Tivoli Audio’s founder launches a Kickstarter marketing campaign for his new firm’s web radios
Over the previous a number of years, Massachusetts-based mostly Tivoli Audio has made a reputation for itself with excessive-finish web radios, combining basic aesthetics with on-line connectivity that lets customers, say, take heed to area NPR stations from across the nation, amongst different issues.
Again in March, the corporate’s founder Tom DeVesto (who additionally helped lead Cambridge Soundworks, as soon as upon a time) launched Como Audio, which seems to share many aesthetic and technological traits with its predecessor. As we speak in New York, the corporate confirmed off a pair of latest web radios – the Solo and Duetto – which look to be at house amongst Tivoli’s choices.
The specs are fairly comparable on the units, although, because the identify implies, the Solo is the smaller of the 2, that includes 2.eight-inch shade show to the Duetto’s three.2-inches. The previous additionally guarantees to do a greater job filling a bigger room. The radios embrace numerous audio sources, together with on-board Spotify compatibility, web radio (with entry to twenty,000 stations and podcasts), Bluetooth syncing and good previous Original FM, courtesy of an antenna situated on the rear.
Each additionally, predictably, look fairly good, that includes a lot of totally different colours and finishes.
The radios function six musical presets, a 3-inch woofer, 60-watt amplifier and join with the corporate’s Android/iOS app for management. The Solo is about to retail for $299, with the Duetto operating $one hundred extra. They’ll initially be obtainable by means of the corporate’s newly launched Kickstarter marketing campaign, with supply set for the autumn.