Tivoli Audio is a name synonym for high-end audio equipment and they’ve stood the test of time when other brands gave stern competition. Now, the Boston-based specialist has revived its pint-sized portable AM/FM clock radio, the SongBook in modern form for music lovers.
There are three portable speakers in the new collection that each combine innovative technology while maintaining the vintage touch of a boombox for audiophiles to cherish. Two of them are the Songbook and Songbook Max which surprisingly stick to mono sound rather than stereo, come with IPX4 water resistance and double as amps too. The third is the enhanced Model Two Digital which also reflects the brand’s focus on design and excellent acoustics is apparent in all these versions.
Designer: Tivoli Audio
First up the Songbook is a small little powerhouse with built-in preamp and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity. The portable speaker is driven by a 40-watt amp, a 3.5-inch full-range driver and a 3.5-inch woofer. It weighs a bit beefy at 6.7 pounds and comes with 10-hour non-stop playback. Songbook priced at $450 is available in Green and Cream color options.
The Songbook Max similar in design to the sibling is powered by dual 50-watt amps, a 4-inch subwoofer, a 4-inch midrange driver and a .75-inch tweeter. It sounds better than the Songbook version and comes with FM radio function. Tivoli has chosen to add the Max with an oversized tuning knob (like the classic Model One Radio) to choose from five radio presets and has a scan button on the top panel. The speaker weighs 11.5 pounds and boasts 10 hours of battery life. The speaker is priced at $600 and comes in two cool color options.
The Model Two Digital streaming speaker joins these two to complete the line-up. It gets a slotted front grille and a non-fabric surface that’s easy to clean. It can be displayed in the horizontal or vertical position, going with any modern décor perfectly. This stylish speaker is built for streaming music with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, and Chromecast compatibility. Model Two Digital comes in three colorways – White/Silver, Black/Black, and Walnut/Gold. Priced at $475, the speaker can be pre-ordered right now with a release slated for November 15.