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iPAL® - AM/FM Portable Radio

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Best friend to your iPod.

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Overview

Yes, there are bigger iPod players. We make some of them. But if you need something that sounds terrific, is easily moved around, and was designed to work with your iPod, nothing does it like the iPAL® radio.

The iPAL radio's auxiliary input connects your iPod, CD player, or any other audio device, delivering sound that must be heard to be believed from a player this small. The radio features the same renowned AM/FM tuner, 5:1 dial, and advanced audio circuitry that have made Tivoli Audio® radios benchmarks of the audio world. “Whether you're looking for a way to liberate your iPod’s tunes or you just want a top-notch radio, you can’t go wrong with the Tivoli Audio iPAL. It remains our favorite portable radio.” (CNET)

The iPAL radios environmentally friendly NiMH battery recharges in less than three hours, and offers up to 16 hours* of listening pleasure. “In terms of bass, clarity, and loudness, the Tivoli is in a class of its own. The Tivoli Audio iPAL is the best sounding portable speaker on the market for the iPod, and its got AM/FM to boot when you feel like listening to local radio. Highly recommended.” (NBCs Today Show)

If you want to be completely free off cables, check out the PAL BT; the Bluetooth enabled version of the iPAL.

Telescoping FM antenna, built-in AM antenna, NiMH battery pack, AC adapter, and stereo mini-cable included. One year warranty.

*Playback time varies depending on volume level
**iPod and dock not included

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Dimensions

6.25"H x 3.69"W x 3.88"D
15.88cm H x 9.37cm W x 9.86cm D

Weight

1.95 lbs

Features

  • 2.5" magnetically-shielded, treated full range speaker
  • 5:1 ratio analog tuning dial
  • AC/DC operation (External AC power supply/charger included)
  • Auxiliary input
  • Battery status indicator
  • Built-in battery charger
  • Built-in telescoping FM antenna
  • Henry Kloss analog AM/FM tuner with AFC
  • NiMH rechargeable battery pack (Included)
  • One year warranty
  • Optional carry bag
  • Portable
  • Stereo headphone output
  • Water-resistant cabinet
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Inside the box

  • iPAL Portable Radio
  • One (1) Stereo Mini-Cable
  • One (1) Power Supply
  • User Guide (Download PDF)
  • Warranty Card
  • Rechargeable Battery
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42 Reviews

  • Written by HANNAH
    10/24/14

    Trivoli Rocks

    I have owned my little PAL and iPal for about 5 years and I only have great things to say about it. The thing moves everywhere with me. but the best part of this radio? The customer service!! I called today and the phone was answered on the second ring by the most helpful woman!!

    Overall Rating: 4 out of 5

    Features 5 out of 5
    Ease of Use 5 out of 5
    Audio Quality 5 out of 5
    Overall 5 out of 5
  • Written by Mark Mathosian
    7/19/14

    Love Tivoli radios

    I have owned an iPal for about 6 years. Looks great, sounds great and is of the highest build quality.

    I also own a Tivoli Audio Model Two AM/FM table radio with external second speaker and CD player. Also love that radio.

    In my opinion, Tivoli is the Apple of audio equipment manufacturers. High quality, intuitive, and highly satisfying to own. Both radios are highly recommended.

    Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

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

    The rare mediocre and overpriced Tivoli Product

    My wife and I first became enamored of the sound of the Tivoli Model One radio. Soon we had the Tivoli Clock Radio and next the 2nd speaker for stereo. Then my wife gave me the Tivoli "High Fidelity System," costing at the time over a thousand. At first I was dubious, but not after side-by-side tests with the currently most acclaimed speakers and speaker-dock systems. To discerning ears, the Tivoli system's was most 'faithful" (demonstrating the highest fidelity) to the original sound source. I'm shocked to see this superior system (better than Bose) going for half price (admittedly, design and controls are conservative and not always quick and user-friendly--but the sound!!! unequaled!).

