We’re never sure what to expect from Tivoli these days. Our recent experience has ranged from very good to not-so-good. What of the Audio Music System Three+?
Well, we think it’s a decent, if pricey, offering.
Its dimensions (12x29x13cm) and weight (1.89kg) mean you won’t stick this Tivoli music system in a handbag, but a cavity built into the back does act as a handle so it is portable (this doubles as a storage space for the credit card-type remote control).
It also has a built-in battery that frees you from the mains. It lasts up to 20 hours. A full charge takes 12 hours, but Tivoli says it can reach 75 per cent in three hours. The Music System Three+ is designed for indoor and outdoor use, so feel free to take it out into the garden.
We’re not blown away by the design. The Tivoli is a rectangular block, made with black or white plastic. The buttons are a little cramped considering there aren’t that many of them (the presets are on the remote). The only outstanding element is the power button/volume dial made of brushed metal.
Still, it’s solidly put together with no creaking anywhere. The Three+ has DAB/DAB+ and FM tuners, while there’s also Bluetooth, an auxiliary 3.5mm input and a headphone output.