If you want a table radio with excellent sound quality but have no use for a CD player, iPod dock or other frills, reviewers say the Tivoli Audio Model Two is a superb choice. It comes with a separate stereo speaker that can be placed up to 15 feet away from the base to create true stereo separation, and reviewers are amazed at its compact size and rich, full sound. However, the Model Two has no iPod dock, satellite radio or HD radio compatibility, not even digital tuning or a clock. If your budget is smaller, the Sangean WR-2 Digital AM/FM Radio (*Est. $120) is a classic table radio with great sound and up-to-date touches like digital tuning.
We found glowing reviews of the Tivoli Audio Model Two at Geek.com and EnjoyTheMusic.com, although they're rather dated since the radio has been out for some time. A number of owners post more current feedback at Amazon.com.
More than 70 owners review the Tivoli Audio Model Two at Amazon.com, where it gets 4.4 stars out of 5. Many owners compare the table radio to their experiences with other makes and models. While most are extremely satisfied with the Model Two, a handful of less enthusiastic reviews express disappointment with sound quality and tuner drift.
Review: Tivoli Audio Model Two AM/FM Table Radio with Stereo Speaker, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Feb. 2012
In this follow-up to a January 2001 article, Nick Triano rates the new-at-the-time Tivoli Audio Model Two, saying, "It's the best sound you'll find short of a full-blown stereo." It earns a Geek.com Pick.
Review: Table Radios Part II: Henry Kloss Model Two, Nick Triano, June 27, 2002
This in-depth review of the Tivoli Audio Model Two and Model CD Player includes historical background about the Tivoli Audio Co. The Model Two wins Phil Gold's "firm recommendation," but he says the Model CD "seems like an afterthought."
Review: Tivoli Henry Kloss Model Two Radio and Tivoli Model CD Player, Phil Gold, March 2005