|Tivoli Audio PAL|
|I/O|| 3,5 mm stereo output|
3,5 mm stereo AUX
DC adaptor port (12V)
The PAL or Portable Audio Laboratory is a radio produced by Tivoli Audio. It was designed by Henry Kloss (1929–2002). Supporting both the FM and AM bands, it was designed as an outdoor, portable version of the earlier Model One.
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Tivoli Audio is an American consumer audio equipment company. It was founded in 2000 by Tom DeVesto in collaboration with Henry Kloss, who noticed a gap in the consumer audio market for a high-quality, well designed and affordable AM/FM radio.
Henry Kloss was a prominent American audio engineer and entrepreneur who helped advance high fidelity loudspeaker and radio receiver technology beginning in the 1950s. Kloss was an undergraduate student in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but never received a degree. He was responsible for a number of innovations, including, in part, the acoustic suspension loudspeaker and the high fidelity cassette deck. In 2000, Kloss was one of the first inductees into the Consumer Electronics Association's Hall of Fame. He earned an Emmy Award for his development of a projection television system, the Advent VideoBeam 1000.
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