Tivoli has announced updated versions of its home speakers for the Model One digital and music system, with the company taking over the retro-inspired designs and adding Chromecast and AirPlay 2 support. This makes it easier to integrate the previously stand-alone speakers into your home audio system.
Both the Model One Digital Gen 2 and the Music System Home Gen 2 look practically identical from the outside and offer, in addition to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the same mix of integrated AM / FM radio (to match the old-school wooden cabinet designs) -based digital Streaming. The difference is mainly in how these digital streaming options are offered: the new models use industry standard methods for AirPlay 2 and Chromecast streaming. There are also previously offered options like Spotify Connect, a direct Bluetooth connection, or a good old-fashioned aux cable.
With the additional support of AirPlay 2 and Chromecast, the new Tivoli speakers can work with a much wider range of music sources such as Tidal, YouTube Music and Pandora. If your phone can play it, now you can effectively stream it to one of these speakers.
The new streaming methods also come with a price increase: the Model One Digital Gen 2 can be pre-ordered for $ 349.99, $ 50 more than the original, while the Music System Home Gen 2 has increased in price from $ 100 to 849.99 USD receives.