At the CES 2017 ShowStoppers Table A-31 will be Tom DeVesto, who has has spent most of his adult life bringing the enjoyment of music to music lovers around the world. Como Audio is the third Boston-based audio company founded by Mr. DeVesto, the first being Cambridge SoundWorks, followed by Tivoli Audio, giving him a "triple play" in bringing great sounding, iconic, high-fidelity music systems to market that are simple to use and look as great as they sound.
The first of Como Audio's products, aptly called "Solo" and larger stereo "Duetto," are designed to make all of the music content available today accessible, simply by touching a button. Listening to music from an iPhone, Spotify, Bluetooth, the Internet or FM Radio just become easier with the multi-room Como Audio Solo and Duetto hi-fi audio systems that let you access all of your music content with the press of a button. With Solo and Duetto, there is no need for a phone, device or remote control to listen to music from all content sources including: Spotify, Internet, Bluetooth or FM radio.
"Today music is everywhere through so many content sources and the list keeps expanding and evolving," says Tom DeVesto, Como Audio Founder and Designer. "I wanted to make it easy to access all of the music content available through one device that would deliver robust, true high-fidelity sound in a compact wooden design that would not only produce great room-filling sound, but have the ability to sync music throughout the house."
Solo has a custom Digital Signal Processor with a digital amplifier for its great sound. It comes with six pre-sets for your favorite music sources, a 2.8" color display for Artist/Song meta data and available album art, four-layer voice coil, 3" woofer, and 60-watt RMS amplifier with 3/4" tweeter, dual independent alarms, Internet Radio accessing 20,000 stations including Podcasts, multi-room capable, Bluetooth with aptX, is Google Cast/Amazon Dot-ready, NFC, DLNA, four three-res inputs, DAB/DAB+ available for outside North America, and has an optical input to connect audio from a TV. Solo will wirelessly stream music from your computer and comes with a remote control unit, as well as free iOS and Android "Como Control" app.
A companion speaker for Solo – "Ambiente" – is also available to double Solo's output power and create stereophonic sound. Duetto has everything that Solo has except it comes in a slightly larger model with a 3.2 color display for Meta data, with more drivers to fill a larger room with greater sound. Each product will receive updates through the Internet.
"So with a minimal amount of space and advanced technology, Solo and Duetto will make accessing music content easy and simple with the touch of a button," continues Mr. DeVesto. "No longer will telephone calls have to be interrupted because music is playing from a phone. Because today music is everywhere, now with Solo and Duetto, the music is accessible at any time and in any room."
Solo measures 5" H x 9.5" W x 4.7" D and retails for $299 to $349. The matching Ambiente speaker is $119 to $149. Duetto is 5.3" H x 5.6" W x 14.5" D and retails for $399 to $449. All models are available in furniture grade wood finishes of walnut or hickory as well as high-gloss lacquer white or black.