. But now that Tivoli has reduced the price of these amazing machines by 1/2 to 2/3, regardless of color, they're a relative bargain.

    Yes, they're "conservative" in terms of the controls, lay-out, certain "conveniences." But that means they're fashion- and fad-resistant (as we see speaker-docks and USB dropping in popularity). And Bluetooth, now available on tiny (and tinny) speakers for as little as $20, is still a novelty, in its infancy. It can be dicey, erratic and time-consuming to "pair" the devices, and the audio is necessarily inferior.

    Admittedly, the Tivoli system can occasionally be a bit slow and even require re-starts, but in 5 years I've never had to have a repair. Short of the big, complicated and expensive systems of the 1970s, the Tivoli System is the highest quality stereo available., and now it's an irresistible value as well. (As currently priced, it's a far far greater value than the still-overpriced and underpowered portable iPal speaker.)

    Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

    Design 4 out of 5
    Features 4 out of 5
    Ease of Use 4 out of 5
    Audio Quality 5 out of 5
  • Written by Scott
    10/15/12

    Very Satisfied.

    Amazing System! I had debated this for quite some time while waiting for the platinum series to restock. I ended up buying this system instead. The sound in wide mode is impressive. I hear components of the music I've never notice before. The sound seems to have a 3D quality. For me the CD is useless but I understand why it's still included. The next logical step is to add WiFi and internal static memory so you can just sync your music library to the system. (Tivoli?) My system is either connected to my home computer or ipod via AUX. Overall I would recommend this system to anyone looking for a top quality compact unit.

    Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

    Design 5 out of 5
    Features 4 out of 5
    Ease of Use 5 out of 5
    Audio Quality 5 out of 5
  • Written by RT
    10/20/11

    Great system

    Great sound, really fills the room. Easy to use. Great remote control. Love the aux input for listening to ipod.

    Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

    Design 5 out of 5
    Features 4 out of 5
    Ease of Use 5 out of 5
    Audio Quality 5 out of 5
  • Written by FM
    1/10/11

    Fantastic

    Sounds as good as it looks!

    Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

    Design 4 out of 5
    Features 5 out of 5
    Ease of Use 5 out of 5
    Audio Quality 5 out of 5
  • Written by chipperz
    2/10/10

    MSY: Tivoli Audio Music System - Love it...but

    I purchased this unit when it was on a clearance sale by a well-known audio retailer. I had been thinking about it, but kept putting it off as too expensive. The price dropped and I bought it. The sound is really great. The highs are there and the bass is just right. If you're looking for a boom box like bass this is not your system. Radio tuning and reception is wonderful. The CD player is a little on the slow side, but is okay once it starts. I have a problem once in awhile where it will not accept the cd into the drive. The only way Ihave found to correct this is to unplug the unit and then plug it back it and try again. I guess I should have returned it for a new unit, but I just couldn't part with the dlightful sound. All-in-all, I am very happy with this great sounding unit. Go Tivoli!!!

    Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

    Ease of Use 3 out of 5
    Features 5 out of 5
    Design 5 out of 5
    Overall 5 out of 5
  • Written by arpeggio
    12/18/09

    MSY: Tivoli Audio Music System - Greatly Exceeded Expectations

    When I opened the box, I was amazed at the visual beauty of this unit. Then I plugged it in and put on Die Walkure and was absolutely blown away by the fidelity and clarity of the sound. If you're looking for a thumping boombox, this isn't for you. But if you want the true dimensionality of a woodwind, violin, saxophone or soprano, either buy this system or be prepared to spend ALOT more money on top of the line high-end equipment. Marvelous engineering!

    Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

    Ease of Use 5 out of 5
    Features 5 out of 5
    Design 5 out of 5
    Overall 5 out of 5
  • Written by Dave
    10/29/09

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    Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

    Ease of Use 3 out of 5
    Features 4 out of 5
    Design 4 out of 5
    Overall 4 out of 5