    My only disappointment thus far has been the Tivoli iPal. Though not stereo, the audio is superior to most cheap stere systems. But it's not truly a personal speaker to be taken wherever one goes. And when played at full gain outside, its deficiencies are all too noticeable. It falls on its face, the sound simply failing to project with undistorted clarity and power for more than a few feet. I'm incredulous that this little device has gone up in price (from 150) while the Hi Fi System has come way way down (from 1000-1500) to close to 500. it's in the Tivoli High Fi System where the best value is to be found.

    Overall Rating: 3 out of 5

    Design 4 out of 5
    Features 3 out of 5
    Ease of Use 5 out of 5
    Audio Quality 3 out of 5
  • Written by Ken
    11/21/12

    Old Friend

    I've owned mine for several years now. Except for a battery pack change, it works flawlessly! It even survived a few months in the bathroom while I was taking a shower until my shower radio was replaced. The sound is still very good. It's my Old Friend!

    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 chilli
    5/26/12

    still amazes me every time

    I purchased an ipal after hearing one for the first time. i was so blown away by the clarity and musical quality of this little box that i went right out and bought one. around 6 years later I'm still amazed every time i listen to it. It really sounds THAT good. I've just bought a songbook for my mum as she was so impressed by my ipal, so hopefully she'll have years of enjoyment also.

    As a sound engineer by profession, i spend a lot of time listening to different types of music and people always ask me what my hifi is like,.....its my ipal.

    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 chilli
    5/26/12

    still amazes me every time

    I purchased an ipal after hearing one for the first time. i was so blown away by the clarity and musical quality of this little box that i went right out and bought one. around 6 years later I'm still amazed every time i listen to it. It really sounds THAT good. I've just bought a songbook for my mum as she was so impressed by my ipal, so hopefully she'll have years of enjoyment also.

    As a sound engineer by profession, i spend a lot of time listening to different types of music and people always ask me what my hifi is like,.....its my ipal.

    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 Maxine Dorsey
    4/19/12

    Tiny, Big Sound!

    Its cute as heck and sounds better than my stereo system, small enough to be portable to anywhere, and can be hooked up to other audio peripherals. My only beef is how long it took to get here but I got over that after seeing it.

    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 Andrea Drever
    4/6/12

    Best Product in the World

    I am not exaggerating. I have had my precious iPal for six years, and I listen to it many hours every day. I take it from room to room, and outside, too. It follows me everywhere. The sound is great, and the dial makes everything so simple. I just love this product. (I hate even calling it a "product" because I feel like it's a family member. Seriously.)

    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 Alan C
    1/11/12

    IPAL- I love It!

    I just got my IPAL. I am very happy with the purchase. I spent hours researching this and others. I have a very high end home system and a Bose Wave. This is a perfect little radio. The sound is great. This to me is basically a Bose Wave that is portable. It is very small and easy to take from room to room. The sound is very rich and full. I bought two when they were on sale and am happy with the purchase. This is a purchase you will have for many years and will be constantly happy. Buy it once, buy it right, and forget about it. Great with an Ipod. I like that it has fm and am. I read reviews of low am reception. That is not the case at all for me. I live in a location that has little to no cell coverage and weak radio signals, the AM came in great. This is a great product, Yes it is expensive for a little radio, but if you like a very nice sound, you will be happy with this purchase. Great quality product which is hard to find today. Excellent on my desk at work. I love the rechargeable batteries. I do wish there was an AUX on/off button and the rubber flips on the back faced down versus up. Get the IPAL with does NOT have the rubber coating. To many negatives about that wearing off over time. This is a long term keeper. Very happy. This is my first review of a product...I was that happy with it.

    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 Dale Hayward
    12/24/11

    Customer Service is #1

    This companies customer service, if needed, is second to none. The radio is a treasure and just perfect for these old deaf ears. Minor concern was immediately taken care 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