Tivoli Audio

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Tivoli Audio
FounderTom DeVesto
Boston, MA
Key people
  • Paul De Pasquale (CEO)
Number of employees
Website https://www.tivoliaudio.com

Tivoli Audio is an American manufacturing company notable for producing a line of up-market tabletop radios and related audio products. It was founded in 2000 by Tom DeVesto in collaboration with Henry Kloss. [1] Tivoli Audio is best known for its Model One Radio.



The company was founded in Massachusetts in 2000 by audio engineer Henry Kloss and entrepreneur Tom DeVesto, who noticed a gap in the consumer audio market for high-quality, well designed and affordable audio products. Their first product was the Model One, a simple to use mid-century modern designed table top radio with a high-performance tuner, receiving FM radio in congested urban locations, while maintaining the ability to pick out distant or low power stations. Kloss had noted that the mid 60's wave of Japanese radios lacked the ability to receive FM stations in congested locations, and this became a defining goal of his radio designs throughout his career. Kloss passed away in 2002, but Tivoli Audio continued. By 2006, Tivoli Audio had become a global luxury brand, selling in over 30 countries and gaining recognition in the audio and design world.

As of 2015, the company is operated under new management consisting of Tivoli Audio veterans Paul DePasquale, Chief Executive Officer & Designer, and Dan Atanasov, Chief Financial Officer. They have developed new products, ideas and opportunities to further diverse and steer Tivoli Audio as a lifestyle brand. DePasquale developed the initiative to connect the brand with the hospitality industry, focusing on products and practices, which have led to global partnerships with Ritz Carlton, Marriott Hotels and Ace Hotels using Tivoli Audio products to enhance their guest’s stay. In 2016, Tivoli Audio launched the ART wireless collection, injecting the latest in audio technology and music features, such as wi-fi streaming and Spotify Connect, while staying true to luxury designs and quality craftsmanship. The company also has continued to explore unique partnerships to expand the brand’s lifestyle approach with new collaborations, such as the 2018 limited-edition model with global fashion brand Supreme.

As of 2019, Tivoli Audio opened a flagship showroom and shop on Boston's Newbury Street.


After the Model One, the next decade saw several new releases such as the PAL (Portable Audio Laboratory), Model Three (Alarm Clock Radio) and the All-in-one Music System. The DAB+ product range portable PAL+ and PAL+BT received awards and positive reviews over the years for best portable radio as well as best tested from Lyd & Bilde. [2] This range of products, recognizable with the + in the product name experienced success in Scandinavian DAB+ countries like Denmark and Norway since their introductions following the PAL+ in 2011. In 2016, Tivoli Audio further diversified their product line by releasing the ART Collection, featuring wireless streaming and smart home technology in a range of mid-century modern designs.

Tivoli has released many collaborations and special collections. Different styles and finishes were released and collaborations between Tivoli and brands like Coach, Cappallini, Anthropology, NPR, and Supreme.

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  1. "Totally Wired - The Tivoli Audio history and design". totallywired.co.nz. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  2. "TEST: Tivoli Audio PAL+ BT - Det beste kjøpet". Lyd & Bilde (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2019-10-15.