Important Safety Instructions
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. WARNING – To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain
or moisture.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has
two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long
periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus
has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has
been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Part 15 of the FCC rules.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the condition that
this device does not cause harmful interference. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the product on and off,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antennas.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
16.This Class B digital device complies with the Canadian ICES-003.
17. For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna
or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product to lightning and power-line surges.
18.Operate this product only from the type of power source indicated on the side panel. For
products using an external power supply, use an exact replacement if lost or damaged. For
products operating from battery power, refer to the user manual.
19. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under
the following conditions:
When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the product.
If the product has been exposed to water or rain.
If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions.
If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
When the product exhibits a distinctive change in performance.
20. If the LCD becomes cracked and damaged, do not touch the liquid.
21. Keep this product a safe distance away from naked flame, such as a lit candle.
22. Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
23. The recommended operating temperature range is 41˚ F to 104˚ F (5˚ C to 40˚ C).
24. The 12VDC input is suited for operating this product in a boat or camper using an optional
12VDC, 1A fused adaptor.
SongBook Instructions
Congratulations on your purchase of Tivoli Audio’s SongBook portable FM/AM radio.
We believe the SongBook to be one of the most sensitive and finest sounding portable digital radios
on the market. It’s convenient Alarm, Sleep, and Clock features make it perfect for both travel and
home use.
In order to take full advantage of what your new radio is capable of, please take a moment to read
this owner’s manual and the Safety Instructions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate
to contact your dealer or Tivoli Audio.
Please save the carton and original packing should you ever need to ship your radio, as shipping
damage is not covered by the factory warranty.
On behalf of all of us, thank you for choosing Tivoli Audio and enjoy your new SongBook!
About Tivoli Audio
Tivoli Audio was founded by Tom DeVesto with the mission of bringing simple to use, elegantly
designed, high quality audio products to consumers. As CEO and head of research and development at his former company, Cambridge SoundWorks, Tom was responsible for the development
of many of the best selling home entertainment and multi-media products on the market. He also
held senior management positions in product development at both Advent and Kloss Video.
*Cambridge SoundWorks is a registered trademark of Creative Labs, Singapore.
Packed with your SongBook you should find one each:
•External Power Supply (located in side styrofoam)
•Warranty Registration card
Please contact your dealer or Tivoli Audio if any of these items are missing.
Guide to features (front panel):
1. VOLUME KNOB: Rotate the volume knob to the right to increase the volume or to the left to
decrease the volume. This knob also controls the volume of the headphone output.
2. OFF/FM/AM/AUX KNOB: Turn the source knob one click to the right to hear the FM band, two
clicks to the right to hear the AM band, or three clicks to the right for the auxiliary input. When
the SongBook is switched to FM or AM the display will show the station which was last tuned.
When switched to the auxiliary input the display will show “AU”.
3. TUNE ˆ/ˇ BUTTONS: Press the Tune Up button briefly to increase the frequency steps or the
Tune Down button briefly to decrease the frequency steps. Press and hold the Tune Up/Down
buttons to rapidly scan through the stations. To Auto Search, press, hold for over .5 seconds
and release the Tune Up or Down button and the tuner will automatically stop on the next
strongly received station. When the tuner locks on to an FM stereo signal the display will show
a pair of headphones with the letters “ST”. These buttons are also used to set the clock and
alarm times.
4. #1-5: With the SongBook set to FM or AM, press and hold to set the currently tuned radio
station. The Preset number at the bottom of the LCD will flash and then a beep will be heard
confirming the station has been successfully stored. Once stored, press the Preset button
briefly to recall the station associated with that Preset. There are 5 presets for the FM band
and 5 for the AM band.
5. LIGHT: When operating using the external power supply the backlight will remain softly lit at all
times. Press button briefly to engage backlight to full brightness for 10 seconds, or press again
to cancel the backlight. If a function key is selected within the 10 second period the backlight
will remain on for an additional 10 seconds. Backlight will then return to softly lit state. When
operating using battery power the backlight will turn off completely to preserve battery life. Press
button briefly to engage backlight to full brightness for 10 seconds, or press again to cancel the
backlight. If a function key is selected within the 10 second period the backlight will remain on
for an additional 10 seconds. Backlight will then return to off state to preserve battery life.
