Tivoli Audio will celebrate its tenth anniversary this year with the introduction in Summer of its smallest-footprint table radio to date: the Model 10. The company is also sponsoring a billboard design contest that it is promoting in all its global markets that will culminate in the winner’s design being featured on a billboard in New York City’s Times Square through the month of December and up to and including New Year’s Eve.
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Internet radio is still in its infancy, but dealers say the availability of sleeker designs and more user-friendly interfaces are helping to extend its appeal beyond the tech-geek level to a broader audience.
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Tom DeVesto, founder of Tivoli Audio, worked at building his reputation as an audio industry innovator long before he ever got involved in producing a single model.
Lenbrook America announced earlier this week that it has reached an agreement to become the exclusive CE channel distributor for Tivoli Audio. Tivoli, based in Boston, makes signature radios and music systems. “We are pleased to add Tivoli Audio to our business portfolio that already contains the premium brands NAD Electronics, PSB Speakers, and QED Cables,” Lenbrook’s general manager and COO, Stacey Kerek, said as part of the announcement. “We sell products for music lovers and already deal with the right type of retailers and installers and now welcome the opportunity to grow the sales of Tivoli Audio within the consumer electronics retail
Tivoli Audio founder and CEO Tom DeVesto has set a June timeframe for shipment of the product whose concept he outlined almost a year ago: the Tivoli Audio NetWorks Radio, the company’s first model to receive over the Internet both traditional AM/FM radio stations and any Internet stations and podcasts. The form factor of the new product is radically different from the prototype shown last June, looking more like the company’s vertical PAL radio but sporting a wood finish that is a signature characteristic of its inaugural product, the Model One table radio. It comes with a remote control.
The Boston-based audio designer and manufacturer Tivoli Audio announced Tuesday that it has named Bob Brown as its new president. Brown joins Tivoli after leaving his position as president and CEO of distributor Lenbrook America Corp. Brown spent nearly 17 years with Lenbrook, and founded the Lenbrook America Corp. The hiring was announced by Tivoli founder and CEO Tom DeVesto, who said in a statement that he has “complete confidence in Bob’s capabilities and leadership qualities to focus on the domestic, as well as the international side of the Tivoli Audio business,” adding that he has known Brown for more than 25
Tivoli Audio is targeting the fall Christmas selling season for the release of two sub-$1,000 radio models in tabletop and portable versions. Using either Wi-Fi or Ethernet connections, the radios will be able to access streaming content from approximately 12,000 free worldwide radio stations as well as streaming HD Radio and DAB Radio content, streaming podcasts and certain music files that are resident on a user’s hard drive from either Macs or PCs (except for iTunes-purchased content). “The hard part was making it easy,” Tivoli Audio’s president and CEO, Tom DeVesto, says of his company’s five-year development curve for the new NetWorks