Tivoli gives new meaning to the phrase "electronic arts." These artful interpretations of audio equipment trade in those ugly black boxes for design-conscious conversation pieces that have wooden, retro-looking exteriors and minimal buttons and knobs. But these hi-fi systems and table radios don't swap function for form: They sound every bit as good as they look. Now your only problem is getting the rest of your living room to look as groovy as your sound system does.
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Giving new meaning to the phrase “electronic arts,” this Boston-based audio manufacturer believes its top-notch equipment should look as good as it sounds. So go ahead, let the music play on the glossy, candy-colored SongBook portable radios: their reception is astounding, with features including a backlit LCD display and a digital alarm clock with sleep function. Do you prefer a complete sound solution? Then try the Music System platinum. The elegant unit packs three integrated speakers, an AM/FM tuner, a subwoofer and a slot-loading CD player into a sleek, piano-wood case, with an auxiliary input for your iPod added in for good measure.
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Trade in those ugly black boxes for design-conscious conversation pieces with Tivoli's artful interpretations of audio equipment. The Music System may look retro on the outside but this hi-fi is high-tech on the inside. Radio heads should tune into the Model Three, the SongBook or the iSongBook, which has an iPod docking station.