6. SLEEP: With the SongBook tuned to an FM or AM station and the volume set to the desired
level, press and hold for over 1.5 seconds to play the radio for approximately 20 minutes.
An icon showing a figure in bed will appear on the display and the number “20” will appear
momentarily. (Figure 1) A confirmation beep will also be heard. After approximately 20 minutes
the radio will shut Off and the display will show “Standby”. You may now press the Sleep button
for another 20 minutes of playback, turn the SongBook Off, or switch to a different input. To
prematurely deactivate the Sleep function during playback, press and hold the Sleep button.
The bed icon will disappear from the display and a confirmation beep will be heard. The Sleep
function will not work when the source knob is set to the Off position.
Figure 1
7. TIME SET: Press and hold until a beep is heard to confirm you have entered the Time Set mode.
The Time Set icon (Figure 2) will flash along with the hour. Press the Tune Up/Down buttons
briefly to change the hour or press and hold to rapidly change the hours. The “PM” designation
will appear for afternoon/evening hours but there is no “AM” designation for morning hours.
Now press the Time Set button to adjust the minutes (Figure 3) using the Tune Up/Down buttons.
The minutes will not affect the hour setting. Press the Time Set button a third time to store the
settings. (Figure 4) When the unit is On, the clock will appear in small format in the upper right.
NOTE: Non-US models use a 24 hour clock format.
Figure 2
Figure 3
Figure 4
A. To set the Alarm time: Press the Alarm button briefly. The word “Alarm” will flash on the
display. (Figure 5) Press and hold the Time Set Button to set the Alarm time until a beep is heard
to confirm you have entered the Alarm Time Set mode. The hour will blink. (Figure 6) Tune Up/
Down buttons briefly to change each hour or press and hold to rapidly change the hours.
“PM” will appear for afternoon/evening hours but there is no “AM” designation for morning
hours. Now press the Time Set button to adjust the minutes using the Tune Up/Down buttons.
(Figure 7) The minutes will not affect the hour setting. Press the Time Set button again to
save the settings.
NOTE: Non-US models use a 24 hour alarm format.
9. Figure 5
Figure 6
Figure 7
B. To set the Alarm to wake: Set the SongBook to the FM or AM station you wish to wake to
and that will be broadcasting during the time you wish to wake (or set to Off or Aux to wake to
an increasing beep) and adjust the volume level accordingly. Press and hold the Alarm button.
A beep tone will be heard confirming the Alarm is set to wake and the word “Alarm” will show
on the display. The SongBook will go into Standby mode and the display will show “Standby”.
(Figure 8) If the Alarm has been set and the SongBook is in the Off position, the alarm wake
time will show in the upper right hand corner. When the alarm activates, the LCD will light
up and the word “Alarm” will flash. (Figure 9) Should you opt to wake to the beep, the beep
will sound for 60 seconds, then pause for 60 seconds, then resume for another 60 seconds.
This pattern will repeat for up to one hour or until the Alarm button is pressed.
If the alarm is set and activates but the batteries are too weak to play the radio, the beep will
sound instead, provided there is enough battery power remaining. The LCD will show an “E”
to indicate the batteries are empty.
Figure 8
Figure 9
C. To Cancel the Alarm: When the alarm activates, press the Alarm button to cancel the
alarm and the word “Alarm” will disappear from the display, the display will flash the word
“Off”(Figure 10) for several seconds, and the unit will go into Standby. Changing the source
knob to another position will cancel Standby mode. Once the alarm activates, if it is not
manually turned off, the Alarm will shut off automatically after approximately 60 minutes to
preserve the batteries and the display will say “Standby”.
Figure 10
Guide to features (side panel):
1. 12VDC/500mA: Connect the included external power supply to this input, or use an
optional 1A fused 12VDC adaptor for operation in a boat or camper. The connector must be
5.5mm/2.1mm center positive. When disconnecting the power supply from the wall outlet,
never pull it by the cord. Do not plug the SongBook into a wall outlet controlled by a switch.
