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Wireless & Bluetooth Speakers

Tivoli Audio founder creates new audio company to sell guess what?

Tom DeVesto sold Tivoli Audio last year, but is now making wireless tabletop radios again through his new startup Como Audio and a Kickstarter campaign for his new Solo and Duetto music systems.

Tom DeVesto with Como Audio's upcoming Duetto wireless music system.

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When Tom DeVesto sold Tivoli Audio in May of 2015 he signed a one-year non-compete agreement. Well, now that year has passed, and DeVesto has decided to start making wireless tabletop radios again.

This time he'll do it under his new Como Audio brand, which just launched a Kickstarter campaign for two new music systems, the Solo and Duetto, which are scheduled to ship in October.

The music systems don't look so different from Tivoli's and they'll eventually come in a variety of different wood and lacquered finishes, but their color options will be limited to white and walnut at launch.

The smaller Solo, a mono speaker, will carry a retail price of $300, but can be had for less as part a set of early-bird promos, though the best deals are gone already.

The larger Duetto, which has dual drivers and is a stereo speaker, will go for $400 and also can be had for less through early-bird pricing (again, the best deal has been gobbled up, however).

Both units offer both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity.

The Como Solo (in walnut) will retail for $300.

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Here are the speakers' key features:

  • Internet radio accessing 20,000+ stations
  • Spotify
  • Bluetooth with aptX
  • High performance FM Tuner
  • DAB+ (European version)
  • NFC Android Bluetooth connection
  • DLNA Wi-Fi
  • 4 high-res inputs: 2 analog, 1 optical, and 1 USB.
  • Google Cast-ready
  • Amazon Dot-ready
  • Alarm clock functionality (can set 2 at a time)
  • Snooze function
  • Sleep Timer
  • 2 X 30 watt RMS amplifier, < 1% THD
  • 3-inch woofer with four layer voice coil (2 in Duetto)
  • ¾-inch dome tweeter (2 in Duetto)
  • Multiroom capability
  • Independent remote control
  • Universal switching power supply 110-240V