Model One troubleshooting

If you're experiencing a problem with your Tivoli Model One, here are a few things to check. If the problem persists, please contct us for further assistance.


If you are experiencing a hissing or humming noise, your radio drifts off of a station while listening, or you are hearing a lot of interference, try exercising the tuning dial. To do this, please follow the instructions below:

1. Turn the radio ON to the FM position
2. Turn the volume down
3. Slowly turn the tuning dial from one end of the frequency range to the other (from 88.0 to 108.0 FM frequencies) and back again, making sure you sweep all the stations in between. Repeat the process for 3 to 5 minutes.
4. Tune in a station and see if it is working better

If you are experiencing too much bass, try repositioning the radio further away from walls or corners. You can also try placing a small amount of sound-absorptive material such as tissue paper or cotton balls into the bass port in the bottom of the unit.

If you are experiencing poor reception, you can purchase our AM External Antenna or a TERK AM Advantage Antenna.

You can also try changing the position of your radio or moving it to a different room to see if the reception improves.

This liquid grease helps the tuner move fluidly when changing stations. It is normal for grease to come out of the tuner periodically. This usually happens to older radios. Please be aware that this is not hazardous to one’s health nor will it cause any damage to the radio.

If your connection to your power cord has become loose, you can also purchase the 1500 MA power supply and use it in the 12VDC port.