It is normal for the power supply to become warm during use. Use only the external power
supply provided with the SongBook. To obtain a replacement contact your authorized
dealer/distributor or Tivoli Audio USA at 1-877-297-9479.
2. HEADPHONE OUT: Connect a headset (not included) to this variable stereo output for private
listening. The headset will mute the primary speaker. The headset’s volume is adjusted using
the volume knob. This stereo output accepts a 1/8” stereo male mini connector. Avoid using
headphones at high volume levels to prevent possible hearing damage. Do not wear headphones while driving.
3. AUX IN: To hear audio from another device, such as a CD player, MP3 player, or computer,
connect said device’s audio output to this stereo input and switch the front source knob to
Aux. Switching to the Aux position does not turn on the connected device. This stereo input
accepts a 1/8" stereo male mini connector. Note you may need to adjust the volume level
differently for an auxiliary device than the level used for radio listening.
NOTE: Keep the rubber plugs closed when the jacks are not in use.
Guide to features (rear panel):
1. BATTERY COVER: Loosen the bottom screw with a coin until the battery cover is released.
The screw will not come off the cover completely. Slide down and lift the cover up to access
the battery compartment. Note the cover is on hinges and cannot be removed completely.
2. AM STEP SWITCH: Select 10k for AM reception in the USA or 9k for use outside North and
South America.
3. BATTERIES/CHARGER SWITCH: Set to “Alkaline” if using standard “AA” alkaline batteries,
or set to NiMH for Nickel Metal Hydride or NiCAD if using Nickel Cadmium batteries. Batteries
are not included. Do NOT set the switch to NiMH/NiCAD if using Alkaline batteries, as the
charger will try to charge the alkaline batteries when the external power supply is connected
which coulddamage the SongBook. Such damage is not covered by the factory warranty.
4. FM ANTENNA: For FM, extend and rotate the telescoping antenna for best FM reception. In
strong FM signal locations, reducing the antenna’s length usually provides better reception.
Keep the antenna retracted in its locked position when not being used to avoid damage.
For AM, rotate the radio for best AM reception.
The SongBook’s internal charger will charge the six NiMH or NiCAD batteries if the adapter is connected,
the Batteries/Charger switch is correctly set, and the SongBook is switched Off. All six NiMH/NiCAD
batteries must be correctly installed for charging to take place. While charging, the LCD will show
the battery icon with the signal bars cycling. This will disappear from the display once the batteries
have fully charged. It is normal for the battery compartment and external power supply to become
warm while the batteries are charging.
The SongBook operates solely from the external power adapter whenever it is connected. Installed
rechargeable batteries do not receive a charge while the unit is operating from the power supply.
The SongBook may be used with the AC adapter alone and no batteries installed.
The LCD will show battery strength whenever the SongBook is on. The battery strength meter
accuracy is approximate. Three bars represent full strength, two bars represent roughly 50% strength,
and one bar represents about 25% remaining strength. The signal strength meter will show full power
when there are no batteries installed and the unit is being operated using the external power supply.
An “E” (“Empty”) on the LCD (Figure 11) represents batteries which are just about dead and
should be replaced if Alkaline, or charged if NiMH/NiCAD, within approximately 10 minutes or the
display will go blank and all memory settings will be lost. If the display shows “E” and batteries are
replaced while the SongBook is On, the “E” will reappear on the LCD (Figure 12) after the batteries
are replaced until the unit is switched Off and then turned back On to reset the microprocessor.
Batteries should be replaced with the SongBook Off.
Figure 11
Figure 12
•It may take 5-6 complete charge/recharge cycles for new rechargeable batteries to become conditioned and for normal playback times to be realized.
•Remove all of the batteries if the SongBook is not to be used for an extended period of time.
•Dispose of spent batteries according to your state/country’s regulations.
•Do NOT mix battery types or different battery strengths.
•Change batteries while the SongBook is OFF.
• Total battery playback time depends on volume level and program material.
• Charging time may vary depending upon battery condition.
