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Tivoli Model one radio - volume control does not go to quiet. I like to listen at night but volume does not lessen past a certain point which is too loud.

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  • jt952420 Apr 14, 2009

    same problem - on a scale from one to ten, it's as if the volume knob is sitting at about 6 when it's actually turned all the way down. I'm sitting three rooms away right now and can hear it clearly - turned to what should be zero. Fiddling with the tuner knob (moving the knob vertically/pushing it up in its housing (not turning it) produces very loud static and almost seems to change the range where the signal is strongest for a specific station, but does nothing to help the volume issue. Doing the same with the volume knob produces no change, and no static. I've never had the volume turned past 2 as it's so loud at 0.

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I noticed the same problem after I had moved. Hadn't had it before. The solution was easy in my case. (It took some time to accidentally figure it out though). I flipped the power cable around 180 degrees / upside down and re-connected. After this the volume worked as before. This was the model with European power plug.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

  • PeLaMa Apr 29, 2010

    Forgot to mention: I flipped the plug behind the radio, not the one that goes to the wall.

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To address this problem for the aux input, I added this volume control cable at the input:

http://www.radioshack.com/entry.jsp?source=PE&entry=2102975

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After having the radio for years, we finally were fed up enough to start looking for solutions. (We even tried flipping the power cable 180 degrees.) It's just too loud with the volume turn all the way down.

...The solution: flip the switch on the back to STEREO. In Mono it's to loud! This doesn't make any sense, but in our case, this was the fix. Hope this helps!

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There appears to be a short in the volume and on-off knobs, causing a crackle when they are turned.


It's most probably dirt on the carbon track of the control causing the problem.
There aere dedicated aerosol sprays to clen them, and you local Radio Shack could have some - if not, WD40 sould work but will leave behind a greasy residue that may trap dust and cause the problem ot reccurr again.

Assuming you can purchase the cleaning spray, you will beed to dismatle the radio far enough to gain access to the rar of the volume control. There are openings in the cover where the leadouts emerge, and the cleaner can be sprayed into the control from there. Then simply rotate the control back and forward fairly quickly over the full range of rotation, reassemble the radio and it should be nice and quiet again. Note you may need to rotate id a dozen times or so if it's really dirty, and in extreme cases it may even need an additional squirt of cleaner :o)

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It can as simple as a fuse (I'm sure you check it already) or a switch that is piggy back on the volume control.

Radio Shack has a similar one HERE

Disconnect the AC outlet and open the main Tivoli unit.

Look at the back side of the volume switch and you will see a power switch piggy back onto the volume control.

You can bypass it or get the correct value Potentiometer + SPST switch.

Use an ohm meter to meter the both end of the potentiometer and if it's 10,000 ohm or 10k then just go to Radio Shack and ask for
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If the ohm read is other then 10K then you will need to order it for an electronic supply house.


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