Limited Warranty:
Tivoli Audio manufactures its products to very high standards and we are confident our products
will perform well. Accordingly, we provide a limited warranty on this product against manufacturing
defects in material and workmanship to the original owner, for a period of one year from the original
date of purchase. This warranty is non-transferable.
This Limited Warranty covers the functionality of the product for its normal, intended use as specified
in this Owner’s Manual. It does not cover a malfunction or damage that has resulted from improper
or unreasonable use or installation, using the charger to charge alkaline batteries, faulty ancillary
equipment, modifications, unauthorized repair, shipping damage or loss, abuse, accidents, use on
improper voltage/current, power surges, lightning or other acts of God, excess moisture, normal
wear and tear, commercial use, or purchase from unauthorized dealers. Proof of purchase as
evidence the unit was purchased from an authorized dealer may be required for warranty service.
Please contact the dealer of purchase or local distributor for warranty service or repair.
Returns of any model purchased directly from Tivoli Audio via our website, telephone, mail, or fax:
must have a Return Authorization (RA) number clearly indicated on the outside of the package. An
RA number can be obtained by phoning Tivoli Audio customer service (1.877.297.9479) with the
product's model name, serial number, approximate date of purchase, and detailed description of
the problem, or by filling out the RA form on our web site (www.tivoliaudio.com). PRODUCTS
Please refrain from opening this product or taking it apart as doing so will void this Limited
Warranty. There are no user serviceable parts inside. Tivoli Audio will not pay for costs incurred
due to correction of reception problems, elimination of externally generated static/noise, loss of
time, inconvenience, loss of use of product, or damage caused by improper use of this product.
In the event the product is returned during the warranty term and is eligible for service under
this Limited Warranty, we will repair or replace any defective parts within a reasonable period
of time and free of charge.
The provisions of the Limited Warranty are in lieu of any other warranties or conditions, except
those provided by law. This Limited Warranty does not affect any legal rights provided to you by
law and does not preclude any remedy you may have under law.
In states where liability limits are not precluded by statute, the maximum liability of Tivoli Audio
shall not exceed the purchase price paid by you for the product. In states where limitations of
liability are precluded by law, Tivoli Audio shall be liable for no more than the direct damages for
bodily injury, and/or real or personal property arising from the negligence of Tivoli Audio.
Where not prohibited by law, Tivoli Audio shall not be liable for special, incidental, consequential,
or indirect damages. Some places do not allow limitations on the exclusion or limitation of relief,
special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages, or the limitation of liability to specified
amounts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
This Limited Warranty is void if the label bearing the serial number has been removed or defaced.
For service outside the USA, please contact your local distributor.
If you purchased an extended service contract from your dealer and service is required after the
term of this Limited Warranty has expired, please contact your extended service contract provider
to obtain service.
For your convenience, you may register your product for warranty service online at our website
www.tivoliaudio.com. There is no legal obligation for you to provide personal information. However,
such information allows us to maintain a record of the Tivoli Audio products acquired by you and
better understand the purchasers of our products. The information collected will be used for marketing purposes by Tivoli Audio and, where permitted, to contact you in relation to the products
you have acquired or other products which might be of interest to you from Tivoli Audio or other
companies. The information that you provide may be processed in another country.
Please visit the Tivoli Audio FAQ section at www.tivoliaudio.com prior to any request for
warranty service as information available there may answer your questions or concerns.
You may email questions to us at mail@tivoliaudio.com
Type: Driver: Receiving bands:
Tivoli Audio SongBook™
FM/AM digital portable radio
2.5" full range
FM: 87.5–108MHz
AM: 520–1710kHz (522-1629kHz using 9k Step)
75uSec UL/50uSec CE
7.25"W x 6.19"H x 2.06"D
(184mm W x 157mm H x 52mm D)
1.75 lbs (0.79 kg)
All specifications subject to change without notice.
Tivoli Audio reserves the right to make product changes without notice.
Tivoli Audio, the Tivoli Audio logo, and the SongBook are trademarks of Tivoli Audio, LLC.
Tivoli Audio shall not be held liable for operational, technical, or editorial errors/omissions.
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